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The W - Print - Wilbon to leave Washington Post
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A memo from the editors (mediabistro.com) says he'll take a larger role at ESPN. He had been with the paper for almost 32 years.

As a former newspaper guy, I recognize the departure is a blow to the paper, but he's clearly an engaging TV presence, and his NBA work on ABC is solid. This makes sense.

Also, if he could work a regular ESPN.com column like Sports Guy, he could compete as that network's online basketball guy.



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I'm shocked that he was still with the paper. He and Tony have been doing local TV for about 15-20 years already with The Redskins report and whatever they call the Wizards show.

I assumed he already took one of the many buyouts that the Post has offered over the years.



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Well, he was already an ESPN employee first and a WAPO employee second for a few years now. This just makes it official.

Adios, Mayor McCheese.

You will not be missed from the Post (anyway).



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