Zach Schonbrun is a journalist who writes regularly for The New York Times, covering sports and business. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine, SB Nation Longform, VICE, Newsday, The Washington Post and Yahoo! Sports, among other publications.
Zach has covered Super Bowl XVLIII, the World Series, two Final Fours, the NBA postseason, and the U.S. Open -- among numerous other events -- for the Times, as well as regularly contributing coverage of the Yankees and Mets, Giants and Jets, Knicks and Nets, and New York's college teams. He has authored six articles that have appeared on the front page of the New York Times.
Zach grew up in Greenfield, Mass., a small town north of Springfield where not playing Little League or Y.M.C.A. basketball was considered practically sacrilegious. As a sophomore at Syracuse, while a staff writer at the Daily Orange, Zach broke the story about a Syracuse women’s basketball player’s pregnancy during the season, which later made the “Inside Sports” section of Sports Illustrated and was mentioned in a piece on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”.
Zach received a B.A. in Economics from Syracuse in 2009 and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia in 2011.
He lives in New York City.