Thomas Lake is an enterprise writer for CNN Politics focusing on the 2016 presidential election.
Lake previously wrote about bourbon thieves, B.B. King’s funeral, and a buzzer-beating shot in a college basketball game that actually saved people from a tornado. His story “The Boy They Couldn’t Kill” was named one of the 60 best features in the history of Sports Illustrated. His work has been anthologized in Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists, and in four editions of the Best American Sports Writing.
After seven years in newspapers, Lake wrote his first magazine story, “2 on 5,” which won the Henry Luce Award for most outstanding story of 2008 across all Time Inc. publications. His writing has also appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three children.