Alan Abrahamson // Moderator

Sportswriter, author and TV analyst

Alan Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter, best-selling author and in-demand television analyst. In 2010, he launched his own website, 3 Wire Sports, described in James Patterson and Mark Sullivan's 2012 best-selling novel Private Games as "the world's best source of information about the [Olympic] Games and the culture that surrounds them."

From 2006 until 2010, Alan served as columnist at, and For the 17 years before that, he was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times; he spent his first nine years at the newspaper covering news and the final eight sports, mostly the Olympic movement. The 2018 PyeongChang Games marked his tenth Olympics, Summer and Winter; he is a member of the International Olympic Committee's press committee.

With Alan as columnist, won a Sports Emmy for innovation at the 2016, 2014 and 2008 Olympics. After the 2008 Games, Alan co-wrote Michael Phelps' "No Limits: The Will to Succeed," and after the 2010 Olympics, he co-wrote Apolo Ohno's "Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday." Both books are New York Times best-sellers.

Alan is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., as well as a 1987 graduate of the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco; he is a member (inactive) of the State Bar of California.