Richard Deitsch is a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated and SI.com. He has covered five Olympic Games, NCAA championships and Super Bowls, and worked for nearly every division of SI, including the Swimsuit Issue and SI For Women. His specialties include sports media, women's athletics, and the Olympics. He spent the 2008-09 academic year studying as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he examined the intersection of 20-somethings and the sports blogosphere.
Deitsch has a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University at Buffalo and an M.S. from the journalism school ('96). He has worked at Sports Illustrated since 1997, after serving as an intern for Sports Illustrated for Kids. He is married, lives in Manhattan, and always wishes the best for Buffalo's snakebitten sports teams.