Dave Morgan has been named president of USA Today Sports Media Group. He replaces former Westwood One CEO Tom Beusse, who was tapped for the position in January, 2011. This was sent to all of the USA Today Sports team from USA Today Publisher Larry Kramer:
Dave Morgan has been named president of USA TODAY Sports Media Group. Dave replaces Tom Beusse, who has decided to pursue other career opportunities. Dave has been senior vice president of content and editor-in-chief for USAT SMG since 2011.
Tom’s energy and enthusiasm were key to the initial stage of building USA TODAY Sports Media Group into a top five digital destination for sports fans. As the Sports Media Group transitions from entrepreneurial startup into the next phase of its development, Tom felt it was time for a new challenge. I want to thank him for everything he’s done to guide the Sports Media Group and I wish him nothing but success as he tackles the next challenge in his career.
We look forward to Dave continuing the work Tom started. Dave’s newsroom experience and business background make him the right fit to lead our sports team moving forward.
Those of you who know Dave know he’s an innovative leader. He spent more than 20 years at The Los Angeles Times before being named executive editor of Yahoo! North American Audience, where he built Yahoo! Sports into what it is today. His work at Yahoo! earned him a place on BusinessWeek’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Sports” in 2008.
Please join me in congratulating Dave on his new position.