10/19/15 9:34AM

According to a Washington Post memo, managing editor Kevin Merida will become the editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, and a senior VP at ESPN. We reported two weeks ago that Merida was in serious talks for the job. Here’s some advice for Kevin from his predecessor: A leader recognizes leadership and follows.

7/25/15 10:34AM

ESPN’s Howard Bryant has announced that he will be joining The Undefeated, and named fellow ESPNers Jemele Hill, LZ Granderson, Michael Smith, and Bomani Jones as contributors. Here’s our story on Bryant’s talks with ESPN president John Skipper.