Dave Morgan has been promoted to deputy sports editor of The Times and Randy Harvey, longtime writer and columnist, has become a senior assistant sports editor.
Harvey most recently wrote the Page Two column. That column will now be written by T.J. Simers, Tuesday through Friday, starting today.
In addition, Claire Noland, sports copy desk chief and assistant sports editor, has been promoted to senior assistant sports editor, joining Harvey and longtime senior assistant Mike Kupper at that level. The promotions were prompted by the late spring departures of Rick Jaffe, executive sports editor, and Mike James, senior assistant sports editor, to executive positions at Foxsports.com.
Morgan, 36, has been with The Times since 1985. He is a Pepperdine graduate. Before coming to The Times, he worked at the Contra Costa Times and Richmond Independent in Northern California.