My name is Lindsay Crouse and I'm a Producer/Editor/Writer/Runner at The New York Times,
where I've worked for over a decade.
Drawing on my own experiences as a competitive athlete, I've been lucky to play a role in coverage of women athletes at The Times.
The Emmy-nominated video series I produced, Equal Play,
broke news by centering female athletes’ untold experiences and led to widespread reform in women’s sports. My reporting
in 2019 exposed the lack of maternity protections that female professional athletes secretly faced at the time (featuring the experiences of Olympians Alysia Montano, Allyson Felix, and Kara Goucher, among others) — the result of a year-long investigation into industry standards, contracts, and the undisclosed toll of work and motherhood on female athletes. Combining my backgrounds in both video production and text reporting, the package changed maternity norms across the industry, including at Nike, which created a new policy
to ensure pay for pregnant athletes over 18 months.
As the Co-Executive Producer of Op-Docs, The Times’s
series of short documentaries by independent filmmakers, I've produced nearly 400 short films, winning 4 Emmy awards (more than 20 nominations), 4 Oscar nominations, and 2 Peabody awards. Merging my background in women’s sports and documentary, I produced the first Oscar-winner for The Times
(“The Queen of Basketball,”
2021). I'm a 2:53 marathoner and ran cross country at Harvard.
Here is some of my work on women & sports you may have seen in The Times:"I'm 35 and Faster than I Ever Thought Possible" "How the 'Shalane Effect' Works"
"Why Men Quit and Women Don't"
And now, I'm on book leave! You can contact me at lindsay.crouse @ nytimes.com