Jesse Washington Talks Fatherhood, Working With John Thompson And More

Jesse Washington was kind enough to talk with me about his fatherhood journey. He shares with me the values he looks to instill into his kids as they are growing up. We talk about working with the late, great Coach John Thompson on Thompson’s book, I Came As A Shadow. Then, Jesse shares the things he learned working with Coach Thompson. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.

About Jesse Washington 

Jesse Washington was born in Brooklyn to an artist father and social worker mother. His family moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, when he was in grade school, and he began his career covering sports for The Poughkeepsie Journal the summer after his freshman year at Yale University. The next summer he returned to the Journal and switched to local news. Jesse has worked at the Associated Press, Vibe and other news and magazine outlets. Since 2015, Jesse has been a senior writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated, a platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Jesse has won a National Journalism Award from the Asian-American Journalists Association, Journalist of the Year award from the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, two feature awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, and a 2019 Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award for column writing.

Follow Jesse on Twitter at @jessewashington and go to his website at to learn more on Jesse and to purchase his book, I Came As A Shadow.

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

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