Michelle Kaufman has been a sportswriter since 1987. A Miami native, she has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, numerous Wimbledons, French Opens, US Opens, NCAA Final Fours, Super Bowls, World Series, and NBA Finals. Her career began at the St. Petersburg Times, where she covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was one of the only women then covering the NFL. She later worked at the Detroit Free Press, where she spent seven years before returning home to the Miami Herald in 1996. She teaches a Sports Writing class at the University of Miami. Kaufman’s work was published in A Kind of Grace, A Treasury of Sportswriting by Women; Real Sports Reporting — a sports journalism textbook; and Nike is a Goddess: History of Women’s Sports.