I joined Sports Illustrated a few months after winning the Pulitzer and have worked there ever since and am currently a senior writer. My primary beat is investigative projects, but I also write about college basketball, college football and soccer.
Prior to joining the Pioneer Press in 1997, I worked two years at the Los Angeles Times. I covered USC's basketball team for one season and broke a few stories, but the majority of my time at that wonderful newspaper was spent answering phones and making copies.
I graduated from Notre Dame in 1995 with a B.A. in American Studies and later earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. I have taught journalism classes at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC-Berkeley and at Santa Clara University.I live in San Francisco, in the foggy Inner Sunset, with my wife, Sharon, and my daughter Jessica and one dog, Reyna (a crazy mutt). I write at the Starbucks in my neighborhood or at Cafe Reverie in Cole Valley while downing Chai Lattes. When I am not writing and reporting, I play a mean sweeper on a couple local soccer teams, and I build furniture that my wife pretends to like.