Posts in category "Tribune"

Phil Rogers Leaving Tribune For MLB.com

Another Chicago Tribune writer is leaving for another very high traffic website. A source within the Tribune Company told me recently that long time baseball columnist and national baseball writer Phil Rogers is leaving the Trib for MLB.com First, we had news of Vaughn McClure leaving the Midwest’s most prominent newspaper for a high profile “digital medium” or “digital platform” (that’s cliched corporatespeak for “a website.”) Now Rogers departs for the primary internet home for baseball...

Former Bears, Illini writer Vaughn McClure leaving Tribune for ESPN Atlanta

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. Before taking the ATL job, McClure was to handle the Chicago Bulls beat once the NBA season started...

Bears and Vikings "trade" newspaper writers; Jensen to Pioneer-Press, Wiederer to Trib

Bears and Vikings "trade" newspaper writers; Jensen to Pioneer-Press, Wiederer to Trib
The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have essentially “traded” newspaper beat writers. Well, the papers themselves didn’t trade writers; the “core” covering the Bears and Vikings made a swap. And it involves the two main papers in both the Twin Cities and Chicago. The Vikings have a new beat writer: formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times. And an ex Vikings scribe moves to the Chicago Tribune. APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors), a national organization that strives to improve professional standards of sports departments, just made these last two tweets...
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Media Notebook: Dan Pompei leaves Tribune, Cutler Comedy Show, ESPN Car Wash

Media Notebook: Dan Pompei leaves Tribune, Cutler Comedy Show, ESPN Car Wash
I started hearing rumors last weekend that Dan Pompei was out at the Chicago Tribune. It wasn’t until this morning that I got confirmation on Dan Pompei being gone, and that this was Dan Pompei leaving the Trib, it was his decision. Not the paper deciding to get rid of him. Dan Pompei is as an accomplished NFL writer as you will ever find. So this is a huge void for the Trib to fill as his leaving coincides with the start of football season. No word yet on what he's doing next or who his replacement will be...

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……...

Colleen Kane: Tribune’s New White Sox Beat Writer

Colleen Kane: Tribune’s New White Sox Beat Writer
(Update: Paul Sullivan is gone from the Chicago Cubs beat, and Vaughn McLure will be covering Illinois for the Tribune) You know that job posting you saw online for the Chicago Tribune; the open baseball writer position? It’s been filled internally; sources have told me. With this promotion of Colleen Kane, there will also be a couple of beats being shifted around. At least that’s what insiders tell me. Colleen Kane takes over the White Sox beat as Mark Gonzalez (@MDGonzales) shifts to the Chicago Cubs...
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Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more

Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more
David Haugh signed on with the Chicago Tribune in 2003 after spending 10 years as sports columnist at the South Bend Tribune. He became the Chicago Bears beat writer when joining the Tribune before becoming the Bears columnist from 2006-08. Before the 2009 season, David Haugh became the Tribune’s 17th “In the Wake of the News,” columnist. In this exclusive interview, Haugh and I cover a lot of ground, and get “controversial” at times. Well, you may find some of these topics controversial. And if so, be sure voice your opinion in the comment threads below. Follow David Haugh on Twitter (@DavidHaugh)...

CSN hires Edgy Tim, Preps and Recruiting Expert

CSN hires Edgy Tim, Preps and Recruiting Expert
Comcast SportsNet, the local television station owned by the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and NBC, has signed veteran Illinois high school football sports writer/recruiting authority Edgy Tim, also known as Tim O’Halloran, to be its local preps football expert effective August 1. Edgy Tim (@EDGYTIM) is often featured on Rivals, which is owned by Yahoo. Even people like me, who despise National Signing Day, hate recruiting, can’t stand preps coverage, unfollow people who constantly tweet out high school sports and recruiting news, still recognize the talent and ability of Edgy Tim. He's at the very top of his specific game; no question...

Author John Rosengren tells trailblazing baseball tale (exclusive)

Author John Rosengren tells trailblazing baseball tale (exclusive)
Minnesota based writer John Rosengren is the author of Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes.  It’s a biography of the “Hebrew Hammer,” one of the greatest players in baseball history. A member of the Detroit Tigers Mt. Rushmore. Greenberg was more than just one of the premier power hitters of his generation. He slugged 58 home runs in 1938, equaling Jimmie Foxx’s 1932 mark for the most home runs in one season by any player between 1927 (when Babe Ruth set a record of 60) and 1961 (when Roger Maris surpassed it). Greenberg was a five-time All-Star, twice AL MVP and elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. Hank Greenberg was also the first Jewish superstar in all of American professional sports. And reaching that height meant he had to endure Anti-Semitism, bigotry and prejudice that you could not imagine. Rosengren’s book is more than a baseball story; it’s about social pioneering and political trail blazing. John Rosengren is an award-winning author of seven books. A freelance writer since 1981, he has written articles for more than 100 publications ranging from Reader’s Digest to Sports Illustrated. He’s a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors and the Society for American Baseball Research. He teaches in the University of Minnesota’s journalism school and at the Loft Literary Center. He earned his master’s degree in creative writing at Boston University, where he studied with Saul Bellow and Derek Walcott. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two children. You can see a sampling of all the press Rosengren received on his book at HankGreenberg.net on the book page under reviews. The Detroit Free Press and Chicago Magazine did interviews. Rosengren has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Side. He will be speaking at the Highland Park Public Library on July 10....
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Worst White Sox Game Ever! Best Twitter Reactions!

Worst White Sox Game Ever! Best Twitter Reactions!
Today’s White Sox game with the Seattle Mariners was to baseball what tramp stamps are to Tilted Kilt waitresses. Something potentially passable is just ruined by something unsightly. Obviously, I prefer football and basketball to baseball; and educated brunettes to TK staffers. The 24-32 White Sox visited the 26-33 Seattle Mariners for one game of 162 this season; and it was a double header all by itself. As the White Sox entered on a seven game losing streak, this contest obviously had HUGE PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS! It went into the 14th inning tied at 0-0. I could’ve sworn somebody had turned on soccer. As much physical torture as watching soccer is, at least the sport has Alex Morgan and Hope Solo to look at. Yes, I know Solo is guano crazy. This White Sox game could be summarized by Darth Helmet in Spaceballs: “no, it’s not what you think. It’s much, much worse!” The White Sox scored 5 runs in the top of the 14th inning only to…wait for it…see the Mariners tie it with 5 in the bottom half of the 14th. The White Sox eventually ended up winning 7-5 in 16 innings. Time of game: 5 hours, 42 minutes. Or the equivalent of three games pitched by former White Sox ace Mark Buerhle. This elicited some hysterical reactions on Twitter from White Sox experts and local sports media. Time for one of my tweet fueled stories...