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A reporter’s main task: to observe. To bring readers an analytical, detached perspective of events.
Kurt Streeter said he grew accustomed to feeling like an outsider at different points in his life, as a biracial child growing up in America, and as a Black tennis player ascending the ranks of a predominantly white sport.
“I think that really helped me get into this field. I was primed for that,” Mr. Streeter said.
It is with an eye toward the tensions, contradictions and paradoxes in the world — themes often mirrored in sports — that Mr. Streeter has embraced his new role as Sports of The Times columnist.
Sports of The Times has a vaunted history at the newspaper. It was established in 1927, in response to rival organizations that had embraced sports writing, notably The New York Herald Tribune, which hired the famed columnist Grantland Rice in…