By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during September 2020. They have made professional moves in sports media.

Among the moves this month, APSE President Lisa Wilson started a new role as editorial director for The Athletic. 

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

  • Jonathan Abrams joined The New York Times as a general assignment sports reporter. 
  • Danielle Allentuck became a sports reporter at The Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana. 
  • Nick Alvarez joined The Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser as a sports reporter. 
  • Jason Baum left his sports designer role at The Buffalo (New York) News to become a senior designer for American City Business Journals. 
  • Kellen Becoats joined The Ringer as a fact-checker. 
  • Pete Bevacqua received a promotion to chairman of NBC Sports. 
  • Christopher Boan became a web content editor for KTAR-FM 92.3. 
  • Thom Brennaman resigned as Cincinnati Reds play-by-play broadcaster. He had been suspended since Aug. 19. 
  • Eli Canfield took a sports reporter position at The Brunswick (Maine) Times Record. 
  • Jenna Ciccotelli joined Bleacher Report as a breaking news writer.  
  • John Focke was let go by the Charlotte Hornets as their radio play-by-play broadcaster.
  • Steve Hemphill was laid off as sports editor of The Roanoke (Virginia) Times. 
  • Kevin Jackson took the role of managing editor for 
  • Nathan King became the Auburn beat reporter for 247Sports and Auburn Undercover.
  • Michael Kresovich took the sports editor role at The Express in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.   
  • Pete Lambos joined The Finger Lake Times in Geneva, New York, as sports editor. 
  • Kennedi Landry accepted a remote reporter/game producer position with She was previously with The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
  • Dalton Lamons took the sports editor role at the Batesville (Arkansas) Guard. 
  • Dan McNeil, a sports radio broadcaster, parted ways with WSCR-AM 670 in Chicago.
  • Mike Monahan was laid off as a high school sports reporter at the Charleston (Illinois) Times-Courier and Mattoon (Illinois) Journal Gazette, where he’d been employed for 19 years. 
  • Gus Morris joined the Marin Independent Journal in San Rafael, California, as a sports reporter. He’d been a sports reporter with the Napa Valley Register. 
  • Patrick Murphy became sports editor of the Rochester (Indiana) Sentinel. He has been a sports reporter for the Natchez (Mississippi) Democrat.
  • Bryan Perez left his role as Chicago Bears reporter at NBC Sports Chicago. 
  • Jeff Perkins was laid off as a sports reporter at The Eagle in Bryan, Texas. 
  • Tanya Ramirez accepted a deputy sports editor role at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She previously worked in page design at the Detroit Free Press. 
  • Randy Sharer was laid off as a high school sports reporter after 39 years at the Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph. 
  • Andy Stine announced he became sports editor for The Daily Herald in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and for The Daily News in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 
  • Beau Troutman took the sports editor role at the Clinton (Iowa) Herald. 
  • Evan Wheaton became sports editor of the Malone (New York) Telegram. 
  • Nicole Yang joined The Boston Globe as a New England Patriots reporter. 
  • The Athletic named Chris Sprow and Lisa Wilson as editorial directors. Mark Cooper became a staff editor. Tina Sturdevant became the talent, diversity and inclusion director. 
  • ESPN named Booger McFarland a part of ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown.” Trey Wingo and ESPN parted ways. 
  • The Greensboro (North Carolina) News & Record laid off sports columnist Ed Hardin and sports reporter Jeff Mills.  
  • The Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News named Justin Lee as the sports editor and Jordan D. Hill became Auburn beat reporter. 
  • The Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal laid off sports reporters Patrick Ferlise and Conor O’Neill
  • The USA Today Network South Region added Liz Backo, Nick Gray and Erik Hall as digital producers who will be involved with sports coverage. The Florida Region sports leadership was announced with Nick Pugliese as Florida sports editor, Ed Reed as deputy Florida sports editor, and Tim Walters as deputy Florida sports editor. Dave Ammenheuser announced plans to step down in October as sports director for the USA Today Network’s South Region.