Three senior writers have joined the staff of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s upcoming site that will provide in-depth reporting, commentary and insight on race and culture through the lens of sports. The new additions include Buzzfeed’s Kelley Carter, Michael Fletcher and Soraya Nadia McDonald of The Washington Post, and ESPN.com columnist Jason Reid.
Carter, an award-winning entertainment and pop-culture journalist, will occupy a similar role for ESPN. Fletcher, a Washington Post national economics correspondent, will concentrate on criminal justice, social issues and politics. Over the next year, he will focus on an essay series assessing the historic presidency of Barack Obama. McDonald, arts, entertainment and culture writer for the Washington Post Style section, will cover culture. Reid, a former Washington Postsports columnist, will move from ESPN.com to become The Undefeated’s primary NFL writer, covering topical issues relating to race and culture throughout the league.
“These are all journalists I greatly admire and our readers will love,” said Kevin Merida, ESPN Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated. “They join a talented team already at The Undefeated, which is gaining momentum. I am proud to be associated with them.”
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