The last I saw him was a taped special on the Warriors. Its now Rod Brooks in a not subtle move by Ted Griggs to find a black man to replace Poole.
If I had to guess? Monte found at Comcast he didn't have the independence he had as a newspaper columnist. And he must have complained. It seems like he found that Comcast isn't near lifetime security like the Trib was. And neither have many former Comcast "Insiders". Its been a steady flow of in then yer out. Ann Killian got her old job back at SF Gate.She shrewdly didn't burn any bridges. Probably sent the Gates sports editor Christmas cards for the few years she was at Comcast.