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Richard Deitsch  

Writer, Reporter for The Athletic; Former Writer for Sports Illustrated/SI.com

Richard Deitsch is a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated and SI.com. He has covered five Olympic Games, NCAA championships and Super Bowls, and worked for nearly every division of SI, including the Swimsuit Issue and SI For Women. His specialties include sports media, women's athletics, and the Olympics. He spent the 2008-09 academic year studying as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he examined the intersection of 20-somethings and the sports blogosphere.

Deitsch has a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from the University at Buffalo and an M.S. from the journalism school ('96). He worked at Sports Illustrated from 1997 until 2018. Now he works as a writer at The Athletic. He is married, lives in Manhattan, and always wishes the best for Buffalo's snakebitten sports teams.

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