Media Moves

NY Times’ Futterman, Kepner move to The Athletic

August 24, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from The Athletic‘s executive editor Steven Ginsberg:

I’m excited to announce that two top-notch reporters from The New York Times’s Sports Desk, Matthew Futterman and Tyler Kepner, are joining our newsroom.


Tyler Kepner

Tyler has been the national baseball writer at The Times since 2010, following an eight-year run as the Yankees writer and two years covering the Mets, a beat that he returned to often this year.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he covered the Angels for the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Mariners for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before joining The Times in 2000.

Tyler is the author of two best-selling books.


Matthew Futterman

Matt will anchor our new tennis vertical, bringing his investigative instincts, sharp analysis, and muscular prose to a sport where we have big ambitions.

In addition to covering tennis, Matt delivered award-winning investigative reporting for The Times, writing a series in 2020 called “Sledhead” that examined the dangers that sliding sports, particularly bobsled and skeleton, pose to the brain. Matt has also covered seven Olympics, a role he will continue to play at The Athletic.

Matt joined The Times as a deputy sports editor in 2017 before moving over to reporting.

Before that, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s also the author of two well-received books.

Both Matt and Tyler are starting in the coming weeks. Please join me in welcoming them!


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