Joel Anderson is a staff writer and podcast host at Slate. He was the host of Season 3 of Slow Burn: Biggie & Tupac and will be host of the upcoming Season 6 about the 1992 LA riots.
He was most recently a national college football writer at ESPN, where he wrote news and narrative stories about the role of race, justice, and sports in American life. He’s also worked at BuzzFeed News, the Tampa Bay Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Associated Press, and the Shreveport Times.
His piece, “The Two Michael Sams”, is featured in The Best American Sportswriting 2015. He’s a native of Houston, a graduate of TCU, and currently lives in Palo Alto with his wife.