A hello, from the Palm Beach Post’s new Miami Hurricanes beat writer

The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hello, Hurricanes fans.

I’m the Palm Beach Post’s new Hurricanes beat writer, taking over for Matt Porter — who brought you magnificent Hurricanes coverage for the past five years. Matt has moved on to cover the Boston Bruins for The Boston Globe.

The start of college football season is right around the corner, so let’s not waste any time. In today’s world of lists and quick hits, I thought it would be fitting to put together a “Five Things to Know” about myself to give you all a better understanding of where I come from before we get started on everything Hurricanes.

Here you go …

I was born and raised in Miami. I’m aware of the tradition the Hurricanes have established over the years. Growing up, I experienced it firsthand by going to games at the old Orange Bowl with my dad. I’ve sat in the West End Zone for Miami-Florida State games.  I know the Hurricanes — with a list of players from the tri-county area — represent South Florida better than anything else in sports. Side note: My dad nearly disowned me when I made the decision to attend the University of Florida after high school.

Before arriving to the Hurricanes beat, I covered high school sports, the Florida Gators and the Miami Heat for the Palm Beach Post. During my time on Palm Beach County high school sports, I covered current Hurricanes running back Travis Homer, linebacker Zach McCloud and wide receiver Ahmmon Richards. They’ve each improved a little bit since I last wrote about them.

I ran through the smoke at the Orange Bowl as a kid before a Hurricanes home game. Why, you ask? My Pop Warner football team was invited to do it.

I love Cuban coffee. I’m still not sure I can live (or write) without it.

Follow me on Twitter at @Anthony_Chiang and Instagram at anthonywchiang for Hurricanes news, updates and analysis. Also, check out and like The Palm Beach Post‘s Miami Hurricanes page on Facebook. Do it now before you forget. Really, like right now.