Lester Munson

Lester Munson
Adjunct Lecturer

Email: lester-jr@northwestern.edu

Lester Munson is a writer and reporter at ESPN.com and ESPN who specializes in legal affairs and investigations. For 21 years, he has reported on money, celebrity, violence, sex, drugs, race, gender, greed, court decisions, and government actions in the sports industry. His recent assignments include the indictment of Roger Clemens for perjury, the sexual assault charges against Ben Roethlisberger, labor union issues in the National Football League and the National Hockey League, and the investigation of Lance Armstrong for use of performance enhancing drugs.

From 1991 to 2004, he was on the staff of Sports Illustrated. He is an adjunct instructor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School and is a lawyer licensed to practice in Illinois. His wife, Judith, is the executive director of the International Collaborative for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and has devoted her legal career to public health issues on the local, state, and federal levels. Lester and Judith live in Chicago.