Gazeta Sporturilor announces leadership transition as the Editor-in-Chief Cătălin Tepelin departs

The leading sports media brand in Romania, Gazeta Sporturilor announces the departure of its Editor-in-Chief, Cătălin Tepelin with immediate effect because of differing views on the strategic direction of Gazeta Sporturilor. Both parties had agreed that an amicable separation was the best solution.

For the time being the current Deputy-Editors-in-Chief, Dan Udrea and Bogdan Stamatoiu, will manage the daily business with the support of Cătălin Tolontan in his current position as Editorial Coordinator of Gazeta Sporturilor and Libertatea until the Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) has decided about the new leadership team of Gazeta Sporturilor.

Cătălin Țepelin, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Sporturilor, is one of the most experienced sports journalists, with over 26 years spent at the top of the best editorial offices in the country. Since 2018 he has been the editor-in-chief of Gazeta Sporturilor, a position from which he coordinated the GSP team both on editorial and strategic levels.

The Board of Directors of Ringier Sports Media Group (RSMG) thanks Cătălin Tepelin for his efforts and decisive contributions. Since May 2022, Gazeta Sporturilor is part of the RSMG which unites national market leaders in sports media with global tech solutions. With 9 brands and more to join, RSMG reaches millions of sports fans monthly in Europe. RSMG was founded in summer 2022 as a subsidiary of the Swiss-based Ringier AG.

Robin Lingg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RSMG: “Cătălin Tepelin, as Editor-in-Chief, was the driving force behind Gazeta Sporturilor’s digital transformation. We bid him farewell with gratitude and best wishes. I am excited to see Gazeta Sporturilor’s sustain and expand its leading position in Sports Media in Romania. We are looking forward to collaborating with the highly passionate GSP team.”

Gazeta Sporturilor’s collective focus remains on ensuring uninterrupted service for its users and readers and delivering unparalleled value to all stakeholders.

The core mission of Gazeta Sporturilor is to be a leader in the Romanian media and digital sports media business through continuous innovation. This remains unchanged and is in line with the RSMG’s strategy.

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications