King Kaufman
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King Kaufman

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I am the manager of the Writer Program at Bleacher Report. I joined BR in January 2011 after spending 14 years at, where I wrote the King Kaufman's Sports Daily column/blog from 2002 to 2009. I was also copy chief, associate managing editor, features writer and cover editor at various times at Salon. From 1989 to 1996 I worked for the (Hearst) San Francisco Examiner, where I covered boxing, as well as working as a writer and editor on a variety of desks.

I served as the advisor for the student newspaper Student Life at Washington University in St. Louis from 2002-2004, and I have freelanced for the New York Times and MLB, among other places. My work has been anthologized in "Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time" (Da Capo, 2010), "Afterwords: Stories and Reports From 9/11 and Beyond" (Washington Square, 2002), "Iron Mike: A Mike Tyson Reader" (Da Capo, 2002) and, my favorite because it's a rhetoric textbook, "Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader, 4th Edition" (Longman, 2003).

I grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of California at Santa Cruz before transferring to Berkeley, where I graduated with a history degree and a master's in journalism. I have lived in the Bay Area ever since, mostly San Francisco, except for six years I spent in St. Louis. I am married and have two kids.

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  • Larry George posted 144 days ago

    Larry George

    why do you have a fan beating on a Jr. High marching band bass drum? What does it have to do with the team?

  • Josh Matt posted 769 days ago

    Josh Matt

    care for a fan add?

  • Sam Quinn posted 786 days ago

    Sam Quinn

    Hey, saw your blog post about going to a career fair at the University of Tennessee. Just out of curiosity, is B/R going to be at NYU's sports management career fair next week? If not it's definitely something to think about in the future, there are a ton of great students and based on the reaction I've gotten when I mention working here I think there'd be plenty of interest from people here.

  • Rob Kirk posted 938 days ago

    Rob Kirk

    Great meeting you in Philly, King. For future Pennsylvania meet-ups may I suggest the lovely Borough of Hanover, PA. There is a grassy-runway airport, no two lane roads leading in or out of town, but it's the snack food capital of America! Haha!

  • Robert Wood posted 940 days ago

    Robert Wood

    Thanks for doing the Writers Meet-up tonight. It was extremely helpful.

  • Eric Browning posted 1074 days ago

    Eric Browning


    I've been a fan since your days at Salon. Just stumbled across the site and noticed you're here at B/R. I'm happy to reconnect with your work.

    I'd gladly appreciate any feedback you might be able to give on my articles.

    Best wishes,
    Eric Browning

  • Saqib Ahmed Dadabhoy posted 1130 days ago

    Saqib Ahmed Dadabhoy

    Sault Ste. Marie, King? Pff, you bet I'll be there!

  • Joel Reuter posted 1139 days ago

    Joel Reuter

    Hey King,

    Myself and nine of the other MLB FCs got together and made our predictions for where the Top 20 free agents will land this offseason. Anything you could do to help promote the article for us would be greatly appreciated.

    Joel Reuter

  • Graham GSM Matthews posted 1140 days ago

    Graham GSM Matthews

    Hey, any idea how I can get my free Bleacher Report hooded sweatshirt for becoming a Featured Columnist Level 2?

  • King Kaufman posted 1151 days ago

    King Kaufman

    Neifi Perez explanation