By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Jeff Arenz took over as sports editor for the Monticello (Indiana) Herald Journal.
  • Mike Blake announced his intention to step down as high school sports editor effective Aug. 10 at The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer. Blake announced in August that he joined WRAL’s HighSchoolOT.com.
  • Liz Bloom decided to step away from sports journalism. She was the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Geoff Calkins said he will now cover Memphis sports for The Daily Memphian.
  • Andrew Callahan announced he accepted the New England Patriots beat reporter position with MassLive. He previously covered Penn State football and men’s basketball for CBS Sports and Lions247.
  • Steve Carp said he decided to leave the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  • Vince Carter joined Fox Sports as an analyst for the Jr. NBA World Championships.
  • Shams Charania’s departure from Yahoo Sports was announced by the website. Charania announced in August that he joined The Athletic and Stadium.
  • Gary D’Amato is leaving the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to join Wisconsin.Golf.
  • Tyler Donohue announced he joined Lions247 and CBS Sports to cover Penn State athletics.
  • Kevin Duffy joined the Boston Herald to cover the New England Patriots.
  • Boomer Esiason announced an end to his 18-year reign broadcasting Monday Night Football on Westwood One.
  • Brandon Foster took over as managing editor of the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune. He was previously the publication’s University of Wyoming sports reporter.
  • Travis Gibson announced his departure as a sports reporter for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California. He joined The St. Augustine (Florida) Record as an education reporter.
  • Daniel Hargis left his position as sports reporter at the Sedona (Arizona) Red Rock News.
  • Justin Hathaway joined NBC Sports Bay Area as a senior director of digital media.
  • Bob Herzog retired after 42 years as a sports writer at Newsday.
  • Tyler James is moving from covering Notre Dame recruiting to the Notre Dame teams for the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune.
  • Chris Johnson announced his departure from Sports Illustrated, where he covered college basketball and football. He is enrolling at Cornell Law School.
  • Chuck Kaiton will no longer broadcast Carolina Hurricanes games after he and the team could not reach terms on a new contract.
  • Ehsan Kassim announced he joined The Daily Courier in Grants Pass, Oregon, as a sports writer.
  • Michael Knisely was hired as sports editor at The Columbia Missourian. He was previously with ESPN.
  • Brooks Kubena joined the Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Advocate to cover LSU athletics.
  • Garrett Kroeger announced he joined the Laredo (Texas) Morning Times as sports reporter. He was previously at The Natchez Democrat in Mississippi.
  • Greg Lee accepted the sports editor position at the Idaho Press Tribune in Nampa, Idaho.
  • Bill Livingston announced his departure after 34 years as a regular columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
  • Tony Maluso accepted the sports editor position at the Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Citizens Voice.
  • Gus Morris announced he is joining the Napa Valley Register as a high school sports reporter.
  • Luke Olson became the sports editor for South King Media, which serves suburban Seattle.
  • Nick Pecoraro became a sports reporter for the Auburn Journal.
  • Colton Pool joined the Bozeman (Montana) Chronicle as sports editor. He previously was a sports reporter at the West Fargo (North Dakota) Pioneer and the Fargo-Moorhead (North Dakota) Inforum.
  • Lauren Rew announced she joined 1010 AM in Jacksonville, Florida, as a sports talk host and pregame host for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Nick Sabato joined The Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota, as a sports reporter. He was previously with The Lakeland Times.
  • George Sipple announced his departure from The Detroit Free Press after two decades at the publication.
  • Jacob Smith was named the sports editor of The Daily Times and The Community Common in Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • Sam Spiegelman joined Rivals’ Tiger Details to cover LSU athletics.
  • Zach Strief joined the New Orleans Saints as their radio play-by-play announcer.
  • Matt Stypulkoski announced he will now be covering the New York Jets for NJ Advance Media.
  • Nick Suss announced he joined The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American to cover Southern Mississippi athletics.
  • Michael Swain accepted a position covering Kansas football and basketball for Phog.net.
  • Josh Tolentino announced his departure as a sports reporter from The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Illinois.
  • Caleb Turrentine became a high school sports reporter with the Wetumpka (Alabama) Herald.
  • Tony Venegas announced he joined the Odessa (Texas) American as a sports reporter.
  • Mike Vorel joined the Seattle Times to cover the Seattle Seahawks. He previously was a Notre Dame reporter at the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune.
  • Jason Wolf announced he joined The Buffalo News as a sports enterprise writer. He was previously the Tennessee Titans writer for The Tennessean in Nashville.
  • Elizabeth Wyman joined the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette to cover high school sports.
  • David Wysong took over as sports reporter at the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette.
  • The Arizona Republic moved Kent Somers to sports columnist. Bob McManaman takes over the Arizona Cardinals beat.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution added Gabe Burns to cover the Atlanta Braves. The paper saw the departures of David O’Brien and Jeff Schultz, and they both went to The Athletic Atlanta.
