About Shaun Powell
Shaun Powell is a staff writer for Sports on Earth, covering the NBA and other sports. He brings more than 25 years of experience and has worked for a variety of newspaper, broadcast and digital outlets.
Prior to joining Sports on Earth, Powell was a writer for NBA.com for two years, and, before then, worked as a general sports columnist at Newsday for 15 years. He also covered the NBA for the Miami Herald from 1988-93 after covering a variety of sports for the Dallas Times Herald. He has covered all six of Michael Jordan's championships, all but one of Derek Jeter's championships, 12 NBA Finals, eight Super Bowls, seven Masters tournaments, six Olympic Games (Summer and Winter), six U.S. Open tennis and golf tournaments, four Final Fours, Wimbledon, the British Open and the Stanley Cup, among other events.
He once served as president of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, and he won three Associated Press Sports Editors contests and a number of other national, regional and local contests.
Powell is the author of "Souled Out," a study of the modern-day black athlete, and has been a regular guest on "Jim Rome Is Burning" and several other TV and radio shows. He earned a journalism degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and attended Gateway High School in his native Pittsburgh. Follow him on Twitter @Powell2daPeople.