By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Paul Azinger was named the replacement for retiring Johnny Miller as NBC’s lead golf analyst. Azinger will continue to broadcast golf for FOX, too. Miller announced his retirement after 29 years.
  • Ashley Bastock joined the Toledo (Ohio) Blade as a sports reporter.
  • David Berri ended his time writing for Forbes.
  • Autumnal Blinn accepted a position at The New York Post. He was previously at Sports Illustrated.
  • David Cobb joined the Memphis Commercial Appeal to cover the Grizzlies. He was previously with the Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Glenn Crevier announced his retirement from the Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Mike Curtis announced he joined as a high school sports reporter.
  • Matt Ellentuck moved to covering the NBA for SB Nation.
  • Jori Epstein announced she joined USA TODAY to cover the Dallas Cowboys. She was previously with The Dallas Morning News.
  • Tom Haberstroh joined NBC Sports to cover the NBA.
  • Jemele Hill joined The Atlantic to cover the intersection of sports, race and politics.
  • Wes Huett was named sports editor of the Peoria (Illinois) Journal-Star.
  • Maddie Lee accepted a position covering the Thunder for the Oklahoman. She previously covered Mississippi for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Lance Lysowski announced he joined The Buffalo (New York) News to cover the Sabres. He was previously with DK Pittsburgh Sports.
  • Chris Mannix returned to Sports Illustrated to cover the NBA. He was most recently with Yahoo.
  • Kelly Melies joined The Moore County (Texas) News-Press as sports editor.
  • Adam Nazarro took the sports editor position at the Needham (Massachusetts) Times.
  • Mitchell Northam announced his departure from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • John Perrotto joined DK Pittsburgh Sports to cover the Pirates.
  • Aaron Perryman joined Circa as a copy editor. He was previously a page designer and copy editor for the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch.
  • Chaunte’l Powell announced she joined the Orlando Sentinel to cover Florida State. She was previously with the Albany (Georgia) Herald.
  • Dave Schilling revealed he will be leaving Bleacher Report at the end of December.
  • Luke Strickland announced his departure as sports editor from the Henry (Georgia) Herald.
  • Nick Suss moved to the Mississippi beat at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. He previously covered Southern Mississippi.
  • Aaron Torres joined the Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel to cover high school sports.
  • Scott Yoshonis departed his job as sports editor of the Manistee (Michigan) News Advocate.
  • The Athletic saw the departure of Ben Harris as he joined an MLB team’s analytics department. The Athletic Boston brought on Steve Buckley as a columnist. The Athletic Canada added Dan Robson as a senior writer and head of features. The Athletic Cleveland brought on Bill Landis to cover Ohio State football and basketball. The Athletic Memphis added Peter Edmiston to cover the Grizzlies. The Athletic NBA brought on Michael Lee to cover the 76ers, Wizards and take a national approach. The Athletic Philadelphia added Jackson Frank to cover the 76ers.
  • The Athletic College Basketball added Kendra Andrews to cover Gonzaga; Dustin Dopirak to cover Indiana, Purdue and Butler; Charles F. Gardner to cover Marquette; Jeff Greer, previously of the Louisville Courier Journal, joined to cover Louisville;  Bill Landis to cover Ohio State basketball and football; John Martin and L. Jason Smith to cover Memphis basketball; CJ Moore to cover Kansas and Missouri; Kyle Tucker to cover Kentucky.
  • ESPN added Malika Andrews and Andy Kennedy. Andrews, previously of the Chicago Tribune, will cover the NBA. Kennedy will be an analyst for college basketball. ESPN saw the departures of Jerry Crasnick and Emily McCarthy. McCarthy left for a job with the NBA’s digital and social content team.
  • The Dallas Morning News brought on Tyler Dragon and Joseph Hoyt. Dragon was previously with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hoyt will cover high school sports. Luke Morris left the DMN to join Circa as a digital editor.
  • Fox Sports Detroit is not bringing back Rod Allen and Mario Impemba as Tigers broadcasters, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • The Loveland (Colorado) Reporter-Herald added Colin Barnard to cover Colorado State and high school sports. Sean Star departed the Reporter-Herald to work as a sports information director at Johnson & Wales University.
  • NBC Sports Washington hired Todd Dybas, Brian McNally and Ben Standig from The Sports Capitol.
  • 98.7 Arizona Sports added Matt Layman and Danny Shapiro. Layman took a position covering the Phoenix Coyotes. Shapiro will be a web content editor and writer.


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