Shaker Samman

My name is Shaker Samman. For more than three years, I was a writer, fact-checker, and researcher at The Ringer, where I helped produce special projects like the Ringer NBA and NFL draft guides, penned features, and served as an all-around handyman. I also fact-checked Jordan Ritter Conn’s exemplary book, The Road from Raqqa, and Devin Gordon’s tale of New York Mets misery, So Many Ways to Lose. I was also an Associate Editor for Baseball Prospectus, and a fact-checker for Air Mail.

Before that, I worked for MTV News, the Tampa Bay Times, and The Times Herald, and have written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Slate, Raleigh & CompanyThe Classical, and PolitiFact, among others. Check out some of my pieces below:

Sports Illustrated

The Ringer

For all of my work at The Ringer, check out my author page.


News and Essays:

World Cup 2018:

College Sports:

Duke Chronicle

Tampa Bay Times

Everywhere Else