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CBS News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Bloomberg Reporter Julianna Goldman (@juliannagoldman) joins @CBSNews as a Washington Correspondent.
International Business Times (New York, NY): Michael Learmonth (@learmonth) begins @IBTimes as Global Technology Editor.
Roll Call (Washington, DC): Tom Curry (@TCurry_Himself) takes over the Transportation Policy duties with a new blog — “The Container”.
The News Journal (Wilmington, DE): Health Reporter Kelly Bothum (@KellyBothum) has left to join the private sector and Business Editor Suzanne Herel (@SuzanneHerel) takes over the Health Reporting news @delawareonline.
New York Magazine (New York, NY): Former New York Times Economic Policy Reporter Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) joins @NYMag as a Contributing Editor and Online Columnist.
FedScoop (Washington, DC): Dan Verton (@DanielVerton) is the new Editorial Director and Greg Otto (@gregotto) is the new Technology Reporter @fedscoop.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Buzzfeed-er Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) tackles the Local and State Government beat @washingtonpost.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) changes lanes and joins the Style Section @nytimes as a Columnist. He most recently wrote for the Bits technology blog. Bilton will apply his technology background and pen a column every Thursday based on tech and its impact on lifestyle and society.
MedCity News (Cleveland, OH): Former San Diego Business Journal Medical Reporter Meghana Keshavan (@meghanakeshavan) becomes the Life Sciences Reporter @medcitynews.
The Washington Times (Washington, DC): Fox News Commentator Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) signs on as the Online Opinion Editor @WashTimes.
Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Hill Reporter Erik Wasson (@elwasson) is the new man on the Congressional beat @BloombergNews.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Josh Rottenberg (@joshrottenberg) joins @LATimes as a Senior Film Reporter.
Philly.com (Philadelphia, PA): Michael Topel (@mtopel) is the new Interim Executive Editor @phillydotcom.
Playboy Magazine (Beverly Hills, CA): Alyson Sheppard (@amshep) departs from Popular Mechanics magazine to join @playboy as a Contributing Editor.
The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Lynne Segall has been named Executive Vice President and Group Publisher of @THR and @billboard.
TV Guide (New York, NY): Doug Brod (@DougBrod) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief @TVGuide. Brod has been with the magazine since 2012 and most recently served as Executive Editor. Also being promoted is Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue). He will take over as Executive Editor.
Time Out New York (New York, NY): Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo (@RheannaBellomo) joins @TimeOutNewYork as Assistant Editor of Food, Drinks and Events.
Sheridan Road Magazine (Chicago, IL): Dustin O’Regan has been named Editor-at-Large @SheridanRdMag. Ann Marie Scheidler has been promoted to Managing Editor of the JWC magazines, which include The Polo Book, Sheridan Road, Forest & Bluff and Hinsdale Living.
Spin.com (New York, NY): Craig Marks (@craigmarks) is back @SPINmagazine after nearly 15 years. He returns as Editor-in-Chief in an effort to increase their digital audience. They became all digital in 2012.
She Knows (@SheKnows): Amy Boshnack (@ABoshnack) is the new Editor-in-Chief.
Vox (@VoxDotCom): Lauren Williams (@LaurenWilliams) is now the Lead Editor.
Tasting Table (@TastingTable): Jim Meehan has joined @TastingTable as its first Drinks Editor.
Parade Magazine (@ParadeMagazine): Cecily McAndrews (@MonPetitFour) will be the Food Editor.
Parents Magazine (New York, NY): Leslie Corona joins @parentsmagazine as a Freelance Assistant Editor.
Marie Claire (New York, NY): Alyssa Mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) is brought on @marieclaire as a Contributing Editor.
NJTV (Montclair, NJ): Beginning July 1st, Anchor Mary Alice Williams will join @NJTVonline to host the evening news. She will replace Anchor & Managing Editor Mike Schneider (@SchneiderNJTV) who will change roles at the station.
Yakima Herald-Republic (Yakima, WA): Rob Blethen has been named General Manager at the paper (@Yakima_Herald), starting in August. He is currently the Publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
Charleston City Paper (Charleston, SC): Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Barna has left the Paper (@chascitypaper) after 17 years. Chris Haire is now Editor.
Newton Daily News (Newton, IA): Abigail Pelzer (@AbigailPelzer) has been named Editor at (@NewtonDNews). Pelzer is set to begin in her new role on July 21.
The West Yellowstone News (West Yellowstone, MT): Jeremy Weber is now the new Managing Editor @WYellowstoneMT.
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