Nearly two years after starting the independent Cleveland Browns and media blog ClevelandReboot.com, Dave Kolonich is joining the staff of the leading independent Browns media outlet, The Orange and Brown Report.
An English and Journalism instructor by day, Kolonich has analyzed the Browns and their place in the Cleveland sports media. His main focus has been covering the biases found in media, while creating a forum for rational fan discussion.
Bridging the gap between being an objective Browns fan and participating in theater of the absurd, ClevelandReboot.com established a place for uncorrupted analysis. With over 50,000 unique visitors a month, the site became a must-read for fans seeking a voice far removed from the traditional Cleveland sports media.
In joining The OBR.com, Kolonich will be a part of a tremendous staff of Browns reporters, including Lane Adkins, Don Delco, Fred Greetham and Barry McBride.
"I have a great deal of respect for what The OBR accomplishes on a daily basis," Kolonich said. "It's rare in today's media to find an established outlet that is connected to the team it covers, yet remains fiercely independent. I think it's a great fit for me and I'm very excited to get to work."
OBR founder Barry McBride is excited to have Dave on board: "?If you've read Reboot as much as I have, you know that Dave brings a unique perspective focused on strong football analysis, and, like the OBR, emphasizes finding the real truth rather than manufacturing the news or following fashionable story lines. ?Dave has built a terrific blog at Cleveland Reboot, and is an ideal fit for what we do on the OBR. We're thrilled to have him join our team."