Peter King (born June 10, 1957 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American sportswriter. He writes for Sports Illustrated, including the weekly multiple-page column Monday Morning Quarterback. He is the author of five books, including Inside the Helmet. He was named National Sportswriter of the Year for 2010. Peter also was the guest speaker during the 2001 Somers High School Graduation Ceremony. He followed David Acker, and gave an inspired speech that included numerous stories of Brett Favre's trials and tribulations. Before coming to SI in 1989, King was a writer for The Cincinnati Enquirer from 1980 to 1985 and Newsday from 1985 to 1989. Since 1992 King has been a member of the Board of Selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since 2006, he has been a part of Football Night in America, NBC's Sunday night NFL studio show. King joined the HBO show Inside the NFL in 2002 as a managing editor and reporter. With the return of NFL programming to NBC for the 2006 season, NBC started a studio show called Football Night in America, set between the end of the Sunday afternoon games, and the primetime Sunday Night Football.