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New duties for Sports editors Mike Hiserman, Debbie Goffa

December 4, 2008 |  3:13 pm

Sports Editor Randy Harvey's announcement to Times staff:

When Steve Clow came to Sports about this time a year ago as a deputy, we thought we had loaned him to Metro for a couple of years. Turns out, as you might have seen in this morning’s announcement from David Lauter, Metro was just loaning him to us.

In the wake of that announcement, we have a couple of our own to make.

Mike Hiserman, who had been senior assistant sports editor, will become a deputy editor. Debbie Goffa, who had been an assistant sports editor, will become senior assistant.

Mike has been the assignment editor for several of our most important beats, including USC, UCLA, national colleges, the NFL and high schools, which keeps him too busy in the fall and winter. So to lighten his work load a bit, we are also giving him the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball. (We will give him a break on the NFL and high schools.)

Debbie also gives up a couple of beats, but she gets no break as the primary administrator and editor of our blogs. The Fabulous Forum alone is a 24-7 undertaking. (Maybe just 18-7.) She also will continue as assignment editor for the Olympics, sports media and business.

We congratulate Steve and thank him for his efforts in Sports, while remaining perplexed over how he could give up the Manny Ramirez watch.