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Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly leaves Bay Area News Group to join The Athletic

The talent pool of Bay Area media members at The Athletic continues to grow.

On Wednesday afternoon, Giants’ beat writer Andrew Baggarly announced he was leaving The Bay Area News Group to join The Athletic, a subscription site that has added several top Bay Area sportswriters over the last four months.

The Athletic’s Bay Area site launched late this summer, and led by editor in chief Tim Kawakami, has added many of the region’s top sports columnists and beat reporters. Baggarly has covered the Giants for a variety of outlets since 2004, and has written a number of books including “A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants” about the franchise.

Baggarly is also a frequent guest on KNBR, appearing regularly on Giants’ pre and postgame shows with Marty Lurie and on KNBR’s morning show with Murph & Mac.

Baggarly joins a cast that includes Kawakami, columnist Marcus Thompson, Warriors’ beat reporter Anthony Slater and 49ers’ beat reporter David Lombardi.


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