By Erik Hall

These are people that were “On the Move” during March and April. They have made professional moves in sports media.

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

  • Jordan Bianchi announced his position was eliminated covering motorsports for SB Nation.
  • Jeff Bleiler announced his departure from MLive and the Citizen Patriot after 21 years.
  • Sam Bundy joined the Greeneville (Tennessee) Sun as sports editor. He was previously sports editor of Morning News in Florence, South Carolina.
  • Joe E. Cervi announced he left the Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftan after 23 years.
  • Scott Chasen left the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World as Kansas Jayhawks reporter.
  • Nathan Deal joined the Muskogee (Oklahoma) Phoenix as a prep sports reporter.
  • Corey Desiderio announced he’ll no longer cover high school sports for the Buffalo News.
  • Mike Francesa announced a return to WFAN as a radio show host.
  • Dave George decided to retire from the Palm Beach Post as a sports columnist after 40 years at the publication.
  • Kaylee Glyder joined The Identity Tampa Bay as a video producer.
  • Erik Hall accepted the position of digital/social media producer with USA Today Network.
  • Monique Lamoureux-Morando took a position at NHL Network as an on-air analyst.
  • Scott Lockwood joined the Sarasota (Florida) Herald Tribune as a sports reporter.
  • Stefanie Loh announced that she will become Seattle Times assistant sports editor effective July 1. She currently covers Washington State for the Seattle Times
  • Brett McMurphy accepted a position covering college football for Stadium, according to The Athletic.
  • Brody Miller joined The New Orleans Times-Picayune as an LSU beat writer. He previously worked at the Clarion (Mississippi) Ledger.
  • Lauren Moore left a sports reporter position at The Daily Times (Maryville, Tennessee) for a sports information position at Lincoln Memorial University.
  • Sierra Morgan joined the Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel as a sports intern/clerk.
  • Joseph Nardone said he was laid off by Cox Media Group as a college basketball reporter.
  • Eric Nusbaum announced he left his role as Vice sports editor to work on a book.
  • Terez Paylor accepted a job with Yahoo Sports covering the NFL. He was previously with The Kansas City Star.
  • Jerry Reynolds stepped down as Sacramento Kings color commentator at the end of the season. He spent 20 seasons broadcasting Kings games.
  • Iliana Limon Romero received a promotion at the Orlando Sentinel to sports content director.
  • Mackenzie Salmon joined The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger as a sports videographer and reporter.
  • Kelli Stacy accepted a position at the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant to cover UConn women’s basketball.
  • Andrew Stoeten said he joined The Athletic Toronto to cover the Blue Jays.
  • John Talty announced a promotion to senior managing producer for sports at Alabama Media Group.
  • Herbie Teope joined after previously being the New Orleans Saints beat writer for The Times-Picayune.
  • Rob Todor is becoming the sports editor for GateHouse Media Ohio’s Kent and Alliance markets, including seven weekly newspapers in Summit and Portage counties and The Review.
  • Mark Tupper is stepping away after 44 years in journalism from his role covering Illinois athletics at the Decatur (Illinois) Herald & Review.
  • Ailene Voisin was laid off as a Sacramento Bee sports columnist.
  • ESPN brought on Mark Kim as an assistant social media editor. SportsCenter anchor Lisa Kerney announced she is parting with ESPN after four years there.
  • Sports Illustrated added Emma Baccellieri as a baseball staff writer, Charlotte Wilder as a senior writer, and Shemar Woods as senior editor. Baccellieri was previously at Deadspin. Wilder was previously at SB Nation. Woods was previously at
  • The Associated Press named Howie Rumberg and Oskar Garcia as deputy sports editors for newsgathering and storytelling.
  • The Athletic brought on Mark Saxon as a senior MLB writer. NHL writers that joined The Athletic are Scott Burnside, Craig Custance, Pierre LeBrun, Scott Powers, Corey Pronman, Katie Strang. Sarah Goldstein is an NHL editor. Mike Harris joined The Athletic as a senior editor. Johnette Howard accepted a columnist position at The Athletic. Kaci Borowski, Elizabeth Newman and Amy Parlapiano joined The Athletic as a national staff editor, and Parlapiano was previously at Sports Illustrated. Matt Brown joined The Athletic as a college football editor. Seth Emerson, Aaron Suttles and David Ubben joined The Athletic to cover college football, and Suttles was previously with the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News. Ethan Strauss joined The Athletic to cover the NBA. Trent Rosecrans left the Cincinnati Enquirier to cover the Reds for The Athletic.
  • The Athletic Arizona added Zach Buchanan to cover the Diamondbacks. He was previously with the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • The Athletic Boston revealed Joe McDonald and Fluto Shinzawa as its Bruins reporters. Jeff Howe will cover the Patriots. The Celtics reporters are Jay King, Clevis Murray and Jared Weiss. The Red Sox coverage team is Chad Jennings, Matthew Kory and Jen McCaffrey. Sean Leahy will be the site’s editor.
  • The Athletic Denver will be staffed by Ryan Boulding on the Avalanche, Nick Groke on the Rockies, Nicki Jhabvala on the Broncos, and Nick Kosmider on the Nuggets.
  • The Athletic Kansas City now includes Rustin Dodd as its Royals reporter and Nate Taylor as its Chiefs reporter. Dodd was previously at the Kansas City Star.
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer/ offered buyouts that were accepted by sports columnist Bud Shaw and sports editor Mike Starkey, according to CleveScene.
  • The Louisville Courier Journal promoted Kelly Ward to sports planning editor and added Justin Sayers as a sports breaking/trending news reporter. Ward was previously a web producer. Sayers was previously a breaking news and Southern Indiana news reporter at Courier Journal.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer brought on Scott Lauber to cover the Phillies and Katie McInerney as a sports web producer. Lauber previously covered the Red Sox for ESPN. McInerney was previously at the Houston Chronicle.
  • The Ringer parted ways with Eric Weinberger, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Geoff Chow was named president to replace Weinberger. Also at The Ringer, Sean Fennessey received a promotion to chief content officer. Chris Ryan earned a promotion to editorial director. Mallory Rubin got a promotion to executive editor.
  • The Times of Northwest Indiana saw Hillary Bird leave April 6 as its sports editor to become the managing editor at Chicago Parent Magazine. Her byline was “Hillary Smith” at The Times. She was replaced by Ryan Nilsson of Pioneer Press in Chicago suburbs
  • The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News added Ben Jones as an Alabama football reporter and Terrin Waack as a full-time reporter.


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