Longtime Jackson Clarion-Ledger sports columnist Rick Cleveland has been named the executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland, 59, takes over for the late Michael Rubenstein, who had been the Hall of Fame’s only executive director since it opened in 1996.
Cleveland began his full-time journalism career at The Hattiesburg American in 1970 and has worked at The Clarion-Ledger since 1979.
His final day at The Clarion-Ledger was April 13. He will begin his duties at the Hall of Fame on May 1.