Tommy Tomlinson is leaving Charlotte Observer

Tommy Tomlinson

Longtime Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson is leaving the paper to cover sports for the new USA Today Sports Media Group/Major League Baseball Advanced Media website. (Joe Posnanski is leaving Sports Illustrated to work for the same venture.) Pulitzer finalist Tomlinson writes:

This is hard. I still love the Observer, and always will. My wife, Alix Felsing, will still be working for the paper. We’re staying in Charlotte. I’m not running away from the Observer. I’m running toward this new thing, with the hope that one day it’ll make me as proud as I’ve been to work 23 years for this great newspaper.

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