Tommy Tomlinson 

Tommy Tomlinson has written for publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. His stories have been chosen twice for the “Best American Sports Writing” series (2012 and 2015) and he also appears in the anthology “America’s Best Newspaper Writing.” His book “The Elephant In the Room,” a memoir about life as an overweight man in a growing America, will be published in January 2019 by Simon & Schuster. Tommy is the host also the host of the podcast “SouthBound” in partnership with WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station. He has taught at Wake Forest University as well as other colleges, workshops and conferences across the country. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a 2008-09 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Tommy and his wife, Alix Felsing, live in Charlotte.
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