Nov 04, 2013

MEDIA Moves and News: AP, Politico, Los Angeles Times, Glamour

Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news compiled by PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department.  

 The Associated Press (New York, NY): Deputy Business Editor Kevin Shinkle (@Kevin_Shinkle) has been promoted to Business Editor.

 The Atlantic (Washington, D.C.): Former Associate Publisher Hayley Romer (@HRomer17) was promoted to Vice-President and Publisher.

 National Journal (Washington, DC): Kristin Roberts (@KRobertsNJ) was promoted to Managing Editor and Alissa Swango (@aswango) was upped to Digital News Director.

 AARP Bulletin (Washington, DC): Former Washington Examiner Managing Editor Michael Hedges is the new Executive Editor here.

 AARP The Magazine (Washington, DC): William Horne (@WWHorne) takes the reins as Executive Editor.

 LAist (@LAist) ( Editor Emma Gallegos (@EmmaGallegos) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at

 Politico (Arlington, VA): Former New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Rick Berke (@rickberke) is now the Executive Editor here.

 Glamour Magazine (New York, NY): Danielle Kosecki (@DKos07) has joined the outlet as the new Health Editor.

The New York Times (New York, NY): The “Wheels” Blog has been discontinued. All automotive news will now be covered in the Automobiles section of the web site.

 Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Julie Makinen (@JulieMAKLAT) has moved to the Beijing Bureau as a Correspondent. Rich Nordwind (@rnordwind) moves from Calendar Editor to Film Editor.

 Fashiionista (@Fashionista_com): Lauren Indvik (@LaurenI) and Stephanie Trong (@DumbHaircut) have been hired by as Co-Editor-in-Chiefs.

 Saveur Magazine (New York, NY): Camper English (@Alcademics) has joined the magazine as a Contributing Drinks Editor.

CNN (Atlanta, GA): Network Bookings and Executive Editorial Producer Maria Ebrahimji parts ways with CNN (@CNN).

 Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) has joined as an Editorial Assistant. And Jeff Jensen (@EWDocJensen) has been promoted to TV Critic in the L.A. Bureau.

Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA): Publisher Bruce Kyse is stepping down to pursue other endeavors.

 Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH): News Executive Mark Cohen is the new Publisher of the daily (@ohiodotcom).

 Lucky (New York, NY): Katia Kuethe is the new Creative Director @LuckyMagazine.

Fox News (New York, NY): Political Contributor Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) is no longer with the network.

 Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Former Accessories News Editor Alexandra Steigrad (@AlexSteigrad) takes on the Media Editor role.

Redbook (New York, NY): Beauty Editor Kayleigh Donahue (@kayleighdonahue) is no longer with the magazine.

Associated Press – Yakima Bureau (Yakima, WA): Correspondent Shannon Dininny is no longer with the news service.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Jon Burstein has left South Florida Sun-Sentinel (@SunSentinel) as an Investigative Reporter.

WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): News Anchor Steve Cheveney (@stevechenevey) leaves WJLA-TV (@ABC7News) to return to the Fox affiliate (@myfoxdc) he was at before.

 WKBN-TV/WYFX-TV (Youngstown, OH): Anchor/Reporter Erika Thomas  (@ErikaThomasTV) has joined the CBS/Fox duopoly as Weekday Co-Anchor from KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

 WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Anchors Robin Robinson (@RobinRobinson) and Anna Davlantes (@AnnaDavlantes) have both left the station. Dawn Hasbrouck (@DawnHasbrouck) joins as a Co-Anchor. Anchor Melody Mendez (@MelodyMendezTV) and Reporter Jake Hamilton join the “Good Day Chicago” show.

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