By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during May 2021. 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

  • Thomas Boswell announced his retirement as a sports columnist at The Washington Post. 
  • James Boyd became the University of Illinois sports reporter for Lee Enterprises. 
  • Ken Campbell announced his departure from The Hockey News.
  • Thorn Compton left his role as sports editor at the Quincy (Illinois) Herald-Whig.
  • Aria Gerson became the Vanderbilt sports reporter at the Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • Ben T. Grieco joined The Oswegonian in Oswego, New York, as a sports reporter. 
  • Taylor Jenkins became a sports reporter at the Plant City (Florida) Observer. 
  • Jeremy Johnson announced his departure as a sports reporter at the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald. 
  • Rob Maaddi received a new assignment covering the NFL for The Associated Press. 
  • Dalton Middleton announced his departure from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he was the Mississippi State reporter.
  • Langston Newsome joined the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, to cover recruiting and high school sports. 
  • Lou Reuter left his sports reporter role at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, New York. 
  • Koki Riley became a recruiting and high school sports reporter at The Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana. 
  • Matthew Roberson joined the New York Daily News as a sports reporter. 
  • Barry Rozner retired as a sports columnist at the Chicago Daily Herald. 
  • Max Schreiber became associate desk editor at Golf Channel. 
  • Adam Silverstein took the role of managing editor for college sports at CBS. 
  • Edward Sutelan announced a new role at Sporting News as a content producer focused on data reporting. Sutelan previously was at PennLive.  
  • Clay Travis left his sports radio show “Outkick the Coverage” on FOX Sports Radio. 
  • Yaron Weitzman took a role covering the NBA for FOX. 
  • Jack Williams announced he is joining the Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat as a sports reporter. He was previously with the Devils Lake (North Dakota) Journal. 
  • Chris Young joined MLB Network as an analyst. 
  • The Athletic added Damon Sayles as an NBA editor. Fabian Ardaya started covering the Los Angeles Dodgers for The Athletic.
  • ESPN brought on Leah Hextall for NHL play-by-play along with Brian Boucher and Ray Ferraro as NHL analysts. ESPN and broadcaster Kenny Mayne parted ways. ESPN added Olivia Garrison to its social media team.  
  • NBC announced Leigh Diffey will replace Tom Hammond as its track and field play-by-play voice at the Olympics. NBC added Steve Kornacki to its Olympics broadcasting team. 
  • The Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald named Sam McKewon as its sports editor and Kristin Donovan as deputy sports editor. Thad Livingston left his role as sports editor. 
  • The Tuscaloosa News (Alabama) added Nick Kelly to cover University of Alabama sports and Jerell Rushin as a recruiting and high school sports reporter. 
  • TNT broadcaster Marv Albert announced plans to retire from broadcasting the NBA. Wayne Gretzky accepted a role at TNT as an NHL analyst. TNT hired Kenny Albert and Eddie Olczyk as its lead NHL broadcasting team. TNT parted ways with NBA analyst Chris Webber.

Photo of Thomas Boswell: Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post


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