The Outsports team that began its expansion in February 2019 with the hire of our first managing editor is expanding once again, with the addition of deputy managing editor Alex Reimer, starting today.

Reimer, 27, is a Boston native who ran cross country in high school but considers himself “not that athletic,” according to Boston Spirit Magazine. He told the staff on Monday he was humbled to be joining the SB Nation site, which was launched more than 20 years ago by co-founders Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski, and is now managed by Dawn Ennis.

Most 12 year-olds would be holding an ice cream cone in their hand instead of a microphone. Not Alex Reimer.

He’s been in sports broadcasting in some form since he was 12 years old, talking with some authority about his beloved Red Sox and other New England sports teams.

“I have always known two things about myself: I am gay, and love to write about sports,” Reimer said. “As I grow older, I have been searching for a way to combine the two, and am honored to join you all here at Outsports. Though I have been an avid reader of the site for several years, I know I have a lot to learn.”

Reimer is currently a freelance journalist and former radio personality and columnist for WEEI in Boston.

Alex Reimer

In addition to writing for SB Nation, his work has appeared in Forbes, Boston Magazine and several other publications, and he’s recorded hundreds of podcast episodes. His pronouns are he/him/his, he is cisgender and he identifies as male.

Outsports hired Reimer after a search of several months that yielded candidates from across the nation. While being LGBTQ is not a job requirement at Outsports, he joins a cohesive team of two co-founders, three contributors, a social media manager who also contributes content, as well as our managing editor, all of whom represent many parts of the community: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer.

“As I grow older, my sexuality has become an increasingly bigger part of my life, and I am most excited to tell stories about personal discovery,” Reimer said. “Coming out is an evolution, and a big part of my personal evolution has been connecting with like-minded members of the LGBTQ+ community through our Flag Football League here in Boston. I truly believe in the power of sports to bring people together and promote inclusivity.”

Welcome to the team, Alex!

You can follow Alex on Twitter at @AlexReimer1.