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Fox Sports Detroit website taking on distinct Detroit News flavor
Posted 7/20/2010 2:17 PM EDT on crainsdetroit.com
FOXSportsDetroit.com is bolstering its ranks by hiring a pair of former Detroit News veterans, Dave Dye and Mike O’Hara, the website said today.
Dye, a Detroit News sportswriter from 1985-2009, will primarily cover college football and basketball, with a focus on the Spartans, Wolverines and the Big Ten, FOX Sports Detroit said in a statement.
Dye’s weekly Big Ten Insider column begins Wednesday. He’ll write specifically about Michigan State University on Thursdays and the University of Michigan on Fridays. He’ll also have Monday wrap-up coverage and look-ahead information during football season.
O’Hara, who spent more than 30 years at The News until taking an early retirement a couple of years ago, will write a Monday Morning Quarterback column and a Friday insider’s column about the Detroit Lions.
Already writing for the website is another former Detroit News veteran, Dana Wakiji, who covers the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons.
On-air personalities John Keating, Mario Impemba, Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson and Mickey York also provide news and commentary for the website.
FOXSportsDetroit.com has a content-sharing agreement with The News, and also uses content from Fox Sports nationally and the Associated Press.
City-specific sports sites are a growing trend: Fox Sports, Comcast and ESPN have been launching them in recent months. Washington D.C.-based online sports media company SB Nation launched SB Nation Detroit on June 7 as part of a rollout of 20 regional sports websites.
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