Recent news involving sports media personalities, including more details on the Bruce Feldman situation, ESPN adding Ashley Fox to its NFL roster, and Turner Sports exec Christina Miller being named GM of NBA Digital.
- Poynter Institute Says Feldman Not Suspended: The Poynter Institute, currently serving as the ESPN ombudsman, released a report Monday backing up the network’s assertion that it did not suspend writer Bruce Feldman. Instead, Feldman was asked “not publish anything online, or go on the air” for a period of time “while they figured things out” (poynter.org, 7/18). The distinction is “more than just semantics,” as a “suspension is a disciplinary action involving human resources, a record in your file and not being allowed onto the company premises for a period of time.” (Poynter Institute)
- Columnist Fox Joins ESPN as NFL Writer: ESPN has hired former Philadelphia Inquirer writer Ashley Fox as an NFL columnist. In addition to providing regular columns and features, Fox will write blog posts, contribute to ESPN the Magazine, and make on-air appearances. (espnmediazone3.com)
- Miller Named New GM of NBA Digital: Turner Sports executive Christina Miller will replace Bryan Perez as general manager of NBA Digital. Miller “will now oversee the day-to-day operations for the NBA Digital portfolio,” which includes NBA TV and NBA.com. Miller will continue to serve as Turner’s SVP of Strategy, Marketing and Promotions, but she will step down from an executive position with Cartoon Network. (Turner Sports)