Kent Pulliam covered the Kansas City sports scene for 32 years at The Kansas City Star, reporting about everything from small colleges to the Olympics and many things in between.
His primary beat at the paper was covering the Chiefs from 1980-1996, through coaches Marv Levy, John Mackovic, Frank Gansz and Marty Schottenheimer. He covered Kansas State athletics from 1997-2001, watching the Wildcats football team at its best and the basketball team at its worst.
Since being laid off at The Star in March of 2009, he has written two books: For Wildcats Fans Only about the K-State fan experience, and worked with former KU quarterback Todd Reesing on his book Rising to New Heights that was published last August.
Besides The Star, Kent has done work for Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, numerous pre-season football magazines. Kent won numerous writing awards from The Associated Press Sports Editors, including an investigative look at the finances in college athletics in 2001. He is far more interested in why the Chiefs make some of the decisions that they do, and tries to analyze the numbers in ways that some sports fans don’t think about.