Amy K. Nelson

Amy K. Nelson (Born July 16, 1978) is an award-winning freelance multimedia journalist based in New York City . Her work has appeared in Slate , Deadspin , Out Magazine , The Hairpin and Animal New York , among others.

A former Senior Correspondent at SB Nation , Nelson is a well known writer / reporter for ‘s Enterprise Unit. Aussi She served as a moderator for ESPN ‘s First Take program, and it HAS Appeared SportsCenter , ESPNews , Baseball Tonight and Outside The Lines .

Early life

Nelson was born on the North Shore of Massachusetts and is a graduate of Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism, sociology, and psychology. [1] [2]

Professional career

After graduating in 2000, Nelson began working for SportsTicker , a now defunct sports news service, which was the official statistician of Minor League Baseball . Nelson is a writer, editor and editor. Nelson also freelanced for SportsTicker in the Boston area, where she was based. This entailed calling in with or without updates to the main office in New Jersey, getting quotes from athletes and writing stories. [3]

In 2004, Nelson left SportsTicker and worked for the Associated Press before joining ESPN. [3] [4]


Nelson wrote for ESPN for seven years from 2004 to October 17, 2011. [5] She started at ESPN: The Magazine in late 2004 and transitioned to in 2005. Covering baseball, Nelson working her way from feature writing to include frequent TV appearances on ESPN shows such as Jim Rome Is Burning and First Take . [6]

Some of her more notable parts Were we featured Outside the Lines , comprenant un profile on Logan Morrison [7] Reviews and another one Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga ‘s near perfect game . [8]

On September 19, 2009 ESPN announced the launch of Nelson was hired as a regular contributor and Red Sox beat reporter for the new site. [9]

SB Nation

Nelson joined SB Nation on November 3, 2011 as their Senior Correspondent [10] and hosted on YouTube. [11]

As part of the channel launch, Nelson produced and hosted her own show, Full Nelson . The short-documentary based program covers a wide range of topics from a Brooklyn arm-wrestling championship to a story on minor-league-baseball part-owner Bill Murray . [12] [13]

Nelson’s most recent piece was an oral history on the Costacos Brothers and their sports poster empire. [14] In an interview, Nelson said that it took her over nine months to research, interview and write the story. [6]


Nelson’s newly-released article on ” Hairpin ,” “Women in the Media and Their Systematic Disadvantage.” [15] It was shared widely and Sports Illustrated media critic Richard Deitsch used it as a platform for a larger roundtable discussion on women in sports media. [16]

Other parts include her recent quest to find Jeff Gillooly , figure skater Tonya Harding ‘s ex-husband Who masterminded the attack is Nancy Kerrigan 20 years ago prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer . Nelson was the only journalist to interview Gillooly and appeared in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary The Price of Gold . [17]

Her written and video piece of a black Santa Claus at Macy’s flagship store in New York City [18] received wide pickup from news outlets worldwide, Including CNN . [19]


  1. Jump up^ This Person in Sports: Amy K. NelsonSDSU Sports MBA, February 7, 2013
  2. Jump up^ Blogs with Balls: Amy K. Nelson BioBlogs with Balls, Retrieved April 25, 2013
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Henry Parr, The Climax: ESPN’s Amy Nelson Post-Hampshire Talks The Climax , pg. 5, March 4, 2010
  4. Jump up^ Highbeamaccessed April 26, 2013
  5. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson, October 17, 2011, accessed April 25, 2013
  6. ^ Jump up to:b From Superpower Stalwart to Guerrilla Reporter Gelf Magazine, February 12, 2013
  7. Jump up^ OTL: Marked for Life, accessed April 26, 2013
  8. Jump up^ Searching for meaning in the mistake, January 9, 2011
  9. Jump up^ Kick Off: Launches Today (Press Release) September 19, 2009
  10. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson Is The Latest To Flee ESPN Deadspin, November 3, 2011
  11. Jump up^ YouTube And SBNation Launch A New Sports ChannelWebProNews, March 12, 2012
  12. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,Amy K. Nelson Tells The Story Of The Queen Of Arms SB Nation, March 2, 2012
  13. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,Bill Murray: Baseball’s Best Boss – Full Nelson SB Nation, June 20, 2012
  14. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,Poster Boys: How the Costacos Brothers Built a Wall Empire SB Nation, February 5, 2013
  15. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,Women in Sports: Fight the Power Outage ArchivedFebruary 3, 2014, at theWayback Machine. The Hairpin, November 12, 2013
  16. Jump up^ Richard Deitsch,Debating the role of women in sports media; Marino’s balancing act; More Sports Illustrated, November 24, 2013
  17. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,30 for 30: The Price of Gold -The Vault ArchivedJanuary 30, 2014, at theWayback Machine. ESPN, January 16, 2014
  18. Jump up^ Amy K. Nelson,Fear of a Black Santa Animal New York, December 23, 2013
  19. Jump up^ Lorenzo Ferrigno,Macy’s has a black Santa, by special request, December 24, 2013

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