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Susan Slusser is an American sportswriter who works for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. She was the first woman to serve as president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.


Slusser previously worked for the Dallas Morning News in 1995 and 1996, covering the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).[1] She also served as a beat writer in the National Basketball Association. She worked in Sacramento, California for the Sacramento Bee, where she covered the Sacramento Kings, and Orlando, Florida for the Orlando Sentinel, where she covered the Orlando Magic.[2] Since 1999, Slusser has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the Oakland Athletics of MLB.[1]

Slusser was elected as the vice-president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) in October 2011.[1] The next year, she was voted the president of the BBWAA, the first woman to serve in the role.[2] In 2014, she was elected to the BBWAA board.[3]


Slusser is a 1988 graduate of Stanford University.[4] She met her husband, Dan Brown, in 1990 when she was a reporter for the Bee and he was a University of California Davis student reporter; Brown now works as a sportswriter for the The Athletic.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c "Susan Slusser of San Francisco Chronicle in line to become 1st woman to head BBWAA - ESPN". October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b C. Trent Rosecrans (June 11, 2008). "Susan Slusser named first female president of BBWAA". Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Houston Chronicle's Ortiz elected BBWAA president". ESPN. Associated Press. October 25, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "The Dish: A League of Her Own," Stanford Magazine (Stanford University), January/February 2012.
  5. ^ Ann Killion (October 25, 2012). "Chronicle writer Slusser sets precedent". SFGate. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Help! I married my dreaded baseball rival (a love story)". The Mercury News. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.