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Burt Dragin: Has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Image Magazine, Cal Alumni Magazine, and other publications. His diverse writing experience includes two Wimbledon Championships and columnist / comedy critic for the late Berkeley Gazette.

He holds a BA in English from Cal State LA, and MA in Journalism from USC. He has written extensively on media and gambling addiction, which includes his book Six to Five Against: A Gambler’s Odyssey (2006).

Scott A. Strain: Worked as a staff writer at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Oakland Tribune; was a staff writer and Sports Editor for Hills Publications (Alameda Journal, Berkeley Voice, The Piedmonter), Contra Costa Newspapers, Contra Costa Times; San Francisco Chronicle sports correspondent; Adjunct Journalism Instructor at Laney College since 2007.

Earned a BA in American History from Brigham Young University and a MA in International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.