031230-N-6213R-502 Houston, Texas (Dec. 30, 2003) – The U.S. Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen marches onto the field as seen from the press box in the EV1.Net Houston Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Midshipmen lost to the Red Raiders, 38-14, leaving Navy with an 8-5 record on the year. Navy boasted the top rushing offense in Division 1-A, while Tech had the nation’s leading passing offense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas. (RELEASED)

By Erik Hall

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

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

  • Mario Annicchiarico said that he was laid off by the Times Colonist in Victoria, British Columbia.
  • David E. Berry accepted the sports editor role at the Wetumpka (Alabama) Herald.
  • Rob Biertempfel announced he joined The Athletic-Pittsburgh to cover the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Matt Brown and Will Leitch announced the end of Sports on Earth.
  • Ernest Bowker received a promotion from sports writer to sports editor at The Vicksburg (Mississippi) Post.
  • Dave Cameron left his role as baseball writer and managing editor at FanGraphs for a senior analyst position with the San Diego Padres’ research and development department. Cameron had been at FanGraphs since 2008.
  • Kareem Copeland joined The Washington Post to cover the Washington, D.C., NFL franchise. He was previously with The Associated Press.
  • Kerry Crowley said he joined the Bay Area News Group to cover the Giants (MLB).
  • Jarrid Denney announced he joined MLB.com to cover the Twins.
  • Stephen Espinoza received a promotion to Showtime’s president of sports and event programming.
  • John Fay revealed that he is covering the Cincinnati Reds for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • Jake Furr joined the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal as a sports reporter.
  • Luke A. Garza accepted an Oklahoma State beat with the website Pistols Firing.
  • Joe L. Hughes II left the sports department at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to cover education and health care at the paper.
  • Kathy Kudravi went from American Sports Network to the faculty at Arizona State University.
  • Alex Miller announced he will cover Texas A&M sports for the Dallas Morning News.
  • Patrick Mooney revealed that he joined The Athletic-Chicago as a senior writer.
  • Katie Morrison left her role as sports reporter at the Daily Item in Lynn, Massachusetts, to become an assistant in the athletics office at Clark University.
  • Todd Murray retired as a sports writer at The Dominion Post in Morgantown, West Virginia, after more than 20 years at the publication.
  • Tom Nader resigned as sports editor at the Record-Courier in Portage County, Ohio.
  • Keith Olbermann rejoined ESPN to sporadically do feature pieces.
  • Zack Pierce announced a new role as managing editor of The Athletic-Minnesota.
  • Tyler Poslosky joined WyoSports in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a prep sports writer. He was previously with the Bremer County Independent and Waverly Democrat in Iowa.
  • Nathan Ruiz accepted the Oklahoma State beat writer position at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Paul Severino took a job as the play-by-play voice for the Miami Marlins on Fox Sports Florida. He was previously with MLB Network.
  • Chris Stevenson said that he is joining The Athletic-Ottawa to write about the NHL.
  • Dana Sulonen accepted a position as deputy sports editor at The Detroit Free Press. She was previously at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Steve Virgen took over as assistant sports editor at the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal.
  • Jerry Ulmer, a high school sports reporter, was one of 11 people laid off by The Oregonian, according to a story in Willamette Week.
  • The Athletic-Cincinnati, which launches Feb. 12, added Joe Goodberry to cover the Bengals, Trent Rosecrans to cover the Reds, and Shannon Russell to cover Cincinnati and Xavier basketball, along with Mo Egger.
  • The Athletic-Dallas, which launches Feb. 12, brought in Or Moyal as managing editor, Jamey Newberg to cover baseball, Sean Shapiro to cover the Stars, Bob Sturm to cover the Cowboys, and Levi Weaver to cover baseball. Other additions to the staff are Jeff Cavanaugh and Kevin Turner. Moyal was previously at WFAA.
  • The Athletic-New York City, which launches Feb. 12, has joining its staff Rick Carpiniello to cover the Rangers (NHL), Marc Carig to cover the Yankees, Michael Scotto to cover the Nets, Arthur Staple to cover the Islanders, Patricia Traina to cover the Giants (NFL), and Mike Vorkunov to cover the Knicks.
  • The Athletic-Philadelphia added Matt Gelb, Ben Harris and Meghan Montemurro to cover the Phillies.
  • Matt Gajtka and Chris Mueller resigned from DK Pittsburgh Sports.
  • ESPN added Alex Rodriguez and Matt Vasgersian as MLB broadcasters. Cian Fahey resigned from ESPN as an NFL analyst.