By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during October 2019. They have made professional moves in sports media.

Among the moves was APSE president Todd M. Adams joining the Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer as sports editor. 

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

  • Todd M. Adams became sports editor of the Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer. 
  • Josh Carney accepted the editor position at the Craig (Colorado) Daily Press. He was previously sports editor at the Glenwood Springs (Colorado) Post Independent. 
  • Ryan Dunleavy joined The New York Post as a NFL/general assignment reporter. He previously covered the New York Giants for
  • Martin Fennelly was laid off by the Tampa Bay Times. 
  • Aaron Ferguson accepted the assistant sports editor role at The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind. He previously covered high school sports for the Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star. 
  • Hayes Gardner took a sports reporter position at the Louisville Courier Journal. He previously covered sports at the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. 
  • Alaina Getzenberg joined The Charlotte Observer to cover the Panthers. 
  • Rob Gronkowski accepted a position as an NFL analyst with FOX. 
  • Jordan Hansen took over the Montana men’s basketball beat at The Missoulian in Missoula, Mont. 
  • Adler Ingalsbe became sports editor of the Brazil (Indiana) Times. 
  • Chancellor Johnson joined WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wis., as a sports reporter. 
  • Andrew Keh announced he took the lead Olympics writer position at The New York Times. 
  • Josh Land left the Baltimore Sun Sports department to join the University of Maryland College of Journalism as communications manager. 
  • Chris Mason joined MassLive to cover the Patriots. 
  • Evan Riggs departed as a sports reporter at the Muscatine (Iowa) Journal. 
  • Richard Rindt joined the Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald to cover sports. 
  • Chris Schanz took a position covering news and sports for The Evening Leader in St. Mary’s, Ohio. He was previously sports editor of the Commercial Review in Portland, Ind. 
  • Michael Smith became chief content officer at (Co)Laboratory. He was previously with ESPN. 
  • Corey Stolzenbach took the sports editor job at the Dubois County Herald in Jasper, Ind. He previously was with the McAlester (Oklahoma) News. 
  • Edward Sutelan joined to cover high school sports. 
  • Michael Sykes took a staff writer position at For The Win. 
  • Souichi Terada joined The Kansas City Star to cover Missouri athletics. 
  • Dwyane Wade accepted a role with WarnerMedia that includes work for Bleacher Report and a basketball analyst for Turner’s NBA and NCAA coverage. 
  • Bryan Wegter took a designer position at the Houston Chronicle. He was previously with The Janesville (Wisconsin) Gazette. 
  • Murphy Wheeler became sports editor at the Bedford (Indiana) Times-Mail. 
  • Mike Zacchio left his position covering sports for The Journal News in White Plains, New York, to join Lucky Strike Entertainment. 
  • The Athletic added Danielle Lerner, previous of the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal, to cover Louisville sports. Jackson Frank took over the Gonzaga men’s basketball beat for The Athletic. Erik Horne joined to cover the OKC Thunder after previously covering the team for The Oklahoman. Alex Schiffer, previously of the Kansas City Star, accepted a position covering the Brooklyn Nets. Matthew Tynan took a position covering the San Antonio Spurs. Robert Murray ended his tenure at The Athletic. 
  • CBS did not renew the contracts of golf analysts Peter Kostis and Gary McCord.  
  • ESPN esports saw the departure of Ryan Garfat to become SVP of business operations for Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. David Ross left ESPN as a baseball analyst to become manager of the Chicago Cubs. 
  • The Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine, ceased publication after 135 years. Its sports staff included sports editor Anthony Lombardi and sports writer Sam Bonsey. 
  • The Las Vegas Review-Journal hired Greg Bedard as NFL reporter, moved Ben Gotz to covering the Golden Knights, moved Adam Hill to covering the Raiders and Golden Knights, hired Jason Orts to coordinator of high school sports coverage.
  • The Oklahoman moved Joe Mussatto to covering the Thunder from covering Oklahoma athletics. Abby Bitterman moved to covering Oklahoma athletics.
  • The Press Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y., named Joey LaFranca as sports editor. That followed the resignation of Ricky St. Clair as sports editor. 
  • Sports Illustrated layoffs included Mary Agnant, Scooby Axson, Ben Baskin, Kellen Becoats, Andy Benoit, Charlotte Carroll, John De Petro, Jacob Feldman, Jake Fischer, Dan Greene, Paul Lukas, Mark McClusky, Mark Mravic, Joan Niesen, Josh Oshinsky, DeAntae Prince, Tiffany Oshinsky, Daniel Rapaport, Tim Rohan, Khadrice Rollins, Jorge Ruiz, David Sanchirico, Andrew Sharp, Jon Taylor, and Bryce Wood. Sports Illustrated managing editor Chris Stone announced his departure prior to the layoffs. B.W. Carlin announced his departure from Sports Illustrated to work for the XFL. Pat Forde joined Sports Illustrated after previously working at Yahoo. 
  • The Washington Post saw Samantha Pell take over the Capitals beat. Isabelle Khurshudyan left the sports department for a foreign correspondent position in Moscow. 


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