Alan Schwarz

Alan Schwarz is a national correspondent for The New York Times. Schwarz was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his multi-year series of more than 120 articles on the dangers of concussions in football, which have been widely credited with revolutionizing the respect and protocol for head injuries in almost every major youth and professional sport. Before joining the times he was a nationally-recognized baseball writer and the author of the best-selling book, "The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics." He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in mathematics.