Kent Babb

Kent Babb

Kent Babb has been a staff writer at The Washington Post since 2012 and is currently assigned to its Sports and Society investigative and enterprise team. He previously wrote columns and covered professional football for The Kansas City Star, and before that, he was a reporter with The State in Columbia, S.C. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Babb’s work often examines sports’ intersections with culture and politics. His first book was the widely acclaimed Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson. His journalism has appeared three times in the prestigious anthology The Best American Sports Writing, and the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest has honored three of his features as the best in the country. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife, Whitney, and their daughter.
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