Former USA Today columnist Jon Saraceno joins Review-Journal

Former USA Today columnist Jon Saraceno has joined the Review-Journal sports department.

Saraceno will cover the Oakland Raiders’ potential move to Las Vegas and the boxing scene for the RJ.

“Jon Saraceno’s hiring is indicative of the trajectory of the Review-Journal,” Editor-in-Chief Keith Moyer said. “We’re attracting highly talented, experienced journalists from across the country as we build a dominant news operation.”

Saraceno, who has covered the NFL for 33 years, also brings 29 years of experience covering boxing, NBA and motor sports for the largest newspaper by circulation in the country.

He earned acclaim for his investigative work at USA Today, gaining a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.

Saraceno has worked as a freelance journalist for the past three years while keeping his ties to the NFL and boxing.

“I am thrilled and excited to join a group of talented and hardworking editors and reporters at the Review-Journal,” Saraceno said. “We are committed to making a difference and upholding the ideals of our profession.”

Added Sports Editor Bill Bradley: “We’re proud to have a journalist of Jon’s caliber joining the staff. He will help us cover the next era of Las Vegas sports.”

In previously announced sports staff moves, Todd Dewey has taken over the sports betting beat, and Gilbert Manzano will cover UNLV football.

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