The Lead

Host: Kavitha A. Davidson and Anders Kelto
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About the Podcast

From The Athletic, home to the best storytelling in sports, and Wondery, the company behind “Sports Wars” and “Gladiator”, co-hosts Kavitha Davidson and Anders Kelto will take you beyond the box score. With the help of The Athletic’s more than 400 sports writers and editors, we’ll bring you the biggest and most fascinating stories of the day, every weekday morning. The Lead. Sports Up Close.

About the Host

Kavitha A. Davidson and Anders Kelto

Kavitha A. Davidson is a sports writer for The Athletic. She was previously a columnist at espnW and Bloomberg, focusing on the intersection of sports and business, culture, race, and gender. Her work also has been published in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and NBC News THINK, and has been noted in Best American Sports Writing. She has appeared attempting to sound smart on SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.


Anders Kelto is a Peabody award-winning journalist whose stories focus on the intersection of sports and society. He has worked as a correspondent for NPR and PRI’s The World, including ve years reporting in South Africa. Before becoming co-host and executive producer of THE LEAD, Anders created the critically acclaimed audio sports documentary series GameBreaker with Keith Olbermann. He also was a member of U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Soccer Team and played three years with the New England Revolution’s reserve team of Major League Soccer.

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