Last updated on: 12/24/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jamie Reno Biography

Title:
Correspondent for Newsweek magazine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“In this age of the doping athlete, even the least cynical fan of the Summer Olympics probably can’t help but wonder how many of the competitors are juiced… [R]idding the Games of illicit performance enhancers is a Sisyphean task, and the job promises to get even more daunting with the advent of ‘gene doping.’ The newest—and perhaps most troubling—trend in the world of athletic enhancement, gene doping involves modifying an athlete’s DNA, or having them inject or inhale foreign DNA, to make them bigger, stronger and faster. It’s harder to detect than most drugs, which makes it all the more desired by cheaters looking to prosper.”

“Juice for Today’s Athlete,” Newsweek, Aug. 11, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Correspondent, Newsweek magazine
  • Has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine, TV Guide, People, USA Today, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, San Diego Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times
  • Former Editor, the NFL’s Official Guide to the Super Bowl
  • Former Media Columnist, Inside Sports
  • Former Semi-professional baseball player
  • Has won more than twenty Society of Professional Journalist and Press Club awards
  • Recipient, Best of Show Award, Press Club, 1997, 1998, 2002
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Is a lymphoma cancer survivor and a singer, songwriter, and guitarist