Sally Jenkins began her second stint at The Washington Post in 2000 after spending the previous decade working as a book author and as a magazine writer. She was named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2001, 2003, 2010 and 2011 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2013 she won a first place award from the AP for an investigative series co-written with Rick Maese on medical care in the NFL entitled "Do No Harm."
Jenkins is the author of 12 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, most recently the No.1 “Sum It Up" with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. She is also the author of "The Real All Americans," the historical account of the how the Carlisle Indian School took on the Ivy League powers in college football at the turn of the century, and won. Her work has been featured in Smithsonian, GQ and Sports Illustrated.
A native of Texas, Jenkins graduated from Stanford and lives in Sag Harbor, New York.