David Dennis Jr. Joins The Undefeated

The Undefeated has announced that David Dennis Jr. has joined as a full-time senior writer to cover music.



What’s Happening:

  • David Dennis Jr. has joined ESPN’s The Undefeated as a senior writer covering music.
  • Dennis, a freelance journalist based in Atlanta, Ga. has been a frequent contributor to The Undefeated prior to the announcement and will begin his new role on Monday, June 21.
  • Dennis had recently received the 2021 American Mosaic Journalism Award for his work and is currently working on his first book, The Movement Made Us, telling the story of his father, civil rights activist David Dennis Sr., who was a member of the Freedom Riders.

What They’re Saying:

  • Raina Kelley, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, The Undefeated: “With David officially joining the team, we are fast-tracking the continued expansion of our Culture vertical. David is at home within The Undefeated brand and will continue to deliver the brilliant and thought-provoking stories he’s well known for. That he’s starting during Black Music Appreciation Month is an absolute bonus.”
  • David Dennis Jr.: “It’s been such a delight working with The Undefeated team as a freelancer for years and I’m so excited to join the team full-time. I can’t wait to tell the stories I’m passionate about with writers and editors I admire so much. I’m so excited for you all to see what we have in store next.”
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