David Epstein (journalist)

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David Epstein
BornDavid Epstein
1980 (age 41–42)[1]
OccupationJournalist
NationalityAmerican
Alma materColumbia University
GenreNon-fiction
Notable works
Website
www.davidepstein.com

David Epstein is an American journalist. He currently works at ProPublica. He is the author of two books, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (2019)[2] and The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance (2013).

Prior to ProPublica, Epstein was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he specialized in science issues in sports and investigative reporting.[3] With his colleague Selena Roberts, Epstein broke the story that the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003.[4]

Life[edit]

Epstein is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science and astronomy (2002) and master's degrees in environmental science and journalism.[3][5]

Epstein is married and has a son.[6]

Works[edit]

  • Epstein, David J. (2013). The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. New York. ISBN 9781591845119. OCLC 836557840.
  • Epstein, David (2019). Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. New York. ISBN 9780735214484. OCLC 1050962413.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Podcast - Cal Newport". www.calnewport.com.
  2. ^ "Sports and Fitness Books - Best Sellers - The New York Times". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  3. ^ a b "David Epstein: Archive and Biography". SportsIllustrated.CNN.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-03.
  4. ^ Roberts, Selena; Epstein, David (2009-02-07). "Sources tell SI Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2003". Sports Illustrated.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "David Epstein '02, '04J Examines the Complexity of Sports Science | Columbia College Today". www.college.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2022-05-31.
  6. ^ Epstein, David (24 May 2019). "You Don't Want a Child Prodigy". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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