Jim Trotter will join The Athletic’s new Opinion desk as a national columnist. He begins May 8.
Trotter is an experienced journalist, having worked for NFL Media as a reporter/storyteller, as a NFL reporter at ESPN, as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and as a NFL contributor at NBCUniversal.
He was also a sports writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where he worked for 18 years.
Commenting on his new role, Trotter said:
“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to work with such a talented staff, and I’m excited about having the freedom and support to go where the news leads me.”
Trotter has authored two books and is a graduate of Howard University.
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