Scoop Jackson

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Scoop Jackson is a sports journalist who has written for numerous basketball and hip-hop magazines during his lengthy career.

Since 2005, Scoop has been a member of the ESPN family writing for ESPN The Magazine and’s Page 2. During his time at ESPN, Scoop has primarily covered basketball on a weekly basis. Additionally, Scoop has often campaigned in his articles against injustices against African Americans in sports.  In addition to his written appearances in the pages of ESPN’s magazine and website, Scoop has also made numerous television and digital appearances for the network.

Prior to joining ESPN, Scoop wrote for a variety of publications, including editor at large of Slam Magazine, executive editor of XXL, and associate editor for Hoops and Inside Stuff magazines. Scoop also was a copy writer and author for Nike, where he helped create Lebron James: Chambers of Fears. He has also written for the USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Source and Vibe magazines. Scoop has authored two books. In 1997, Scoop wrote a book entitled True to the Game and in 2002 he wrote Sole Provider: Thirty Years of NIKE Basketball.

During his career, Scoop has been awarded a number of awards recognizing his work. Scoop was the recipient of the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports Journalism (1999) and the National Rainbow Coalition Sports Journalist of the Year award (2001). In 2007, he received honorable mention for Best American Sports Writer.

Scoop was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Scoop continues to reside in Chicago with his wife and two children.

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