Johnette Howard is an award-winning writer and author who has worked as a sports columnist for Newsday, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, a feature writer and columnist at the Washington Post, and an enterprise writer for The National Sports Daily. She is also a lifestyle and shelter writer who has contributed to numerous publications, including Slate, House & Garden, Architectural Digest (international edition) and Conde Nast’s Golf for Women magazine.

Howard’s work has been included in seven anthologies, including Best American Sports Writing of the Century. Her newspaper columns were nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in general commentary.

Howard is the author of the 2005 book The Rivals: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship (Broadway Books). Her author’s web site can be found at

Howard has frequently appeared on radio and television for NPR, ESPN, CNN, HBO, FOX, and BBC TV. She began her career as a sports reporter and an at-large writer for the Detroit Free Press.

Howard lives in the New York City area.