Following a department-wide vote Friday evening, Trinity sophomore Andrew Long was unanimously elected as sports editor of The Chronicle’s 119th volume.
His one-year term as sports editor begins April 26, the last day of classes for the spring semester, when he replaces current sports editor Jonathan Levitan.
“I’m honored to be leading the department in Vol. 119,” Long said. “And can’t wait to see how our coverage and community continues to grow amid another exciting year in Duke athletics.”
Long, a native of Boise, Idaho, currently serves as Blue Zone editor with assistant Blue Zone editor Rachael Kaplan. He has covered men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, football and cross country during his time with The Chronicle.
In his election platform, Long vowed to foster a diverse, inclusive community while continuing to deepen coverage of Duke athletics.
“Andrew is a natural choice to take the reins in Vol. 119, and not just because of his skills as a journalist and as an editor,” Levitan said. “He has an incredible motor, a clear passion and joy for what we do and a magnetism that makes everybody around him better. I can’t wait to see what he does.”
Long is undeclared but plans to pursue a major in political science and a certificate in policy, journalism and media studies.
“Andrew is such a talented journalist and an extremely hard worker,” Vol. 117 sports editor Jake Piazza said. “He is going to do so well in his role as sports editor and I am excited to see the new heights he takes the department next year.”
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Micah Hurewitz is a Trinity senior and was previously a sports managing editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.