Travis Waldron, a sports reporter for ThinkProgress, has been hired by Huffington Post, according to a memo Wednesday morning from senior political reporter and politics managing editor, Amanda Terkel.
Waldron covered the intersection between sports and politics/culture for ThinkProgress, including a scathing piece on Daniel Snyder’s ongoing crusade to preserve the Washington Redskins’ nickname — regarded by many as a racial slur.
Below is the full memo from Terkel.
We’re excited to announce that Travis Waldron will be joining the DC bureau as a sports reporter on June 8.
Travis comes to us from Think Progress, where he has made a name for himself as one of the top reporters covering sports at the intersection of politics and culture. You may remember his scoop last year that dug into Dan Snyder‘s battle to preserve the Washington football team’s name — a report that was widely picked up by other outlets (including HuffPost!).
Previously, Travis covered economics and politics for ThinkProgress. He’s originally from Louisville, Ky., where he not surprisingly found plenty of opportunity to cover sports while in high school and later while a student at the University of Kentucky. His work has also appeared online at The Atlantic and in the Columbia Journalism Review.
Follow him on Twitter @travis_waldron.
The Kentucky grad and DC transplant appears to be a fellow John Wall fan, so a big Fishbowl congrats and good luck to Travis!