HOWARD BRYANT is a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine. He has also served as the sports correspondent for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday since 2006.
Prior to joining ESPN in 2007, Mr. Bryant spent the previous two years at The Washington Post. He has worked at the Boston Herald, The Bergen Record, The San Jose Mercury News and The Oakland Tribune.
A native of Boston, Mr. Bryant is the author of three books: SHUT OUT: A STORY OF RACE AND BASEBALL IN BOSTON, JUICING THE GAME: DRUGS, POWER AND THE FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL and
THE LAST HERO: A LIFE OF HENRY AARON.
He has also contributed to five other books: THINKING BLACK: SOME OF THE NATION'S BEST BLACK COLUMNISTS SPEAK THEIR MIND (1995), RED SOX CENTURY, YANKEES CENTURY, THE DODGERS AND THE GOOD CITY: WRITERS EXPLORE 21ST CENTURY BOSTON.