SBD/October 15, 2013/Media

Sports Business Reporter Kristi Dosh Announces She Is Leaving ESPN

Kristi Dosh announced on her personal blog this morning she is leaving ESPN after working there for two years as a sports business reporter. Dosh will resume her college sports-focused website, BusinessofCollegeSports.com, work as a freelance writer and has accepted a position as adjunct sports marketing professor at the Univ. of North Florida in Jacksonville. "My contract has expired at ESPN, and I won't be signing a new one," Dosh wrote. "Earlier this year, ESPN made the decision to shut down a section of ESPN.com called Playbook, which included the sports business page. Since then, the way my job worked behind the scenes drastically changed. I don't think it was working for me or for ESPN, which is why I'm moving on. ... I have some great options moving forward" (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

OTHER MEDIA MOVES: The Orange County Register has hired former L.A. Times NBA writer Mark Heisler to produce a "weekly column and the NBA rankings." The paper also has hired Bill Oram, the Salt Lake Tribune's former Jazz beat writer, for the Lakers beat (LAOBSERVED.com, 10/10)....Grantland's Jonah Keri announced he has re-signed with the website and will become a "full-fledged member" of the "Baseball Tonight" crew (TWITTER.com, 10/14).
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