Gregg Doyel, CBSSports.com's lead sports columnist who has won five top-10s in the Associated Press Sport Editors' writing competition since 2000, is joining IndyStar.
"Gregg is an accomplished journalist on the national sports scene -- a talented storyteller who's unflinching in his opinions and who has a deep passion for his work," IndyStar Executive Editor Jeff Taylor said.
Doyel, who will start as IndyStar's sports columnist on Oct. 20, is the author of two books: "Coach K: Building the Duke Dynasty" and "Kentucky Wildcats: Where Have You Gone?" He has been a sports radio host in the Cincinnati market and a frequent guest on ESPN and other top radio shows, including Dan Dakich's in Indianapolis.
He worked previously as the national basketball writer for CBS Sports and covered the Florida Marlins for the Miami Herald and the ACC for the Charlotte Observer.
Doyel expressed enthusiasm for his new city and job.
"Indianapolis might just be my favorite city in America -- no, really -- and the Star is going to let me be the sports columnist? Pinch me!
"No, kindly don't pinch me. But understand please that this position is a dream come true, and I'm going to give this job and this city the best I've got."
Doyel will appear on Dan Dakich's radio show on 1070 The Fan at 12:30 p.m. today to talk about his move to the Star.
This summer, Doyel wrote a column on the trials and triumphs in the small town of Dugger, Ind. Check it out: "How a small Indiana town used sports to preserve its school and perhaps itself."