By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Kate Abdo was hired by Turner Sports to anchor Champions League coverage. Abdo is currently at FOX.
  • Jovan Alford took the sports editor position at the Philadelphia Metro.
  • Daniel Barbarisi joined The Athletic Boston as a senior editor.
  • Torin Berge accepted a position as managing editor of The Athletic Denver. He was previously deputy sports editor for The Denver Post.
  • Tim Cato accepted a position with The Athletic Dallas as a Mavericks beat writer. He was previously with the SB Nation.
  • Ryan S. Clark joined The Athletic Denver to cover the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Rachel Crader took the position of Deputy National Editor for Sports with Lee Enterprises. She was previously a digital editor for sports with the Kansas City Star.
  • Alex Cubit accepted the sports editor position at the Plainview (Texas) Herald. She was previously a sports writer at the Fairmont (Minnesota) Sentinel.
  • Ross Dellenger joined Sports Illustrated as national college football writer. He previously covered LSU for The Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Advocate.
  • Bruce Feldman left Sports Illustrated to join The All-American, a division of The Athletic.
  • Brody Feldmann announced he left his position as high school sports reporter with The Mustang (Oklahoma) Times.
  • Samuel Gold joined The Athletic Seattle to cover the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Brooks Holton revealed that he is joining the USA Today Network as a digital producer based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Alex Iniguez announced he accepted a position as Seattle Times assistant sports editor. He was previously sports editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Jeremy Johnson took over as sports editor at the Oconee (Georgia) Enterprise after previously being a sports writer at the paper. He replaces Ryne Dennis.
  • Peter King decided to join NBC full-time and leave his position with Sports Illustrated and the MMQB.
  • Ted Leitner announced he is stepping away indefinitely as San Diego Padres radio announcer while he battles a cancer diagnosis.
  • Evan McCullers said he left his position as sports writer and columnist at The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Montana.
  • Emmalee Molay accepted the role of sports editor for The Natchez (Mississippi) Democrat.
  • Pete Nakos joined The Post in Athens, Ohio, as assistant sports editor.
  • Justin Pelletier took the sports editor position at the Boston Herald. He was previously sports editor of the Sun Journal in Maine.
  • Bryan Perez accepted a position with NBC Sports Chicago as a Chicago Bears contributor.
  • Colton Pouncy announced he left his position as Austin Peay beat reporter for USA Today Network.
  • Ian Powers left The New York Daily News as a college basketball reporter.
  • Jim Reeser accepted the city editor position at The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was previously sports editor for five years.
  • Mike Shumann resigned after 24 years as a sports anchor at KGO-7, a Bay Area ABC affiliate.
  • Charissa Thompson announced that she will be the new host of FOX’s NFL Films Presents.
  • Juan Toribio joined The Athletic Tampa Bay to cover the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • David Wilhelm started covering high school sports for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He recently ended a 23-year tenure with the Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat.
  • The Athletic added Tom Biersdorfer as freelance project editor and Rick Reilly as a columnist. Biersdorfer was previously at The New York Daily News.
  • The Athletic Soccer launched May 17. Staff include Paolo Bandini, Michael Caley, Matthew De George, Mike L. Goodman, Cesar Hernandez, Graham Hunter, Caitlin Murray, Will Parchman, Brooks Peck, George Quraishi, Michael Signorelli, Paul Tenorio, Adam Whittaker Snavely, and Peter Wilt.
  • The Buffalo (New York) News had targeted and voluntary buyouts. The sports department lost Bob DiCesare, Bucky Gleason, Jerry Sullivan, and John Vogl. DiCesare was a writer, columnist, and deputy sports editor. Gleason and Sullivan were columnists. Vogl covered the Buffalo Sabres.
  • ESPN added Ariel Helwani to cover MMA, Lindsey Thiry to cover the LA Rams, and Jason Witten as an analyst for Monday Night Football. Helwani was previously with SB Nation. Thiry was previously with the Los Angeles Times. Witten played for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • MassLive added Chris Cotillo to cover the Boston Red Sox, Fred Katz to cover the Boston Celtics, and Matt Vautour as a sports columnist. Katz previously covered the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript. Vautour previously was at the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
  • The Memphis Commercial Appeal saw the departures of sports columnist Geoff Calkins and NBA writer Chris Herrington.
  • Salt Lake Tribune layoffs included assistant sports editor Kevin Winters Morriss and sports writers Jay Drew and Lynn Worthy.
  • The San Antonio Express-News laid off Jim Lefko and Adam Zuvanich. Lefko was the sports editor. Zuvanich was a high school sports reporter.
  • DieHards, Land of Ten, and SEC County will cease operation June 30.


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