Since joining Yahoo! in 2007, Silver has broken news, stirred up controversy and interacted with the sport’s biggest names via regular columns Morning Rush, The Gameface, 32 Questions and Trippin’ Tuesday. He has also been a prime personality on the site’s “Sports Stream”; video segments and in real-time through his Live Trippin’ chats. He regularly appears on numerous local and national radio programs (including The Jim Rome Show and Fox Sports Radio with Chris Myers) and is a frequent presence on ESPN, the NFL Network and other broadcast entities.
Silver has covered the NFL for two decades, including a 13-year stint at Sports Illustrated that included more than 70 cover stories. Believed to be the first outside sports journalist to visit New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Silver has broken stories ranging from Tom Brady’s torn anterior cruciate ligament to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hiring of Mike Tomlin. He has done books with football greats Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice as well as NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman and Olympic swimming champion Natalie Coughlin. A proud graduate of the University of California, Silver has served on the school’s athletic hall of fame committee since 2007.
Known for hanging with and soliciting no-holds-barred information from the sports world’s most poignant personalities, Silver has been at the forefront of the move to new media. His decision to leave SI for Yahoo! was viewed as a landmark testament to the increasing might of web-based media, and his regular Text of the Week feature showcases leading names from sports and entertainment in short bursts of uncensored banter. Silver’s foray into microblogging is the next logical extension of his quest to communicate with his audience on a compelling and immediate basis.