Harvey named BigRedReport.com publisher

Scout.com/FoxSports is pleased to announce that Josh Harvey will take over as new publisher of BigRedReport.com.

After spending the last three years covering college football and recruiting in the state of Texas, Scout.com/FoxSports is pleased to announce that Josh Harvey will take over as new publisher of BigRedReport.com.

"With the official switch to the Big Ten in just a matter of months, I can't think of a team that will be more exciting to cover," said Harvey. "I have only been living in Lincoln for a few days, but already feel like I'm at home. The people of Nebraska have been so welcoming and I look forward to this opportunity. It's great to be back in Big Ten country."

Harvey graduated with a degree in Mass Communication and an emphasis in Journalism from Bemidji State University in 2007. While there, he was recognized many times by faculty and surrounding community for his efforts with the school's radio station. Not only did he serve as the station manager, but as the football and basketball team's play-by-play announcer, traveling all around the country.

From there, Harvey moved into a position at WOI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, learning from sports director John Walter, who also is the Voice of Iowa State athletics. It was there where he was part of a team that was awarded Iowa's best sportscast.

Deciding to move onto bigger things, Harvey accepted a job in Dallas to work for KFWD-TV and then eventually with WFAA-TV, one of the largest ABC local affiliates in the country. There he served the station as an Internet sports reporter and the weekend sports producer, working under the legendary Dale Hansen. Hansen is still remembered by Nebraska fans for his work at KMTV in Omaha.

Harvey has worked with Scout.com/FoxSports for three years, first as the publisher of the TCU site, then mostly recently at SMU, Texas, and Iowa. His work on the Big 12 has also been seen on the Fox College Sports website. He has also been featured many times on regional and national FoxSports radio shows, as a guest expert.

"I have big visions for this website and magazine. I feel that my unique media skill set of video, writing, and audio will really be enjoyed by fans during the season," said Harvey. "While football will be my biggest focus, I also want fans to know solid basketball and baseball coverage will be important to me.

"This is an opportunity that I have worked hard and waited a long time for. This was a premier destination to me and when asked if I was interested, I didn't have to think twice. I'm so excited to get started."

Fans can expect changes coming to the site gradually over the next few days, including revised forums and additions to the staff.

Harvey has been married for nearly six years. His wife just graduated from Brite Seminary and will be looking for a pastoral position in Lincoln.

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