Zach Lowe Biography
Zach Lowe (Zachariah Ulysses Lowe) an American sportswriter, journalist, and podcaster known for his journalistic career covering the criminal justice system in his home state of Connecticut, he transitioned to basketball reporting and is today considered one of the premier columnists covering the NBA.
Zach Lowe Age
Lowe was born on August 24, 1977, in the United States.
Zach Lowe Career
Lowe worked as a crime, government and courts reporter for his local Stamford Advocate, for nearly four years, beginning in August 2004, then spent two years with The American Lawyer. At that time, he also wrote part-time for the fan-blog CelticsHub.Com.
He claims his analytics-based approach to sports-writing is owed to Rob Neyer and John Hollinger, but he attributes his journalism skills to his beat-writer days.
Zach Lowe ESPN (NBA)
He began running the “Point Forward” NBA column-blog on Sports Illustrated in 2010. Lowe was hired by Bill Simmons in 2012, to join Grantland as an NBA analyst. After the closing of Grantland in 2015, his contract was picked-up by Grantland’s parent company, ESPN.
Lowe was pursued by Bleacher Report but ultimately re-signed with ESPN on a multi- year contract. Lowe hosts a weekly podcast called “The Lowe Post”, which features mainly casual chats about NBA with other journalists, players, or coaches/GMs.
He also writes a weekly NBA article during the season for ESPN headlined as “Ten Things I Like And Don’t Like, Including…”. He moderated the 2016 Basketball Analytics panel of the MIT-Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Zach Lowe Writing Style
Lowe is known for his detailed posts on basketball, the use of video clips and clear writing style. Lowe writes about the entire NBA, unlike many sportswriters who are concerned about a single team.
He has cited his early-career work as a court reporter for his evidence-bias and balanced approach. Will Leitch described Lowe in 2013 as “one of the best basketball writers working right now” and “certainly the most interesting.” Josh Levin, writing in Slate, called Lowe “America’s best sportswriter.”
Zach Lowe Salary and Net Worth
Lowe has an estimate net worth of $1 million.
Zach Lowe Education
Lowe enrolled at to Greenwich High School in Connecticut and later graduated of Dartmouth College in 1999. He studied at Cresskill High School in New Jersey and later pursuing a MA in U.S. History (with a thesis on the post-Civil War Reconstruction) at William & Mary and a MS in Journalism from Columbia School of Journalism.
Zach Lowe Wife
Lowe is married to Vesna Jaksic, a Croatian international media consultant. The duo first met when both worked for the Stamford Advocate. The duo have a daughter and live in New York City.