NFL Media has announced the hiring of four reporters who will appear on NFL Network and/or write for NFL.com.
Kim Jones who was last of YES Network as a Yankees beat reporter and WFAN as a part-time host joins NFL Network as an on-air reporter. She will be the New York-based reporter for NFLN.
Aditi Kinkhabwala will be the Pittsburgh-based reporter for NFL Network. She was the New York Giants beat reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Ian Rapoport becomes the Dallas-based correspondent. He was the Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald and covered the Alabama Crimson Tide for the Birmingham News.
All three will appear on various NFL Network programs including Total Access, GameDay Morning as well as NFL.com digital properties.
Gregg Rosenthal whose work has appeared most notably at Pro Football Talk and NBCSports.com joins NFL.com where he becomes a senior editor and will write stories as well appear on .com’s Around the League.
The official NFL press release.
Kimberly Jones from YES Network, Aditi Kinkhabwala from Wall Street Journal, Ian Rapoport from Boston Herald & Gregg Rosenthal from Pro Football Talk Join NFL Media Team
Veteran NFL journalists Kimberly Jones, Aditi Kinkhabwala, Ian Rapoport and Gregg Rosenthal have joined the NFL Media team adding to its deep roster of reporters, it was announced today.
Jones joins NFL Network as its New York-based correspondent after seven years with the YES Network. At YES, she was the Yankees clubhouse reporter, featured on pregame, postgame and “Batting Practice Today” shows. She was also a panelist on YES’ “This Week in Football” and contributed to YesNetwork.com. Jones also served as a host on WFAN-Radio in New York. Previously, Jones was a beat writer and an NFL columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger.
Kinkhabwala will relocate to Pittsburgh for her NFL Network role after spending the past two years on the New York Giants and the NFL beats for the Wall Street Journal. Previously, she covered Rutgers University sports at the Bergen (N.J.) Record for six years and wrote a weekly column for SI.com. Kinkhabwala began her writing career covering high school football for the San Antonio Express-News.
Rapoport, who comes to NFL Network after covering the Patriots for three seasons at the Boston Herald, has relocated to Dallas for his new position. Prior to his time in Boston, Rapoport spent three seasons as the Alabama Crimson Tide beat writer for the Birmingham News and two seasons covering Mississippi State for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Jones, Kinkhabwala and Rapoport will appear across multiple NFL Network programs including NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Morning. All will also contribute to NFL.com and other NFL digital media properties.
Rosenthal joins NFL.com as a senior editor after eight years covering the NFL for RotoWorld.com, Pro Football Talk.com, and NBC Sports.com. Rosenthal, who also appeared on NBC Sports Network last fall, will be featured on NFL.com’s Around the League.