Ann Killion has been a voice in the national sports scene for almost two decades, one of the longest tenures of any female sports columnist. In her award-winning career, Killion has covered nine Olympics, five World Cups, countless Super Bowls, World Series, and the scandals and issues that fuel our national sports debate. Killion covered the 49ers as a beat writer and was a feature writer at the San Jose Mercury News, before becoming a columnist. Prior to joining the Mercury News staff, Killion worked at the Los Angeles Times. She now writes articles for Sports Illustrated and Comcast SportsNet, in addition to this blog. She also works for an exciting new startup, Vivo Girls Sports, the social network for girls who like sports.

A graduate of UCLA, she has a master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A native of the Bay Area, Killion is married and has two children.