By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Jennifer Evans Armstrong was named the sports editor for and The Times-Picayune.
  • Kristen Balboni joined Stadium as a full-time reporter and studio host.
  • Ben Brigandi said that he is stepping away from daily responsibilities as sports editor at the Williamsport (Pennsylvania) Sun-Gazette while receiving a kidney transplant.
  • Zach Buchanan announced he left the Cincinnati Enquirer as its Reds reporter. He announced March 1 that he joined The Athletic Arizona to cover the Diamondbacks.
  • Paul Carr said he joined TruMedia after previously working for ESPN Stats & Information.
  • Patrick Connor is no longer with KNBR, according to Awful Announcing.
  • Tim Healey said he was leaving the Sun Sentinel in Broward County, Florida, as a Miami Marlins reporter. He joined Newsday to cover the New York Mets.
  • Jake Kaplan took a position with The Athletic Houston to cover the Astros. He was previously with the Houston Chronicle.
  • Dennis Lin joined The Athletic San Diego to cover the Padres. He was previously with the San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • Britt McHenry and Bram Weinstein will host a weekly politics and pop culture show on Fox 5 Plus in Washington, D.C., according to the network. McHenry and Weinstein, who both previously worked at ESPN, will host the show with Guy Lambert.
  • Bernie Miklasz joined The Athletic St. Louis to cover the Cardinals. He was previously with 101 Sports.
  • Steve Nash was hired by Turner Sports to be a studio analyst for its Champions League coverage, according to the New York Post.
  • Melanie Newman took a position with the Frisco RoughRiders as their No. 2 broadcaster, and it will include doing broadcasts for Fox Sports Southwest.
  • Mike Patrick’s 35-year tenure as an ESPN broadcaster has come to an end.
  • Michael Rapaport is no longer employed by Barstool Sports, according to Awful Announcing.
  • Jeff Reuter announced he joined The Athletic Minnesota to write about soccer.
  • Earl K. Sneed was not retained by the Dallas Mavericks as its website’s beat writer after domestic violence allegations were reported by Sports Illustrated.
  • Alex Tichenor, a sports reporter, said he was laid off from the Danville (Virginia) Register & Bee.
  • Meghan Triplett joined Lax Sports Network as an anchor/host.
  • ESPN made moves regarding Cari Champion and Coley Harvey. Champion became the host of ESPN’s SportsNation starting March 12, and she replaced Michelle Beadle. Harvey announced he has new responsibilities at ESPN that include covering the New York Yankees
  • Newsday added Andrew Gross to cover the New York Islanders and Colin Stephenson to cover the New York Rangers.
  • SB Nation made several layoffs that include hockey writer Mary Clarke, writer and editor Sarah Kelly, news desk manager Kurt Mensching, and multimedia producer Clay Wendler, according to tweets by those employees.
  • The Athletic added Emma Span as managing editor for its MLB site. Lindsey Adler joined The Athletic to cover the New York Mets and Yankees.
  • The Kansas City Star announced Maria Torres as its new Royals reporter. Rustin Dodd left the Star as its Royals reporter, and he announced March 1 that he joined The Athletic Kansas City.
  • The Sports Capitol was launched by Todd Dybas, Brian McNally, and Ben Standig to cover Washington, D.C., professional sports. According to Awful Announcing, Dybas spent three and a half years as an enterprise reporter at The Washington Times, after previously covering the Seattle Seahawks for TheNews Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. Standig is a longtime freelancer who has reported on local teams for The Associated Press, NBC Sports Washington, FanRag Sports and com. McNally, also a freelancer, writes for NHL.comThe Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the AP.


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