Celebrated sports journalist Christopher Walsh delivers in-depth, specialized coverage of the Alabama Crimson Tide to Sports Illustrated with Bama Central. A part of digital media coalition Maven’s (ticker symbol MVEN) Sports Illustrated brand, Bama Central is one of many team-specific channels boosting local coverage at SI.
"Our aim is simple, to provide the most complete and comprehensive coverage of Crimson Tide, and in ways that can't be found anywhere else," Walsh said. "Adding Sports Illustrated in the mix allows us to do so at a completely new level and we're tremendously excited about both the potential and direction we're going on a local and national scale.”
Walsh is a seven-time Football Writers Association of America award winner who has also won “Story of the Year” from the Alabama Sports Writers Association. He’s covered the Crimson Tide since 2004, and is the author of 26 books including the recently published “Decade of Dominance,” “100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” and “Nick Saban vs. College Football.”
Prior to writing about Alabama, Walsh covered the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
Under Maven’s wing, Sports Illustrated will continue to develop and distribute the world-class stories and videos that readers expect from the brand, and is investing in great journalism by adding 200+ team-specific reporters in the field. Maven’s leadership team, which includes Sports Illustrated CEO Ross Levinsohn and Maven CEO James Heckman, has been in the online media and publishing business for nearly three decades. Their collective experience at NFL Exclusive, Rivals, Sportsline, HBO, 5to1, Scout, and Fox Sports set the stage for senior leadership roles at Yahoo!, News Corp, Tribune Co., and more.
Maven (maven.io) is a coalition of Mavens, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, monetization and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN.