In his own words:
The tool of choice in journalism today is the knife. Staffs are cut. Coverage areas are constricted. Employees are furloughed. Some of the most seasoned journalists are bought out. It is not just here. It is everywhere. Every sports staff in the city is smaller today than it was three years ago, or at least no larger. Except one. And that one just hired me.
I have read The Courier-Journal every day for as long as I can remember. I always will.
And whether it is a “newspaper” site or a “TV” site or whatever you want to call it, I have craved that chance to not just do what I have always done, which I love, but to create, shift, adjust and innovate on the fly, and based on the desires and interests of this city. I have a great many ideas for the way this kind of local sports operation might evolve and work. The time came for me to do something bold and try them, and I have taken that opportunity. If that makes any sense.
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