Announcement from Sports Editor Matt Vita and Deputy Editor Matt Rennie:

We’re very pleased to announce that Alex Prewitt will become the new Washington Capitals beat writer. Alex is replacing Katie Carrera, who is moving to an editing role on the UND. Alex came to us two years ago and in that time has done an outstanding job covering University of Maryland athletics, most specifically Maryland football and the men’s basketball team. Alex has brought enormous energy and enthusiasm to his work on the Maryland beat and we look to him to bring a similar spirit, along with his tireless work ethic, to covering the Caps.

Alex’s move to the Capitals means that Roman Stubbs will become our new Maryland reporter. Roman has covered high school sports for us the past two years and has demonstrated a keen eye for detail and fine writing touch, attributes that have led a number of his stories onto A1 over the past 24 months. We’re confident that he will apply those same skills to the Maryland beat.

Alex and Roman formally assume their new jobs the week of June 8.