Jody Berger is a freelance journalist, communications consultant and best selling author. She was a reporter for ESPN Magazine for five years, shaping the way it covered extreme sports, and freelanced for Self, Teen People, Harper's Bazaar and others. Subsequently, she became a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, where she profiled (and was punched by) basketball legend Bobby Knight and led the editorial teams at the Salt Lake City, Athens and Turin Olympic Games. She was awarded the prestigious Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, and is attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for a degree in holistic health. She lives in Denver.