Authors

Profile Picture: Andrew Champagne

Andrew Champagne has served as a sports and horse racing handicapper, writer, and digital media producer for multiple national outlets. He enjoys picking winners, bowling reasonably well, and golfing incredibly poorly. Originally from upstate New York, Andrew now lives in Concord, California.

Profile Picture: Keeler Johnson

J. Keeler Johnson (also known as “Keelerman”) is a writer, blogger, videographer, handicapper, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse.

Profile Picture: James Scully

James Scully is a passionate sports analyst who grew up traveling to various sporting events around the country. James follows the NFL and NCAA, but also plays golf and other sports as time allows. Whether it be pro or college football, basketball, baseball…James can share solid insight with actionable information. When James isn’t watching sports, he can be found handicapping horse racing and playing golf. Twitter: @James_Scully111

Profile Picture: Scott Shapiro

Scott has been handicapping sports and horse racing since he was a teenager in New Jersey. He focuses on pro football, college basketball, Kentucky racing and golf. You can find Scott on Twitter (@scottshap34), watch him on the Churchill Downs simulcast show and hear his thoughts on the “Who Do Ya Like Podcast,” which can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

Profile Picture: Annie Moore

Annie Moore is a sportswriter from Louisville, Kentucky. She grew up loving sports and horseracing, and graduated from the University of Louisville in 2016. She previously worked for ESPN and the NBC affiliate in Louisville. Follow her on Twitter @anymoresports

Profile Picture: Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She previously worked as a staff writer in her hometown before serving as an editor for Bleacher Report while based in New York and LA. She's a fan of the New England Patriots, Louisville City soccer, college football and basketball, and is still trying to quit the fantasy football league she joined back in 2013.

Profile Picture: Donald Wine

Donald is the co-manager of Stars & Stripes FC and also contributes to Black & Red United. Donald is on the national board of the American Outlaws, managing more than 200 chapters as well as leading on game experience coordination and all WNT events. He is an expert on all issues for the USMNT and the USWNT as well as MLS and European soccer.

Profile Picture: Tommy Raymond

Tommy Raymond is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. The sports he follows most are related to the University of Kentucky sports teams, track & field and golf. He has attended all four of golf’s majors. Although he’s played golf since the late 1990s, he’s still looking for his first hole in one.

Profile Picture: Dan Halverson

An avid sports fan whose first word was "ball", Dan has spent his entire adult life learning the intricacies of sports betting markets. NFL, NBA, College Football, and the PGA Tour are preferred, but MLB, NHL, MLS, EPL, NCAAB, ATP, and yes, even the WNBA, have not been excluded. Value is value, and bettors bet. Dan believes a dollar won is better than a dollar earned, and he remembers his bad beats in greater detail than the birth of his two children. His only request upon joining the BetAmerica team was that his wife not be shown this bio.

Profile Picture: Robert Criscola

Robert has been a die-hard sports fan and handicapper for many years. A lifelong Brooklynite, his home away from home is Belmont Park. Follow Robert on Twitter: @itsgood2beking

Profile Picture: Jeremy Balan

Jeremy Balan is the content editor at BetAmerica. Before he came to BetAmerica, he was a journalist, editor, and sports writer for more than a decade. After years covering prep, college, and pro sports for online and print media, he focused on turf writing at BloodHorse from 2015-2019 and won an Eclipse Award for his coverage of the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center.

Profile Picture: Nick Roush

If those who can’t do, teach, those who can’t sports, write. The only son in a family of four who didn’t play Division I athletics, Nick Roush picked up writing in college at the University of Kentucky before marrying a former all-conference volleyball star. When he isn’t on the radio or covering Kentucky football, the Louisville native is cashing tickets at Churchill Downs.

Profile Picture: Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy began his love affair with sports journalism at the age of nine when he wrote his first article about his little league baseball team. He has since authored his own weekly column for Fox Sports and AskMen, and has created campaigns for the WWE, the NHL, and the NFL. Ryan's critically acclaimed stories have also been published in 20 books and have been featured on more than 170 radio stations and 40 newspapers across North America.

Profile Picture: Danny Howard

Danny Howard is a combat sport aficionado having spent nearly a decade covering combat sports. His work has been featured on FightHype, The Boxing Tribune and The Fight City. Howard also published And Stay Down! Boxing’s Worst Comebacks in 2013.

Profile Picture: Jason Ence

Jason Ence lives in Louisville, KY and covers Premier League and Serie A soccer, college football, and college basketball. He is also the University of Kentucky correspondent for ESPN Louisville 680, and co-host of their UK football and basketball post-game shows. When he is not writing, he is most likely watching soccer, including watching old Manchester United highlights on YouTube to remember when they were still good.

Profile Picture: Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He previously graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Master's in Sports Management. He's a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Boston Celtics, Arsenal FC, and all things University of Kentucky. He loves to play fantasy football and all things that involve gambling.

Profile Picture: Cam Tucker

Cam is a former sports journalist with over 10 years experiencing covering just about everything from National Hockey League and Stanley Cup Finals for a variety of U.S. publications, to national and international soccer events. Cam has since made the move into the sports betting industry and has a passion for breaking down the biggest matchups and betting lines in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

Profile Picture: Josh Powell

Josh is based in Dublin, Ireland and has eight years experience working in the industry writing betting and sports content for Paddy Power among others. A keen gambler and self-admitted stats nerd, Josh is always on the lookout for value in the sports betting market. He's a man happiest when racing his greyhounds at the local track.

Profile Picture: Sara Dacus

Sara Dacus is a lifelong Arkansan who teaches eighth grade English. While she was dating her now-husband, he took her to Oaklawn Park, and a love affair with both ignited. Dacus is now an avid racing enthusiast who follows the sport closely.

Profile Picture: Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown started learning about betting not long after he learned how to walk. With a father involved in Australia’s horse racing industry, some of Andrew’s earliest memories include visiting the local horse and greyhound tracks, studying the past performances, and begging his Dad to throw a few dollars on his picks. Some year’s later Andrew became a television racing and sports journalist, and has since worked in the industry in both Australia and the UK. After winning multiple journalism awards in Australia’s horse racing industry, Andrew transitioned into the corporate world of betting on sports, and moved to the United States not long after the Supreme Court of the United States joyously struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting.

Profile Picture: Frank Cotolo

Frank Cotolo has been a horse racing journalist since the 1970s. He has been published in major magazines on the subject of betting pari-mutuels and was editor of the popular TIMES: in harness weekly, where he won a John Hervey Award for magazine journalism. An initial voice on ADW sites, he wrote for YouBet and moved to TwinSpires.

Profile Picture: Vance Hanson

Vance Hanson has been a contributing writer and editor for BRISnet.com, TwinSpires.com and KentuckyDerby.com since 2008. Prior to joining the Churchill Downs Inc. family, he served as a publicity assistant at Canterbury Park and as a handicapper/writer for Daily Racing Form.

Profile Picture: Simon Young

Simon Young is a hugely experienced newspaper journalist and online gaming content expert. He was a news editor at three national UK newspapers before falling in love with poker and joining PokerStars as head of content. He managed the Stars Group’s content teams, including the PokerStars Blog, for more than 10 years, and now runs his own content agency, Magic Word Media.

Kellie Reilly is a journalist and turf writer specializing in international horse racing.