Mac Engel's first book,
"Tony Romo America's Next Quarterback" was published in 2007 (Ascend Book).

Contact Mac Engel


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Sports Columnist

KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan, Dallas

Radio co-host

On Tuesdays and Thursdays with Shan & R.J.


Adjunct Professor - Schieffer School of Journalism

Athletic Media Relations

Missouri State University

Media Relations

University of Kansas

Media Relations


Master of Liberal Arts, '98

University of Kansas
B.S. Journalism, '95



Mac Engel is an award-winning sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram where he has worked for 20 years. He has covered the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer for several years, as well as every major college in Texas.

He has also covered multiple Rose Bowls, Cotton Bowls, Summer Olympics and countless other major sports stories and events.

Engel has written four books - "Tony Romo: America's Next Quarterback" (Triumph Books, 2007); "Texas Stadium: America's Home Field" (Ascend Books, 2008); "Building the Perfect Star" (Ascend Books, 2015); "Pigskin Rapture" (Rowan Publishing, 2016).

His blog - The Big Mac Blog - was named The Best in Texas by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors in 2011. It finished second in the same category in 2015.

In 2014, he was named "Hottest Local (Male) Celebrity" by Fort Worth Weekly. He finished in third in the Celeste Williams Star Sportswriter of the Year category named by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors in 2018.

Beyond sports, he has written on travel, music, entertainment, political issues and an array of other topics and interests.

Engel also was a contributing member, twice a week, on the Shan and RJ Show from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 105.3 The Fan (KRLD) in Dallas.

He served as an adjunct professor at the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU for 10 years. He will join the SMU journalism school to teach a class in the fall of 2019.

CBS NFL announcers Phil Simms (L), Mac Engel and Jim Nantz (R) in the CBS booth at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 11, 2015.