Sally Jenkins Biography
Sally Jenkins is an American sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post. Jenkins was previously a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
Jenkins has been named the nation’s top sports columnist by the AP sports editors four times. She has authored dozen books and in 2017 she received the National Press Foundation’s chairman citation.
She is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English literature.
Sally Jenkins Age | How Old is Sally Jenkins?
Jenkins was born on October 22, 1960 in Fort Worth, Texas, Unites States. She is 62 years old as of 2022.
Sally Jenkins Height
Jenkins stands at an average height of about 6 feet 5 inches tall.
Sally Jenkins Family
Jenkins is the daughter of Hall of Fame sportswriter Dan Jenkins, who also once wrote for Sports Illustrated.
Sally Jenkins Husband
Jenkins likes to keep her personal life private hence there is no any information or news about her dating life. It is therefore not known if she is married or not. She resides in Sag Harbor, New York.
Sally Jenkins Salary
Jenkins earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.
Sally Jenkins Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be around $1million to $5million.
Sally Jenkins Career
Jenkins has writen twelve books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, including the number 1 bestseller Sum It Up: 1098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses and A Life In Perspective, written with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt, and It’s Not About the Bike written with bicycle racer Lance Armstrong.
Her work has been featured in GQ, Smithsonian Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and she has been a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Joe Paterno interview and column
In January 2012, she secured an interview with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) football coach Joe Paterno shortly before his death. During the interview, Jenkins asked his views on the Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation allegations.
Her report of this interview was published 13 January 2012. In it she drew no firm conclusions about Paterno’s culpability, but simply reported his words, and those of his lawyer.
On 12 July 2012, in a Washington Post follow-up column, after the release of Freeh Report, Jenkins wrote: “Joe Paterno was a liar, there’s no doubt about that now …Paterno fell prey to the single most corrosive sin in sports: the belief that winning on the field makes you better and more important than other people.”
She wrote two best-selling autobiographies of cyclist Lance Armstrong and defended Armstrong even after he admitted to doping and taking banned performance-enhancing substances while vehemently lying that he had done so, and was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
In a column titled, “Why I’m not angry at Lance Armstrong”, Sally Jenkins wrote: “And I’m confused as to why using cortisone as an anti-inflammatory in a 2,000-mile race is cheating, and I wonder why putting your own blood back into your body is the crime of the century.”
Sally Jenkins Books
- Jenkins, Sally (1996). Men Will Be Boys: The Modern Woman Explains Football and Other Amusing Male Rituals. Doubleday].
- Summit, Pat; Sally Jenkins (1998). Reach for the Summit: The Definite Dozen System for Succeeding at Whatever You Do. Broadway Books.
- Smith, Dean; John Kilgo; Sally Jenkins (1999). A Coach’s Life: My Forty Years in College Basketball. Random House.
- Armstrong, Lance; Sally Jenkins (2000). It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
- Runyan, Marla; Sally Jenkins (2001). No Finish Line. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
- Armstrong, Lance; Sally Jenkins (2004). Every Second Counts. Broadway Books.
- Jenkins, Sally; Funny Cide Team (2004). Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloods—and Won. G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
- Jenkins, Sally (2007). The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation. Random House.
- Jenkins, Sally; John Stauffer (2009). The State of Jones. Doubleday.
Sally Jenkins Awards
- In 2005, she became the first woman inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
- It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002.
- In 2001, 2003, 2010 and 2011 Jenkins won the Associated Press’s Sports Columnist of the Year Award.
- In 2001, 2008 and 2011 Jenkins was named Sports Columnist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.