Let Me Introduce Myself: Laken Litman

Dear Crimson Tide nation, Hi! My name is Laken Litman and I will be joining the team here at BamaMag.com to provide you with coverage of all things Alabama.

I'm honored and excited to have the opportunity to cover one of the most storied football teams, and really athletic programs, in the whole country. I consider it quite a privilege, especially given the timing of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team coming off its second national championship in three years.

Before I jump in with article posting, here's a little bit of background about me: I graduated from The University of Texas in May 2011 with a degree in sports journalism. I say "y'all" a lot, tweet a bunch (follow me @LakenLitman), am a food connoisseur, love to run (actually I'm a workout-a-holic) and would love to know if anyone can recommend a female or co-ed soccer team for me to join while living in Tuscaloosa.

At UT, I covered just about every Longhorns sport for the student-run newspaper, The Daily Texan, and also freelanced for The Dallas Morning News and the Associated Press.

Also while in college, I worked at Sports Illustrated for a summer and have continued to write for them here and there. Most recently I covered Robert Griffin III's Pro Day.

Since August, I've been the SMU beat writer for FoxSports/Scout. While there I covered an up-and-coming football program run by June Jones and the chaotic basketball coaching search that ultimately ended with the hiring of Hall of Famer Larry Brown.

I'm a Dallas native, but cannot wait to move to Tuscaloosa and experience a different part of the country. I had never been to the state of Alabama until last week and it's incredibly beautiful.

My goal for this job is to provide BamaMag.com with the most in-depth, unique, well-written and unbiased scoops and stories as I can. There aren't many things better than college football season and following a top program in the nation's top conference will be a thrill.

I cannot wait to come in and get rolling. Especially since Alabama is poised for yet another incredible year. It's gonna be fun.



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