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Newsday (New York, NY): Former @WSJ President Gordon McLeod has been named Publisher @Newsday.
Sports Illustrated for Kids (New York, NY): Mark Bechtel (@SI_MarkBechtel) is the new Managing Editor of @SIKids. He most recently served as a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated (@SInow).
Business Insider (New York, NY): Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) joins @businessinsider as a Political Columnist. His column titled “Weiner!” will appear the last Friday of every month.
Defense One (Washington, DC): Ben Watson (@iBenwatson) takes the reins as News Editor @DefenseOne.
BuzzFeed (New York, NY): Former Breaking News Reporter Adrian Carrasquillo (@RealAdrianC) has been promoted to Editor of Latino Coverage @buzzfeed. And Alison Willmore (@AlisonWillmore) will be Buzzfeed’s first Film Critic.
Gawker (@Gawker) (email@example.com): The new Editor-in-Chief at Gawker is Max Read (@Max_Read).
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): The Times (@LATimes) names Kimi Yoshino (firstname.lastname@example.org) (@kyoshino) Business Editor.
The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Culture Editor Degen Pener (@DegenPener) will serve in the same position with Billboard (@billboard) also.
Mashable (@Mashable) (email@example.com): Ashley Codianni (@AshleyCodianni) will soon be the Director of News Videos at Mashable.
Salon.com (@Salon): Laura Bennett (@LBennett) will soon be the new Culture Editor at Salon.
The Verge (@Verge): Matthew Schnipper (@MattSchnipper) will be the new Managing Editor.
The Daily Beast (@TheDailyBeast): Malcolm Jones has been promoted to Book Editor at The Daily Beast.
Slate.com (@Slate): The newest contributor for Slate.com is Jamelle Bouie (@JBouie). His focus will be on politics and race.
Epicurious.com (@Epicurious): Danica Lo (@DanicaLo) is the new Executive Editor at Epicurious.
Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL): Deputy Features Editor Sue Ontiveros (@SueOntiveros) is resigning from the daily (@Suntimes) after 30 years of service. She will continue to serve at the paper by posting a weekly editorial page column about social issues and blogging about nutrition, fitness, wellness and food online on a freelance basis.
Capitol File (Washington, DC): Amy Moeller (@amyemoeller) has been hired as an Associate Editor @capitolfilemag.
Billboard (New York, NY): Frank DiGiacomo (@frankdigiacomo) joins @billboard as a Contributing Editor and Carson Griffith (@CarsonGriffith) joins as a Contributor.
WPIX-TV (New York, NY): WPIX-TV (@wpix) launches “PIX11 Investigates”, an investigative news program, featuring Arnold Diaz, Mary Murphy (@MurphyPIX), and Howard Thompson (@PIXHelpMeHoward) as hosts.
Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Deena Campbell (@DeenaCampbell) is the new Hair and Beauty Editor @essencemag.
Domino Magazine (New York, NY): Krissy Tiglias (@krissytiglias) is the new Digital Director @dominomag.
The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Matt Vensel @mattvensel) is joining the paper (@StarTribune) as a Sports Reporter covering the Minnesota Vikings football team. He was most recently with The Baltimore Sun.
Duluth-Superior Magazine (Duluth, MN): The monthly lifestyle periodical (@DSMagazine) focused on the Duluth region, has closed down. The magazine had been in print since 2008.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Scott Allen (@ScottSAllen) joins the Sports Staff as a Reporter/Blogger.
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL): Chicago Blackhawks beat writer Tim Sassone (@TimSassone) recently passed away. Tim covered the Blackhawks and hockey for the last 26 years.
The Signal (Santa Clarita, CA): The Signal (@SCVSignal) promotes Russ Briley to Publisher.
Simi Valley Acorn (Agoura Hills, CA): The Acorn (@SVAcorn) welcomes Darleen Principe as Editor.
The Petoskey News-Review (Petoskey, MI): Rachel Brougham is the new Assistant Editor @PetoskeyNews.
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