Contributing Writers

Part of the success of is the site’s ability to use outside writers to diversify the style of local sports coverage. No one voice should be the last word. Thanks to several contributors, all great colleagues and professionals, the level of work put forth ascends to a new level. The community is being watched…


Scott Levin

Scott Levin is a freelance writer and an avid Sacramento Kings fan. After graduating from Chico State with a degree in journalism in 2007, Scott returned to the Sacramento area where he currently covers the Kings for Scott also follows the Sacramento area high school soccer scene, having been an all-league player for Mira Loma High School earlier in the decade. Scott can be reached via e-mail at and is also on Twitter (@KingsExaminer). For more from Scott, visit his Examiner page.

Kelly Davis Rackham

Kelly is a lifelong Sacramento Kings fan, with a wealth of experience working with publications that cover the organization. She also is the creator of “Planet Kelly,” a full-service graphic design studio in Sacramento. A designer since 1992, she’s worked for a variety of advertising and design firms in the area. E-mail Kelly at, or visit her website at

Lawrence Everson

Lawrence is experimenting with writing while also pursuing a career as a multi-service digital production specialist. E-mail him at For more on Lawrence, visit his website at

Albert Samaha

Albert Samaha is currently a student at the University of San Diego. Albert has covered USD sports for the past two years, most recently as a featured columnist at where his Samaha Certified column has garnered a consistently growing following. Dubbed by one reader as “The Voice of the College Kid,” Albert has gained notoriety for his humorous yet intelligent writing which often uses personal anecdotes, allegory, and extended metaphors to explain situations in the sporting world. Albert, who will be a Junior in the fall, and is majoring in Communication Studies with an emphasis on journalism. For more of Albert’s work, visit his Examiner page, or go to E-mail Albert at Editor’s note: Albert is no longer the Sacramento River Cats Examiner.

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