By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Randy Archibold named sports editor of The New York Times.
  • Jeff Arenz joined The Hutchinson (Kansas) News as sports editor. He takes over for Brooks Kelton.
  • Bruce Arians departed from CBS as an NFL analyst to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Justin Barney became sports editor of WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Mike Bialka announced his departure as sports editor at the Brainerd (Minnesota) Dispatch.
  • Steve Blass said he will retire from broadcasting Pittsburgh Pirates games after the 2019 season. He has broadcast Pirates games since 1983.
  • Marty Brennaman revealed he will retire from broadcasting after the 2019 Cincinnati Reds season. Brennaman has broadcast Reds games since 1974.
  • Joe Buettner joined The Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript as a sports reporter.
  • Gabe Burns took on the Atlanta Braves beat at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Mike Davis departed as sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Tom Dienhart started covering Purdue for Gold and Black.
  • Hank Domin took the sports editor role at
  • Bryan Edwards became sports editor of the Murray (Kentucky) Ledger & Times.
  • Perry A. Farrell retires after 30 years covering Michigan sports for the Detroit Free Press.
  • Cat Garcia joined Yahoo Sports. She was previously with The Athletic.
  • Lyndsey Gough joined WTOC-TV in Savannah, Georgia, as weekend sports anchor.
  • Phil Hawkins accepted a promotion from sports editor to managing editor at the Woodburn (Oregon) Independent.
  • Austin Hemmingson took over as sports editor of the Daily Press in Escanaba, Michigan.
  • Lynn Henning retired from the Detroit News after 40 years as a sports reporter.
  • Nate Hubbard announced his departure from being the Bristol (Tennessee) Herald Courier sports editor.
  • Brett Hudson said he was fired by The Dispatch in Columbus, Mississippi, where he covered Mississippi State athletics.
  • Dennis Jacob announced his retirement as a sports reporter from the Treasure Coast (Florida) Palm after a 35-year career.
  • Amanda Kaschube took the sports editor role at The Chicago Tribune.
  • Bill Knight retired after 40 years at the El Paso (Texas) Times.
  • Shane Lantz accepted a sports reporter job with the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette.
  • Al Leiter left the YES Network after 12 seasons as a New York Mets analyst.
  • Edward Alan Marlowe joined The Paducah (Kentucky) Sun as sports editor.
  • Owen McCue accepted a sports reporter job with The Mercury in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
  • John McKelvey announced his departure from the Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript as a sports reporter.
  • Scott McNeish became the sports editor of The Toledo (Ohio) Blade. He was previously at The Daily Telegram in Adrian, Michigan.
  • Jack Miller started as the sports editor at the Milton (Wisconsin) Courier.
  • Bob Pockrass announced he is moving to FOX to cover NASCAR. He was previously with ESPN.
  • Jen Rainwater and Athletics Nation “ended our relationship,” according to a tweet from Athletics Nation.
  • Ray Ratto revealed his departure from NBC Sports Bay Area.
  • Thomas Schmetlz announced his decision to step down as sports editor at the Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Jason Schwartz joined Sports Illustrated as senior editor for investigations and enterprise. He was previously with Politico.
  • Nate Scott became managing editor of For The Win.
  • Eddie Sefko joined as a reporter.
  • Matthew Stevens announced his departure from Rivals’ Gold and Black.
  • Matt Tait was named sports editor of the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World.
  • Nubyjas Wilborn accepted a position covering the Pirates for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Kenzie Winstead announced his departure as a sports writer from the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal.
  • Lynn Worthy moved to cover the Royals for the Kansas City Star. He previously covered the Chiefs.
  • The Athletic added Grant Brisbee and Jeff Carillo. Brisbee will cover the San Francisco Giants. Carillo was previously with Bleacher Report. Catherine Silverman and Jeff Wiser announced their departures from The Athletic Arizona.
  • The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch added Jacob Myers to cover the Columbus Crew. Tim May retired as a sports writer.
  • The Dallas Morning News laid off 43 employees, including sports reporters Brandon George, Brendan Meyer and Eddie Sefko.
  • Gannett eliminated 400 jobs nationwide, and those layoffs included Tyler Cleveland (Clarion Ledger/Hattiesburg American sports writer), Mick Garry (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sports reporter), Tim Johnson (Wisconsin sports reporter), Andy Newberry (Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, sports reporter), and Seth Soffian (Fort Myers (Florida) News Press sports reporter)
  • The Los Angeles Times added LZ Granderson, Austin Knoblauch, and Arash Markazi. Granderson will be a sports and culture columnist. Knoblauch re-joined The LA Times as a multi-platform editor for digital journalism. Markazi will be an enterprise reporter, and he comes to The LA Times from ESPN.
  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune announced Jerry Zgoda moved to cover the Minnesota United, Megan Ryan took over the Minnesota Gophers athletics and college football beat, and Randy Johnson is adopting an “exciting new endeavor,” according to sports editor Chris Carr.
  • added Alexis Brudnicki as a producer/reporter in Toronto. Jennifer Langosh announced her role is changing with MLB as she moved from covering the St. Louis Cardinals to MLB’s editorial management team. Sarah Langs joined MLB after previously being with ESPN.
  • The New York Daily News made Kyle Wagner sports editor, and he replaces Eric Barrow. Deesha Thosar takes over as Mets beat reporter.
  • The Seattle Times promoted Adam Jude to lead enterprise reporter from being Washington athletics reporter. Mike Vorel takes over covering Washington athletics.
  • USA Today announced Dave Ammenheuser was appointed Sports Director for the USA Today Network. He’d previously been the sports editor at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Fleming announced his departure as a reporter from USA Today.


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