SBD/November 18, 2011/Media

Lions Hire Detriot News Reporter To Run Editorial Operations On Team Website

Twentyman will cover team daily, appearing on online and traditional media outlets
The Lions hired Tim Twentyman, who covered the team for the Detroit News, to run the club’s editorial operations at DetroitLions.com. He had reported for the newspaper for eight years. In addition to Twentyman’s daily news coverage, he will also appear on online and traditional media outlets. On gamedays, he will report live from the stadium on the Ford Lions Report, the Lions' pregame show that airs on WXYZ-ABC at 11:00am ET and on the Lions Radio Network’s pregame show. The team's flagship station is WXYT-FM. Lions President Tom Lewand in a statement said, “He will not be an extension of our public relations department. Tim will cover our team and offer timely, compelling content in much the same manner as any beat writer would but with better and unique access.” The Bengals have had their own beat writer for years, and most teams have ramped up their own internal sites with reporters who are billed as independent.
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