Last updated on: 8/2/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Bonnie Berkowitz Biography

Title:
Reporter in the Infographics Department at the Washington Post
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“As sure as pale tourists will flock to Copacabana Beach, some athletes at the Rio Games will cheat — and most likely, only a few will be caught.

Just because some drug cheats may leave Rio with shiny new medals doesn’t mean they should mount them permanently in their living rooms.

As dozens of athletes from the Beijing and London Games are finding out, samples from the Olympics are stored for a long time — 10 years, currently. Those samples can be retested, and athletes punished, whenever a new detection method becomes available.”

Cowritten with Tim Meko, “Stronger. Faster. Longer. And Higher.,” washingtonpost.com, June 28, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Reporter, Infographics department, Washington Post, May 1995-present
  • Sports Designer, Miami Herald, 1991-1995
  • Sports Layout Editor, Orlando Sentinel, 1990-1991
  • Layout Editor, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1988-1990
  • Layout and Copy Editor, South Florida Sun Sentinel, 1987-1988
Education:
  • BS, Journalism, University of Kansas
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @bonnieberkowitz
Quoted in:
  1. What Performance Enhancing Drugs Have Been or Are Banned in the Olympics?