From Sports Editor Matt Vita and Deputy Sports Editor Matt Rennie: 

We are thrilled to announce that Kimberley Martin will be joining The Post Sports department as part of our team covering the Washington Redskins.

Kimberley comes to us from the Buffalo News, where she has been a general assignment columnist focusing on coverage of the Buffalo Bills. In recent weeks, she has written provocative columns on the debate over whether players should stand or kneel during the national anthem, as well as notable takeouts, including a revealing profile of Bills linebacker and ex-Redskin Lorenzo Alexander and how he’s used Pilates to improve his performance. Kimberley is a talented writer and sharp-eyed reporter who is as comfortable breaking down an NFL offense as she is pulling back the curtain on the off-the-field lives of professional athletes. Her work has earned her widespread respect among NFL writers as well as numerous awards, including a first place for project writing by APSE as part of a team of reporters that examined professional football players after retirement. She was named emerging journalist of the year in 2011 by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Before joining the News, Kimberley spent a decade with Newsday, where she covered high school sports, was a general assignment reporter, and for five years was the lead beat writer covering the New York Jets. She’s a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in psychology and African American studies, and she earned a Master’s degree in journalism at Syracuse University.

Kimberley’s first day with us will be Nov. 13.