Crain’s Cleveland reporter Kreps is leaving for marketing job
Sports business reporter Kevin Kleps is leaving Crain’s Cleveland Business to take a digital marketing role at Hyland Software, reports Sam Allard of Cleveland Scene.
Allard reports, “Kleps was hired at Crain’s in January, 2013, as a reporter-editor who was tasked with copyediting and designing the print paper in addition to covering sports. ‘It was A LOT,’ Kleps told Scene, ‘and sports business was the area that suffered.’
“But Kleps said his bosses recognized the local appetite for his reporting niche and soon hired a creative director at the paper, which allowed him to invest more fully in his coverage. In short order, he became a must-read voice in Cleveland, especially for fans interested in the galaxy of professional sports news beyond the box score.
“Crain’s is primarily aimed at a business audience, and Kleps was unafraid to delve into the weeds of sponsorship deals, contracts, ticketing, TV ratings and so forth, but his coverage of the three local pro teams had mass appeal, especially as the finances of those teams have been so closely (and often perilously) linked to the finances of the region.”
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