The Providence Journal has finally announced a replacement for Art Martone who left to join the revamped Comcast SportsNet website last month.
Michael C. McDermott, a six-year veteran of the newspaper, was named the new sports editor.
The Northeastern graduate previously served as the assistant sports editor/web producer for the high school's sports page of the Journal's website projo.com.
McDermott joined the ProJo in 2003 as a copy editor. Prior to that he worked at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. as a town reporter, schools reporter, and a copy editor.
He also served as an editor of of an English-language newspaper in Baku, Azerbaijan.