Mark Russell, managing editor of the Orlando Sentinel announced today the appointment of Lynn Hoppes to the position of associate managing editor of sports effective immediately. He will oversee the newsroom sports staff and be responsible for all sports content in the Orlando Sentinel and OrlandoSentinel.com.
“Lynn is an energetic editor who has a keen eye for talent and a passion for delivering compelling sports stories,” Russell said. “Lynn brings a wealth of experience to the job and a proven ability to deliver top-notch journalism in print and online.”
In the last two years, the Orlando Sentinel’s sports section has received 11 awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors group, a number matched only by much larger newspapers.
Hoppes joined Orlando Sentinel Communications in 1992 as a page designer. He has held a variety of positions including copy chief, night editor, assistant sports editor and deputy sports editor. He has been executive sports editor for eight years. Previously he worked at the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to his Sentinel work, Hoppes has for four years hosted the daily sports radio program, Keep’n Score, on 740 AM The Team. He also has shared his sports insights on other Orlando-area radio programs for a decade.
Hoppes earned his bachelor of science degree in journalism and sociology at Western Kentucky University.