03.14.07

All Hail The New Ombudslady!

Posted in Sports Journalism, Sports Radio, Sports TV at 2:00 pm by

From ESPN.com :

ESPN has named Le Anne Schreiber, a former sports editor for The New York Times and most recently an author of essays, memoirs and criticism, as its new ombudsman.

Schreiber, who takes over on April 1, replaces George Solomon, the former sports editor and assistant managing editor of The Washington Post. Solomon held the position for 21 months.

Schreiber has a considerable journalism résumé. She covered foreign affairs and the 1976 Montreal Olympics for Time magazine; she later was editor in chief of Womensport’s magazine; and she was sports editor at The New York Times (the first female to hold the title at a major American daily newspaper). Schreiber left the job in 1980 to serve as deputy editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Schreiber is the author of two memoirs and has written for a number of magazines. She won a National Magazine Award for public interest journalism for a 1991 magazine series in Glamour about the violence and intimidation faced by doctors who perform abortions. Also, Schreiber has taught in Columbia University’s graduate writing program, among other schools.

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