Paul Sullivan remaining with Chicago Tribune

Paul Sullivan remaining with Chicago Tribune

Ever since I broke the news about Colleen Kane becoming the new Chicago White Sox beat writer, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the fate of former Chicago Cubs beat writer Paul Sullivan. With Mark Gonzales replacing Sully on the Cubs beat, I’ve gotten a few emails and texts about what’s going to happen to Paul Sullivan.

He has both his fans and his critics; and they can get rather loud on Twitter. Of course, that comes with the territory of being a beat writer for a very high profile team at a big city paper. Polarization is just natural. And certainly, it’s always the malcontents that will be louder and more assertive than the admirers.

So Paul Sullivan is gone from the Cubs beat, and he will now be…….

There you go, straight from Paul Sullivan himself. He’ll be doing baseball feature writing now instead of the daily Cubs beat. Although I actually find this Twitter exchange to be more amusing and interesting. But that’s just me, as I’ve experienced both of these situations first hand:


The Trib is shifting some beats around. Vaughn McLure will be covering Illinois football while still doing Bears. Shannon Ryan is doing NIU football and Illinois basketball.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks)

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