Post Taps New ‘Skins Reporter

redskins.gifAfter being left in the lurch by the sudden leap of its Redskins reporter, the Post has gone afield and found a Boston Herald columnist to take over the beat.

Howard Bryant, a long-time sports writer who once specialized in baseball, will become the new best friend/nemesis of Dan Snyder.

> Speaking of football and the Post, Sportsfan Magazine has tracked down the Post’s grumpy letter to its season-ticker holders earlier this year in the wake of the team’s decision to yank nearly all of the paper’s tickets.

> Harry Jaffe has all sorts of Post-Redskins love/hate coverage.

New Redskins Reporter

Matt Vita and I are delighted to announce that Howard Bryant, a columnist with the Boston Herald, will be joining us as our new Redskins beat reporter, working with Jason LaCanfora. Howard has focused primarily on baseball during his career but has shown a wide range of skills and great versatility. His sports beat experience includes one that should prepare him well for the popularity of the Redskins: covering the New York Yankees for the Bergen Record. At the San Jose Mercury News he covered the Oakland A’s but before that he was the online editor for sports at the paper and covered telecommunications for the business section (under a nasty taskmaster named Jonathan Krim). Howard has written two books: “Juicing the Game,” a look at the steroids crisis in baseball and “Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston.” His start date is Nov. 14, just in time for the Raiders game.