Peter King

Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated


Senior writer Peter King is one of the most authoritative and respected football writers in America. He has covered the league for nearly three decades, most of it as the lead NFL writer for Sports Illustrated and His weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column on attracts millions of readers and helps shape the NFL dialogue throughout the year. As editor of, a new football-only website, he will draw on his unmatched access to players, coaches, league officials and others around the game to guide the The MMQB's coverage, tone and tenor. You can follow him on Twitter @SI_PeterKing.

King joined SI as a staff writer in 1989 after spending nearly a decade as an award-winning newspaper journalist. He appears frequently as a commentator on radio and TV talk shows across the nation and since 2006 has served as a reporter for NBC's Football Night in America studio show. King served as a halftime analyst for ABC's Monday Night Football in 1994 and ‘95 and was also the primary NFL commentator for CNN's NFL Preview and CNN/SI, the now-defunct 24-hour sports, news and information network. He joined HBO's Inside the NFL in 2002 as managing editor, and after his arrival, the program won its first Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show. It won three sports Emmys during King's tenure.

Born in Springfield, Mass., and raised in Enfield, Conn., where he was the captain of his high school baseball and soccer teams, King earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1979. (On June 14, 2008, King delivered the commencement address for his alma mater.)

From 1985 to 1989 he covered the NFL for Newsday and from 1980 to 1985, he covered college athletics and pro football for the Cincinnati Enquirer. King has won several awards throughout his distinguished career, including two Associated Press Sports Editors Awards for excellence in sports journalism. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year in 2010 and 2012, as chosen by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and was the recipient of an Eddie Award from FOLIO Magazine for Best Online Column or Blog. King was also the 2009 recipient of the McCann Award—given to Professional Football Writers of America members who have provided long and distinguished service to the profession—and is on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's board of selectors.

King has written six books, the most recent of which, Monday Morning Quarterback: A Fully Caffeinated Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the NFL, was released in October 2009. Prior to that King authored Inside the Helmet: A Player's-Eye View of Pro Football, which examines the inner lives and jobs of some of the NFL's biggest names; and Football: A History of the Professional Game, which profiles the teams, players and events of the NFL's first 75 years.

King lives in New York with his wife, Ann. They have two adult daughters, Laura and Mary Beth.

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