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Josh Barnett named News executive sports editor

Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett is joining The News as executive sports editor.

Barnett is a veteran of print and digital sports departments.

From 2004 to 2012, he was sports editor and then executive sports editor at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he led a staff of 30 covering the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers, as well as college and high school sports.

For the past five years, he has been at USA Today, first in charge of their sports magazines and non-daily publications, more recently running their national high school sports digital platform.

Barnett is a White Plains native and Syracuse University grad who early in his career worked in Glens Falls, Utica and Syracuse.

Barnett will start at The News on Sept. 10.


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