Kurt Streeter's column began in July of 2007.
Previously, he wrote for The Times' California section and front page, focusing on crime, police, transportation and everyday people living uncommon lives. He covered the San Quentin execution of Robert Lee Massie in 2002.
His five-part narrative about a girl boxer from East Los Angeles and her relationship with her ex-gangster father won a 2005 Associated Press News Editors award. That story, along with a Column One about an elderly boxing timekeeper and his memories, was included in the 2006 edition of Best American Sports Writing.
Streeter has also worked for the Baltimore Sun, where he won awards for his coverage of the inner city, and as a documentary film and radio producer.
An accomplished athlete, Streeter co-captained the 1989 UC Berkeley tennis team and won the Northern California Intercollegiate Championships in both singles and doubles. He played part-time in the minor leagues of professional tennis, holding a world ranking from 1988 to 1991 and winning tournaments in Tulsa, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Vancouver, B.C.
A Cal political science major, he lives near Dodger Stadium with his wife, Vanashree Jhaveri.