Peter King (born June 10, 1957) 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. Before coming to SI in 1989, King was a writer for The Cincinnati Enquirer from 1980 to 1985 and Newsday from 1985 to 1989.