«Class of 2005

Jody Berger

sports reporter, Rocky Mountain News

Berger was born in Detroit and attended Duke University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and public policy and the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied journalism. She got her start in journalism at the racetrack; she worked with horses and first wrote about the characters she met there, as well as breaking a story about the slaughter of injured racehorses being sold for horsemeat.  She began as a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times in 1993, then became a sports writer for the Alameda Newspaper Group, a staff writer for Conde Nast Sports for Women magazine and a reporter for Sports Illustrated. In 1998 she became a staff writer for ESPN Magazine and is now a sports writer for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She covered the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

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