Washington Post Veteran Kevin Merida Will Head to ESPN’s Forthcoming “The Undefeated” Project


Kevin Merida, managing editor for The Washington Post, has been named editor-in-chief of ESPN’s forthcoming “The Undefeated” project, which will be focused on the intersection of sports, race and culture. Merida, the first African-American to hold a managing editor position at the Post, tackled digital initiatives that led to an impressive uptick in readership, easily surpassing the paper’s competitors and served as coordinating editor for the award-winning series “Being a Black Man.” He also oversaw news coverage of key national events and political battles. In hiring Merida, Marie Donoghue ESPN Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Original Content said, “Kevin is a remarkably accomplished journalist, editor and leader whom we have long admired and desired to join ‘The Undefeated.’”

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