Christine Brennan

Sports Columnist, USA Today

Christine Brennan is an award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator on ABC News, CNN, and National Public Radio, a best-selling author and a nationally known speaker. Twice named one of the country’s top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered 14 consecutive Olympic Games, summer and winter. Brennan was the first woman sports writer at The Miami Herald in 1981 and the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1985. She was the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media and started an internship-scholarship program that now honors six female students annually. Brennan is the author of seven books, including her sports memoir, Best Seat in the House, and national best-seller Inside Edge, which was named one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated.

Videos/Audio of Christine Brennan

Organized sports were introduced to American life more than a century ago as not just a venue for entertainment but a... See more
As a prelude to the upcoming Olympic Games, our panel considers what we want the Olympic movement to represent and... See more
Perhaps not since the 1936 Berlin Games have the Olympics meant so much to a host nation. China hopes to showcase a... See more
Sports enjoy a huge influence on our national life, and they're big business. Enormous profits have irrevocably altered... See more