Wake Forest Beat Writer Conor O’Neill Gone from the Winston-Salem Journal/Lee Enterprises:Patrick Ferlise(WS Journal HS writer) also let go by Lee

Posted by Andy Durham on September 16, 2020 at 11:16 am under College | Read the First Comment

Just heard Conor O’Neill on The Adam Gold Show yesterday, and now today he is GONE from the Winston-Salem Journal

He was the beat writer for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, covering the Deacs for the Journal and for the News and Record, by way of the papers’ owner, Lee Enterprises

Conor O’Neill came up through the ranks in the Triad…He used to be on staff with Bob Sutton and the crew, at the Burlington Times-News

He did a great job over the years and he was experienced, but yet he still came across providing a young perspective….

The word on Conor O’Neill’s exit, by way of Twitter…..

Conor O’Neill
@ConorONeillWSJ
Filed under personal news:

I’ve been laid off by the Journal. Can’t say I saw that coming.

It’s been a pleasure covering Wake Forest for the past three years.

What a compassionate bunch at the Journal and Lee Enterprises…

++++++++++High School writer for the Winston-Salem Journal, Patrick Ferlise, also has been cut loose/let go by Lee Enterprises..++++++++++


  • Andy Durham said,

    Tommy Hamzik
    @T_Hamzik

    Ask anyone at Wake or any Alamance County school, or anyone who’s worked with him, and they’ll say the same thing. Smart reporter who knows his stuff better than anyone on the beat. Great guy to cover a game with, too. Any place would be lucky to have him.

    Just awful, awful news……

    Tons more comments on Twitter…