Outkick founder Clay Travis announced today the site has added two experienced, award-winning sports writers to his team, Greg Couch and Jason King.
Couch is a former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist. He’s twice been named the best sports columnist in Chicago and had his work anthologized in the book series Best American Sports Writing. King began his career at the Kansas City Star, where he won several APSE Awards for his coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks. King went on to work at ESPN, Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, specializing in coverage of major college basketball and football.
“We promised sports fans the most fearless and authentic sports coverage in the country, and adding journalists as accomplished, skilled and experienced as Jason and Greg allows us to deliver on that promise,” Travis said Tuesday morning. “We’re going to help sports fans kick their ESPN habit.”
Couch, a Chicago resident, will specialize in writing reported pieces on the news story of the day. He will also blog about the Cubs, Bears, White Sox and Bulls. A tennis coach at Roosevelt University, Couch is arguably the best tennis columnist in the country. He started writing for Outkick two weeks ago.
King, a Dallas resident, will specialize in reported pieces, coverage of the Cowboys, Mavericks and college sports. He will blog about his love of bar food and provide occasional insight on the WWE. King’s first story for Outkick will publish today.
“Greg and Jason are two of the best sports journalists I’ve known in my career,” said Outkick partner Jason Whitlock. “I met Greg in 1992 at the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu and I worked with King at the Kansas City Star. These guys can write and report. We’re going to make it easy for sports fans to kick ESPN to the curb.”