Seth Davis
Born1970 (age 51–52)
Connecticut, United States[1]
Alma materDuke University
OccupationWriter, author, sports commentator
Parent(s)Lanny Davis
Elaine Charney

Seth Davis is an American sportswriter and broadcaster. He is a host on Campus Insiders, an in-studio analyst for CBS' men's college basketball coverage, and an analyst for the NBA Draft on NBA TV. He currently writes for The Athletic and is a former writer for Sports Illustrated magazine.


Davis attended Duke University, graduating in 1992 with a degree in political science. He was host of a sports-related cable television show on Cable 13, and was also a sports columnist for the university's daily campus newspaper, The Chronicle.

Davis began writing at Sports Illustrated in July 1995. During his tenure at SI, he became a staff writer and authored the "Inside College Basketball" column during the college basketball season. It was announced on May 11, 2017 that he had been laid off from Sports Illustrated.[2] Before joining Sports Illustrated, Davis spent several years at the New Haven Register, where he wrote about various sports, including the NFL, NBA, college basketball and local high school sports.

Davis appeared in an episode of the HBO show "Real Sex" [3] in 1996.

In 2003, his book Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp about his experiences as a camp counselor, was published. His second book, When March Went Mad, was published in 2009.[4]

He was also a reporter on The NFL Today.

In 2013, Davis joined Campus Insiders,, as an on-air host for their all-digital network. The Seth Davis Show launched on August 26, 2013.

In May 2017 he was fired by Sports Illustrated as a cost-cutting measure. He subsequently started work for The Athletic.


Davis was born in Connecticut and raised in Potomac, Maryland,[1] and graduated from the Bullis School in 1988. Davis is married and has three children.[5]

Davis is the son of Elaine Charney and Lanny Davis, who was the special counsel for former President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 1998.[5]



  1. ^ a b "Seth Davis". CBS. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Glasspiegel, Ryan. "Layoffs Hit Sports Illustrated". The Big Lead. The Big Lead. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ Tommy, Craggs (December 16, 2011). "Seth Davis Was on HBOs Real Sex 15 Years Ago". Deadspin.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Johnson Vs. Bird And The Dawn Of March Madness". NPR. March 16, 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b Saward, John (June 12, 2010). "Ridgefield: CBS basketball analyst Seth Davis juggles demands of family, career". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 21 March 2016.