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Ed Hinton lands at ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sgaleadfoot, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. sgaleadfoot

    sgaleadfoot Member

    Hinton finds a home...at ESPN: Award-winning sports journalist Ed Hinton, entering his fourth decade in the profession, has joined ESPN.com as a senior writer. Hinton will focus on motorsports to serve fans through ESPN's digital platforms. "We're thrilled to welcome Ed," said Rob King, editor-in-chief of ESPN.com. "His talent and experience makes our strong motorsports writing team of Terry Blount, Angelique Chengelis, Ryan McGee, David Newton and Marty Smith even stronger, and we very much look forward to Ed's work appearing on our platforms." Most recently Hinton was senior reporter for auto racing with the Tribune Co. newspaper chain, writing for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Previously he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he covered auto racing, the NFL, college football and Major League Baseball. Before that he worked for The National sports daily and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
    Hinton has won numerous professional journalism awards, some transcending sports, including the Scripps-Howard Foundation First Amendment Award in 2001. Twice, he has led reporting teams nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and he has also won several awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors' largest-circulation newspaper categories, and recognition from United Press International, Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism society and the National Motorsports Press Association. He is the author of two books. Born in Laurel, Miss., Hinton attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. degree in journalism.(ESPN PR)(7-3-2008)
  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Great for Ed and the WWL. Both will benefit.

  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Kickass hire.
  4. Panhandle PK

    Panhandle PK Member

    His resume is that of a god...
  5. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    That's a nice outcome for all involved.

    Except for the Tribune Co. papers.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I'm just happy I get to read him again. I missed him during the early part of the season.
  7. Sean Smyth

    Sean Smyth Member

    Glad to see Ed is back in business. Like sportschick, I missed reading his stuff.
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Ed Hinton to Sam Zell: F*** you!

    (Although Ed's probably too classy to say it, unlike the billy goat entrepreneur.)
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I loved the story of Van McKenzie getting all of the Tribune papers together to hire Hinton away from SI.
  10. johnlydon

    johnlydon New Member

    Have to think Ed is the only NASCAR writer who, at least once a year, uses a Faulkner reference in his story.

    He is a great guy to work with, a master storyteller -- both in print and in person.

    Funny: Big piece on how NASCAR has improved safety in this week's SI. Go back to 2001, the week before Earnhardt's death, and read what Ed (and some others) wrote then in the Orlando Sentinel.
  11. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Hinton probably wouldn't have used asterisks in referring to Zell. Great reporter who views NASCAR with a critical eye, fine storyteller who leaves the profanity in in person. Always appears to be on the verge of a coronary, but don't let that fool you.
    He's been away too long.
  12. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    and then read what ed wrote the week after earnhardt's death.
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