Scott Ostler

Sports Columnist

The Chronicle

About this Author

Scott Ostler has been a sports columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle since 1991. He has covered five Olympics for The Chronicle, as well as one soccer World Cup and numerous World Series, Super Bowls and NBA Finals.

Though he started in sports and is there now, Scott took a couple of side trips into the real world for The Chronicle. For three years he wrote a daily around-town column, and for one year, while still in sports, he wrote a weekly humorous commentary column.

He has authored several books and written for many national publications. Scott has been voted California Sportswriter of the Year 13 times, including six times while at The Chronicle. He moved to the Bay Area from Southern California, where he worked for the Los Angeles Times, the National Sports Daily and the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

By This Author

Don Nelson riding out coronavirus storm in his Maui seaside castle

April 1, 2020

A Tom Brady homecoming might have been fun, but the 49ers came out winners

March 29, 2020

Alex Rodriguez batting cleanup in Trump’s ‘Dugout Cabinet’

March 28, 2020

Greatest baseball Opening Day? The one we united against coronavirus

March 26, 2020

At Golden Gate Fields, racing life goes on without spectators

March 24, 2020

Sports mind wanders to strange places during Bay Area coronavirus shelter in place

March 21, 2020

Warriors were short on wins, but had winning season

March 19, 2020

PGA Championship postponed at San Francisco’s Harding Park

March 17, 2020