Award-winning content producer Keith Clinkscales has developed an online destination dedicated to serving sports fans as well providing in depth articles on topical issues of the day. TheShadowLeague.com delivers engaging, insightful and entertaining coverage of the intersection of sports, pop culture and race.
As a former executive for ESPN, Clinkscales served as Senior Vice President of Content Development where he developed the Body Issue initiative for ESPN The Magazine. Two projects that he executive produced received Peabody Awards – one for the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series and the other for the four-hour documentary special “Black Magic.” During his tenure, ESPN The Magazine received a National Magazine Award. Clinkscales has also received numerous honors, most recently named one of "The Top 50 Minorities in Cable" by Cableworld Magazine. Clinkscales is the recipient of two National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Excellence in Journalism Awards. Clinkscales is notably recognized as the architect of the urban music title, Vibe Magazine–which was launched in 1993 in partnership with Quincy Jones and Time Warner. He received National Magazine Award nominations for his work with the publication.