Aug 18, 2014

MEDIA News: Media Moves at: Los Angeles Times, American Banker, AP and More… Newswire’s Audience Research Department makes thousands of updates to the  database of journalists and bloggers that underpins our Agility media targeting and distribution platform.  Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news from the research team.  Learn more about Agility media targeting here.

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Associated Press (New York, NY): Bureau Chief William Kole (@billkole)( takes over the New England News Editor role @ap. And Former AP New England Editor Cara Rubinsky (@crubinsky) moves to Chicago to become the Assistant Central Region Editor. Lindsay Whitehurst (@lwhitehurst) is a new Reporter at the Salt Lake bureau. And Mesfin Fekadu (@MusicMesfin) is the new Music Reporter. Chicago Bureau Deputy Editor Tom Berman (@tombermanap) has been named Central Region Editor.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Austin Beutner has been named Publisher/CEO of @LATimes succeeding Eddy Hartenstein. Melody Petersen (@MelodyPetersen) departs from the Orange County Register to join the paper as a Reporter covering aerospace and Sports Reporter Mike James has announced his plans to retire after 27 years with the paper.

American Banker Magazine (New York, NY): Marc Hochstein (@MarcHochstein) is the new Editor-in-Chief @AmerBanker.

Bloomberg News (New York, NY): The Street’s Joseph Deaux (@JoeDeaux) heads over to @BloombergNews as a Commodities Reporter.

Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) has left TV Guide to become a Senior Writer @EW. And Chris Lee (@_ChrisLee) is the new Writer-at-Large.

Details (New York, NY): Drew Schutte (@werd) joins @DETAILS as Publisher.

Marie Claire (New York, NY): Fashion Features Editor Jessica Minkoff (@JLMinkoff)  has been promoted to Senior Market Editor @marieclaire.

Forbes (New York, NY): Frank Bi (@FrankieBi) has joined @Forbes as a Data Journalist.

Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Caruso (@laurencaruso_) has been named Senior Web Editor @Allure_magazine.

Food Network Magazine (New York, NY): Sarah Bruning (@sarahbruning) is made Senior Features Editor @FoodNetwork.

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): More Magazine Associate Beauty Editor Deanna Pai (@deannapai) becomes Senior Associate Beauty Editor @Cosmopolitan.

New York Magazine (New York, NY): Jennifer Vineyard became a Senior Editor @NYMag.

The Intercept ( Cora Currier (@CoraCurrier) is now a Reporter at @The_Intercept. Ryan Tate (@RyanTate) has been hired as a Deputy Editor and Margot Williams (@MargotWilliams) is a new Research Editor at the outlet.

Re/Code ( Edmund Lee (@EdmundLee) will be joining @Recode as its new Managing Editor starting in September. Managing Editor Kenneth Li (@kenli729) was promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

Vox (@VoxDotCom) ( Julia Belluz (@JuliaOfToronto) is the new Health Reporter.

PBS Newshour (Arlington, VA): Sara Just (@sarajust) is the new Executive Producer @NewsHour.

CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Alexandra Field (@AFieldCNN) has been promoted from Freelancer to Correspondent @cnn.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Sports Editor Glenn Yoder (@glennyoder) joins the Post as a Night Sports Editor/Producer.

FOX News Channel – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Cherie Grzech has been promoted to Senior Director of Politics.

The Jersey Journal (Secaucus, NJ): Deputy Managing Editor Ron Zeitlinger was promoted to Managing Editor @jerseyjournal. This follows on the heels of Editor Margaret Schmidt’s promotion form Managing Editor to Editor.

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR): Michelle Maxwell (@MichelleAtTheRG) is the new Features Editor @registerguard.

The Luverne Journal (Luverne, AL): Mona Moore ( has been announced as Editor.

Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL): Former Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Reporter Joey Chandler (@TFJoeyChandler) has joined @tuscaloosanews as a Prep Sports Writer.

The Paris News (Paris, TX): Maddie Kuhn (@maddiekuhn1) has been promoted to Sports Editor @TheParisNews.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Phil Terrigno (@philterrigno) has been named High School Sports Editor @lubbockonline.

Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville, GA): Reporter Ron Daniel has been promoted to Managing Editor here (@douglassentinel). He replaces Mitch Sneed, who is now Editor at the Alexander City Outlook (@alexcityoutlook) in Ala.

The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette (Hilton Head, SC): Executive Editor Fitz McAden has retired after 42 years as a journalist. His resume includes stops in Miami and Columbia as well as these two Lowcountry newspapers.

Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis, MO): Luke Thompson has been hired at Fox Sports Midwest to cover St. Louis sports. He was previously with The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, TN.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Stu Durando (@studurando) is switching roles at the paper (@stltoday), from covering Illinois basketball to now handling the St. Louis University beat.

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) has joined the paper (@thenewstribune) as a Sports Reporter, covering the Seattle Seahawks.

The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA): Outdoors/Sports Reporter Joe Gorden is putting down the keyboard after more than 40 years @tribunedemocrat and retiring.

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