Mariotti joins Examiner as sports director

Jay Mariotti, one of America’s foremost sports columnists and commentators, is joining The San Francisco Examiner as sports director and columnist.

Mariotti is best known for his work at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he spent 16 years as the city’s dominant sports columnist, and an eight-year run as a regular panelist on ESPN’s debate show, “Around The Horn.”

“In a city that lives and breathes sports, we are honored to have one of the best sports writers in the nation bringing his talents to The City to cover our local teams as well as the broader sports world for the Examiner,” said Glenn Zuehls, Examiner publisher.

“I am thrilled to develop premier content in a city overflowing with powerful sports stories while designing and planning a 21st-century presentation,” Mariotti said.

Mariotti’s first column will appear in late March.

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