By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Wilson Alexander announced he joined The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to cover LSU baseball and football. He previously worked at The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Robert Baum retired from The Associated Press as a sports reporter after 43 years.
  • Elena Bergeron is stepping down as Editor-In-Chief of SB Nation.
  • Paul Bowker left the Cape Cod (Massachusetts) Times as sports editor.
  • Chance Q. Cook joined the Jackson Hole News & Guide in Jackson, Wyoming, as sports editor. He was previously a sports reporter in Butte, Montana.
  • T.J. Cotterill announced his departure from the Tacoma (Washington) News, where he covered the Seattle Mariners.
  • Dawn Ennis joined OutSports as managing editor.
  • Sam Fortier joins The Washington Post, effective April 1, to cover the Nationals and high school sports.
  • Rick Gosselin retired from The Dallas Morning News, where he covered sports for 27 years.
  • Kevin Green is taking over as sports editor of the Claremore (Oklahoma) Daily Progress. He previously covered sports at the Lawton (Oklahoma) Constitution.
  • Brad Joyal announced his departure as a sports reporter for the Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner.
  • Gidal Kaiser said he was laid off as sports editor at the West Bend (Wisconsin) Daily News.
  • Perry Keys received a promotion to executive sports editor at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He replaces Joe Schiefelbein.
  • Hannah Keyser joined Yahoo Sports as a national MLB reporter.
  • Taylor Lehman announced he joined Eleven Warriors He was previously with Kendallville (Indiana) Publishing Company.
  • Jake Lourim left the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal, where he covered Louisville athletics.
  • Nick Parco joined CBS Sports as sports editor.
  • Michael Pina, who covered the NBA, said he was laid off by Vice.
  • Alex Riley left his position as UNC-Wilmington sports reporter at the StarNews. He took a communications position with Pender County Schools.
  • Dale Robertson announced his retirement from the Houston Chronicle after 46 years as a sports reporter.
  • Jon Rothstein joined Sports Illustrated to cover college basketball.
  • Steve Ruinsky announced he is stepping down as sports editor of The News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Josh Schrock accepted a position with NBC Sports Authentic in the Bay Area. He previously was with NESN.
  • Brandon Shrider joined the Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green, Ohio, as sports editor. He was previously at The Courier in Findlay, Ohio.
  • Scott Souza ended his tenure as sports editor at The Waltham (Massachusetts) Daily News Tribune
  • Don Rowe took over as sports editor of The Dispatch in Columbus, Mississippi. He was preceded by Adam Minichino.  
  • Alex Warneke announced he joined the Pac-12 Network as short form editorial manager. He previously worked at Bleacher/Report.
  • Brian Woodson moved to become sports editor of the Bristol (Virginia) Herald Courier. He was previously at the Bluefield (West Virginia) Daily Telegraph.
  • The Acadiana Advocate brought on Kevin Foote as sports editor and James Bewers as sports writer.
  • The Athletic added Gene McCaffrey, Al Melchior, Matt Modica, Ron Shandler, and John Sickels to cover fantasy sports. Lindsey Adler moved to covering the New York Yankees. Josh Tolentino moved to covering the Tampa Bay Rays. Rich Hammond joined The Athletic Los Angeles as a staff editor, and Molly Knight joined The Athletic Los Angeles as a writer. Nathan Bernhardt announced he is leaving The Athletic Baltimore, where he covered the Orioles.
  • The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle added Will Cheney and Wynston Wilcox as full-time sports reporters.
  • Bleacher Report saw the departure of Tina Sturdevant, who took a communications position with Crunchbase. B/R Dave Finocchio announced he is leaving the company in June, and he will be replaced by Howard Mittman, the chief revenue officer.
  • The Charlotte Observer saw executive sports editor Mike Persinger and deputy sports editor Harry Pickett take a buyout from McClatchy.
  • ESPN parted ways with Adnan Virk and NFL analyst Charles Woodson. Monday Night Football analyst Jason Witten left ESPN to return to the Dallas Cowboys. Ryan Howard joined ESPN as a MLB analyst.
  • announced layoffs, which included David Caputo, Ras Guevara, Mark Levine, Tim McMaster, Brian Mortensen, Noah Snyder, JR Welber, and Dani Wex. added Jessica Camerato to cover the Boston Red Sox.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer added Jaiden Campana and Evan Easterling to cover high school sports.
  • USA Today announced realigned leadership roles to oversee coverage in their regions. The new regional directors are Tommy Deas (Florida-Tennessee Region), Mark Faller (West Region), Jenny Green (Midwest Region), Len Hayward (Plains Region), Dave Rivera (Northeast Region), Chris Thomas (Great Lakes Region), Brad Zimanek (South Region) and Robert Zizzo (Wisconsin Region). Erik Hall received a promotion to the lead producer for sports.
  • WEEI added as Boston Red Sox broadcasters Chris Berman, Mario Impemba, Josh Lewin, Sean McDonough and Dave O’Brien.


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