Malcolm Balfour - Biography
After attending Mississippi State, Malcolm Balfour
went back to his native South Africa for two years then returned to New York University where he took graduate courses in television. He worked as a producer for the CBS affiliate in Miami, was bureau chief of Reuters in Miami and then became an article editor at the National Enquirer in the 1970s.
He became the New York Post Florida correspondent for 27 years and worked as a freelance for numerous popular publications and television shows, from "Entertainment Tonight" and "Inside Edition" to "Hard Copy"and "Good Morning America." His colorful journalistic career resulted in a cover story in "Florida Magazine" and he was also featured in publications like The Atlanta Journal and the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He has been interviewed about his stories on the CBS Evening News, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, The O'Reilly Factor, A Current Affair and Time magazine. In 2006, Balfour curtailed his freelance work to devote all his time to his book, The Team that Changed America, the story of how the president of Mississippi State University single-handedly defied a racist governor by sending his team to the integrated NCAA tournament.