Aug 25, 2014

MEDIA News: Media Moves at: U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, NBC News 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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U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.): Managing Editor Kim Castro (@kimacastro) is now the Executive Editor/Consumer News @usnews.

San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio, TX): Tony Quesada  has been announced as the Editor-in-Chief @SABizJournal.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Virginian-Pilot Managing Editor Maria Carrillo (@havana58) is headed to Houston to become Senior Editor @HoustonChron.

The New York Times (New York, NY): Former Pasadena Magazine Editor Maria Russo (@Maria_C_Russo) is now the Children’s Books Editor @nytimes. And Alex MacCallum (@alexmaccallum) was promoted to Assistant Managing Editor of Audience Development.

CBS News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Trish Turner (@caphilltrish) is the new “CBS This Morning” D.C. Producer.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Economics Policy Reporter Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) is the Editor of the new online section “Storyline” ( covering people, policy and data. And Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Karen Heller (@kheller) signs on as a Features Writer.

NBC News (New York, NY): Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) has been named the new Host of @meetthepress. He replaces David Gregory who had been with the program since December 2008. Todd’s first show as host will air on September 7th.

Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Josh Tyrangiel (@Tyrangiel) was named Lead Editor for consumer products @BloombergNews.

Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Katie Benner (@ktbenner) will join @BV as a Tech Columnist in September.

ABC News (New York, NY): Ann Compton (@AnnCompton), a 41-year veteran @ABC, has announced she will retire September 10.

WIPR-TV (Puerto Rico): Miguel Rosa (@Miguelrosatv) has been promoted to General Manager for WIPM-TV/WIPR-TV in Puerto Rico.

Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Norberto Hernandez has joined Telemundo’s (@Telemundo), “Un Nuevo Dia” (@UnNuevoDia) as a Correspondent.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Scout Media’s Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) joins @LATimes as a Reporter covering USC football.

Tonawanda News (Tonawanda, NY): Chris Voccio is now the Publisher of @tonanews and The Niagara Gazette @NiagaraGazette.

Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY): Thomas Claybaugh is now the Publisher of @ithacajournal, The Press & Sun-Bulletin (@pressconnects) and @stargazette.

WSJ Speakeasy Blog (New York, NY): Reporter Barbara Chai (@barbarachai) has become the Managing Editor @WSJSpeakeasy.

HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): Leslie Corona becomes Editorial Assistant @HGTVMag.

Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): The new Associate Celebrity Editor is Kristin Harris (@KristinHarris).

Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Michele Promaulayko (@MichProm) will begin as the new Editor-in-Chief @YahooHealth on August 25th.

The Fader (@TheFader): Deidre Dyer (@Yung_Oprah_) has been promoted to Style Editor.

The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): Steve Paul (@sbpaul) has been named Editorial Page Editor @KCStar, replacing the recently retired Miriam Pepper.

Science Magazine (Washington, D.C.): Book Review Editor Sherman Suter is retiring from @ScienceMagazine.

Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, PA): Tom Deschriver (@PoconoTD) is the new Executive Editor @PoconoRecord. Tom replaces Christopher Mele (@MeleChristopher) who is now a Metro Editor for The New York Times. And Brad Bailey takes on the Associate Publisher role.

Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, WY): Brendan Meyer (@Brendan_Meyer13) will join (@CSTribune) as Features Reporter.

Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA): James Normandin (@J_F_Normandin) was named the Publisher at (@telegramdotcom) and begins on September 2nd .

The Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA): Steve Fisher (@sedwardfisher) is now the new Publisher @TelegraphHerald. Fisher will replace James Normandin.

Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX): Russ Goodall is now the Managing Editor @Bwdbulletin.

Glen Rose Reporter (Glen Rose, TX): Brent Addleman (@GRR_Editor) has been named Managing Editor @GlenRoseNews.

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