Kostya Kennedy, a senior editor for Sports Illustrated, joined the magazine in 1994 and writes on a range of topics for the magazine and SI.com. He covered hockey as a writer for many years and edited Sports Illustrated's The Hockey Book (2010). He has written often on baseball and he edited the magazine's Scorecard section.
Kennedy's journalism experience includes time as a staff writer at Newsday. He was news editor at The Queens Tribune in New York City and he has written for The New York Times and The New Yorker among other publications.
Kennedy received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship. He has taught journalism at Columbia and at New York University.