About TheBigLead

About TheBigLead

About TheBigLead

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The Big Lead is a website owned by USA Today that mainly covers sports but also touches on everything from politics to pop culture.

Editor in Chief:

Jason McIntyre


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Spent a few years as a sportswriter in newspapers, then a few years as a magazine reporter, and freelanced for many outlets before starting The Big Lead in 2006. It was sold in 2010 and acquired by USA Today in 2012. Jason can also be heard on Fox Sports Radio, Saturday mornings from 6-9 am EST.

Managing Editor:

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Jason Lisk

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Managing Editor, The Big Lead From Kansas City area University of Missouri University of Houston (J.D.)

Video Editor and Golf Writer:

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Michael Shamburger

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Michael is the Video Editor for TheBigLead. He covers golf and prefers to hit driver-wedge as often as possible. He occasionally does other things like make GIFs/VINES/Videos for the rest of the staff. He also Tweets a lot about LSU sports.

Senior Writers:

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Stephen Douglas

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Born and raised in Mid-Southern Upstate New York, Stephen holds a master’s degree in public communications. Money well spent? I’d say so. These days he jokes about sports on the Internet. Professionally.

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Ty Duffy

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Ty is a Senior Writer for The Big Lead. He attended the University of Michigan. He likes his meals prodigious and his whiskey neat. He is based in Detroit.

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Ryan Glasspiegel

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Ryan lives in Chicago, grew up in Connecticut, and attended Wisconsin. He likes eating, and drinking high-end bourbon and cheap beer.

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Kyle Koster

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Kyle is a senior writer for The Big Lead, a Michigan State alum and a recovering former member of the newspaper industry. Send criticism, constructive or otherwise, to kylekoster@gmail.com

Occasional Contributors:
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Alex Friedman | Twitter
Richard Jones
Tim Casey

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Tim Ryan | Twitter | Email
Sam Eifling | Twitter | Email

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