By Erik Hall

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

A prominent move in August occurred when Lisa Wilson, Associated Press Sports Editors Second Vice President, accepted a position with The Athletic NFL. She was previously with The Undefeated.

If there was a move in your department or you made a move during August that is not included, contact Erik Hall at hallerik7@gmail.com.

  • Michael Adams announced his departure from the Austin (Texas) Statesman sports department.
  • Akiem Bailum joined the sports staff at the Independent Tribune in Concord, North Carolina.
  • Lee Barfknecht retired from The Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald after 39 years covering sports.
  • Chris Biderman announced his departure from the USA Today Network’s Niners Wire to join the Sacramento Bee.
  • Bruce Bowen will no longer be a broadcaster for the Los Angeles Clippers on Fox Sports West.
  • Kevin Brockway said he changed beats from covering Florida basketball to cover education for the Gainesville (Florida) Sun.
  • Rory Brown is departing as president of Bleacher Report, according to Awful Announcing.
  • Rana Cash announced she has been named sports editor of the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal. She was previously with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
  • Nick Cole joined Vanderbilt 247 to cover Vanderbilt athletics.
  • Christina Dunmyer earned a promotion to sports editor at the Daily American in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
  • Michelle Gardner joined the Arizona Republic to cover Arizona State athletics.
  • John Gillooly retired as a sports journalist at the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal.
  • Denny Grall returned as sports editor at The Daily Press in Escanaba, Michigan.
  • Jordan Guskey revealed he will be covering Indiana football for the Indianapolis Star.
  • Tim Howard joined Turner Sports as an analyst for the Champions League.
  • Carter Karels announced he took over the Notre Dame football and recruiting beat for the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune.
  • Fred Kerber retired from the New York Post after 48 years in journalism.
  • Hayden Kim announced he joined Bleacher Report’s social team.
  • Greg Knight became sports editor at the Times-Republic in Watseka, Illinois.
  • Brian Kollars took over as sports editor at the Sandusky (Ohio) Register.
  • Ryan Kuhn announced he joined the Independent Record in Helena, Montana, to cover Carroll College athletics. He was previously with the Ellensburg (Washington) Daily Record.
  • Laken Litman took a job covering college football for Sports Illustrated. She previously covered Notre Dame for the Indianapolis Star.
  • Pat McAfee announced his departure from Barstool Sports.
  • JJ Marshall took the sports editor position at the Minden (Louisiana) Press-Herald.
  • Jon Mitchell left his position as sports reporter at the Grand Junction (Colorado) Daily Sentinel. He took a page design/photography position at the News-Review in Roseburg, Oregon.
  • Josh Mlot left his position as sports editor at the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He accepted a position at Illinois State University.
  • Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman to cover Oklahoma athletics.
  • Eric Ortiz became sports editor at Stadium Talk.
  • Jim Owczarski joined the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to cover the Green Bay Packers. He previously worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Stephanie Panny was named sports editor/assistant news editor of the Times West Virginian in Fairmont, West Virginia.
  • Greg Papa will host San Francisco 49ers pre- and post-game show on NBC Sports Bay Area. He previously was the radio broadcaster for the Oakland Raiders.
  • Steve Popper became the New York Knicks beat reporter for Newsday.
  • Anne Rogers announced she will be covering Mizzou football for the St. Louis (Missouri) Post-Dispatch.
  • Roger Rubin said he joined Newsday as a sports reporter.
  • Travis Sawchik joined FiveThirtyEight as its national baseball correspondent.
  • Ken Schott announced he is taking over as associate sports editor at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, New York.
  • Paul Skrbina moved to The Tennessean in Nashville to cover the Predators.
  • Joe Spears accepted a position at the Jackson (Tennessee) Sun covering high school sports.
  • Mike Tirico will replace Dan Patrick as the studio host of Football Night in America, which NBC announced. Liam McHugh will be NBC’s on-site host.
  • Mike Tobias ended his tenure as sports editor at the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise to become a teacher.
  • Terrin Waack joined The Tuscaloosa News. She will serve as editor of the Tidesports.com website and will cover University of Alabama football and gymnastics as well as boxing and NASCAR.
  • John Wagner retired as a sports reporter from The (Toledo, Ohio) Blade.
