Behind the Mic: David Aldridge Heads The Athletic’s Washington D.C. Vertical; Albert Breer Moves Into New Role at Sports Illustrated

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, David Aldridge heads The Athletic’s venture in Washington D.C., Albert Breer is placed a new role to increase their MMQB franchise, Renee Young joins Raw’s broadcast team as the first women to do so, and DeAngelo Hall joins NBC Sports Washington.

Awful Announcing is reporting that David Aldridge has been named the editor-in-chief of the Athletic’s vertical in Washington D.C. Alrdrige has worked for ESPN, TNT, and the Philadelphia Inquirer over the last few decades. He will stay with Turner Sports until he assumes the new role in October…

…Sports Illustrated announced that one of its most highly regarded NFL experts, Albert Breer, will be assuming a larger role in the brand’s Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) franchise, which has become a go-to place for the best NFL coverage. In his role as Lead NFL Reporter/Content Strategist, Breer will take the lead on the highly popular MMQB column on, host a new NFL show The MMQB TV for the brand’s streaming network SI TV, and launch a new weekly podcast MMQB NFL.

Renee Young is the first woman to join the Raw broadcast booth full-time. She will now bring her unique voice and perspective to the longest-running weekly episodic program in the U.S. as she joins Michael Cole and Corey Graves at the commentary desk. In turn, Jonathan Coachman will take over as the new host of WWE’s pay-per-view kickoff shows. Coachman will begin his new role this Sunday, Sept. 16 alongside WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, David Otunga, Sam Roberts, and Peter Rosenberg prior to WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event…

…According to Cynopsis Sports, former NFL cornerback DeAngelo Hall will be joining NBC Sports Washington. Hall will work alongside Brian Mitchell, Trevor Matich, and Julie Donaldson on Redskins Kickoff Live and Redskins Postgame Live

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