USA Today sports managing editor Mary Byrne joins ESPN.com; David Meeks replaces her

USA Today Sports managing editor Mary Byrne has resigned to join ESPN.com as an NFL editor. David Meeks replaces her. He’s been the paper’s sports enterprise and investigations editor.

The announcement from USA Today:

David Meeks, a veteran journalist with stints at the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and New Orleans Times-Picayune, has been named managing editor of USA TODAY Sports. At the Times-Picayune, Meeks ran the newspaper’s coverage of the city after Hurricane Katrina, work that led to two Pulitzer Prizes in 2006.

Mary Byrne (Photo: USA Today)

Mary Byrne

Meeks served as assistant managing editor for enterprise and investigations at USA TODAY Sports for the past three years.

Mary Byrne, the former managing editor of USA TODAY Sports, accepted a position as an NFL editor with ESPN.com.

“We are excited to have David running our day-to-day Sports operation,” USA TODAY Sports Media Group Vice President of Content Gerry Ahern said. “His experience and proven track record of leadership serve us well.

“We wish Mary the best in her new endeavor.”

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