Reporter and Author Andy Furillo’s The Steamer: Bud Furillo and the Golden Age of L.A. Sports

Monday, June 13th at 7 p.m.

Written by ace reporter and sportswriter Andy Furillo and told from the point of view of his dad, Bud Furillo, the legendary L.A. sports columnist and broadcaster, The Steamer is sports history about a great period when Koufax starred with the Dodgers, Wooden was winning championships at UCLA  –  the Rams were fun, and fights were fantastic.

Get steamed up with Andy on Monday, June 13th at 7 p.m.  Reading, Talk and Signing. 


With a forward by Tommy Lasorda, The Steamer is a history of a great sports town at its most dynamic. For nearly sixty years, Bud Furillo wrote and talked about sports in Southern California. For fifteen of those years, he authored a popular column for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner called The Steam Room, which gave him the nickname “The Steamer.” On his watch, L.A. acquired the Rams from Cleveland, the Dodgers from Brooklyn, and the Lakers from Minneapolis. “The Steamer”  covered them all while they won championships for the city. Andy Furillo uses his father’s lens to give focus to the city’s rise as a sports empire.


Sacramento Bee reporter Andy Furillo, photographed in The Bee studio

Andy Furillo is a long-time newspaperman who currently writes a sports column for the Sacramento Bee. Before he began the column in April 2015, he was a crime writer and investigative reporter for 35 years for papers such as the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Examiner, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Los Angeles Times.  He has won national awards for his coverage of Los Angeles street gangs, California’s three strikes laws, the state’s prisons, exploited farm workers, and how a Sacramento neighborhood became a slum.