By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Dave Almeda joined the Forsyth County News in Cumming, Georgia, as a sports reporter.
  • Ben Arthur announced he will cover the Seattle Seahawks for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He was previously with the Laredo (Texas) Morning Times.
  • Pete Bland said he is moving from sports editor to a news editor role at the Columbia (Missouri) Missourian.
  • Austin Bornheim left his position as sports editor at The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee.
  • Nathaniel Bott revealed that he joined the Lansing (Michigan) State Journal as a sports reporter.
  • Ben Brigandi announced he stepped down as sports editor of the Williamsport (Pennsylvania) Sun-Gazette due to health reasons.
  • Timothy Burke announced his plans to leave Deadspin. He is now director of video at The Daily Beast.
  • Mary Clarke became the managing editor of La Valiant Wire, a USA Today site covering the Los Angeles Valiant of the Overwatch League.
  • Ron Counts revealed that he is moving to cover University of Virginia sports for the Charlottesville (Virginia) Daily Progress. He previously covered high school sports.
  • Jamie Erdahl was named the lead reporter of SEC on CBS following the departure of Allie LaForce.
  • Jeff Goodman left ESPN to join the Stadium.
  • Izzy Gould announced a promotion to Senior Director of Sports for the Southeast Region. He was previously’s Director of Content.
  • Mike Griffith joins DawgNation to cover Georgia. He previously covered Tennessee for SEC Country.
  • Andreas Hale accepted the position Senior Editor of Combat Sports at The Sporting News.
  • Matt Harmon announced he joined Yahoo Fantasy Sports as a writer.
  • Jacob Hoag revealed he left his position covering sports at The Daily Citizen in Dalton, Georgia. He accepted a job in Florida.
  • Luke Johnson said he left The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to cover the New Orleans Saints for the Times-Picayune.
  • Allie LaForce joined Turner Sports as a sideline reporter. She was previously with CBS.
  • Hale McGranahan revealed that he joined 247Sports as a reporter. He was previously with SEC Country.
  • Scott Mees said he is no longer employed by The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Illinois, as a high school sports writer.
  • Harry Minium announced his departure as a sports writer/columnist at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. He worked at The Virginian-Pilot for 39 years.
  • Jason Munz revealed he left his position as Southern Mississippi sports reporter at the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) American to join the Memphis Commercial Appeal as a digital producer.
  • Eddie Olczyk joined ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago as a regular host on the Kap & Co. Show. Olczyk will continue his roles as an NHL broadcaster on NBC and CSN Chicago.
  • David Ortiz signed a multi-year deal with FOX as a baseball studio analyst. He’ll make his 2018 debut at the MLB All-Star Game. According to the New York Post, Keith Hernandez will not return to FOX as a baseball analyst.
  • Jordan Owen joined the USA Today Network as a digital producer in Nashville, Tennessee. She was previously a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Kayla Pace announced she accepted a sports reporter/weekend sports anchor position with KFDA in Amarillo, Texas.
  • Harold Rivera accepted the sports editor role at The Daily Item in Lynn, Massachusetts. Rivera had been a sports writer at The Daily Item since 2016. He takes over for Steve Krause, who served as sports editor from 1998-2018, and he moves to the role of writer at large.
  • Corey Roepken received a promotion to sports editor at the Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee.
  • Sean Salisbury joined Houston’s Sportstalk 790 as he leaves SB Nation Radio. He replaces Jayson Braddock and Sean Jones.
  • Andrew Salmi took the sports editor role at The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, California.
  • Rory Sharrock joined the Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat as a college sports reporter.
  • Carlos Silva accepted the sports editor position at the Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal.
  • Matthew Stevens said he took a position covering Purdue sports for He previously covered Auburn for the Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser.
  • Brian Stultz announced he accepted a football beat writer position with He was previously with SEC Country.
  • Leah Vann accepted the sports and outdoors editor position at the Steamboat Pilot and Today in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She was previously as the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa.
  • Austin Ward joined Lettermen Row to cover Ohio State. He was previously with Land of 10.
  • Graham Watson-Ringo accepted the managing editor position at the Rivard Report in San Antonio, Texas. She was previously with the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Kevin Weaks took over as sports editor at The Messenger in Union City, Tennessee.
  • Chris White announced he accepted a new role as strategic content analyst at the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier Journal. He was previously sports director.
  • Jasmyn Wimbish revealed she accepted a role as digital content writer for Fansided.
  • The Athletic added Tom Biersdorfer, Scott Dochterman, Colton Pouncy, Audrey Snyder, Cody Stavenhagen and Jesse Temple. Biersdorfer’s role will be freelance project editor. Effective July 10, Dochterman will cover Iowa for The Athletic, and he previously covered Iowa for Land of 10. Pouncy will cover Michigan State after previously covering Austin Peay for USA Today Tennessee. Snyder will cover Penn State after previously covering Penn State for Stavenhagen will cover Michigan football after previously covering Oklahoma at the Tulsa World. Temple will cover Wisconsin football. It added Calvin Watkins to cover the Dallas Cowboys.
  • The Athletic Buffalo added Kris Baker, Ryan Stimson, John Vogl, and Joe Yerdon to cover the Buffalo Sabres, and it added Matthew Fairburn, Tim Graham, and Erik Turner to cover the Buffalo Bills. Graham left The Buffalo News, where he covered the NFL.
  • The Athletic Los Angeles brought on Andy Kamenetzky, Brian Kamenetzky, Bill Oram, and Pete Zayas to cover the Lakers; Jovan Buha will cover the LA Clippers; Eric Stephens is to cover the Anaheim Ducks; Josh Cooper will cover the LA Kings; Lisa Dillman will cover the Kings and Ducks, and Antonio Morales will cover the Southern California Trojans.
  • The Boston Globe saw Joe Sullivan step down as sports editor by accepting a buyout. He is replaced by Matt Pepin, who was previously the digital sports editor.
  • The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, saw the departures of Antonio Morales and Will Sammon. Morales covered Mississippi, and Sammon covered Mississippi State. Wilson Alexander joined The Clarion Ledger as a sports reporter. Tyler Horka is taking the Mississippi State beat, and Maddie Lee is taking the Mississippi beat.
  • The Tennessean in Nashville announced Jason Wolf moved to a sports enterprise position after previously being the Tennessee Titans beat writer. Erik Bacharach is taking over the Titans beat, and he was previously the Tennessean’s Middle Tennessee State reporter. Luis Torres takes the Middle Tennessee State beat after previously covering sports in Jackson, Tennessee.


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