Markus most recently served as a digital video consultant, but previously worked as director of video production and programming for Bleacher Report. Samson comes to USA Today from Yahoo! Sports, where he served as the assistant managing editor of Rivals.com.
“Dino and Derek bring decades of high-level industry experience to the Sports Media Group,” said Mark Pesavento, vice president of content, USA Today Sports Media Group, in a statement.”They are forward-thinking, audience-aware tacticians who will help us create a more dynamic suite of products, and we are excited to have them on board.”
Both Markus and Samson report to Pesavento.