By Erik Hall

These are people who were “On the Move” during March 2019. They have made professional moves in sports media.

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

  • Michael Baron became Calhoun Times sports editor in Calhoun, Georgia.
  • Louisa Boardman was named sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
  • Grant Brisbee joined The Athletic San Francisco. He previously worked for NBC Sports Bay Area.
  • Kevin Brockway moved to CNHI Sports Indiana to cover Indiana basketball.
  • Jeff Brown accepted a buyout to leave his sports editor position at the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune.
  • Andy Buhler took a role covering high school sports for Scorebook Live Washington.
  • Mark Cooper started working at The Score as a college sports writer. He previously worked at the Tulsa World.
  • Bryan Flaherty changed roles at The Washington Post, becoming the operations editor for the sports section.
  • Martin Gallegos took a position with to cover the Oakland Athletics.
  • Chris Grenham accepted a content producer role with NESN.
  • Jordan Guskey joined The Star Press in Muncie, Indiana, to cover high school sports.
  • Joey Kaufman took a position covering Ohio State football for The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. He previously was with the Orange County Register and Southern California News Group.
  • Sarah Kelly became sports editor for The Washington Post Express.
  • Sarah Kezele joined USA Today as a video host.
  • John Klein retired as Tulsa World sports writer and columnist.
  • Chris Kwiecinski joined The Spectrum in St. George, Utah, as a sports reporter.
  • Alec Lewis joined The Athletic Kansas City as part of its Kansas City Royals coverage team.
  • Jason McIntyre departed from The Big Lead.
  • Urban Meyer signed with FOX to be part of its college football coverage.  
  • Dvora Meyers announced she left Deadspin.
  • Steve Millar became sports editor for the Franklin Station, the Mokena Messenger and the New Lenox Patriot, which are part of 22nd Century Media.
  • Fletcher Page added covering the Cincinnati Reds to responsibilities at the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Danica Patrick joins NBC for its broadcast of the Indianapolis 500.
  • Alex Riley revealed his departure as sports writer from the Wilmington (North Carolina) Star News.
  • Nathan Ruiz joined The Baltimore Sun to cover the Orioles. He was previously with The Oklahoman.
  • Melissa Rule announced she joined ESPN. She is currently with Syracuse Athletics.
  • Jake Shapiro joined The Denver Post to cover the Colorado Rapids.
  • Mitch Sherman moved to cover Nebraska football for The Athletic College Football.
  • Nick Underhill started covering the New England Patriots for The Athletic Boston.
  • Adnan Virk joined DAZN’s MLB show “ChangeUp.”
  • T.J. Zuppe announced his tenure covering the Cleveland Indians for The Athletic ended.
  • The Athletic added Tracy Greer, Craig Lancaster and Monica Thomas as editors.
  • Bill Eichenberger announced his tenure as an editor at Bleacher Report ended. Madison Hartman left Bleacher Report for a social director position at Stadium Goods.
  • The Columbus (Mississippi) Dispatch added Paul Bowker as sports editor and Ben Portnoy to cover Mississippi State athletics.
  • ESPN brought on Joon Lee as a staff writer to cover baseball. He was previously with Bleacher Report. Bill Polian retired from ESPN as an NFL front office insider.
  • The Seattle Times shifted Geoff Baker to cover the NHL and Jayda Evans to cover Sounders FC.
  • Sioux City (Iowa) Journal saw the end of the tenure of sports writers Jerry Giese and Barry Poe.
  • The St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press moved Dane Mizutani to the Minnesota Wild beat. Brian Murphy accepted a buyout to leave his sports reporter role at the Pioneer Press. Morgan Purdy ended her tenure as a sports designer at the Pioneer Press.
  • The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, laid off sports writers DJ Eberle, Paul Sokoloski and Tom Venesky.


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