SBD/February 15, 2011/Media

Former WaPo Writer Shapiro The Latest High-Profile Hire For CSN Mid-Atlantic's Websites

Former Washington Post reporter Len Shapiro beginning tomorrow will join Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic as a regular contributor to its two websites -- CSNWashington.com and CSNBaltimore.com. Shapiro retired from the Post in December. "As soon as he left the Post, we called to see if he was interested," said Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Senior VP & GM Rebecca Schulte. Shapiro joins a digital operation that recently hired former Baltimore Sun journalist Ray Frager as digital media managing editor, former Sun columnist John Eisenberg and former Washington Times reporter Ryan O'Halloran. It also bought blogs written by Mark Zuckerman and Rich Tandler. "We have a lot of years of journalism experience," Schulte said, adding that she is looking to add even more columnists. Many also appear on the linear TV station. The RSN says CSNWashington.com saw a 310% increase in unique visitors in the fourth quarter of '10.
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