Bo Smolka has been an award-winning sports and travel writer for more than 20 years. He is in his seventh season covering the Baltimore Ravens, first for Comcast SportsNet from 2011-16 and now for Press Box. He had a perfect view of Lee Evans’ dropped pass in the end zone against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in 2011, and the next year was at the Super Bowl in New Orleans when the lights went out.

He has also written travel stories on subjects including Cooperstown, N.Y.; the Dominican Republic, Slovakia, Italy and the Appalachian Trail.

Here is a sampling of recent work covering the Ravens, as well as selected travel stories and essays.






College sports

Personal essays