Baxter Holmes

Baxter Holmes

Senior Writer | ESPN

    Baxter Holmes is a Senior Writer for ESPN, where he’s worked since the fall of 2014. He focuses on in-depth projects, features and investigations around the NBA. He has been in his current role for five years. Prior to that, he covered the Los Angeles Lakers, including Kobe Bryant’s final two seasons. Before joining ESPN, he spent two years covering the Boston Celtics for The Boston Globe. And before that, he worked as a sports reporter for The Los Angeles Times for three and a half years. He was hired by The Los Angeles Times after attending the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a B.A. in Journalism.

    Holmes is the first sports media person to win a James Beard Foundation Award for his 2018 ESPN The Magazine feature on the NBA’s obsession with PB&J. That story also won a 2018 New York Press Club award for Food Writing. He’s also been short-listed for a Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award for his feature about San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and his passion for food and wine.

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