L. Jon Wertheim is the executive editor of Sports Illustrated, where he has been a senior writer since 1999. He contributed his first 60 Minutes story, a profile of Japanese baseball phenom, last spring.
Wertheim also appeared on the sports edition of 60 Minutes as a commentator and reporter. His stories included a profile of NFL running back Marshawn Lynch and a news-breaking report on NFL receiver Doug Baldwin.
His work has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing series, as well as the Best American Crime Writing series, and he is the author of nine books including New York Times bestsellers Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won (co-written with University of Chicago finance professor Tobias Moskowitz) and You Can't Make This Up (with sportscaster Al Michaels). Wertheim also serves as a commentator for The Tennis Channel during its coverage of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments.
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Wertheim is a 1993 graduate of Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He resides in New York City.