Jim Brady Named ESPN Public Editor

He starts Nov. 15.

ESPN has named Jim Brady its new public editor. Brady is currently the CEO of Spirited Media, publisher of the mobile news platform Billy Penn.

Brady previously worked as The Washington Post’s online executive editor and the editor in chief of Digital First Media.

Brady is succeeding Robert Lipsyte, who held the title of ombudsman. Patrick Stiegman, vp and editorial director for ESPN digital and print media and chairman of ESPN’s editorial board, said the title change would “better reflect the goal of transparency and advocacy for fans, especially in this increasingly multimedia world.”

Brady’s appointment is effective Nov. 15. He’ll serve an 18-month term.