Jeff MacGregor

Jeff MacGregor is currently a Senior Writer at ESPN. He has written for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Men's Journal, Details and Los Angeles magazine. His fiction has appeared in Story, Esquire and The Land-Grant College Review. Nominated eight times by SI for the National Magazine Award, his work has been widely collected and anthologized, and appears in Sports Illustrated's 50 Years of Great Writing and Sports Illustrated: The Anniversary Book. His work has also been collected in the Best American Sports Writing series.

MacGregor was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up all over the place. An only child, his earliest ideas about America were formulated from the window of a moving car. America is a colorful blur to him; and a cooler full of his mother's egg-salad sandwiches.

His patchwork education includes undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota, the Ohio State University and Yale University. He is two credits away, generally in dance, or the history of theater, from every degree he ever sought. Thus, he holds no advanced degrees, but has a high school diploma, of which he is still proud, although it's packed away somewhere. He has taught both fiction and non-fiction writing at Yale University. Go figure.

He has lived and worked everywhere from New York to Los Angeles, and has done many things, most of which he chooses to keep to himself. He has been earning his living as a writer since 1993.





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