Ourand departing Sports Business Journal for Puck

Ourand departing Sports Business Journal for Puck

John Ourand

Puck has hired veteran journalist John Ourand to lead a new sports vertical, reports Oliver Darcy of CNN.

Darcy reports, “Ourand joins Puck after spending 18 years at Sports Business Journal where he has been widely viewed as one of the industry’s preeminent reporters covering the intersection of sports and business.

Abraham D. Madkourthe publisher and executive editor of SBJ, said in a note to staff Monday that he was ‘personally devastated’ to announce Ourand’s departure, but that his ‘personal disappointment’ was overshadowed by his ‘happiness that John is so excited for his next opportunity at Puck.’

“Ourand said in a statement that it ‘took a great opportunity’ to get him to depart SBJ, adding, ‘I’m already a big fan of Puck reporters like Matt Belloni, Bill Cohan and others, and I can’t wait to work with them.’”

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