Welcome back to Kevin Manahan, who's just been named sports director at NJ.com after a 26-year hiatus. After leaving the New Jersey publication, Manahan spent most of the two decades as a national golf writer and NFL beat reporter for The New Jersey Star-Ledger, but most recently served as senior NFL editor at USA Today. "My new gig at http://NJ.com. Gonna miss my friends at USA TODAY," he admitted on Twitter.
And the crowd went wild.
"He's baaaaaaaaaaack!" reacted Steve Politi with The Star-Ledger.
Meanwhile, at USA Today: "We'll miss him but happy for his success," managing editor Mary Byrne tweeted.
As for his first task as director, he had this to tweet: "My new job at http://nj.com: Find the next @RobertKlemko and @JennyVrentas." No easy task, we're sure, but we're confident Manahan will rise to that challenge.
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