Crain’s Detroit reporter Shea leaves for The Athletic
Crain’s Detroit senior reporter Bill Shea has left the paper for a job at The Athletic.
Shea will be part of its new vertical devoted to sports business, media, and sports law.
He has been at Crain’s Detroit for 13 years, covering everything in sports business, including labor, contracts, stadium/arena construction, social media, broadcast/streaming media rights, e-sports, gender and race, politics, marketing and branding, tech, talent acquisition and deployment, and advanced analytics.
Shea is a multiple-time winner of awards from the Association of Area Business Publications, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Detroit Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal Award, which is akin to the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism.
He has also worked for papers in Ohio.