OLD Media Moves

WSJ’s Bachman returns to sports desk

January 31, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Rachel Bachman
Rachel Bachman

Bruce Orwall, global sports editor for The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following announcement on Wednesday:

I’m very pleased to announced that Rachel Bachman has rejoined the sports department as senior sports reporter after a 3 1/2-year tour covering fitness and exercise for Life and Arts.

Rachel came to the Journal in 2011 from the Oregonian newspaper in Portland, where she covered a wide range of sports topics including the NBA, high school sports, college-sports financing and sexual abuse in summer-league basketball.

Rachel wrote about college sports and the Olympics in her first sports stint at the Journal. This time around, she will focus on sports business, international governing bodies and enterprise reporting across the sports landscape. Rachel will be back with us at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics, her fourth Games for the Journal and fifth overall. Her return was previewed last month with a major scoop, co-authored by Brian Costa, on the ouster of a top baseball official after years of workplace misconduct. (https://www.wsj.com/articles/baseballs-rainmaker-forced-out-after-alleged-misconduct-1513882805).

Rachel grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Michigan, where she makes an annual pilgrimage to watch the still-rebuilding football team. Please join me in congratulating her.

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