Titans reporter Jim Wyatt is leaving The Tennessean after an exemplary career in the sports department. He will join the Titans organization as senior writer/editor of Titansonline.com.
Wyatt started working at The Tennessean in 1990 as a part-time prep writer after graduating from Father Ryan (1984) and the University of Tennessee (1989). He became a full-time staff member in 1997 and began covering the Titans in 1999.
The Associated Press Sports Editors twice named him one of the Top 10 beat writers in the country, while the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him the state’s top sports writer six times.
His sourcing made him the envy of sportswriters throughout the country. Wyatt was the first to report on coaching changes, player mishaps off the field and the unexpected deaths of big name Titans stars. Wyatt has won numerous national awards and accolades.
“Growing up in Nashville, it was always a dream of mine to work for The Tennessean, and I can’t thank the newspaper enough for the opportunity,” said Wyatt. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the paper and treasure the friendships I developed…. I’ll never forget my wonderful experience at The Tennessean.”
The Tennessean will begin an immediate nationwide search for a Titans beat writer.
“Wyatt’s an example of how great writing, really knowing your beat and what your audience wants can have such impact,” said Laura Hollingsworth, publisher of The Tennessean. “Jim’s done a great job over many years for his readers and for the Tennessean. We will miss Jim, but are pleased he’s got an opportunity like this and wish him well.”
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