Bleacher Report adds Howard Beck; expected to go after more writers with big-money offers

A few weeks ago, I heard the Bleacher Report was making some big money offers to several established writers at newspapers. The site is looking to expand its roster, I was told.

Sure enough, it happened again Wednesday.

Bleacher Report announced the hiring of Howard Beck, now formerly of the New York Times, as its lead NBA writer. Ethan Skolnick (Palm Beach Post) was brought in to cover the Miami Heat; Kevin Ding (Orange County Register) will report on the Lakers; and Jared Zwerling will write NBA features.

The latest additions come on the heels of Bleacher Report hiring Mike Freeman from CBSSports.com as a columnist. And there will be more. From what I have been told, the site will be bringing in some well-known NFL reporters.

In a statement, Joe Yanarella, editor-in-chief of Bleacher Report said: “The addition of … Continue Reading

SportsGrid acquired by RotoExperts; Will add more of fantasy component

Congratulations to Dan Abrams, founder of SportsGrid. He writes:

I am thrilled to announce that my web property SportsGrid.com will become the building block for a major fantasy sports media company led by industry leader RotoExperts. Fantasy sports has become a huge business with most of the major media players from ESPN to Yahoo to CBS now having a significant presence. The goal of the new SportsGrid, powered by RotoExperts, is to create the most significant independent sports fantasy media company. SportsGrid fans will continue to see the same smart, opinionated, fun stories they have come to appreciate – the only difference will be that there will also be additional fantasy news and information on, and throughout, the site as well. By this summer, we will combine (and expand) both entities on to one platform while maintaining the

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