Sports On Earth's Joe Posnanski Leaving Site To Join NBC Sports
Sports On Earth columnist Joe Posnanski is leaving the site, just five months after the joint venture between MLBAM and the USA Today Sports Media Group formally launched, to join NBC Sports. The former SI writer and K.C. Star columnist was a featured member of the digital sports media site and among its first major hires. The site has since expanded to include writers such as Will Leitch and Leigh Montville as it has focused on commentary and long-form storytelling. Posnanski told Big Lead Sports he is joining NBC to be a "digital voice" but the network has yet to confirm the move.
"We're hopeful to have information regarding Joe Posnanski in the near future," NBC said in a statement earlier today. MLBAM Exec VP/Content Dinn Mann said, "We wish Joe the very best. Our commitment to enhance the dialogue with well-written opinion remains unchanged."