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Massarotti to join Globe and Boston.com

Posted by Staff  August 15, 2008 12:02 PM

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The Globe and Boston.com made the following announcement today:

Boston.com is the best site for Red Sox fans -- and all followers of Boston sports -- seeking up-to-date, accurate information, the most interesting stories, and in depth analysis.

Things just got even better for Boston.com readers, who will have a new voice to turn to starting in September, when Tony Massarotti will bring his astute insight and commentary to Boston.com and The Boston Globe. Massarotti has been one of the leading reporters and columnists in Boston for nearly 20 years, and has a natural love of the city, growing up in Watertown and Waltham and attending Tufts University.

He comes to Boston.com and The Boston Globe from the Boston Herald, where he has worked since 1989. At the Herald, he became known for exclusive news stories and an uncompromising eye for the truth. He was best known for covering the Red Sox but in recent years was a general columnist, chronicling some of the best years in Boston sports history.

For Boston.com and the Globe, Massarotti will be the last man in the locker room, prying loose original information that will give readers a fresh and distinctive viewpoint of what's going on behind the scenes.

The Globe and Boston.com readers also have a new Red Sox beat writer, Amalie Benjamin. Benjamin has been involved in the Red Sox beat for the last three seasons. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has also worked at the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Benjamin grew up in Newton and has been following the Red Sox since ... well, before she was born. Her mother was in labor and ready to leave for the hospital but her father wondered if he would be OK to wait until Yaz batted in the next inning before they left.

On Boston.com, Touching All The Bases by Chad Finn has been one of the site's most popular blogs. Finn, a proud native son of Maine, will join Boston.com full time in September, when he will continue to provide his original viewpoint in Touching All The Bases but will also provide readers with frequent news updates and aggregate interesting information during the day. As we all know, the Boston sports scene is practically a 24-hour business.

Boston.com's original new voices, Massarotti and Finn, will combine with Benjamin and the rest of the crack sports staff to make Boston.com the best destination for sports fans.


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