B.J. Schecter is an executive editor for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. His responsibilities include running the magazine’s investigative team, overseeing college sports, managing content and columnists for the website, working closely with editors and writers to integrate SI and SI.com, initiating cross-platform projects, and managing SI.com’s internship program.
Schecter has served a variety of roles at Sports Illustrated since coming to the magazine in September 1996. He started as a reporter and rose to writer-reporter, associate editor, senior editor, and assistant managing editor before being promoted to his current position. As a writer, he covered college football and college basketball. As an editor, he edited college football, college basketball, baseball, and several special projects, including Crime in College Football, the 50 Most Influential Minorities in Sports, the Great American Sports Atlas, the nation’s top high school programs, and more.
Prior to Sports Illustrated, Schecter spent five years at The Boston Globe, where he was the lead high school writer and also covered colleges. Before that he spent three years at the Middlesex News (now the MetroWest Daily News).
Schecter graduated with honors from Northeastern University, where he served as manager for the men’s basketball team for three years.