The following excerpt was sent out from The Athletic’s publisher David Perpich:
I’m very excited to announce that Steven Ginsberg will be our first executive editor.
Steven joins us from The Washington Post, where he’s spent the past 28 years. In his time there, he has worked his way up from copy aide to serving as managing editor overseeing The Post’s National (national security, politics, health, science and America), Metro and Sports coverage (guiding, for example, The Post’s recent investigative takeout How the NFL Blocks Black coaches). Over the course of his career, he has been involved in seven Pulitzer Prize-winning projects.
I asked Steven to share, in his own words, why he’s excited to join:
I am thrilled to be joining The Athletic. I can’t imagine a more appealing role — I’m an obsessive sports fan and deeply committed to pursuing ambitious, innovative journalism. Nothing is more exciting than breaking the big story or landing an impactful investigation. Nothing beats having the news everyone is talking about.
My journey to The Athletic started a few years ago when I became a subscriber. I signed up to get my Yankees and Giants fix, and also to see how this new site I kept hearing about was changing journalism. Like most readers, I was quickly hooked. The Athletic is fun and smart and engages sports and the culture around it in the way fans like me think about it.
My goal as executive editor is to build on what you have created, to continue bringing together the world’s best journalists to create the world’s best sports journalism site. I can’t wait to meet everyone and am beyond excited to get started.
Steven officially starts on Jan. 3. Please join me in congratulating him and giving him a warm welcome when you meet him!