Back in July, it was revealed that ESPN the Magazine was moving its offices from New York City to Bristol, Connecticut. How many members of the editorial staff would leave the magazine and avoid having to relocate? That’s still a major question. The biggest one, though, is who the next Editor-in-Chief will be.
I’m hearing many top editors aren’t making the move, and word out of Bristol is that nobody expects current Editor-in-Chief Gary Belsky to remain in that capacity. His heir apparent was supposed to be Executive Editor Neil Fine, but a source says he’s decided not to go to Bristol.
The guy rumored to be the next Editor-in-Chief? Chad Millman, who writes about gambling for the .com. He’s a Senior Deputy Editor for the Magazine. I emailed Millman for reaction, but he said he can’t comment on rumors and referred me to ESPN PR.
The other thing to watch at ESPN the Magazine is whether or not it picks up some of the soon-to-be departed editors (and possibly writers) from Fanhouse.