CBS Sports has continued to make over their digital presence, announcing on Friday that Ethan Skolnick has been hired as an NBA insider. Skolnick had worked with CBS since 2015, creating digital videos for the website, but will also begin to write for the website while also continuing to create live and on-demand video.

Skolnick has previously written for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Herald, and Bleacher Report, which included TV appearances on NBA TV. Skolnick will also continue hosting his radio show on Miami’s 790 The Ticket after joining CBS Sports.

It’s been an interesting year for CBS Sports. Veteran MLB writer Jon Heyman left the site at the turn of the new year, and CBS responded by bringing in Grantland alum Jonah Keri. However, the site’s NBA coverage also came under some fire from Canada after the Raptors were left out of a poll about who would win the NBA Championship, and when a pretaped video announcing Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Celtics was posted online just minutes before Durant signed with the Warriors.

Jeff Gerttula, CBS Sports Digital GM and SVP, also confirmed to Awful Announcing that CBS Sports and NBA insider Ken Berger had parted ways. Berger’s last bylines for the site came on Wednesday.

Adding Skolnick to their stable of writers seems like an addition similar to that of Keri’s for CBS, as he’s a talented, digital-savvy writer that appeals to a wide variety of readers and viewers.

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