Will Leitch is a contributing editor at New York magazine, a national correspondent for MLB.com and the author of five books. His most recent novel, “How Lucky,” was nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Leitch is the founding editor of the sports blog Deadspin, a Gawker Media site he ran until 2008. Leitch is a contributor to numerous publications, including The New York Times, GQ and Sports Illustrated. He also hosts several podcasts, including Grierson & Leitch, a weekly film-review podcast with his childhood friend Tim Grierson. Leitch, a 1998 graduate, was a Daily Illini reporter, columnist and editor.
This bio was written at the time of Will Leitch’s inauguration into the 2022 Illini Media Hall of Fame.