John Walsh To Retire From ESPN
January 22, 2015 at 5:10 PM (PT)
DEADSPIN is reporting that longtime ESPN EVP/Exec. Editor JOHN WALSH will retire from the network at the end of the month.
WALSH, who served in top editorial and sports editorial roles at NEWSDAY, ROLLING STONE, INSIDE SPORTS, U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPOR, and the WASHINGTON POST before joining ESPN as a consultant in 1987 and as Managing Editor in 1988, oversaw the launch of ESPN RADIO and creation of the ESPYs and ESPN THE MAGAZINE. He is widely credited as being the primary management force behind developing ESPN's sports news coverage and style as well as many of its offshoots.