Chris Ballard


Office: 213

Office Hours: TBD

Chris Ballard is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and the author of four books, most recently “One Shot at Forever”. He’s written for The New York Times Magazine and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Magazine Writing and The Best American Sports Writing. He’s a National Magazine Award finalist and six of his stories have been optioned for film. He writes features, columns, and longform stories for Sports Illustrated. He attended Pomona College, received a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, and has taught at Cal since 2016.


  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2000


  • Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated


Sec. Title Time Location
002 J200 Reporting the News: Democracy and Inequality – Section 002
Fall 2019
M 9:00 - 12:00 101 North Gate — 101 North Gate
001 J201 Advanced Writing and Reporting
Spring 2020
Th 9:30 - 12:30 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)
002 J211 Reporting the News Lab: Democracy and Inequality-Section 002
Fall 2019
T 2:00-5:00 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)
11 J219 – Sports Reporting
Spring 2019
M 1:00 - 4:00 142 North Gate (Library) — 142 North Gate (Library)
4 J298 Storytelling through the Lens of Sports
Spring 2018
T 2:00 - 5:00 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)


Health, Science, Sports


Narrative Writing