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Kevin Blackistone Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Kevin Blackistone
Place Of Birth
Washington, USA
64 years old
Birth Date
October 17 1959

Kevin Blackistone Facts

Child Star?
American Sports Journalist, Professor
Education & Qualifications
Northwestern University
Net Worth

About Kevin Blackistone

Kevin Blackistone is an American sports journalist, columnist, and professor of sports journalism.

Kevin Blackistone is also an author and professor. His recent achievement includes a 2022 documentary that was co-produced and co-written by him.

The documentary is about the history of and fights against coding mascots as Native Americans.

Kevin Blackistone Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kevin Blackistone's net worth?

Kevin Blackistone’s net worth is around $3 million.

How much does Kevin Blackistone earn per year?

Kevin Blackistone’s earnings per year are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kevin Blackistone?

Kevin Blackistone is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.

How old is Kevin Blackistone?

Kevin Blackistone is 63 as of 2022. He was born on October 17, 1959.

Childhood And Education

Kevin was born in Washington D.C, but was raised in Hyattsville  Maryland. Kevin Blackistone has not given details about his family. His father, James Blackistone, was a community activist in Maryland. There is nothing known about his mother and siblings.

He was educated at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kevin Blackistone dating?

There is nothing known about his wife and children except that he has a daughter. She was born in 2011. Kevin Blackistone has not revealed anything about his partner or relationships.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kevin Blackistone is best known for appearing in 'Around The Horn', which is a debate show on ESPN. He is also known for being a professor at  Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the the University of Maryland.

Kevin Blackistone is a professor at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, which is at the University of Maryland. He is a former panelist for ESPN debate show, 'Around The Horn', and 'Comcast’s Redskins Postgame Live'. His city 'The Undefeated' helped him in rising to fame. He is a radio host. He co-hosts the Sports Reporters on DC’s ESPN980.

Kevin Blackistone began his career as a journalist as a cityside reporter. He worked for 'The Boston Globe' newspaper in 1981. He also wrote a monthly investigative magazine. It was on the topic of Chicago’s racial and social issues. He wrote this for The Chicago Reporter in 1983.

He worked at The Dallas Morning News as a reporter in the City section. He joined in 1986. He then moved to work in the business and metropolitan sections. It covered economics and city events and issues respectively.

Kevin covered Nelson Mandela’s U.S. tour in 1990. He then joined SportsDay. He covered sports events and wrote sports columns. He became a full-time sports columnist there after a year. He worked for 16 years there. He has covered the summer Olympics, the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the World Cup, the Final Four, the National Football Championship, the NFL Playoffs, the Major League Baseball Playoffs, world championship boxing matches, and many more events several times.

He was a writer for a website called He was then a sports columnist at FanHouse. It was a sports-oriented website. He worked here from 2007–2011. He wrote about Africa's first World Cup, held in South Africa in 2010, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has also written for Emerge for three years. It is a monthly review of politics and culture. Time Magazine considered it the nation’s best black news magazine.

The website was brought to you by Sporting News. After this, Kevin left the website. He then became an independent columnist and writes for The Daily. It is a digital newspaper. He is now the Shirley Povich chair of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. He teaches sports journalism there. In the summer of 2014, he worked as a visiting lecturer at Beijing Sport University.

He analyses sports for the PBS NewsHour often. He has been a sports columnist at The Washington Post since 2020. He is also the host of NBA Countdown on ESPN.

As an author, he co-authored, 'A Gift For Ron' with Everson Walls. It is a memoir by Walls, who was an NFL star. It explains his kidney donation to a one-time teammate at Ron Springs. The book was published in November 2009. His other works include 'Dishonorable Mention', '30 For 30' (2009-2010), 'Without Bias' (2009), and 'Imagining the Indian' (2021).

What awards has Kevin Blackistone won?

Kevin Blackistone has won many awards, including the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (APME)’s first and second-place awards for sports column writing. It is a Chicago Newspaper Guild award. It is given for investigative reporting.

The National Association of Black Journalists Award. It was given for his enterprise reporting.

He was a finalist, many times, for the Press Club of Dallas Katie Award.

He was a team member of the group that won a Texas Associated Press Managing Editors award.

Kevin Blackistone’s Hobbies And Interests

He has interest in writing for different publications and likes to play basketball.

Other Interesting Kevin Blackistone Facts And Trivia

  • Kevin Blackistone is a contributor to NPR.
  • Kevin Blackistone appeared with Tony Reali on 'Around the Horn'. He had 301 wins against 'Around The Horn' until May 06, 2019.
  • Kevin Blackistone’s birth sign is Libra. His birth flowers are Calendula, or Marigold.

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