David Epstein

Science Writer & Investigative Reporter
David Epstein

David Epstein is author of the forthcoming book RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times best seller The Sports Gene. He was previously an investigative reporter at ProPublica–covering everything from medical misdiagnosis to drug cartels–and before that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he wrote or co-wrote many of the magazine’s most high-profile pieces, including the 2009 revelation that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. He was All-East as a Division-I 800-meter runner and has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism. He has lived on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, in the Sonoran Desert, and in the Arctic.