Jay Caspian Kang is joining Vice’s new nightly HBO show, and will cover civil rights and criminal justice, according to a tweet from his Twitter account.
Kang, a former editor with the now-defunct Grantland and author of, “The Dead Do Not Improve,” a crime mystery novel, currently writes for The New York Times Magazine, and will continue to do so, according to FishbowlNY.
I’ll be joining Vice’s new nightly HBO show as a correspondent covering civil rights and criminal justice. t.co/Z8Q1pfnX6W
— jay caspian kang (@jaycaspiankang) June 15, 2016
Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Boston and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, he was awarded the prestigious 2003 Sinkinson Prize for Best Short Story and founded ritalin magazine. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.
Kang’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Morning News, Deadspin, The Awl, and The Atlantic.com. His more notable sports coverage for Grantland includes articles covering basketball standout Jeremy Lin. His notable articles on Lin (“A Question of Identity,” The Uncertain Future of Linsanity,” and “Dumb Move, Dolan.” He has also written about baseball’s Ichiro Suzuki and basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.