J.A. Adande
Los Angeles Times
Around The Horn Panelist

J.A. Adande has been giving Los Angeles Times readers his view of the sports world for six years, introducing them to everyone from Shaquille O'Neal to the man who operates the centerfield geyser at Edison Field.

Prior to working at the Times, he worked as a writer at The Washington Post, where he covered college football, college basketball and the Washington Bullets (as they were known then).

His first job after graduating from Northwestern University was with the Chicago Sun-Times. He covered Illinois football and basketball and the Chicago Bulls.

Other assignments for the native of Los Angeles have included the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four, and the NBA Finals.

His work has appeared in the annual "Best American Sports Writing" series.