Seth Davis

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Seth Davis
Born 1970 (age 45–46)
Alma mater Duke University
Occupation Writer, author, sports commentator
Parent(s) Lanny Davis
Elaine Charney

Seth Davis is a writer for Sports Illustrated magazine, a host on Campus Insiders, and an in-studio analyst for CBS' NCAA men's college basketball coverage with Clark Kellogg, Doug Gottlieb, and host Greg Gumbel.


Davis attended Duke University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in political science. He was host of a sports related cable television show on Cable 13, and was also a sports columnist for the university's daily campus newspaper, The Chronicle.

Davis began writing at Sports Illustrated in July 1995. He is currently a staff writer for SI and authors the Inside College Basketball column during the college basketball season. Before joining Sports Illustrated, Davis spent several years at The New Haven Register, where he wrote about various sports, including the NFL, NBA, college basketball and local high school sports.

In 2003, his book Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp about his experiences as a camp counselor, was published. His second book, When March Went Mad, was published in 2009.[1]

He was also a reporter on The NFL Today.

In 2013, Davis joined Campus Insiders,, as an on air host for their all digital network. The Seth Davis Show launched on August 26 and can be seen live Monday and Friday at 1:30EST


Davis was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland, and graduated from the Bullis School in 1988. Davis is married and has three children.[2]

Davis is the son of Elaine Charney and Lanny Davis, who was the special counsel for former President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 1998.[2]

Davis performed stand-up comedy in the 1990s.[3]


  • Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp (2002)
  • When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball (2009)
  • Wooden: A Coach's Life (2014)


  1. ^ "Johnson Vs. Bird And The Dawn Of March Madness". NPR. March 16, 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Saward, John (June 12, 2010). "Ridgefield: CBS basketball analyst Seth Davis juggles demands of family, career". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Calabrese, Joe (March 6, 2015). "Seth Davis, CBS: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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