Sherrod Blakely Portrait

A. Sherrod Blakely

Lecturer, Department of Journalism

About A. Sherrod Blakely

Sherrod Blakely is an NBA content creator for Facebook’s website. He is also an NBA Front Office Insider for Bleacher Report, a Lecturer in Boston University’s College of Communication, and the creator and co-host of the A-List Podcast. He spent 11 years as the Boston Celtics insider for NBC Sports Boston and was the winner of’s A-List Celtics Reporter of the Year award in 2011. Blakely previously covered the Detroit Pistons for the award-winning website, and was formally a beat writer with a focus on ACC football and men’s basketball for the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer.

Blakely taught journalism to high school students shortly after graduating from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. Blakely continues to do his part in helping develop the next wave of journalists by serving as the two-term chair of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sports Task Force, which awards scholarships and internships, while also being an advocate for increased newsroom diversity. In addition, he is chair of the APSE Diversity Committee.


  • MA, Digital Journalism, St. Bonaventure University
  • BS, Newspaper Journalism, Syracuse University