John Wilkinson is a reporter for the Orange County Register, focusing specifically on sports in South Orange County.

Prior to joining the Register as a content trainee, John was a freelancer for the Register and worked part-time for SBNation.com writing for its national newsdesk program.

He was also a communications intern with the LA Galaxy during the 2012 MLS season.

He attended college at Loyola Marymount University where he was the Sports Editor of the student newspaper, The Loyolan, and president of the California Chi chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

He was selected as a 2011 Poynter College Fellow by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He is originally from Phoenix, Arizona.