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Sally Jenkins    

Award-Winnning Sports Columnist for the Washington Post; Author of "Sum It Up"

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning sports columnist for the Washington Post, as well as an author. She began her second stint at The Washington Post in 2000 after spending the previous decade working as a book author and as a magazine writer. She was named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2001, 2003, 2010, and 2011 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2013, she won a first-place award from the AP for an investigative series co-written with Rick Maese on medical care in the NFL, titled “Do No Harm.”

In 2005, Jenkins became the first woman inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Jenkins is the author of over 10 books, several of which were New York Times bestsellers, including the #1 “Sum It Up” with the late legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. "Sum It Up" tells Summitt's story -- going from the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history to facing her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Jenkins is also the author of “The Real All Americans,” the historical account of how the Carlisle Indian School took on the Ivy League powers in college football at the turn of the century and won. Her work has been featured in Smithsonian, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.

A native of Texas, Jenkins graduated from Stanford and lives in Sag Harbor, New York. You could say sportswriting runs in Jenkins's blood -- she is the daughter of Dan Jenkins, a Hall of Fame sportswriter.

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