FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
VETERAN SPORTSWRITER CLIFTON BROWN JOINS COMCAST SPORTSNET AS RAVENS INSIDER
LONGTIME SPORTING NEWS, NEW YORK TIMES REPORTER TO PROVIDE RAVENS COVERAGE FOR NETWORK’S DIGITAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
Bethesda, Md. (May 22, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s leading source of multiplatform sports coverage, has named veteran sportswriter Clifton Brown as Ravens Insider. In this position, the longtime Sporting News and New York Times National Football League reporter will lead coverage of the Baltimore Ravens for the network’s digital media platforms.
Brown, who has more than 30 years of experience as a sports reporter for major news outlets, including more than 10 seasons covering the NFL, will provide comprehensive Ravens news, analysis and features for CSNbaltimore.com and the network’s mobile and social media platforms. He will also make regular appearances on Geico SportsNet Central, the network’s daily news program, and contribute to Ravens Kickoff, Ravens Postgame Live and other Ravens programming.
“Clifton is an extremely experienced, successful and respected sportswriter that has more than a decade of NFL coverage to his credit,” said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of Digital Media Mark Lapidus. “His addition demonstrates our commitment to acquiring the most talented reporters to cover the region’s teams.”
Brown joins Comcast SportsNet after covering the NFL for the Sporting News for more than five years. Prior to that, he spent 19 years at the New York Times from 1988 to 2007, most recently as an NFL writer. During his tenure at the Times, he also served as the national golf writer, national NBA writer and as a beat reporter covering the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets. He also spent five years in the sports department at the Detroit Free Press, including time as beat reporter for the Detroit Pistons, after starting his career with the Boca Raton News.
Brown is the latest addition to Comcast SportsNet’s successful digital media department that operates two regional sports websites, CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com, and a portfolio of successful mobile and social media platforms. These properties feature exclusive written, video and interactive content produced by a team of talented Insiders – including Tarik El-Bashir, Chuck Gormley, J. Michael, Rich Tandler and Mark Zuckerman – reporters and producers.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic – the official sports network of the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association – delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.7 million homes throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Comcast SportsNet’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com, is the region’s leading source for online sports news and information.
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