In 2016, Michael Fletcher joined the staff of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s site that provides in-depth reporting, commentary and insight on race and culture through the lens of sports. Formerly, he spent 21 years with The Washington Post, the last seven as a national economics correspondent, writing about unemployment, state and municipal debt, the evolving job market, and the auto industry. Previously, he was a White House correspondent for the paper, covering both the Barack Obama and George Bush administrations. He also has written about education and race relations, serving as the Post’s national race relations reporter for five years. Fletcher is co-author of Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas, a critically acclaimed biography published by Doubleday in April 2007 – a book he co-authored with Kevin Merida, editor-in-chief for “The Undefeated.” Prior to The Washington Post, Fletcher was with the Baltimore Sun for 13 years, covering local schools, city government, and state politics.