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Testudo Times announces leadership changes, 2019-20 staff

As a new school year starts, we’ve got a new team in charge.

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Michigan State v Maryland Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

The 2019-20 Maryland sports season starts this week, and we’ll have plenty of new voices covering the Terps all year long. Testudo Times continues to provide Maryland journalism students with opportunities that can jump-start careers, and we’re excited to transition into a new era.

As of this release, junior Lila Bromberg is the site’s new managing editor. She has previously served as an editor, writer and photo & graphics editor here and has written for the Diamondback and WMUC Sports in her time at Maryland. While transitioning into the role this summer, she also interned at USA TODAY covering a variety of sports and topics.

“I couldn’t be more excited to take over as managing editor this year,” Bromberg said. “I’ve been working with our amazing staff all summer to brainstorm new ways to expand our coverage and provide our readers with even more unique Maryland sports content. I am happy to announce we will be adding new podcast shows, producing more videos and writing a lot more features, both short and long form, this year.”

Our deputy managing editors this coming school year are junior Sean Montiel and senior Cody Wilcox. Montiel is entering his third year at Testudo Times; he’s previously covered women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer and women’s basketball. Wilcox came over this summer from WMUC Sports, where he most recently covered men’s lacrosse this past spring.

This, of course, means a step back for the trio of Thomas Kendziora, Justin Fitzgerald and Lamar Johnson. Kendziora joined Testudo Times as a freshman in 2015, joined the editor ranks in 2016 and has run day-to-day operations since May 2017. Fitzgerald also came aboard in 2015 and covered a wide range of sports in his college career, while Johnson was hired in spring 2017 and served as deputy managing editor ever since.

“It’s been an incredible opportunity to guide Testudo Times,” Kendziora said. “From the excitement of March Madness to the challenges of covering the football program’s tragedy and fallout, I’ve gathered so many skills and experiences that will help me as I continue my career. This isn’t a final goodbye, but it’s time to hand over the reins and let our new team of editors make their mark. I’m excited for everyone to see what Lila, Sean and Cody have in store.”

Women’s soccer starts the Maryland sports season Thursday evening against Georgia Southern at Ludwig Field.

Our 2019 staff

Managing editor: Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg)
Deputy managing editor: Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel)
Deputy managing editor: Cody Wilcox (@Cody_Wilcox15)

Recruiting, as well as help on football, soccer & more: Wes Brown (@W_Brown21)
Men’s soccer: Henry Malone (@henrymalone_)
Field hockey: Austin Kalt (@AustinKalt)
Volleyball: Alex Murphy (@Alex_MurphyUMD)
Women’s soccer: Mike Touma (@miketouma41)

Photo editor: Sarah Sopher (@ssopher528)
Video editor: Morgan Weaver (@morganweaver_)
Podcast host/editor: Matt Levine (@_MattSLevine)

General assignment
Jordan Gold (@Jordan_Gold0)
Julia Joseph (@juliajjoseph)

Special thanks to our graduates!
Thomas Kendziora (@TKendziora37)
Lamar Johnson (@im_lamar)
Justin Fitzgerald (@jfitzgerald52)
Amy Jennings (@amyjenningsnews)