Janie McCauley, a 1998 graduate of Washington State University, joined the Associated Press bureau in Seattle in 2000. She grabbed attention with her thoughtful coverage of Ichiro Suzuki’s rookie year as part of her coverage of the Seattle Mariners. McCauley moved to San Francisco in 2002, and in 2006, she was named AP’s Sports Writer of the Year. She remains based in the Bay Area where she covers the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors among her other beats.

McCauley is no stranger to cover major international events. She has covered three Summer Olympic Games, the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the World Cup in Brazil, a Super Bowl and four World Series. She is married to fellow AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow and they have two daughters, Emma and Lily.