Add another writer joining the ESPN.com fold. Former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid will be joining ESPN as a national NFL columnist and also as a local sports radio host in DC.
Reid will become a part of ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. and team up with radio veteran Chris Paul (not the Los Angeles Clippers point guard) for a new morning show called “The Man Cave with Chris Paul and Jason Reid” which will debut in March.
Already the Man Cave has parody Twitter account and caused a bit of a stir with a tweet that was thought to be part of the show:
Seems like an inclusive place for debate. RT @mancave980 WELCOME ON BOARD, BARRY! ARE YOU A WOMAN?!! BETTER NOT BE!!! THIS IS THE MAN CAVE!!
— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) February 20, 2015
ESPN 980 had to disavow the fake account:
For those of you asking, The Man Cave w/Chris Paul & Jason Reid DOES NOT have an official twitter account, so any LIVE accounts are fake.
— ESPN 980 (@espn980) February 20, 2015
ESPN 980 says the new show will provide a mix of sports and entertainment, “We searched for the perfect combination of personalities to place in morning drive and we found that in Jason and Chris,” said Rick Carmean, CEO, Red Zebra Broadcasting. “These two men will give Washington DC sports fans something they have never experienced before in morning radio.”
Back to Reid, he was with the Post first as a NFL beat writer then becoming a columnist. He’s written for the Los Angeles Times and covered multiple sports there before moving East to Washington.
From the official announcement, Reid is quoted as follows: “I’m very excited to be part of this new venture,” said Reid. “I look forward to continuing my work as columnist for ESPN.com and bringing a dynamic and entertaining program to ESPN 980 listeners.”
ESPN.com looks forward to having Reid writing for the site,
“We’re looking forward to adding Jason’s perspective and professionalism to ESPN.com’s editorial offerings,” said Patrick Stiegman, Vice President and Editorial Director of Digital and Print Media, ESPN. “He is a proven journalist with a distinct voice and years of expertise covering the NFL and professional sports.”