Media Moves

Baltimore Sun Media announces new hires

February 25, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt announcement was sent out by Baltimore Sun Media announcing new hires for the Sun and its community newsrooms:

Dan Belson joined the Capital Gazette on Monday and will focus on crime and courts coverage in Anne Arundel County. Before joining Baltimore Sun Media in 2022, Dan was the editor of The Dundalk Eagle and had previously worked multiple beats at Southern Maryland News.

Hayes Gardner is joining The Baltimore Sun March 21 as an enterprise reporter, with a particular focus on the intersection of sports, news and culture. Hayes comes to us from the Louisville Courier Journal, where he primarily wrote sports features. Before working in Louisville, Hayes covered Iowa State sports for The Ames Tribune and freelanced for The Oregonian.

Ngan Ho is joining The Baltimore Sun March 21 as an emerging news reporter. Ngan comes to Baltimore from The York Dispatch, where she covered breaking news and helmed the paper’s morning newsletter. Before that, she worked as a general assignment reporter for an online news startup, the Owensboro Times in Kentucky, and spent three years as a courthouse reporter at the San Angelo Standard Times in Texas.

Kendyl Kearly joined The Baltimore Sun as an emerging news content editor on Monday. Kendyl comes to us from New York City, where she has been working as a freelance journalist. She has been an editor at the StarChefs food publishing company and at Modern Luxury, serving as the organization’s managing editor as well as the executive editor of Manhattan magazine.

Andy Kostka will join The Sun March 21 as an Orioles and general assignment reporter. He comes to us from the Clarion Ledger, where he covered Mississippi State athletics, with a primary focus on football, basketball and baseball. Andy graduated from the University of Maryland in 2020, where he worked as the sports editor for The Diamondback, the independent student newspaper. He also held internships at USA TODAY, the Washington Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during college.

Sabrina LeBoeuf will join The Baltimore Sun March 21 covering education. Sabrina joins us from The News-Star, a regional newspaper owned by Gannett in Northeast Louisiana, where she covered children’s issues and growth and development. Prior to that she was an intern at the Austin American-Statesman.

Tony Roberts joined Baltimore Sun Media on Feb. 7 covering Baltimore and Harford counties. He is a 2021 graduate from North Carolina A&T State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Most recently, Tony worked as a freelance reporter for Bay Net. He also wrote for his college newspaper, the A&T Register, while in school.

Lee Sanderlin joined The Baltimore Sun’s criminal justice team on Monday to cover state and federal law enforcement and federal courts. Most recently, Lee worked as an investigative and political reporter for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi.


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