Dec 16, 2013

MEDIA Moves & News: Huffington Post, The Hill, The Onion and more…

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

Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost): Kiki Von Glinow (@KikiVonGlinow) is the new Managing Editor.

The Hill (Washington, DC): The new Campaign Editor is Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) and Tristan Lejeune joins as an Assistant Editor.

Columbia Journalism Review (New York, NY): Former Washington Post Managing Editor Liz Spayd (@spaydl) tackles the Editor-in-Chief role at Columbia Jounalism Review (@CJR).

Politico (Arlington, VA): Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) is the new Deputy Politics Editor.

Gawker (@Gawker) ( Joel Johnson (@JoelJohnson) is the new Editorial Director Gawker Media.

Roll Call (Washington, DC): Sara Bondioli (@sbondioli) is the new Assistant Managing Editor at Roll Call (@rollcall). Cameron Easley (@Cam_RollCall) ( has joined the political website as the Managing Editor.

The Onion (Chicago, IL): The satirical newspaper (@TheOnion) is set to transition from print to an online-only edition. The outlet will publish its last print edition this month.

The Pitchfork Review (Chicago, IL): The newly launched magazine (@thep4kreview) will explore independent music and culture, past and present. For additional information, go to (

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI): The daily (@WiStateJournal) has named John Humenik (@JohnHumenik) as Publisher, replacing William Johnston, who previously announced his retirement.

Mashable! (@Mashable) ( Jason Abbruzzese (@JasonAbbruzzese) has joined as a Media Reporter.

Associated Press – Oklahoma City Bureau (Oklahoma City, OK): Cliff Brunt (@cliffbrunt_isl) has signed on as the Sports Reporter.

Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport): Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) is the new head Hockey Reporter.

Cumulus Media Network (New York, NY): The Mike Huckabee Show on radio aired for the final time Thursday, December 12.

Real Simple Magazine (New York, NY): Former Editor-at-Large Danielle Claro (@clarodanielle) has been named Deputy Editor.

CNBC (New York, NY): Former Forbes Magazine Correspondent Morgan Brennan (@MorganLBrennan) is now a General Assignment Reporter @CNBC.

Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Charlotte Cowles (@CharlotteCowles) is the new Senior Features Editor.

Deportes Telemundo (Miramar, FL): Joining @telemundosports is Ana Jurka (@AnaJurka ) as a Reporter.

Univision – Noticias 23 – KUVN-TV (Dallas,TX): As of 2014, Sam Belilty (@Samilty)  will be the new News Director for @UnivisionDFW

Lucky Magazine (New York, NY): Christa Lee (@christajlee) has joined the magazine as Digital Beauty Editor.

Foreign Policy (Washington, DC): Mindy Bricker (@mindykaybricker) joins the team as a Senior Editor.

National Journal (Washington, DC): The new Energy Reporter at NJ is Ben German (@Ben_Geman).

Sporting News (Charlotte, NC): Editor-in-Chief Garry Howard (@SN_GarryD) has left the online sports publication (@sportingnews).

Los Angeles Daily News (Woodland Hills, CA): Education Reporter Barbara Jones has departed the newspaper.

Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Blogger Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) has left to work full-time as Director of digital/print content for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Alexandra Cheney (@alexandracheney) joins the publication as a Senior Film Reporter from Wall Street Journal.

The Modesto Bee (Modesto, CA): The Bee (@modbee) has named Mike Dunbar  Editorial Page Editor, replacing Judy Sly who has retired.

The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA): Michael Coronado returns to The Press-Enterprise (@PEcom_news) as the new Editor for the paper.

Associated Press – Oklahoma City Bureau (Oklahoma City, OK): Cliff Brunt (@cliffbrunt_isl) has signed on as the Sports Reporter.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (Washington, DC): Chicago Tribune Business Reporter Carolyn Bigda (@CarolynBigda) takes on extra duty as a Contributing Editor at Kiplinger’s (@Kiplinger).

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA): The new Business Reporter is Matthew Patane (@mattpatane).

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