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Westchester's Abraham leaves for Globe


Gannettoid.com | news@gannettoid.com | Posted: Sept. 17, 2009 • Afternoon report


Peter Abraham is leaving The Journal News in Westchester, N.Y., for a job with The Boston Globe.

Abraham, the New York Yankees beat writer in Westchester since 2005 will cover the Boston Red Sox for The Globe.

Journal News publisher Michael Fisch confirmed the move, telling Gannettoid.com, "Peter was offered his dream job in Boston, his hometown. His new role at The Globe and Boston.com will allow him to write about the team he grew up with and live where his family resides. We understand those issues, but we made a strong effort to encourage him to stay in Westchester and provide coverage across our platforms as well as Gannett's."

Fisch said the job Abraham is leaving will be filled.

"We wish Peter great success and look forward to dueling blogs between his Red Sox and our Yankee blogger," Fisch said. "His position will be replaced, and the replacement will have big shoes to fill."

Abraham worked at the The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin covering University of Connecticut basketball before leaving for the Journal News in 1999. He covered the Mets until switching to the Yankees in October 2005.

"Peter has been a wonderful contributor to every dimension of our newspaper and our multimedia platforms," Fisch said. "His Yankee blog has been leading edge and his work will be missed."

The Journal News has undergone a major restructuring this summer, with six layoffs in July, 57 in early August and 79 in late August as all editorial and advertising employees were required to reapply for jobs in order to stay with the paper.

Both of the paper's NFL beat writers, Ernie Palladino and Jane McManus, and the sports section's assignment editor opted out of the process and left the paper.


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