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Brendan F. Quinn

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About Brendan F. Quinn


Brendan F. Quinn grew up embroiled in the wars of the legendary Philadelphia Big 5. He comes to Knoxville to focus solely on one team—University of Tennessee men’s basketball.

A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Quinn covered the city’s six Division I basketball teams as a staff writer at The (Philadelphia) Bulletin from 2006 to 2008 and as a contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2009 and 2010. He accepted a position as sports editor at in August 2011 and spent nine months in Chattanooga before heading two hours north to the Knoxville News Sentinel in June 2012.

Quinn has written for Basketball Times, a national college basketball magazine, since 2006 and was named one of the four best sportswriters in the country under 30 by the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2010 and 2011. In the 2011 USBWA Best Writing Contest, his story, "A Toast to Tom Jernstedt," finished fourth nationally in the enterprise writing category.

Brendan F. Quinn

Position History

  • Reporter
    06/11/2012 - 09/23/2013

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