Chris Korman has been named sports editor of The Herald-Times, editor Bob Zaltsberg announced Monday.
Korman, a sports reporter and columnist at the H-T for nearly three years, will replace Doug Wilson, who resigned last month to take a job with the South Central Community Action Program.
“Chris has a combination of superb writing skill, strong reporting ability and unlimited management and leadership potential,” Zaltsberg said. “He also has a strong vision for where sports journalism needs to go in this volatile time of emerging new technologies that must be used to meet fan interests and expectations.”
Korman, 27, graduated from Penn State University in 2004. He went to work as a sports writer for the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News when he graduated, but left a little more than a year later to return to school. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2006. He also worked as an intern for Sports Illustrated before being hired by the H-T.
As sports editor, Korman will lead a staff of eight journalists in covering sports for The Herald-Times and HeraldTimesOnline.com.
Besides overseeing daily sports sections in the H-T, the sports department is responsible for the Hoosier Scoop blog on HoosiersHQ, our page devoted to IU sports on HTO; and our prep sports page and its Quick Hits blog, devoted to coverage of high school sports.