via press release
Award-winning journalist Allison Glock will join espnW.com as a full-time, regular columnist beginning September 1. She will also contribute four enterprise pieces yearly, with her first feature a joint effort with ESPN The Magazine.
espnW recently restructured to sharpen the group’s editorial focus, drive espnW’s multimedia business, create TV integration opportunities and enhance its business operations. Glock’s addition bolsters espnW’s robust corps of writers that includes Kate Fagan, Graham Hays, Melissa Isaacson, Jane McManus, Michelle Smith, Sarah Spain and Mechelle Voepel.
“Allison’s addition to the team further positions espnW as a leading voice not only for women in sports, but within the sports world on the whole,” said Alison Overholt, espnW editor-in-chief. “Her experience and unique perspective will be a tremendous asset as we strive to produce high-quality and highly engaging content.”
Having previously written for ESPN The Magazine, Glock became a permanent senior staff writer for The Mag in 2004, penning covers on WNBA star Candace Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Maria Sharapova and David Beckham, among many others. She has also contributed pieces to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New Yorker and more.
Her work has appeared in Best American Sportswriting in 2000 and 2013 (“At the Corner of Love and Basketball”), and she has been honored with several awards including the FOLIO Eddie Award for Best Sports Article (2011) for her ESPN The Magazine story “Unforgiven,” the MIN Award for Best Reporting (2012), a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Magazine Article (2011) and a Whiting Award for non-fiction.
Glock, who received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and master’s degree in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse, is based in the South and New York.
espnW’s mission is to serve women who love sports. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW.