VETERAN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JOURNALIST
JON HEYMAN JOINS CBSSPORTS.COM
Baseball insider with a penchant for breaking news,
Heyman brings over 20 years experience covering the sport
Hire the latest in an impressive string of additions
to the CBSSports.com editorial staff in 2011
DEC. 5, 2011: CBSSports.com today announced that veteran journalist Jon Heyman has joined the site to cover Major League Baseball. He will officially begin on Dec. 12.
With over two decades experience covering baseball, Heyman comes to CBSSports.com after five years working for Sports Illustrated. One of the most respected baseball insiders and most widely followed on Twitter, Heyman has established a reputation as one of the premier news breakers in the industry. From Barry Bonds signing with the San Francisco Giants in 1992, to Alex Rodriguez’s trade to the New York Yankees in 2004 and numerous news credits around the steroid scandal in baseball over the past decade, Heyman has been on top of the sport like few others.
Heyman joins an already seasoned staff of writers covering Major League Baseball for CBSSports.com including Baseball Columnists Scott Miller and Danny Knobler along with the Eye on Baseball blog written by Matt Snyder and C. Trent Rosecrans.
Heyman’s hire caps off an impressive year for the editorial staff at CBSSports.com. Over the past year, the site has bolstered its stable of award-winning writers with the addition of college football writers Bruce Feldman, Tony Barnhart, and Brett McMurphy along with college basketball writer Jeff Goodman.
In addition to writing for CBSSports.com, Heyman will continue his work as a baseball insider at MLB Network and contributor for WFAN-AM in New York where he is a regular on Mike Francesa’s afternoon drive-time show, “Mike’d Up.”
“From the latest player and personnel moves to clubhouse rumors, very few writers have the pulse of Major League Baseball like Jon Heyman,” said Jason Kint, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBSSports.com. “Jon’s hiring is the latest in a string of significant moves CBSSports.com has made which signal our dedication to produce high quality, premium sports content.”
Heyman was born in Santa Fe, NM and grew up in Cedarhurst, NY. A graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Heyman resides in Miami with his wife, Corinne, and daughter Maya.