First posted from TheBigLead:
I got a quick confirmation from Rapoport on this one, who said that while he “hates leaving the Herald,” he “couldn’t pass this opportunity up, and moving to Dallas will be awesome.”
Rapoport has made many appearances on the NFL Network, so they’ve had their eye on him for a while now.
This is the second Boston newspapers writer snatched up by the network. (Albert Breer being the other.) In the somewhat-interesting coincidence department, Rapoport will be based in Dallas, where Breer had worked after leaving the MetroWest Daily News and is a place that Breer often speaks of wistfully. I’m sure Breer will have plenty of Dallas advice to pass along.
It stinks for the Herald though. Rapoport their best hire in a long time, and it will be tough for them to fill his shoes.
For Rapoport though, this is indeed an incredible opportunity, and one well-deserved.
Rapoport joined the Herald in July of 2009, and had covered the Alabama Crimson football team for three years for The Birmingham News before that. He is a 32-year-old graduate of Columbia University.