Add another writer joining the 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:

ESPN 980 had to disavow the fake account:

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 and bringing a dynamic and entertaining program to ESPN 980 listeners.” looks forward to having Reid writing for the site,

“We’re looking forward to adding Jason’s perspective and professionalism to’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.”


About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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