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Ken Rosenthal is no longer writing for Fox Sports, now publishing scoops on Facebook

Alex Reimer
July 13, 2017 - 11:02 am

Ken Rosenthal is a must-read around trade deadline season. But this year, instead of writing his scoops for Fox Sports, he will be publishing them on Facebook.

Fox Sports announced last month it was cutting its digital editorial staff in order to be video-only. Those changes are staying in place, despite the swift firing of president Jamie Horowitz over a sexual harassment probe. 

While Rosenthal will continue working for Fox Sports and MLB Network in an on-air capacity, he says he is looking for a new place to write.

“As I wait to find a new writing home (hopefully soon), I will post stories on my Facebook page. First story tonight. You guys be my editors,” he tweeted Wednesday. “Thanks to everyone for their kind words. Please know I am one of the lucky ones, because of TV. My heart goes out to all those out of work.”

Given Rosenthal’s propensity to break news, it’s apparent Fox Sports now solely views its website as a promotional tool for its on-air product. These changes first went into effect at the Super Bowl, where writers were instructed to ghostwrite articles in the voice of Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and other personalities. The new model reportedly cut traffic down 50 percent compared to the previous year.