Yea, I am a journalist and I work in newspapers. I'm a columnist and a reporter, so I cover pretty much all the bases, and I write freelance shit about (surprise surprise) boxing when I get the time as well.
As most reporters have done, I've got some type of novel in the works that I've been sitting on for a decade but it's not all that important to me... my column is pretty much the most important thing I do, and I excel in writing smaller pieces like that (although I'm quite good at writing longer articles as well if I do say so myself.)
The prospects of a novel, of course, just seems daunting, between the length and the weight of it all. And so it sits.
If you're looking to get into the field or whatever and you've got questions, I can do what I can to help you out from my own experiences.