Chicago Tribune Fighting Illini reporter Vaughn McClure is leaving the paper for ESPN Atlanta. McClure, who was previously a Chicago Bears beat reporter, will be covering the NFL again; this time he’ll handle the Atlanta Falcons.
News of Vaughn McClure departing for The South was broken by Tribune “In the Wake of the News” Columnist David Haugh on Twitter:
— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) September 17, 2013
McClure is the second prominent local sports media figure to leave Chicago for Atlanta. Longtime 670 The Score producer, host and reporter Jason Goff took a position as an evening host at 92.3-FM The Game in Atlanta this past October.
Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook
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