Founded in 2009, Cowbell Kingdom is a member of the ESPN TrueHoop Network. Its goal is to provide frontline, on-the-ground coverage of the Kings that leads to interesting and thought-provoking discussion amongst readers.

Cowbell Kingdom is a subsidiary of Small Market, Big Heart Productions LLC.

Principle Staff

James Ham
Senior Writer/Beat Blogger

Ham joined Cowbell Kingdom at the beginning of the 2010-11 NBA season and provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. Ham is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary “Small Market, Big Heart” and provides game night coverage for NBA.com at all Kings home games. Ham is a graduate of UC Davis and is happily married with two children.

Twitter: @James_Ham

Jonathan Santiago
Senior Editor/Writer/Producer

Santiago joined Cowbell Kingdom following the relocation saga of 2011. He serves Cowbell Kingdom as an editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings. Previously before joining CK, Santiago contributed to SLAM and SB Nation Bay Area.

Twitter: @itsjonsantiago

Contributors

Aaron Fischman
Editor/Features Writer

Fischman is an editor and contributing feature writer for Cowbell Kingdom. The Los Angeles native graduated in 2011 from UC Davis with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Communication and received his Master’s in Print and Digital Journalism from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2013. Besides CK, Fischman has covered the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks for SLAM and the L.A. Clippers for Clipper Blog, an ESPN.com TrueHoop Network Affiliate.

Twitter: @byAaronFisch

Tobin Halsey
Videographer and Photographer

Halsey joined CK in the 2013-14 season as a videographer and photographer. He is a long time Sacramento Area resident, who received his BA in English from Sacramento State University. He is best known for his work as director of the Sacramento Kings relocation documentary “Small Market, Big Heart”. He has also been the director and producer on several short films, including “The Terrycloth Monkey” and “The Sign Guy”, the former based on a short story published originally as “A Pawn Shop Acquisition”, and the latter an entry in the Sacramento Film and Music Festival 10X10 event that was screened at the Crest Theater in August 2011.

Twitter: @Tobin_Halsey

Kimani David
Videographer and Photographer

David joined CK in the 2013-14 season a videographer and photographer. He is a jack of all trades in digital video production, specializing in many different areas, including writing, editing, visual effects, camera work, graphic design and sound. Before joining Cowbell Kingdom, David lived in Los Angeles and worked as a Community Ambassador for The Young Turks. David is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.

Twitter: @kimaniWdavid
Website: Let Me Out Productions

Rob McAllister
Columnist/Features/Arena

McAllister is a reporter for CBS 13 in Sacramento and was the first to break news of the Maloofs’ negotiations to move the Kings to Anaheim. You can find all of Rob’s work at his home page.

Twitter: @Rob_McAllister

Steven Chea
Photographer

Chea joined the Cowbell Kingdom team midway through the 2010-11 NBA season. From Tyreke Evans to Snoop Dogg, he specializes in professional sports and concert photography. You can find more of Chea’s work at his Concert Photography and Sacramento Celebrity Examiner pages.

Email: sschea@gmail.com