By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during May 2019. 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

  • Kyle J. Andrews took a position with the Baltimore Sun to cover high school sports. 
  • AJ Blankenship joined Power Mizzou to cover Missouri basketball recruiting. 
  • Alan Blinder moved from The New York Times national desk to covering college sports. 
  • Derek Brightwell accepted the sports editor position at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Kentucky. 
  • Bill Brink became sports enterprise and business reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • Shelby Burget announced his sports editor position at the Canton (Illinois) Daily Ledger was eliminated. 
  • Thorn Compton accepted the sports editor position at the Quincy (Illinois) Herald-Whig. He previously was assistant sports editor at the Times-Republican in Central Iowa.
  • Jay Crawford joined Cleveland’s NBC affiliate WKYC as a news anchor. Crawford was previously with ESPN.
  • Josh Criswell received a promotion from assistant sports editor to sports editor of the Huntsville (Texas) Item. 
  • Tom Davis was named regional sports editor for Rust Communications.
  • Romando Dixson became sports editor at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. 
  • Luke Garza announced his departure as sports reporter at the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa, to take a job with Amazon. 
  • Laine Higgins took a sports reporter position with the Wall Street Journal. 
  • Brock Huard joined FOX as a college football analyst. He was previously with ESPN. 
  • Keith Jenkins moved to Milwaukee to cover sports for The Associated Press. 
  • Reina Kempt received a promotion to deputy sports editor at The Baton Rouge (Lousiana) Advocate. 
  • Jeff Lajoie became the sports editor of the Greenfield (Massachusetts) Recorder. He replaces Jason Butynski, who left to become a teacher. 
  • Kayla Lombardo joined Softball America as an editor and writer. 
  • Sloane Martin became the play-by-play voice for the Minnesota Lynx on WCCO radio.
  • Ed McGregor was named vice president of content strategy with NBC Sports Chicago. He was previously with ESPN. 
  • Morgan McMullen became sports editor of the Vinton (Iowa) Newspapers.
  • Kirk Minihane joined Barstool Sports.  
  • Talya Minsberg was named the New York Times assistant sports editor for strategy. 
  • Matt Overing left his position as sports editor at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Kentucky. 
  • Thomas Pope announced his retirement as sports editor at the Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer. 
  • Elliott Pratt took over the Western Kentucky athletics beat for the Bowling Green (Kentucky) Daily News. He takes over for Brad Stephens
  • Mark Sanchez joined KNBR to cover the San Francisco Giants. He was previously with the New York Post. 
  • Calvin Shomaker accepted a sports reporter position with the Camp Lejeune (North Carolina) Globe.
  • Kennington Smith took a position covering sports with the Anderson (South Carolina) Independent Mail. 
  • Cameron Teague joined the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal as Louisville football reporter. He was previously at the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune.
  • Benjamin Wolk retired from sports writing. He was most recently with Auburn Rivals. 
  • Scott Zucker saw the end of his tenure as sports editor at the Daytona Beach (Florida) News-Journal. 
  • The Athletic Motorsports added Jordan Bianchi, Jeff Gluck and David Smith as reporters. 
  • ESPN moved Jake Trotter from covering college sports to covering the Cleveland Browns. He replaces Pat McManamon
  • The Laredo (Texas) Morning Times promoted Jason Mack from assistant sports editor to sports editor. Zach Davis went from the Morning Times’ sports editor to managing editor.
  • SoCal Prep Insider laid off reporters Connor Morrissette and Alex Scarr. Morrissette has since joined Scorebook Live as a high school sports reporter. 
  • The Times-Picayune in New Orleans announced layoffs that included Saints reporter Luke Johnson, LSU reporter Amie Just, Saints reporter Josh Katzenstein and Pelicans reporter Andrew Lopez
  • The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News laid off sports reporters Ben Jones and Terrin Waack. Waack has since accepted a position as a writer for NASCAR. 


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