Ryan Black joined the Ledger-Enquirer on Monday as the Auburn football beat writer. His stories, notebooks, commentaries, videos and photos will appear on his blog at wareagleextra.com as well as in print.
Black is a December 2012 graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Journalism-Newspapers.
He replaces Aaron Brenner, now covering Clemson sports for the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.
"Ryan is a talented writer and reporter who is eager to dive into covering Auburn football," sports editor Kevin Price said. "Ryan grew up watching, eating and sleeping SEC football, so he knows how passionate fans in this area are about their football.
"Ryan also will be writing stories on the Southeastern Conference when news warrants. He will also expand our coverage of football recruiting."
He served as the Georgia beat writer, columnist and sports editor for the Red & Black, a student-run independent newspaper that covers UGA, from 2010-12.
Black also worked as a freelancer and an intern covering Georgia football for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Readers can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at@wareagleextra and on Facebook at facebook.com/wareagleextra.