Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB has made a splashy hire, bringing in Tim Rohan from The New York Times starting in June. Rohan first got some national attention in 2012 as the NYT intern who wound up covering Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the first in Mets’ franchise history, and he’s gone on to do plenty of impressive work at the paper, including covering college football on a national level in 2012, covering the Boston Marathon attacks in April 2013, and serving as the NYT’s primary Mets’ beat writer since August 2013. MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King announced the move on Twitter Wednesday:

Here’s what King said about Rohan in a release:

“Tim is one of the most inquisitive young reporters I have met. What impresses me about him is his ability to step into a situation of unfamiliarity and turn around a good and smart story quickly.”

And here’s what Rohan said:

It will be interesting to see how Rohan does in a football-focused role, but he’s done an excellent job of covering a variety of sports and quickly adapting to the story changing so far, especially with the Santana no-hitter and the Boston Marathon bombings. If he can keep that up, he may prove to be a great addition to The MMQB.

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About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

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