With the departure of Chris Forsberg to ESPN Boston, Boston.com officially hired a replacement to cover the legendary high school sports scene.
Zuri Berry, a native of San Francisco, California, is the new Sports Producer for Boston.com. He's a graduate of California State University, Chico.
He announced the news on his personal website :
Zuri Berry Journalism, Sports & Culture - A New Direction For A Changing Industry.
From his site back on Oct. 27:
"I’m typing this on my Blackberry on a plane, somewhere between Denver and Chicago. Final destination? Boston.
I accepted a position as a sports producer for Boston.com, the Web site of the Boston Globe . So it’s been a whirlwind this last month, leaving Grass Valley, Calif., and making arrangements to be in Massachusetts."
Berry, 25, previously covered high school sports for The Union, which covers Western Nevada County in Cali.
He's also written for the Marin Independent Journal, Chico Enterprise-Record, The Oakland Tribune, and the Vallejo Times-Herald.
You can check out his work so far on the High School Sports blog where he's already recorded and compiled video highlights of selected football games.
Congrats to Berry. I'm sure he'll do a fine job.