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Press-Gazette Media sports columnist Pete Dougherty has been selected as the Green Bay Packers' new media representative on the 46-person Pro Football Hall of Fame voting panel.

Dougherty, who has worked for Press-Gazette Media since 1987, replaces former Press-Gazette sports editor Cliff Christl, who was hired as the Packers' team historian last February.

Dougherty, a Madison native who has worked the Packers beat since 1993, won Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year in 2000 for his coverage. His work also has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors and Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

On Saturday in Phoenix, the voters will select this year's Hall of Fame class, a list of nominees that includes former Packers general manager Ron Wolf and former assistant coach Kevin Greene.