FishbowlDC reported last Wednesday that Jon DeNunzio is heading to washingtonpost.com to become its sports editor.
On Thursday, Jim Brady sent out this announcement:
I’m pleased to announce that Jon DeNunzio will become washingtonpost.com’s new sports editor in the coming weeks. Jon comes to us from the newspaper, where he’s been the high school sports editor since March 2000. Jon brings great passion and energy to everything he does, and his vast experience with local sports will help tremendously as we focus more intently on local pro, college and high school teams and continue to test the waters on hyperlocal.
Jon will have a big task ahead of him, stepping into the shoes the late Bill Grant filled so well for so many years. Bill’s incredible work ethic, exacting standards and ability to teach and grow his staff are all things to be emulated, and, knowing Jon as well as I do, I know he’ll be up to the task.
Jon graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991, but his experience covering high school sports dates from his early days in college, when he would cover the Fluvanna County Flying Flucos and just about any other high school team that the Charlottesville Daily Progress saw fit to assign to him. After graduation, Jon worked for the Daily Progress and the Potomac News in Woodbridge, Va., before coming to The Washington Post in 1994.
At The Post, Jon has reported and edited stories on high school, college and professional sports. In his time as high school sports editor — which requires coverage of more than 300 Washington area high schools — he’s managed a prep staff made up of five full-time reporters, four editors and more than 20 part-time employees and freelance reporters. Jon also currently edits The Post’s local and international soccer coverage, and was a key contributor to our Road to the World Cup blog last summer.
I’m still working on an exact start date and hope to have that nailed down this week.
More sports news coming in a few minutes…