Warren St. John is an American journalist, author, and CEO.
St. John was born in 1969 and hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He received his BA in English from Columbia University in New York City. As a journalist, St. John has written for the New York Observer, The New Yorker, Wired, Slate, and the New York Times. Through his work as a feature writer for the New York Times, St. John is credited with introducing the word "metrosexual" to the mainstream and writing articles focused on technology and sports.
St. John is the author of two books. His first book, Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania, was published in 2004. The book focuses on sports fandom, using the Alabama Crimson Tide's 1999 season as a case study. The book was named one of Sports Illustrated’s best books of the year in 2004.
St. John's second book is Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference. The book delves into the lives of refugees, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, living in America. The book focuses on a soccer team called the "Fugees" (short for refugees) started in Clarkston, Georgia by a woman named Luma Mufleh. St. John wrote and published the book in 2009 after publishing an article on the team in 2007 in the New York Times.
St. John currently lives in New York City with his wife Nicole. He serves as CEO and editor-in-chief of Patch, a community-specific news platform.