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La Canfora to CBS

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 10, 2012.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Another huge get for CBS


    Jason La Canfora joins CBS Sports as the "NFL Insider" for the CBS
    Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Sports
    Network and CBSSports.com. The announcement was made today by Sean
    McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

    La Canfora joins James Brown, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon
    Sharpe and Bill Cowher on THE NFL TODAY beginning on September 9. He
    begins his role as "NFL Insider" for CBSSports.com in July, joining an
    already experienced staff of writers covering the NFL including Pete
    Prisco, Clark Judge, Mike Freeman and Pat Kirwan.

    Before joining CBS Sports, La Canfora worked for the NFL Network and
    NFL.com as an NFL Insider from 2009-12. He appeared on NFL Total
    Access, NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final and Thursday Night
    Kickoff. La Canfora also contributed significantly across the NFL's
    digital properties including NFL.com.

    La Canfora spent six years as a Redskins beat writer during his
    10-year stint with The Washington Post. He also contributed to NHL,
    MLB, Olympic and World Cup coverage. During that time, La Canfora's
    blog on Washingtonpost.com became one of the most frequented by
    readers looking for an inside scoop on the Redskins.

    In addition to his print and online experience, La Canfora's broadcast
    experience includes the NFL Network, as well as appearing on Comcast
    SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a panelist, analyst and co-host for over a
    year. He also was a regular co-host on Fox 1370 Radio's weekly
    afternoon drive-time sports show heard throughout the Baltimore and
    Washington D.C. area.

    Prior to The Washington Post, La Canfora reported for the Detroit Free
    Press covering the Detroit Red Wings and their back-to-back Stanley
    Cup championship wins in 1997 and 1998. His accolades include a 2004
    Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Breaking News honorable
    mention; 1998 APSE Game Story third place finish; and a 1997 APSE News
    Story fifth place finish.

    La Canfora graduated magna cum laude with degrees in print journalism
    and policy studies from Syracuse University in 1996. Born April 14,
    1974 in Baltimore, Md, La Canfora and his wife, Lauren, and three
    children reside in Towson, Md.
  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    CBS has really stepped up with some impressive hires in the last year. In terms of newsbreaking, they're probably ahead at the college level and now challenging in NFL ranks.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Interesting. While I'm obviously not privvy to the details of each job and JLC's list of priorities when job-hunting, I would have figured his gig at the NFLN would be higher on the food chain than CBS.

    Good for him, though.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As it means no more Charley Casserly, I'm all for it.
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Network TV pays hell a lot more than cable.
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  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Goodness, how many chairs are they going to have on the studio set?
  7. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    The Washington Post Capitals beat has churned out Rachel Nichols and Jason LaConfora.

    Not bad.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The money must be absurd, knowing what he was leaving.

    Good for him.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe they'll go to stadium seating. New guy gets end of the top row.
  10. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    With no knowledge of the situation, they will probably use him like FOX uses Jay Glazer. Bring him in for some quick hits.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Doesn't NFL Network have a non-compete? I seem to remember Schefter having to sit out a few (maybe six) months before he went to ESPN.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Isn't he considered more NFL.com than NFLN? I might be wrong, but that could be the case here.
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