  • The Athletic added Tyson Alger, Andy Bitter, Christian Caple, Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, Justin Ferguson, Emily Giambalvo, Jason Kersey, Brady Klopfer, Joe Lago, Tashan Reed, Will Sammon, Pete Sampson, Aaron Suttles, and Ari Wasserman. Aleger, previously of the Oregonian, will cover Oregon. Bitter will cover Virginia Tech athletics after previously covering the Hokies for The Roanoke (Virginia) Times. Caple will cover Washington athletics. D’Arcangelo joins The Athletic Buffalo as a sports writer. Ferguson will cover Auburn athletics. Giambalvo will cover Clemson athletics. Kersey, previously of the Oklahoman, will cover Oklahoma athletics. Klopfer will cover the L.A. Sparks for The Athletic Los Angeles. Lago will be managing editor of The Athletic Los Angeles. Reed will cover Florida State athletics. Sammon will cover Florida athletics. Sampson will cover Notre Dame athletics. Suttles, previously of the Tuscaloosa News, will cover Alabama. Wasserman, previously of Cleveland.com, will cover Ohio State.
  • The Athletic Atlanta added Jason Butt, Felipe Cardenas, Seth Emerson, Chris Kirschner, Tori McElhaney, David O’Brien, Jeff Schultz, Daniel Shirley, and Nubyjas Wilborn. Butt will cover the Atlanta Falcons. Cardenas will cover the Atlanta United. Emerson will cover Georgia athletics. Kirschner will cover Georgia Tech athletics and the Atlanta Hawks. McElhaney, O’Brien and Wilborn will cover the Atlanta Braves. Schultz will cover all Atlanta sports. Shirley will be a staff editor.
  • The Athletic Baltimore added Dan Connolly, Patrick Stevens, and Jeff Zrebiec. Connolly will cover the Baltimore Orioles, and Stevens will cover Maryland athletics. Zrebiec will cover the Baltimore Ravens.
  • The Athletic Wisconsin added Michael Cohen, Cat Garcia, Robert Murray, and Jesse Temple. Cohen will cover the Green Bay Packers. Garcia and Murray will cover the Milwaukee Brewers. Temple will cover Wisconsin athletics. Murray was previously with FanRag Sports.
  • The Boston Globe promoted Rachel Bowers to assistant sports editor and Scott Thurston to deputy sports editor.
  • ESPN added Turron Davenport to cover the Tennessee Titans. Cameron Wolfe moved from covering the Titans to covering the Miami Dolphins and South Florida. Jim Mora joined ESPN as a college football analyst. Jeff Dickerson announced his departure from ESPN.
  • The Dallas Morning News added Matthew DeFranks to cover the Dallas Stars. The publication also saw the departure of Adam Grosbard.
  • The Kansas City Star added Brooke Pryor and Lynn Worthy to cover the Kansas City Chiefs. Pryor was previously with The Oklahoman. Worthy was previously with the Salt Lake Tribune.
  • The Louisville Courier Journal shuffled Jeff Greer, Danielle Lerner and Justin Sayers to new roles. Greer is now a multimedia analyst. Lerner takes over the Louisville men’s basketball beat. Sayers is going to cover Louisville City FC.
  • The Memphis Commercial Appeal moved Mark Giannotto to sports columnist and added Drew Hill to cover Memphis men’s basketball.
  • The New York Daily News sports department laid off Jake Becker, Peter Botte, Ari GilbergJohn Harper, John Healy, Mark Fischer, Frank Isola, Todd Maisel, Mike Mazzeo, Nick Parco, Christian Red, and Justin Tasch.
  • The Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News added Justin Lee as a high school sports reporter. Duke Maas retired from journalism, and he was most recently the digital content coordinator with The Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News.
  • The Palm Beach Post decided to end coverage of the Miami Heat. Anthony Chiang will transition to covering University of Miami athletics. Tom D’Angelo will now cover Miami athletics and the Miami Dolphins.
  • PennLive moved Aaron Kasinitz to the Baltimore Ravens beat and Daniel Gallen to the Philadelphia Eagles beat.
  • The Salt Lake Tribune added Andy Larsen to cover the Utah Jazz, brought on Jay Drew to cover BYU athletics, and moved Kurt Kragthorpe to cover Utah athletics.
  • The Southern California News Group added Kyle Goon to cover the L.A. Lakers and Mirjam Swanson to cover the L.A. Clippers.
  • USA Today saw Jorge Ortiz transition from covering the San Francisco Giants to covering news and Lindsay Schnell transition from covering college basketball to news. Rachel Axon announced her change in beats to the USA Today Investigation Team, where she will focus on sports.

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