The Athletic hires Mathews as football writer

Max Mathews has joined The Athletic as a football writer. Recently, he was a sports journalist at MailOnline. Previously, he freelanced as a sports journalist at BBC Sports, where he covered the Olympics, football, rugby league and para-cycling. He was also a broadcast journalist at Sky and a sports journalist at The Telegraph. He also […]

The Athletic names three editorial directors

The Athletic has appointed Sarah Goldstein, Sergio Gonzalez and Oskar Garcia editorial directors to oversee the daily North America news report.   In her new role, Goldstein will oversee the N.F.L., M.L.B. and N.H.L. desks. She has been with The Athletic for six years, previously holding the posts of U.S. managing editor of N.H.L. and senior managing editor […]

Russini swaps ESPN for The Athletic

The Athletic has hired Dianna Russini as senior NFL Insider. In her new role, she will lead the Times’ NFL breaking news coverage and collaborate with NFL reporters provide in-depth football coverage. Russini will also contribute to audio and video platforms. She joins from ESPN, where she was a SportsCenter anchor. Prior to joining ESPN in […]

NY Times’ Futterman, Kepner move to The Athletic

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 has been the national baseball writer at The Times since 2010, following an eight-year run as the Yankees writer and […]

The Athletic debuts new football podcast

After the controversial announcement that it would shutter its sports department, The New York Times is moving fast to bolster The Athletic as its sole voice in sports coverage. Below is an excerpt from The New York Times: The Athletic today announced a new daily podcast for football fans around the world, offering insightful, expert […]

The Athletic’s Connolly laid off as Baltimore Orioles beat writer

Dan Connolly, a senior baseball writer at The Athletic, wrote on Twitter: “Sorry to upstage Flag Day with personal news. Friday is my last day @TheAthletic, cuz of its decision to move on from localized beat coverage. This is my 23rd season covering O’s (5 for TA). Thanks to awesome teammates there & readers who […]

The Athletic lays off 20 reporters — roughly four percent workforce

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times: The Athletic, the sports news outlet owned by The New York Times, laid off nearly 4 percent of its newsroom on Monday. David Perpich, the publisher of The Athletic, and Steven Ginsberg, its executive editor, announced “a significant reorganization” of the newsroom in a […]

The Athletic hires Keefer as national features writer

Zak Keefer has joined The Athletic as a national features writer. Recently, he worked at WISH-TV Ch. 8, a CW-affiliate in Indianapolis, Ind. Keefer’s tweet reads: “Grateful for 9 unpredictable, challenging seasons on the Colts beat — and a sincere thank you to all the players, coaches and execs who allowed me to tell part […]

The Athletic names seven to new editorial leadership team

The following excerpt was sent out from The Athletic’s executive editor Steven Ginsberg: Hi all. I’m excited to announce some changes to our newsroom leadership structure which will help us be even more indispensable to sports fans in the years to come. The Athletic’s updated top-level leadership now includes the following new roles: Editorial Director […]

The Messenger taps Kaufman as head of sports

Dan Kaufman has joined The Messenger as head of sports. Recently, he was an editorial director at The Athletic. Before that, Kaufman worked at ESPN for more than nine years. There, he served as deputy editor for Insider and as senior deputy editor for content development. Kaufman has a B.A. from Harvard University.