Howard Beck

Columnist – The New York Times

Howard Beck has covered the N.B.A. for The New York Times since 2004, and has spent much of that time chronicling the twists and turns of the hapless Knicks. Before joining The Times, he spent seven years (1997-2004) covering the Lakers for the Los Angeles Daily News. Beck has also worked for the Sacramento Union, The Davis Enterprise and the Ventura County Star, covering everything from high school sports to city hall and technology.

A native of San Jose, Calif., Beck graduated from UC Davis in 1991. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Mariko and their daughter.