Mary Byrne Joins ESPN

She'll serve as an NFL editor.

Mary Byrne is leaving USA Today to join ESPN.com as an NFL editor. Byrne was managing editor for USA Today Sports since 2012.

Byrne previously worked for USA Today from 2004 to 2006 as Olympic editor. Before rejoining USA Today, Byrne was the AP’s deputy sports editor for five years.

According to a memo obtained by Jim Romenesko, David Meeks is succeeding Byrne as managing editor of USA Today Sports. Meeks has served as the paper’s managing editor for enterprise and investigations for the past three years.