By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during December 2019. They have made professional moves in sports media.

If there was a move in your department or you made a move during December that is not included, you can contact Erik Hall at

  • Matt Baide left his sports editor role at The Chronicle in Centralia, Washington. He joined Acceleration Academy. 
  • Kevin Boilard joined CBS to cover the NFL. He was with 247. 
  • Charlotte Carroll took a position covering UConn and Connecticut Sun basketball for The Athletic. 
  • Chris Cole joined The Seattle Times as a sports producer. He was previously with the Arizona Republic. 
  • Jamal Collier joined the Chicago Tribune as a Bulls beat reporter. 
  • Chris Coppola accepted the assistant sports editor role at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. 
  • Ryan Gorcey announced his departure as a sports writer at the San Francisco Examiner. 
  • Chris Grenham joined Forbes to cover the Boston Celtics. He previously worked for NESN. 
  • Eric Hunt accepted a sports reporter role at the Williamsport (Pennsylvania) Sun-Gazette. 
  • Zack Klemme became sports editor at The Ashland (Kentucky) Daily Independent. 
  • Brady Klopfer joined SB Nation as a producer for California websites. 
  • Cody Nagel became publisher of the 247 site 
  • José Negron was promoted to assistant sports editor at The Mon Valley Independent in Monessen, Pennsylvania. 
  • Mike Phillion accepted a sports writer position at The Chronicle News in East Lansing, Michigan. 
  • Ronnie Ramos joined The Daily Memphian as executive editor. He previously was executive editor of the Indianapolis Star.
  • Michael Rich became sports editor at the Mount Vernon (Ohio) News. 
  • Tim Rosaforte retired as a broadcaster for The Golf Channel. 
  • Zachary Silver took a full-time position with covering the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. 
  • Deron Snyder announced his departure as a sports columnist from The Washington Times. 
  • Sean Sweeney resigned from Boston Sports Journal, where he covered the New England Revolution. He launched the website 
  • Sarah Todd joined The Desert News in Salt Lake City, Utah, as Utah Jazz reporter. 
  • Eric Trent announced his new role as sports editor at The Chronicle in Lewis County, Washington. 
  • Sierra Webster was promoted to sports editor at the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Oregon. 
  • Les Winkeler retired as sports editor at The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Illinois. 
  • Paul Woody retired as a sports columnist at the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch. 
  • Tom Ziller announced his departure from SB Nation. 
  • The Associated Press laid off sports writer Joedy McCreary
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer added Shemar Woods as director of digital sports. Julius Lasin accepted a fellowship with the Inquirer digital team after previously working at USA Today as a digital producer. 
  • The Ringer added Matt Dollinger as senior editor. Rob Mahoney started writing about the NBA for The Ringer. Both Dollinger and Mahoney were previously with Sports Illustrated. 
  • Sports Illustrated named John Garcia Jr. the director position at Sports Illustrated All-American, covering high school sports.  Chaunte’l Powell joined the South Carolina Maven site to cover the Gamecocks. 
  • USA Today parted ways with hockey reporter Kevin Allen, college sports reporter George Schroeder, and Indy Star’s Notre Dame reporter Mike Beradino. Brian Stultz became managing editor of USA Today’s Auburn Wire. 
  • Vox ended contracts with employees at Clips Nation, Golden State of Mind, and Sactown Royalty. 
  • Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal parted ways with Spencer Turkin and sports editor Adam Houston
  • Yahoo Sports laid off Nick Ashbourne, Matt Ehalt, Gerard Gilberto, Michael Hoad, Vivek Jacob, Sarah Jenkins, Kevin Kaduk, Chase Kell, Wallace Matthews, Mike Mazzeo, and Justin Perry


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