Cecil Harris

Cecil Harris

Cecil Harris has written on sports for The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Newsday, the New York Post, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Indianapolis Star, The Sporting News, The Hockey News, the Associated Press, and USA Today. He has covered such major events as the Summer Olympics in Atlanta; the World Series, League Championship Series, League Division Series, and All-Star Game (baseball); the Final Four and NCAA championship game (college basketball); the NBA playoffs and NBA finals (pro basketball); the Orange Bowl and Army-Navy game (college football); the NFL playoffs (pro football); the New York City Marathon and NYC Half-Marathon (distance running); the Millrose Games (track and field); the Brickyard 500 (auto racing); the Stanley Cup playoffs and All-Star Game (hockey); and the U.S. Open and WTA Championships (tennis). He appeared as an authority in the 2019 CBS Sports documentary, Althea & Arthur, about tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe; the 2018 hockey documentary, Soul on Ice; and the 2011 documentary, A Perfect Match, about Gibson and her Wimbledon-champion doubles partner Angela Buxton. His fourth book, Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Black Experience in Professional Tennis, was published in February 2020 by University of Nebraska Press. He also contributed to the anthology, African Americans and Popular Culture (Praeger, Connecticut, 2008). He graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University and lives in Yonkers, NY.