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Fred Dreier named editor-in-chief at VeloNews

Published December 14, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Competitor Group, Inc. has promoted Fred Dreier to editor-in-chief of VeloNews, effective immediately. Dreier replaces John Bradley, who announced last week that he was stepping down as editor of VeloNews and as CGI's senior vice president of media.

Dreier started his media career as an intern at VeloNews in 2004 and recently returned as executive editor in June. As editor-in-chief he will oversee all editorial content, strategy and creative direction for both VeloNews magazine and VeloNews.com.

"No one is more passionate about the legacy and future of VeloNews than Fred Dreier," said Josh Furlow, CGI's president. "Whether it's launching 'The VeloNews Show' or his insightful analysis of cycling's biggest stories, his return to the brand has been significant and his influence has been substantial. We look forward to his continued contributions as editor-in-chief."

Dreier said, "Cycling is my passion, and I have always enjoyed reporting on all levels of the sport, from the Tour de France down to the local masters race," Dreier said. "Having watched VeloNews grow and evolve over 12 years, I'm extremely excited and honored to step into a leadership position. Our staff is dedicated to helping fans better understand and enjoy the sport."

After his internship he worked as a reporter and junior editor with VeloNews from 2005-09 before leaving to pursue a master's degree at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he graduated in 2010. Dreier was a staff writer with The SportsBusiness Journal, where he covered the business of the NHL, Major League Soccer and the endurance sports industry.

He most recently served as a sports correspondent for The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal, where he regularly wrote about professional cycling, soccer and the running industry. 

A CGI spokesman said the company plans to replace Bradley's other position as SVP of media, but that filling the editor-in-chief role was the first priority after Bradley's departure. 

Topics associated with this article: People, Media/Publishing

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