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Grantland Names Chris Connelly Interim EIC

Chris Connelly has been named Grantland‘s interim editor in chief, following the departure of Bill Simmons. In addition to his new responsibilities, he will continue his work as a reporter at ESPN and contributing correspondent at ABC News 20/20.  Connelly has been with ESPN since 2001, and before that he was correspondent and editorial director at MTV news, and worked in various roles at Premiere and Rolling Stone magazines. Follow Grantland on Twitter for more of the intersection of sports and pop culture.

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