Skip Foreman, a longtime Associated Press reporter in North Carolina, has been named Triad Sports Editor for Lee Enterprises and will oversee sports coverage for News & Record and greensboro.com, as well as the Winston-Salem Journal and journalnow.com.
He starts his new job today.
“I’m excited to have Skip on our team,” said Dimon Kendrick-Holmes, editor-in-chief of News & Record and publisher of newspapers for Lee Enterprises in North Carolina. “He’s an excellent journalist and storyteller, and he knows the triad well. We want to bring our readers local stories they can’t get anywhere else, and he will.”
Foreman retired from the AP in July after covering East Coast sports and news for 43 years.
He began his journalism career in 1973 as a high school senior and worked as a reporter for The Daily Reflector, the newspaper in his hometown of Greenville, NC
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After attending the University of North Carolina, he worked in Chapel Hill as a radio news and sports reporter and anchorman for WCHL-AM, then the flagship of the Tar Heel Sports Network.
He joined AP in 1979. During his career, he covered six Final Fours and numerous ACC and Southern Conference basketball tournaments, as well as the early years of pro sports in Charlotte with the Hornets and the Panthers. He was also used for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he covered football.
In 2006, Foreman became a general assignment news reporter in North Carolina and South Carolina, later joining Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
As a member of the AP’s Race and Ethnicity team, he covered social issues and police protests in Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Ferguson, Missouri.
“We live in an area where sports are aplenty,” Foreman said, “and we live in a time when stories about sports don’t end on the court or field. My goal will be to tell the game stories, but also to tell the stories of the people who play the games.”
Foreman is married to Jeri Young, Editor-in-Chief of the Winston-Salem Journal, and has two adult children, Trip and Katie.
His hobby is collecting t-shirts representing college teams. He has 145 shirts to date, including one for each Power 5 school.
Contact him at [email protected]