Prior to joining SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and SI.com as a senior writer in September 2007, Jenkins wrote on a variety of sports during his four years (2003-2007) at the Times. Before that he covered UCLA basketball and football for the Orange County Register and the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets for The Colorado Springs Gazette. A native of San Diego, Jenkins graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1999. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Austin.
Among the honors Jenkins has won for his journalism: first place in the New York Press Association (Sports Reporting) category, (2007); the Football Writers Association of America (Best Game Story), (2003) and the Colorado Press Association Best Sports Story (2000). Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/writers/lee_jenkins/archive/index.html#ixzz1wSZJhwmX