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John Donovan is a senior writer at SI.com. Donovan joined CNN/Sports Illustrated Interactive in June 1997 as part of the team that launched the orignial CNNSI.com site.

Donovan's primary beat at SI.com is Major League Baseball. He writes Baseball Insiders, Viewpoints, features and his Monday afternoon column, The Payoff Pitch. In addition to his baseball duties, Donovan regularly contributes to the coverage of a number of other sports for the site.

Donovan started his career as a stringer for the now-defunct Phoenix Gazette. He has worked at Gannett papers in Guam (Pacific Daily News) and Pensacola, Fla. (the News-Journal) and spent more than six years at The Cincinnati Post. Along the way, he covered Florida State, Alabama and Auburn football, the Continental Basketball Association, Kentucky basketball and spent six seasons covering the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL for The Post.

Donovan received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University. He now lives outside of Atlanta with his wife and son.

 
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