Mike McAllister, an award-winning journalist with extensive editorial experience at major media outlets, has joined FreightWaves as editor in chief. McAllister will head the day-to-day operations of the editorial team, which includes over 20 journalists publishing more than 30 articles a day in the areas of global logistics, transportation and supply chain.
Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, said, “I am excited to have Mike join the leadership team. His background in online media publications will further drive FreightWaves.com’s growth as the No. 1 news source for the freight industry.”
For the past 12 years, McAllister was the managing editor at PGATOUR.com, the official website for golf’s leading professional men’s tour. In that role, McAllister supervised a team of digital writers and editor-producers while also collaborating with multiple internal stakeholders. In addition, he generated original written content, with 15 of his stories receiving various honors — including three first-place awards — in the Golf Writers Association of America annual writing contest.
Prior to joining the PGA Tour, McAllister was a senior editor at ESPN.com and previously held a similar role at Sports Illustrated’s website, SI.com. He also worked in a variety of sports writing and editing positions at media outlets in Texas, including The Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman.
“Having spent my career in sports, I welcome the unique challenge of stepping into another industry, one that touches all of our lives,” McAllister said. “This is an extremely exciting opportunity to join a terrific editorial staff at the world’s top source for logistics, freight and transportation news. I look forward to being part of the growing team at FreightWaves and getting to know others inside the industry.”
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