Jim Rich named editor in chief of Deadspin


G/O Media today named Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor Jim Rich as editor in chief of Deadspin, a top sports news and opinion website, effective July 31. 

Rich returns to Deadspin after working on a variety of consulting projects including development work at A&E Networks. Prior to that, he served as editorial director of G/O Media as well as editor in chief of Deadspin, where he successfully relaunched the site.

Rich’s resume includes roles as editor in chief of the New York Daily News, executive editor at HuffPost, deputy managing editor, Sports at the New York Daily News and night sports editor of the New York Post. 

“Jim Rich is one of the most talented sports editors working today and more broadly one of journalism's most creative leaders,” said Merrill Brown, editorial director of G/O Media. “I have no doubt that he will do brilliant work in further building Deadspin’s voice and reporting as well as expanding its audience.” 

"Deadspin is a stellar brand with untapped potential that I truly believe in," said Rich. "My first time around as editor in chief was a blast and I’m looking forward to getting started again."

In 2016, Rich oversaw a year-long investigation as editor in chief of the Daily News that garnered the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism. During his tenure there as deputy manager editor, Sports, his team won dozens of Associated Sports Editors Awards for its investigative and special projects work. 

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