By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during October 2020. 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, you can contact Erik Hall at

  • Joe Benigno announced his retirement from WFAN radio. 
  • Ronald Bond left his role as the sports editor at The Observer in La Grande, Oregon. 
  • Robert Brewer became the sports editor of the Minot (North Dakota) Daily News. 
  • Ryan S. Clark started covering the Seattle Kraken for The Athletic. He previously covered the Colorado Avalanche. 
  • Madeline Coleman joined Sports Illustrated as a breaking news reporter. 
  • Patrick Donohue left as the sports editor of The Nonpareil in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
  • Doc Emrick announced his retirement from NBC Sports as an NHL broadcaster. 
  • Angel Madison Franco parted ways with her sports reporter role at The Dallas Morning News. She took a position at Texas A&M University. 
  • Mike Freeman took the role of USA Today editor leading coverage of race and inequality in sports. 
  • Drew Fritz became the sports editor of the Times-Union in Warsaw, Indiana. He takes over for Mark Howe
  • Darin Gantt left his role cover the NFL for Pro Football Talk. 
  • Teddy Greenstein joined PointsBet Sportsbook as a senior editor. He had been a Chicago Tribune columnist. 
  • Gabrielle Guerard joined NBC Sports as a digital sports producer. 
  • Gregory Hampton Lee Jr. joined The Boston Globe as the senior assistant managing editor for talent and community. He was previously with The Athletic. 
  • Sid Hartman, a sports columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, died at age 100 years old. 
  • Noah Houck became the sports editor at The Advocate and Democrat in Sweetwater, Tennessee. He was previously at The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee. 
  • Austin Hough took the sports editor role at The Goshen (Indiana) News. 
  • Jeremy Johnson joined the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald as a sports reporter. He was previously the sports editor at the Oconee Enterprise in Watkinsville, Georgia. 
  • Jonah Jordan was let go from his role as a sports reporter at the Daily Memphian. 
  • Andy Kostka joined The Washington Times as a sports reporter. 
  • Ryan Kuhn left his sports reporter role at the Independent Record in Helena, Montana. 
  • Michael Lee joined The Washington Post sports enterprise team. 
  • Matt Lombardo took an NFL columnist role with Fansided. He previously covered the NFL for NJ Advance Media. 
  • Jared Martinson became the sports editor for the Herald Journal in Delano, Minnesota. 
  • Vaughn McClure, an ESPN NFL reporter, died at the age of 48 years old. 
  • Wayne McGahee III left his role covering Florida State at the Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat. 
  • Keith Olbermann left ESPN to focus on political commentary. 
  • T. Scott became the sports editor of the Greencastle (Indiana) Banner-Graphic. 
  • George Stoia III joined The Denver Gazette and Colorado Springs Gazette to cover the Denver Broncos. He previously covered Arkansas State for The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Arkansas. 
  • Seth Tow was laid off as a sports reporter at the Star Democrat in Easton, Maryland. 
  • Stan Van Gundy left Turner Sports to become New Orleans Pelicans coach. 
  • The Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced layoffs that included sports reporter Dirk Facer, sports reporter Jody Genessy, sports reporter Brandon Gurney, and sports reporter/columnist Mike Sorensen
  • SB Nation added Nyerr Parham as general manager and Bryan Graham as senior director of audience and engagement. Jermaine Spradley received a promotion to senior vice president of SB Nation.


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