Let Me Introduce Myself: Laken Litman
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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