For over 20 years, David Block has worked as a documentary producer/director and a freelance journalist. He is also legally blind and has been that way since birth.  As a freelance journalist, he has over 1500 articles published in a variety of publications such as The New York Times on six different occasions. In addition, he was published several times in  the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jazz Journal International, London Times, Runner’s World, Running Times, Runner’s Gazette, Jerusalem Post, and dozens of local magazines and newspapers. During his extensive career, he has interviewed high profile athletes, celebrities, government agents, and musicians such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier, Florence Henderson, Bruce Jenner, Lee Majors, Sarah Palin’s parents – Charles & Sally Heath-, David Sanborn, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington, Jr. He has never shied away from difficult assignments and never missed a deadline. To date, he has made nine documentaries, many of which have been televised and screened at film festivals; some have won film festival awards.

In December 2017, David Block earned his Masters’ Degree in Journalism at Temple University, Philadelphia. In April 2016, the Journalism department at Temple University awarded him David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in journalism.

In 2021, David Block’s first book, Understanding The 613 Mitzvot, was published. It took him 11 years to write and complete this challenging book. in 2023, that book was presented at the LA Times Book Festival. 

In 2023, David Block’s second book, Born Blind: The Traumas and the Triumphs was published.

He has also taught journalism to night school students.

If you want to respond to his articles, please do not do it here. Instead, email him at [email protected] 

On a final note, at the moment the way to access his articles on this website is to rest your mouse on a heading; for example, My Kobe Bryant articles. You will then see several article titles; click on the title that you want to read.   

In 2023, David Block’s second book, Born Blind: The Traumas and the Triumphs was published.