Sunday, January 06, 2013
Steve Kelley Leaving Seattle Times
Steve Kelley, perhaps the best known newspaper sports columnist in town for over 3 decades, has announced that he is leaving his position at the Seattle Times. Known for his candor and measured criticism of local teams, owners, players, and fans, Kelley's column was a "must read" after any significant college or professional sports event in the area or around the nation.
Kelley sited the posted reader's comments on line for one of the reasons that he is leaving. The forums at the end of newspaper articles provide for anonymous comments that are often mean spirited. Like veteran sports talk show host Mike Gastineau, who left KJR last year, Kelley also spoke of repetition of covering the same things continuously, that made the position less enjoyable.