Minutaglio has been interviewed by Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Katie Couric, Dan Rather, Charlie Rose, Terry Gross, Paula Zahn, Bill O'Reilly, Jeff Greenfield, Chris Matthews and many others. He has been featured on The Today Show, Nightline, CNN, NPR's "Fresh Air," C-SPAN/Book TV and in several national and international documentaries. His books were optioned by Tom Cruise, printed in China, referenced by Oliver Stone, excerpted by many national publications.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Newsweek, Outside, The Los Angeles Times, Details, Texas Monthly, The Texas Observer, TALK, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Men’s Health, The Sporting News, Mexico Business, Scotland on Sunday and many other publications. He spent 18 years at The Dallas Morning News as a senior writer and columnist. He covered strife in Central America, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and the Philippines. He traveled with the Sandinista Army, reported on the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and filed stories about the end of the Marcos regime in Manila. He was a national correspondent for The Sporting News and TALK, where he worked directly for editor Tina Brown. He oversaw People’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was a feature writer for The Houston Chronicle, the arts editor of The San Antonio Express-News and a police reporter and columnist for The Abilene Reporter-News.
He and Julian Bond were asked to write essays for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution commemorating the assassination of President Kennedy. Minutaglio’s work has been recognized by The National Association of Black Journalists, National Conference of Christians and Jews, University of Missouri, National Headliners, Texas Headliners, Writers' League of Texas, The Mirror Awards, etc. His work is listed in several editions of the "Best American Sports Writing" annual anthologies.
He is a Clinical Professor of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has held the Everett C. Collier Centennial Chair in the College of Communication. He has been given the 2011 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award by the The University of Texas System. He teaches narrative nonfiction, book writing and investigative journalism. He is married to the dancer and choreographer Holly Williams, who has danced nationally and internationally with the companies of Mark Morris, Jose Limon and Laura Dean.