Sam Walker is a senior special writer and sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining the Journal in 1998, he worked for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and spent five years at the Christian Science Monitor, where he served as congressional correspondent and bureau chief in Chicago and Dallas. He has been a regular guest on both ESPN and CNBC and has appeared on CNN, C Span, NPR, and BBC Radio. Walker attended the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award and the Arthur Miller Award, both for essays. In October 2005, in just his second season playing Rotisserie Baseball, he won the American League Tout Wars championship.

Sam lives with his wife and son in New York City, which is the worst place on Earth to be a Detroit Tigers fan.