Gwen Knapp: Reporter and Columnist Who Drew the Ire of Some of the Biggest Names in Sports

From a New York Times obit by Kevin Draper headlined “Gwen Knapp, Sportswriter Who Looked at the Big Picture, Dies at 61”:

Gwen Knapp, a prominent sports reporter and columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The San Francisco Chronicle and most recently an editor on the sports desk of The New York Times, died on Friday in Manhattan.

Ms. Knapp spent nearly 30 years reporting on sports. She became a sports columnist in 1995, one of only a handful of women in the country to have that title at the time. Her predecessor at The San Francisco Examiner was Joan Ryan, one of the first.