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.
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.
William Douglas, Congressional Correspondent for McClatchy, is also the creator and 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.
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.
Wang is a frequent contributor to NPR and KPCC in California and runs the audioblog SoulSides.com. He teaches sociology at California State University at Long Beach, with a focus on race/ethnicity and social issues.
Music Writer and Cultural Critic, Professor of Sociology at California State University at Long Beach
Areas of Expertise: Music, Sports, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, Hip-Hop
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.