Sean M. Gregory

Gregory, the senior sports correspondent at TIME, has co-taught Columbia Journalism School’s Sports Reporting course—along with Professor Kelly Whiteside—since 2019. Sports Reporting offers students practical lessons on the ins-and-outs of covering games and personalities, while going in-depth on the critical issues dominating the athletics, on and off the field. Recent graduates of the class are now covering sports at outlets such as ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Sporito, Front Office Sports, and the San Antonio Express-News.

Since joining TIME as a recent J-School graduate in 2002, Gregory has authored more than 30 sports cover stories for TIME, including profiles of influential athletes like Serena Williams, LeBron James, and Megan Rapinoe, and pieces about pressing issues in sports like the economic model of college sports, the professionalization of youth sports, and football safety. Gregory has covered eight Olympic Games for TIME, as well as multiple Super Bowls, Final Fours, and other major events. Gregory’s writing has been cited in the annual Best American Sports Writing anthology nine times. 

Gregory is a cross-platform contributor to TIME: digital video pieces with Kobe Bryant, Novak Djokovic and other athletic luminaries are among the most-viewed in TIME’s history.

A native and current resident of the Bronx, Gregory holds a B.A. in public policy from Princeton University, where he also played varsity basketball. He also holds an M.S. from the J-School.