FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

USA Today Sports Adds Two

Dino Markus and Derek Samson have both joined USA Today Sports. Markus has been named director of video and Samson has been named director of content for USA Today High School Sports.

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.

Mediabistro Course

Middle Grade Novel Writing

Middle Grade Novel WritingStarting January 15, work with a literary agent to write your middle-grade novel! In this course, you'll learn how to develop strong characters, write compelling dialogue, master the art of revision, and market your work to publishing houses and agents. Register now!