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Chris Ballard

Chris Ballard


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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
005 J219 – Sports Reporting
Spring 2020
To be determined
023 J298 Reading and Review: Democracy and Inequality – section 23
Fall 2019
F 10:00 - 12:00 106 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)
002 J200 Reporting the News: Democracy and Inequality – Section 002
Fall 2019
M 9:00 - 12:00 101 North Gate
11 J219 – Sports Reporting
Spring 2019
M 1:00 - 4:00 142 North Gate (Library)
4 J298 Storytelling through the Lens of Sports
Spring 2018
T 2:00 - 5:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)


Health, Science, Sports


Narrative Writing