Roy S. Johnson is an Assistant Managing Editor for “Sports Illustrated” and pens the weekly “Pass the Word” column for SI.com. This is his third stint at the magazine. He began his journalism career at “Sports Illustrated” as a reporter. He then worked at “The New York Times”, before returning to “Sports Illustrated” as a senior editor. During that tenure, Johnson co-authored the magazine’s exclusive, first-person account of Magic Johnson’s sudden retirement from the NBA due to the HIV virus. Johnson has also spent time at “Savoy” and “Fortune”. He has co-authored two books: “Magic’s Touch” with Earvin Johnson and “Outrageous” with Charles Barkley.
In addition to his professional credentials, Johnson is a longstanding member of the National Association of Black Journalists; a board member of the International Amateur Athletic Foundation; and helps oversee the Bill Spiller/Homeboy Golf Classic. He created the Roy S. Johnson Foundation, which provides financial assistance to minority youth from his hometown in Oklahoma.
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