"The sports staff here developed its reputation as a leader in local and regional sports coverage long before that.
"It is my job to uphold and enhance the standard set by my predecessors, put a great amount of care into the print product and have an aggressive online presence.
"With the current staff here, I have no shortage of confidence we can accomplish those things on a daily basis."
McGill has covered Marshall football and men's basketball and the West Virginia Power minor league baseball team over the last three years. On those beats, he embraced engaging with readers through various social media platforms, and he plans to continue that as sports editor.
McGill began working in newspapers in 2002 as a sportswriter for the Daily Athenaeum, WVU's student-run newspaper. He spent three years as the assistant sports editor and sports editor before graduating.
Prior to arriving at the Daily Mail in 2009, McGill spent three years as the sports editor of the Northern Virginia Daily.
McGill was voted the 2011 West Virginia Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The award is voted on by state members of the national group.
He also collected a pair of writing honors from the West Virginia Press Association in 2011. He won first place for Best Sports Feature Writing and second place for Best Sports Columnist.McGill lives in Charleston with his wife, Lauren, and newborn son, Gunnar. Lauren McGill is the Daily Mail's city editor.