One of the things that we do around here — especially when the NFL news is slower than Casey Hampton after eating Thanksgiving dinner — is keep an eye on media that covers pro football.
There’s been a development today in that industry. Larry Weisman, who has spent 26 years with USA Today, has left the national daily publication.
Weisman will join the Redskins, where he will become the Editorial Director of the Redskins Media Department.
“It’s exciting to have Larry Weisman join our media team,” said Senior Vice President/Executive Producer-Media Larry Michael in a team-issued release. “Larry is one of the most recognizable NFL writers in the country, and
his work at USA Today was second to none. Larry’s credibility and experience will give Redskins fans
something new and compelling to look forward to this season and beyond.”
He will contribute to the team’s various radio, television, and print properties.
We’ve known Weisman for several years; he’s one of the national media figures who chose not to peer down his nose at us at a time when that was the standard reaction we provoked. (Currently, the default response by national media is to cover the nose. But only after we’ve had enchiladas.)
And so we congratulate Larry on more than a quarter of a century with the same employer, and we wish him well in his new endeavor.