  • Derrick Webb revealed he joined Eleven Warriors to cover Ohio State football and men’s basketball.
  • David Vantress announced the loss of his job as a sports reporter at the Gridley (California) Herald with the publication’s termination.
  • Mitch Vingle said he decided to leave the West Virginia beat at the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette to join Wheelhouse Creative.
  • Josh Vitale joined the Montgomery Advertiser as Auburn athletics reporter. He was previously with the Opelika-Auburn News.
  • The Athletic added Tyson Alger to cover Oregon athletics, Vincent Bonsignore to cover the Los Angeles Rams, Christian Caple to cover Washington athletics, Shams Charania to cover the NBA, Hugh Kellenberger as executive editor of The Athletic College Basketball, Jorge Rojas as managing editor for Florida, and Khalid Salaam as an NBA editor. Bonsignore previously worked for the Southern California News Group. Charania was previously with Yahoo. Kellenberger was previously sports editor at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. Joe Posnanski announced his departure from MLB.com to join The Athletic.
  • The Athletic Carolina hired Joe Person to cover the Panthers and Jodie Valade to cover the Panthers and Charlotte Hornets.
  • The Athletic Cincinnati added Jay Morrison to cover the Bengals and Justin Williams to cover Cincinnati athletics.
  • The Athletic Fantasy added Jake Ciely, Brandon Funston, David Gonos, Emory Hunt, Renee Miller, Michael Salfino and Chris Vaccaro to cover fantasy sports.
  • The Athletic Indianapolis hired Scott Agness to cover the Pacers and Stephen Holder to cover the Colts. Holder was previously with the Indianapolis Star.
  • The Athletic Miami brought on Chris Perkins to cover the Dolphins.
  • The Athletic Minnesota hired Arif Hasan to cover the Vikings.
  • The Athletic Nashville brought on John Glennon to cover the Predators and Titans, Travis Haney to cover the Titans and Adam Vingan to cover the Predators.
  • The Athletic New Orleans added Will Guillory as a Pelicans reporter and Larry Holder as a columnist. Guillory and Holder were previously with Nola.com.
  • The Athletic New York brought on Hannah Withiam as an associate editor. She was previously with the New York Post.
  • The Athletic NFL hired Dane Brugler, Jay Glazer, Lindsay Jones, Michael Lombardi, Ted Nguyen, Amy Parlapiano, Ross Tucker, and Lisa Wilson. Jones was previously with USA Today. Wilson was previously with The Undefeated.
  • The Athletic Tampa Bay added Greg Auman to cover the Buccaneers.
  • The Athletic Wisconsin brought on Michael Cohen and Josh Tolentino to cover the Green Bay Packers and Jeff Maillet as managing editor. Maillet was previously with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • The Buffalo News added Jeff Neiburg, Rachel Lenzi and Steve Trosky. Neiburg will cover the Buffalo Sabres, and he was previously with The (Wilmington, Delaware) News Journal. Lenzi will be a college and high school enterprise reporter. Trosky will be the deputy sports editor.
  • The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee, added Troy Provost-Heron to cover Tennessee athletics. Taylor White announced his departure from the publication as a sports writer.
  • ESPN saw the departures of Jemele Hill and Alyssa Purser. Purser joined the Mountain West Conference. Alysha Tsuji joined ESPN’s social media team after previously being with USA Today’s For The Win.
  • The (Fort Wayne, Indian) Journal Gazette hired Victoria Jacobsen to take over as sports editor. She replaced Greg Jones.
  • The (Fort Wayne, Indiana) News-Sentinel laid off its staff, which included Tom Davis, Reggie Hayes, and Blake Sebring.
  • The Los Angeles Times announced the addition of Jorge Castillo to cover the Dodgers, Andrew Grief to cover the Clippers and Maria Torres to cover the Angels. Castillo previously covered the Nationals for The Washington Post. Grief was previously with the Oregonian. Torres was previously at the Kansas City Star. The Times also moved Jeff Miller to cover the Los Angeles Chargers and Dan Woike to cover the NBA.
  • The Opelika-Auburn News added Justin Lee as the Auburn athletics reporter and Jordan D. Hill as the high school sports reporter.
  • The Salt Lake City Tribune moved Eric Walden to the Utah Jazz beat. Alex Vejar joined the publication as a sports reporter. Matt Traub announced his departure as assistant sports editor.
  • The Stadium hired Shams Charania, Jeff Goodman, and Brett McMurphy as analysts.
  • USA Today Sports added J. Perez to the projects desk. Jim Halley announced his departure from USA Today.
  • The Washington Post brought on Les Carpenter to cover the NFL and made Scott Silverstein copy chief. Jesse Dougherty moved to the Nationals beat. Ben Strauss moved to covering sports media.
  • Yahoo! hired Johanna Huybers to the mobile notifications team and Kimberley A. Martin as a senior NFL reporter. Martin was previously with The Washington Post.

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