Matthews joins LA Times as ME of Originals, VP of Times Studios

Sharon Matthews has joined the Los Angeles Times as managing editor of Originals and vice president of Los Angeles Times Studios. Matthews brings more than 25 years of experience to the newsroom. An excerpt from the announcement reads: Matthews’ childhood fascination with storytelling became a decades-long career in journalism, sparked when she assisted in the […]

Guzman named LA Times deputy sports editor

The following excerpt was sent out on behalf of Los Angeles Times’ assistant managing editor for Iliana Limón Romero: Ed Guzman, who grew up in East Los Angeles, is joining the Los Angeles Times as deputy Sports editor. Guzman most recently served as deputy editor for sports for ESPN’s Andscape and joins The Times after […]

ESPN promotes Ravitz to senior VP, digital content

The following excerpt was sent out by SVG News: ESPN executive Nate Ravitz has been promoted to ESPN Senior Vice President, Digital Content, it was announced today by Norby Williamson, Executive Editor and Head of Event and Studio Production. Ravitz, who joined ESPN in 2007, will continue to be responsible for the content experience across […]

ESPN senior culture editor Jerkins set to depart

Morgan Jerkins, senior culture editor for The Undefeated, ESPN, will be leaving her post at the end of the year. The New York Times best-selling author had previously worked as a senior editor at ZORA digital magazine Medium. Before that, she was an associate editor for Catapult, an independent publisher that hosts a digital magazine […]

Hollywood Reporter hires Mays as executive editor of news

The Hollywood Reporter has named Patricia Mays executive editor of news, overseeing the digital news strategy of the publication across the brand, including its recently relaunched website. She will also be managing the digital staff and working with Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Hollywood Reporter’s editorial director. Her new role begins Aug. 16. Moody commented: “Patricia is […]

Kelley named VP and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated

Raina Kelley has been appointed vice president and editor-in-chief of ESPN’s The Undefeated, responsible for the editorial direction and oversight of the multimedia initiative. Kelley succeeds Kevin Merida who launched the project five years ago and has just recently been named executive editor at the Los Angeles Times. Kelley has been at ESPN for 10 […]

LA Times names Merida executive editor

Veteran journalist Kevin Merida has left ESPN to join the Los Angeles Times as its executive editor. In his new role, Merida will transform the newspaper into a digital powerhouse that thrives for decades to come. He succeeds Norman Pearlstine, who stepped down in December. Merida previously served as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of […]

ESPN’s Huang departs for Philly Inquirer

Michael Huang will be joining The Philadelphia Inquirer as managing editor for sports overseeing the publication’s sports coverage. The desk will focus on the city’s four major teams and school sports, with a larger emphasis on women’s sports. Huang replaces Pat McLoon and begins on Apr. 19. Huang will be joining from ESPN, where he […]

Jerkins joins ESPN as senior editor for culture

New York Times best-selling author Morgan Jerkins has joined ESPN’s The Undefeated as senior editor for culture where she will be leading a team focused on long- and short-form expository features on African-American music, theater, film and other forms of entertainment. She and her team will also be responsible for culturally relevant content across ESPN […]

Pedro Gomez Foundation launched to support aspiring journalists

The sudden passing of long-time ESPN journalist Pedro Gomez last Sunday led to numerous tributes flooding in. Now, Gomez’s passing has led to some new resources for aspiring journalists through the newly-launched Pedro Gomez Foundation. The foundation will focus on supporting young people looking to get into journalism. As Katherine Fitzgerald writes in The Arizona […]