Le Anne Schreiber

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Le Anne Schreiber (born August 4, 1945[1]) is a former ESPN ombudsman.

Schreiber replaced George Solomon in this position, who had served for twenty-one months as ombudsman. Schreiber had a two-year contract as ombudsman and wrote at least one column a month, with her tenure coming to an end in March 2009.

Prior to her work as the ESPN ombudsman, Schreiber had been a sports editor for The New York Times. She has also covered the 1976 Montreal Olympics and been editor-in-chief of womenSports magazine. She is also a decorated journalist, having won a National Magazine Award in 1991.

Schreiber, the author of Midstream: An Intimate Journal of Loss and Discovery, is divorced and lives in rural upstate New York. She has a master's degree from Harvard and has been a professor at University at Albany, SUNY and Columbia. Her book Light Years was a New York Times 1996 Notable Book of the Year.

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she moved to Texas and received her bachelor's degree from Rice in 1967.


  1. ^ "Le Anne Schreiber". Contemporary Authors Online. August 15, 2002. Retrieved on December 20, 2010.
Preceded by
George Solomon
Ombudsman for ESPN
Succeeded by
Don Ohlmeyer