Sherrod Blakely

Professor, Boston University

Sherrod Blakely is an NBA content creator for Facebook’s website. He is also an NBA Front Office Insider for Bleacher Report, a Lecturer in Boston University’s College of Communication, and the creator and co-host of the A-List Podcast. He spent 11 years as the Boston Celtics insider for NBC Sports Boston and was the winner of’s A-List Celtics Reporter of the Year award in 2011. Blakely previously covered the Detroit Pistons for the award-winning website, and was formally a beat writer with a focus on ACC football and men’s basketball for the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer.

He is the two-term chair of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sports Task Force, which awards scholarships and internships, while also being an advocate for increased newsroom diversity. He obtained a his MA in Digital Journalism at St. Bonaventure University and a BS in Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University.