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Kevin Armstrong      

Journalist & Executive Producer of "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez"

Kevin Armstrong is a journalist working in print, digital and film.

His assignments have ranged from chronicling the Olympics and Super Bowls to reporting on anti-Semitic attacks and domestic terror bombings. In January 2020, “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez,” a three-episode docuseries that he executive produced, premiered as a Netflix Original. Armstrong covered Hernandez, the late tight end for the New England Patriots, during his football career and while he was under criminal investigation for three homicides, as well as both of his trials in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hernandez allegedly hanged himself while serving a life sentence in prison, and was diagnosed with Stage 3 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or C.T.E., after his death.

Armstrong is a writer at large. His reportage often focuses on the intersection of sports and the law. As a national enterprise reporter at the New York Daily News, he wrote about a father accused of kidnapping his daughter from Venezuela, a plane crash in the Ouachita Forest of Arkansas, sexual abuse at Penn State University, a child homicide in South Dakota, the death of a dirt-track racer in upstate New York, a markswoman at West Point and an alleged loanshark in Rockland County.

He regularly contributes to The New York Times, where he profiled a same-sex coaching couple in college basketball and detailed a New York Met’s battle with sleep apnea. He covers breaking news and criminal trials for The Washington Post’s national desk, style section and front page. His photography has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. He has filed stories from 44 states, as well as London, Haiti and Nova Scotia.

In 2018, Armstrong received the National Headliner Award for best sportswriting portfolio. In 2019, the Society of the Silurians honored his coverage of the F.B.I.’s probe of corruption in college basketball with its Medallion Award. His profiles, projects, breaking news stories and investigative narratives have been recognized by the New York Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press Sports Editors and The Best American Sports Writing series.

A Hudson River Valley native, Armstrong graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in history.

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