Frequent Around the Horn contributor Kevin Blackistone has a new gig. He’s going to be joining the Washington Post writing commentary on the local sports teams plus “the relationship between sports and major social issues.” Blackistone has written previously for the Boston Globe and Dallas Morning News. He’s also contributed to the old AOL Fanhouse, the iPad-only “The Daily” and Guardian.com.
Blackistone has been one of the main panelists on ESPN’s Around the Horn as well as a guest co-host on the Sports Reporters on ESPN 980 in Washington, DC and a member of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s Redskins Postgame Live.
So it means that Blackistone will be writing for his hometown newspaper as he was born in DC and lived in Maryland when he was growing up.
Recently, Blackiston has been a visiting professor at the University of Maryland’s Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.
As Blackistone joins the WaPo, the paper notes:
“And as a longtime resident of our area, Kevin is familiar – he might say too familiar – with the trials and tribulations of local professional and college sports teams.
This rich and distinguished background, coupled with Kevin’s thoughtfulness about the issues that matter where sports and society intersect – coupled with his grace as a writer — will provide our readers with a dynamic new voice and perspective.”
He appears to be quite happy with his new gig:
Honored to start working w/ great journalists at the great paper I grew up with — and delivered for several years! https://t.co/W1wNaVfOVS
— Kevin B. Blackistone (@ProfBlackistone) May 14, 2015
Congrats to Kevin as he starts writing for the WaPo.