By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during August 2020. They have made professional moves in sports media.

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

  • Zach Baker took the sports editor role at The Courier in Findlay, Ohio. He was previously the sports editor at the Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio. 
  • Beau Bearden became sports editor of The Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, Oklahoma. 
  • Dan Brechlin accepted the roles of managing editor at The News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut, and as Hearst Connecticut sports managing editor. He was previously the sports editor at the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant. 
  • C.L. Brown joined The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, to cover the UNC Tar Heels. 
  • Josh Capers became the sports editor of the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, and of the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American. 
  • Joel Clinger took over as sports editor at The Connection in Springfield, Tennessee. 
  • Ray Conner departed as sports editor at the Kern Valley Sun in Lake Isabella, California. 
  • Everett Fitzhugh was hired by the Seattle Kraken as an NHL play-by-play broadcaster. 
  • David Friedlander announced he was laid off as a sports reporter at the Gwinnett Daily Post in Lawrenceville, Georgia. 
  • Ryne Gallacher joined Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. in Alexander City, Alabama, as a sports writer.
  • John Gokey retired as the sports editor at the Malone (New York) Telegram. 
  • Marlowe Hereford departed her sports reporter job at The Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 
  • Tyler Johnson announced he was laid off as a sports reporter at the Rocket Miner Newspaper in Rock Springs, Wyoming. 
  • Robert “Bubba” Kapral retired as sports editor of The Times Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
  • Michael Knisley left his position as sports editor of the Missourian in Columbia, Missouri. 
  • Marcus Krum announced he’ll be covering Texas football for the Dallas Morning News. 
  • Ross Levinsohn became CEO of Maven. He replaced Jim Heckman. 
  • Kyle Long joined CBS Sports Network’s show “That Other Pregame Show” as an NFL analyst. 
  • Matt Nye took the role of sports editor at the Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio.
  • Jenna Ortiz joined The American News in Aberdeen, South Dakota, as a sports reporter.  
  • S.L. Price announced his departure as a Sports Illustrated reporter. 
  • José M. Romero joined the Arizona Republic in Phoenix to cover the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • Jalen Rose became a columnist for The New York Post. 
  • Deion Sanders joined Barstool Sports, where he’ll do a podcast and be part of NFL coverage. He was previously with NFL Network. 
  • Orrin Schwarz left his role as sports editor at the Arlington Heights (Illinois) Daily Herald to become a courts/business reporter at the publication. 
  • Kurt Streeter was named a sports columnist at The New York Times.  
  • Shannon B. Terry announced he left 247 Sports, which he founded. 
  • Andre Toran left his role as an enterprise sports reporter at the Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser to take a role as a general assignment feature writer and storyteller at the Louisville Courier Journal. 
  • Parth Upadhyaya announced he was hired to cover Penn State football by the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania. 
  • Russell Vannozzi became the head of Main Street Preps, which covers Tennessee high school sports. He was previously the sports editor of The Connection in Springfield, Tennessee. 
  • Evan Wheaton joined the Malone (New York) Telegram as the sports editor. 
  • Ryne Williams left his sports reporter role at the St. George (Utah) News to become an education/businnes reporter at the Provo (Utah) Daily Herald. 
  • The Athletic moved Ari Wasserman from covering Ohio State to covering college football nationally, and announced G. Allan Taylor was moving from covering West Virginia to the Florida beat. 
  • Bleacher Report announced layoffs that included editor-in-chief Ben Osborne, senior writers Howard Beck and Jonathan Abrams, senior editor Jake Leonard, deputy managing editor Elliott Pohnl, staff writer David Gardner, and writers Leo Sepkowitz, Yaron Weitzman, Tyler Dunne, and Scott Miller, according to Awful Announcing
  • ESPN added Vince Carter as an NBA analyst. ESPN added Roman Harper and Jordan Rodgers to SEC Network’s “SEC Nation,” and they replace Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears on the show. 
  • Gannett/USA Today Network moved Joey Chandler to a new role as East Carolina sports reporter, Tommy Deas to a new role as SEC editor and Alabama editor, and Phil Kaplan to a new role as South Region assistant sports editor. 
  • The Louisville Courier Journal hired Reina Kempt as the sports director, Shannon Russell for the Louisville Cardinals beat, and Jonathan Saxon as breaking news writer. 
  • NBC Sports laid off baseball reporters Bill Baer and Craig Calcaterra, college basketball reporter Rob Dauster, college football reporter John Taylor, NBC Sports Washington anchor Michael Jenkins and host Sara Perlman, and NBC Sports Bay Area staff Danny Pedroza. Tony Dungy was named color commentator for NBC’s broadcasts of Notre Dame football. Tim Howard joined NBC as a soccer analyst, and Kyle Martino left NBC as a soccer analyst. Mike Milbury stepped away as an NHL analyst for NBC. 
  • SOMO Sports was created by Lucas Davis, Bobby Landis, and Jason Peake to cover high school and college sports in Missouri.

Top photo: Louisville Courier Journal sports director Reina Kempt


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