Sports Columnist, The New York Times
A native New Yorker, has written the Times profiles of Barack Obama, New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson, Rudy Giuliani, a Catholic Cardinal and an assortment of aging film critics and cantankerous judges. He shared in the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for covering a sex scandal that brought down a governor. He won a Polk Award for revealing that an innocent man had been framed for a murder. He now writes a sports column for The New York Times.
At The Washington Post, he covered a crackhead mayor, wrote on presidential campaign politics and served as New York bureau chief.
365体育备用网址Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a taxi driver, a doorman and an organizer in West Indian East Flatbush, where he helped tenants fight for heat and hot water. He worked at New York Newsday, where he spent a month in a heroin shooting gallery and a week at a maximum security prison interviewing a man falsely accused of molesting his child. His article helped free the man.
Powell has a history degree from SUNY College at Purchase and graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, sons and their dog.