Randy Harvey has been a reporter and columnist for the L.A. Times sports section, and most recently has been a senior assistant sports editor. He's moving to be the sports editor of the Baltimore Sun, with assistant managing editor status. Romenesko has the Sun announcement; the staff memo from LAT sports editor Bill Dwyre follows. Meanwhile, LAT columnist Bill Plaschke today lets the new Dodger owners have it, making a case that the McCourts are simply in way over their heads: "not so much nasty as downright na´ve."
It is with huge regret that I report that Randy Harvey will leave us to take the job of sports editor of the Baltimore Sun. He will be with us for a few more weeks and then start in Baltimore April 19.
It would take a memo 20 times this long to describe what Harvey meant to this section. He was my second hire, after Bill Christine, 22 years ago, and he has been a calming, mature, lead-by-example force ever since. I use the word force because it works here, and not many other places.. Our business has lots of sportswriters and some journalists. Randy was a journalist. Is a journalist. The Baltimore Sun has no idea how lucky it just got.
We will survive. We always do. But we won't be as good, at least for awhile.
Make sure to call him and congratulate him. This is a wonderful opportunity for him, a new adventure, and we shouldn't lose sight of that while we feel badly for ourselves. At least he is still in Tribune, so our stock will be okay. (How's that for corporate spin?)...
Tim Franklin will announce this in Baltimore tomorrow.