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Kate Fagan gone in Philly

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by steveu, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Confirmed via Matt Gelb's Twitter account... voluntary departure, she left the Inquirer to write for ESPN. Congratulations on the move!
  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    ESPN announced four hires today -- Don Van Natta Jr., "Sportsbizgirl" Kristi Dosh, Bloomberg TV's Michele Steele and Fagan. They're staying very busy in the transactions department. Here's their announcement:

  3. Reuben Frank

    Reuben Frank Member

    Kate's terrific and will do a fine job writing for the new ESPN-W brand.

    Very deserving.
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Don Van Natta --- he's a stud! How did he leave the NYT?
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Yeah, Van Natta's clearly the big gun of the group, with all respect to the others. Wonder if he got the job that ESPN was shooting to fill with Charles Robinson.

    Fagan is terrific, and I'm surprised she's going to espnW rather than joining ESPN's main NBA crew.

    As for the other two hires, I think it's cute that ESPN thinks it can hire sports business journalists who actually do journalism. Sorry, but the conflicts of interest at the World Wide Leader are simply too great to overcome. At least they haven't poached John Ourand or Richard Sandomir. But maybe I'm jumping to conclusions.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You almost think they hire them to keep them from reporting on ESPN for someplace else.

    Heard the guy who wrote "Those Guys Have All the Fun" on Dan Patrick's show this week. Patrick asked him about Reilly's future at ESPN and if the network marginalized him. The author said it seemed more like Reilly marginalized himself.

    The other nugget was that Hannah Storm's contract went from around 700k to $1.2 mil per year after the Kornheiser comments.
  7. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    She was here in Glens Falls until maybe two years ago.
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