August 6, 2018 at 3:49 PM
Announcement from Multiplatform Editing Chief Jesse Lewis and Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief Courtney Rukan:
We’re thrilled to announce that Tom Heleba, who has been The Post’s Sports copy chief for the past six years, is joining the Multiplatform Editing Desk in September.
Tom joins the MPE desk as it expands its copy editing duties into newsletters, video and alerts in an increasingly early and busy news cycle.
Tom, who joined the Sports copy desk in 2000, has seen the highs and lows of D.C. sports. Before Nationals Park opened, Tom was among a small group of sports editors who toured the ballpark in hardhats during a snowstorm, and he has worked almost every big event on every weekend during his time at The Post. He has seen Michael Jordan, Jaromir Jagr and a host of Redskins coaches come and go, including Joe Gibbs and Steve Spurrier. Tom has put his imprint on Post coverage through the years with a gift for display type on all platforms.
In just the past seven months, Tom has led the copy desk through the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, NCAA tournament, Nationals season preview, Winter and Spring All-Mets, NBA/NHL playoffs, Stanley Cup finals, Capitals parade, World Cup, Audi Field opening and MLB All-Star Game.
Before coming to The Post, Tom worked at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson for 10 years. He began his career at the Eagle Times in Claremont, N.H., after graduating from Castleton University, where he played baseball. A Vermont native, he is a fan of the Boston Red Sox and Miami Dolphins. Tom lives in Ellicott City and has three children: Elisabeth, Emily and Philip.
Please join us in welcoming Tom to the multiplatform desk.