Announcement from Sports editor Matt Vita and deputy Sports editor Matt Rennie:

We’re excited to announce that Des Bieler will be moving from Presentation Desk – Design to Sports, where he will write for the Early Lead and the DC Sports Bog during the busy evening hours — and into the early hours of the morning.

Des arrived at the Post in 1995 and since then has served in a variety of departments and positions in the newsroom. First as an aide at the old New Desk, then as an agate clerk in Sports, then as a copy editor, then as a designer in Extras and all the daily sections. In that time, he also made regular contributions as a sports writer, including producing weekly features such as “The Starting Lineup,” “Throwing It Out There,” “The Slant” and “NFL Gameday.” He also has written for the Redskins Insider, Capitals Insider, Wizards Insider, Sports Bog and Early Lead. Des has a witty, smart writing style and a keen eye for what makes a good story. We’re very happy to have him.

He starts with us Monday.