I am a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com; a back-up television host of Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable, SportsNation, The Jump and Outside the Lines; a panelist on ATH and The Sports Reporters; an OTL correspondent; a guest co-host of ESPN Radio's Dan Le Batard Show; a TrueHoop podcaster; and a commentator for NPR.
I also wrote and produced a 30 for 30 short film, Friedman's Shoes, in 2016. In 2012, I appeared in Broke, a 30 for 30 documentary, which was based on my reporting on athletes and financial health. (Those stories led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to successfully sue Triton Financial for defrauding investors in a multimillion-dollar scam.)
I joined ESPN in 2012 from Sports Illustrated (where I was a staff writer), and joined SI in 2007 from Harvard (where I birthed a thesis about child homicide and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with highest honors).
If you're still curious about how I wound up here, feel free to check out this episode of the Longform Podcast.
Features I've written have been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists; the Best American Sports Writing (Notable); the Society of American Business Editors and Writers; GLAAD; the U.S. Basketball Writers Association; Mental Health America; the Boxing Writers Association of America; the Association of Health Care Journalists; and the Associated Collegiate Press.
I've spoken at Harvard Law School, Stanford Business School, Columbia Journalism School, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Williams College and the Asia Society. According to the New York Daily News, I deliver "highfalutin sports edicts designed to make the rest of us schlubs look like idiots."
I was born and raised in Manhattan and now live in Brooklyn, inevitably.