On the Move: Sports journalism staff moves in October 2020


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 hallerik7@gmail.com.

  • 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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