Creig Ewing new sports editor at Courier-Journal

The Courier-Journal has yet to make an announcement, possibly out of respect for the 19 members of the editorial staff who took early retirement Thursday.

Creig Ewing has been named the new executive sports editor. Possibly an encouraging sign for Charlie Strong, Ewing also hailing from deep in the heart of football country.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida where he graduated magna cum laude and majored in English and English Literature, Ewing joined the C-J in 1998 as assistant sports editor.  Before that he held a similar post at the Orlando Sentinel, where he had worked since 1983 coving high school, college and professional sports.

Ewing succeeds Harry Bryan who held the position 24 of his 36 years at the Courier-Journal.

Other early retirees from the editorial staff, according to an Eric Crawford post on Facebook, were:  Pam Spaulding, Mark Provano, Mike Upsall, Arlene Jacobson, Pat O’Connor, Roy Walter,  Joe Baldwin, Carolyn Yetter, Keith Runyon, Steve Ford, Ben Hershberg, Larry Muhammad, Ken Neuhauser, Patrick Howington, Dale Moss, Ralph Dunlop, Ric Manning and Ed O’Donoghue