JASON LA CANFORA JOINS NFL NETWORK AND NFL.COM
NFL and Redskins Reporter for The Washington Post To Cover National Stories for the Network and Website
Jason La Canfora, Redskins beat writer for The Washington Post, will join NFL Network and NFL.com as a reporter, it was announced today. La Canfora will be providing on-air reports on national stories for NFL Network in addition to writing stories and blogging for NFL.com when he starts in mid-June. Jason contributed Redskins and NFL features, news stories, analysis and commentaries for The Post.
“We have been looking to add a talented and experienced NFL reporter to our team and Jason brings those qualities to our network,” said Eric Weinberger, Executive Producer, NFL Network.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join NFL Network and NFL.com,” said La Canfora. “I’ve been a fan of the network since its inception and look forward to providing NFL Network viewers and NFL.com fans with as much information and insight as possible.”
La Canfora will appear on NFL Network’s signature news program NFL Total Access, the Sunday morning pregame show NFL GameDay Morning, NFL GameDay Final, NFL Draft, Combine, Hall of Fame and Super Bowl coverage. He is based in Baltimore and will travel to cover games, training camps, practices and other NFL events for the network and website.
In addition to appearing on NFL Network, La Canfora who had a popular blog for The Washington Post, will also be blogging and writing stories for NFL.com.
“Jason is one of the top NFL reporters and we are excited to have him join our editorial staff,” said Laura Goldberg, Vice President and General Manager of NFL Online. “We continue to grow and improve NFL.com with talented reporters who provide exclusive stories, breaking news, interviews, and chats for our fans.”
La Canfora has been with The Washington Post for 10 years and covered the Redskins for the past six seasons. In addition to writing about the NFL, he covered an array of sports including the NHL, Major League Baseball and international events such as the Olympics and World Cup for the paper. Before joining The Post, he worked for the Detroit Free Press as the Red Wings beat reporter. In addition to his newspaper work, La Canfora has appeared on television as an analyst, co-host and panelist on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. He also co-hosts weekly afternoon drive time sports show on Fox 1370 AM in the Baltimore/Washington region.
La Canfora graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with degrees in print journalism and policy studies.
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