Chicago Sun-Times Hires Rick Morrissey as Sports Columnist
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CHICAGO--(Business Wire)-- The Chicago Sun-Times announced today that long-time sports columnist Rick Morrissey will join the Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com. "Not only has Rick established a strong voice in Chicago, he is one of the best sports columnists in the country," Sun-Times Sports Editor Chris De Luca said. "Adding Rick Morrissey is a major step forward as we continue to improve what is and has long been Chicago`s best sports section." Mr. Morrissey, who grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, had been at the Chicago Tribune since 1997 and became a sports columnist in 2000. "Now we have the best one-two punch in the country with Rick Morrissey and Rick Telander providing their award-winning commentary," Mr. De Luca said. "Adding Rick to our already top-flight sports staff shows how serious we are about being the best and staying the best," said Sun-Times Editor in Chief Don Hayner. "Nobody competes in this market as hard as we do. This is our city." Prior to joining the Tribune, Mr. Morrissey worked for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, spending eight of his 10 years there covering the Denver Broncos. He also had reporting stints at the Charlotte Observer, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and Star Publications in the south suburbs. Mr. Morrissey is a graduate of Fenwick High School and Northwestern University. About the Chicago Sun-Times The Chicago Sun-Times is owned by Sun-Times Media, which is dedicated to being the premier source of local news and information for the greater Chicago area. Sun-Times Media`s properties serve more than 300 communities across the region and include the Chicago Sun-Times and Suntimes.com; seven suburban daily newspapers, including the Beacon-News (Aurora), Courier-News (Elgin), Herald-News (Joliet), Lake County News-Sun, Naperville Sun, Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar; 39 weekly newspapers published by the Pioneer Press and 12 weekly Sun newspapers, as well as Web sites for those newspapers, centerstagechicago.com, RogerEbert.com and YourSeason.com. Chicago Sun-Times Tammy Chase, Director of Corporate Communications (312) 321-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009
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