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Associated Press (New York, NY): Bureau Chief William Kole (@billkole)(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Bloomberg News (New York, NY): The Street’sJoseph 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.
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 Boston.com 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.
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.