Mina Kimes is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where she writes features and a column about the business and culture of sports. Before joining ESPN in 2014, Mina worked as an investigative reporter for Bloomberg News and a features writer for Fortune Magazine.
Senior writer at ESPN The Magazine
Areas of Expertise: NFL, Stadium Financing, Sports Economics, Amateurism, Sports and Politics
William Douglas is the congressional correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers and creator/author of The Color of Hockey, a blog that focuses on the under-told history and growing impact of people of color in ice hockey – on and off the ice. The stories from the nearly 3-year-old blog are regularly aggregated by Yahoo Sports, SBNation, and Sports Illustrated.com.
He covered hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics for McClatchy and The Color of Hockey, and was also featured in weekly spots for NPR’s “Tell Me More” and “Morning Edition.” In addition to work on the blog, Douglas has written for the NHL over the years for their official program guides for NHL Winter Classics and Stanley Cup Finals. He has covered the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Helsinki, as well as NHL drafts from 2013 onward.
Douglas joined McClatchy as congressional correspondent in 2004, covering George W. Bush’s presidency. Since then, he has covered all presidential campaigns.
He is currently working on a story about the NHL’s first black, Asian, and Indian players for the Winter issue of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Legends magazine.
Humberto Barreto is the Q. G. Noblitt professor of economics and management at DePauw University.
He was born in Camagüey, Cuba, and earned his B.A. from New College and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Barreto is co-author (with Frank M. Howland) of Introductory Econometrics Using Monte Carlo Simulation with Microsoft Excel (Cambridge University Press, 2006). In 2009, he published Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel (also with CUP). He has been interviewed on NPR, BBC Mundo, and others.
Expertise: Economics of sports, economics and Excel, history of economic thought, education, Cuba
Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the LA Times.
Jim Trotter is an NFL reporter and analyst, formerly a senior writer at Sports Illustrated (SI) and ESPN. You can read his columns on SI’s Inside the NFL. He is a regular contributor to CBS Sports and ESPN Radio and podcasts. Trotter has also appeared on Larry King’s Ora TV.
Trotter graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Before joining SI in 2007, he covered the San Diego Chargers for the San Diego Union-Tribune for more than ten years.
Phil Taylor, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated (SI), says that “basketball is his favorite sport to both play and cover.” He writes the weekly column The Hot Button for SI.com and was previously a sportswriter and columnist at the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury News, and The National.
According to his bio on SI.com, Taylor received the 1987 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Feature Writing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and his master’s degree from Stanford University in California.
Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated
Areas of Expertise: Sports, Sports Writing, Basketball, Baseball, Football
Pedro Gomez has been an ESPN baseball reporter and commentator for ten years, covering everything from spring training to the controversy surrounding Barry Bond’s steroid use. He serves as a commentator on SportsCenter, BaseballTonight, and other ESPN studio shows.
Prior to joining ESPN, Gomez was a sports columnist and baseball writer for the Arizona Republic, the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, Miami Herald, San Diego Union, and the Miami News. According to his bio, he is “a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, has covered more than 15 World Series 10 All-Star Games, and is a voting member for the Baseball Hall of Fame.”
Jamilah King is a Senior Staff Writer at MIC and serves on the peer review board of the Youth Media Reporter. She was previously a news editor and culture reporter at the daily news website Colorlines.com, an associate editor at WireTap Magazine and a contributing editor with YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia.