Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant is an acclaimed sports journalist who has authored books and is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Bryant appears regularly on other ESPN programming including, Sports Center and Outside the Lines. In addition, Bryant has been the sports correspondent for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday since 2006. He is a two-time winner of the Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of the Year awarded by Spitball Magazine.

Bryant's newest book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism," is the story of the rise, fall, and fervent return of the athlete-activist. Through deep research and interviews with some of sports' best-known stars--including Kaepernick, David Ortiz, Charles Barkley, and Chris Webber--as well as members of law enforcement and the military, Bruant details the collision of post-9/11 sports in America and the politically engaged post-Ferguson black athlete. 

Bryant's other books include: "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron," "Juicing the Game: A Groundbreeaking History of Steroid Use in Major League Baseball," "Shout Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston," and "Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams." 

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