David Scott of the Boston Sports Media Watch reports that long-time Boston Globe NBA writer and columnist Jackie MacMullan is leaving the paper. She has joined several sports staffers at the Globe who have accepted buyouts and decided to go elsewhere.
You have seen Jackie at ESPN doing work on various shows. Most likely, her presence at the Worldwide Leader will increase now that she’s free from the New York Times Company.
As David also reports, Jackie is the highest profile writer from once-venerable sports staff to accept a buyout. Columnists Bob Ryan and Dan Shaughnessy remain at the paper.