Barbara BarkerSports features email@example.com
Education: MSJ Northwestern University, BA University of Michigan
Barbara Barker is a sports columnist and features writer who produces issue-oriented columns and human-interest pieces. She joined Newsday in 1995 as the New York Knicks beat writer and has covered the NBA as a reporter or columnist for almost three decades. She is a sought-after expert on the topics related to the intersection of sports and society and has appeared as a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, ESPN, TNT, MSG, WFAN and SNY.
Recent Honors and Awards: First Place, New York Press Club, Feature Reporting-Sports, 2023; Third place, National Headliner Awards, Sports Opinion, 2023; First Place, New York Associated Press/New York Publishers Association in sports column writing, 2020, 2018, 2020.