Ken Rosenthal is currently a Senior Baseball Writer for The Athletic. Prior to his work at The Athletic, Ken was a senior baseball writer for FOXSPORTS.com. After twenty years of meticulous journalism, Ken was recognized for his hard work, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality (Sports Reporter) in 2015 and 2016 at the annual Sports Emmy Awards.
In addition to his written work, Ken currently serves as a reporter/insider on Fox Sports’ MLB broadcasts, appearing each Saturday during the regular season through the World Series. Ken also works for the MLB Network as a reporter/contributor on its main show MLB Tonight, as well as the network’s various “Hot Stove” programming. In addition, he provides weekly commentary on the various Comcast regional sportsnets, and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada.
Prior to his work at FOXSPORTS.COM, he spent six years as senior baseball writer at The Sporting News, writing a weekly column for the magazine, as well breaking news and writing features for its web site.
Ken has also served as the MLB Insider for XM Radio. Prior to joining Fox, Ken was a regular contributor to ESPN’s “Cold Pizza.” Ken also had a 14-year run as a radio personality in Baltimore on WJFK-AM and WBAL-AM in Baltimore.
In March of 2005, he was the only media member named an “Up and Coming Power Broker” by Baseball America, which at the time wrote: “One of the most experienced members of a new breed of baseball reporters who combine passion for the game with knowledge about the new ways people are analyzing it.”
He spent the majority of his professional career as a baseball writer and columnist at the Baltimore Sun from 1987 to 2000. Simultaneously, he was a contributor to Sports Illustrated from 1990 to 2000, serving as one of 12 national writers providing weekly notes during baseball season. Ken was named Maryland Sportswriter of the Year five times while at the Sun.
Ken has authored or contributed to three books. Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul, was released in 2001, while Best of the Best-35 Major League Superstars, which was produced in partnership with and licensed by MLB Properties, Inc., was published in 1998. His third book, I Remember Dean Smith, was published in 2001. His claim to fame: His laptop once got smashed by a Cal Ripken foul ball.