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

We are very excited to announce that Adam Kilgore will be moving to a new position as national sports reporter. For the past five years, Adam has been our Washington Nationals beat reporter and has earned widespread and well-earned praise from around the newsroom and across the sports world for his dogged reporting, keen insights and skillful writing. He is recognized as one of the top baseball writers in the country, and we now are holding an even bigger target in front of him: to become a must-read authority on the major national sports topics of the day.

In his new job, Adam will identify and introduce the topics that matter most to readers and offer a sophisticated understanding of why they matter. He’ll write frequently and react quickly, responding to around-the-clock sports news and  readers’ appetites for perspective and insight. We expect many of his pieces will have an analytical bent, but he will ground his opinion and analysis with solid reporting. He will help us expand and broaden the digital audience of Post Sports the same way he set the standard on Nationals coverage: by working hard, thinking critically and writing eloquently. He will write major takeouts from time to time, but first and foremost, we expect him to become an original and indispensable voice in a cacophonous forum.

Adam came to us five years ago from the Boston Globe, where he covered the Red Sox and the Patriots. Before that, he was a summer intern at the Post, and then a staff writer here covering the Orioles and local college teams, including Virginia Tech, a beat that put him in position to contribute to the Post’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of the of the shootings on that campus in 2007.

Adam will take on his new responsibilities immediately.