Jonah Keri

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Jonah Keri
Keri 01-10.jpg
Born (1974-09-20) September 20, 1974 (age 42)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Novelist, Journalist, Columnist
Genre Sports, Entertainment, Business
Website
www.jonahkeri.com

Jonah Keri (born September 20, 1974, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian journalist, sportswriter and editor. He is also a New York Times bestselling author.

Early life and education[edit]

Keri graduated from Concordia University's journalism program in 1997. He now lives in Denver with his family.

Growing up, Keri was an avid fan of the Montreal Expos. He remains one today[1] despite the team's 2005 relocation to Washington to become the Washington Nationals.

Career[edit]

Keri is mostly known for writing about baseball, though he has also covered other sports as well as business and entertainment. His writing has appeared on ESPN.com,[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] FanGraphs,[4] GQ,[5] The Huffington Post,[6] The New York Times,[7] Bloomberg Sports,[8] Baseball Prospectus,[9] Investor's Business Daily,[10] Sports Illustrated,[11] Grantland,[12] FiveThirtyEight.[13] and CBSSports.com.

Keri co-wrote and edited the book Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong.[14] He also wrote the New York Times Bestseller The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First, about the Tampa Bay Rays.[15]

In March 2014, he published Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos,[16] which details the franchise history of the Expos.

Keri hosts a podcast, where he interviews notable personalities from sports and entertainment, including Evan Longoria and Michael Schur.[17][18] Keri announced on January 26, 2016 that the podcast would join the Nerdist Industries umbrella as the flagship podcast of Nerdist Sports.[19] Keri had previously announced his departure from ESPN earlier in the month, posting on Instagram that he would write for Sports Illustrated, GQ and Rolling Stone as well as make his TV appearances on the MLB Network.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Prospectus - Au Revoir, Mes Amours". Baseball Prospectus. 
  2. ^ Keri, Jonah (May 22, 2011). "Flying Fish". ESPN.COM. 
  3. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 14, 2009). "Does Baseball Need Umpires?". The Wall Street Journal. Recent Bad Calls Have Critics Howling for Better Umps, But Maybe It's a Job for Machines 
  4. ^ Keri, Jonah (April 8, 2011). "Manny Ramirez's Legacy, and the Fate of the Rays". FanGraphs. 
  5. ^ Keri, Jonah (May 26, 2011). "Balls Out Guest of the Day: Jonah Keri On Why Boston Was Right To Trade Kendrick Perkins". GQ. 
  6. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 29, 2009). "The Pedro I Know". The Huffington Post. 
  7. ^ Keri, Jonah (November 21, 2009). "To Hang In, a Series Winner Must Learn to Let Go". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Keri, Jonah (April 4, 2010). "The Bloomberg Sports Fantasy Squad". Bloomberg Sports. 
  9. ^ Keri, Jonah (November 18, 2003). "Chat". Baseball Prospectus. 
  10. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 11, 2010). "Retail ETFs Packing A Powerful Punch". Investor's Business Daily. 
  11. ^ Keri, Jonah (August 10, 2009). "Crawford's playing like an MVP, but is this his last hurrah in Tampa?". Sports Illustrated. 
  12. ^ http://www.grantland.com/contributor/_/name/jonah-keri
  13. ^ Keri, Jonah, and Neil Paine, "For Some MLB Playoff Teams, There's No Place Like Road," FiveThirtyEight, September 16, 2014
  14. ^ The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts; Keri, Jonah (1 March 2007). Keri, Jonah, ed. Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-00547-5. 
  15. ^ Keri, Jonah (8 March 2011). The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First. ESPN. ISBN 0-345-51765-2. 
  16. ^ Jonah Keri, Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos, Random House Canada, 2014, ISBN 978-0307361356.
  17. ^ "The Jonah Keri Podcast". iTunes. 
  18. ^ "The Jonah Keri Podcast". iTunes. 
  19. ^ Keri, Jonah. Twitter https://twitter.com/jonahkeri/status/691985052201324544. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ Keri, Jonah. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BAH5yPsnOO8/. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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