Feb 24, 2014
MEDIA News: Media Moves at Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Atlantic and More
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The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Former CNBC Reporter John Carney (@carney) will now work the “Heard on the Street” column @WSJ. His focus will be on Wall Street, Finance and the Banks. Beth Reinhard (@BethReinhard) is the new National Politics Reporter. And Andrew Tangel (@AndrewTangel) of The Los Angeles Times (@LATimes) joins the Journal (@WSJ) as a Transportation Reporter.
The Wall Street Journal – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): USA Today Technology Reporter Alistair Barr (@alistairmbarr) joins WSJ’s San Francisco Bureau as a Technology Reporter.
Forbes (New York, NY): Staff Writer Jacquelyn Smith (@JacquelynVSmith) is no longer at @Forbes. Assuming her vacated position as Staff Writer, covering Careers, is Kathryn Dill (@KathrynDill). Dill joined the publication as an Associate Reporter in June 2013. In addition, Nin-Hai Tseng (@ninhaitseng) has been promoted to Contributors Editor reviewing Op-Ed submissions.
The Atlantic (Washington, D.C.): Chris Heller (@C_Heller) has been promoted to Senior Associate Editor and Eleanor Barkhorn (@EleanorBarkhorn) is now a Senior Education Editor here (@TheAtlantic). Also Associate Editor/Science Rebecca Rosen (@beccarosen) has been promoted to Business Channel Editor.
BuzzFeed (New York, NY): Former Newsweek Reporter Katie J.M. Baker (@katiejmbaker) will join @BuzzFeed in April. She will cover social issues and criminal justice in relation to higher education. Naomi Zeichner (@NomiZeichner) is now the Music Editor. Molly Hensley-Clancy (@Molly_HC) will join in March as the new Business of Education Reporter.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Associated Press scribe Katie Zezima (@katiezez) is the new White House Correspondent @washingtonpost. And Politico Jason Millman (@JasonMillman) and The Atlantic’s Emily Badger (@emilymbadger) are joining Washington Post’s Wonkblog (@Wonkblog).
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Kathleen Kingsbury (@katiekings) is the new Sunday Op-Ed Editor @BostonGlobe.
Whisky Advocate (Emmaus, PA): Geoff Kleinman (@geoffk) is now a Contributing Editor at this “spirited” magazine (@WhiskyAdvocate).
Chattanooga Times Free Press (Chattanooga, TN): Features and Religion Reporter Clint Cooper (@CooperCTFP) is now the Free Press Editorial Page Editor here (@timesfreepress).
FOX & Friends (New York, NY): Producer Laurie Weiner has left the show.
Fox Business Network (New York,NY): Deirdre Bolton (@DeirdreBolton) has accepted a host position at Fox Business (@FoxBusiness).
Mahoning Valley Parent and Trumbull County Parent (Youngstown, OH): The lifestyle magazines have named Megan Smith as the new Editor.
The Repository (Canton, OH): The daily (@CantonRepdotcom) has named Laura Kessel (@LauraKesselREP) Managing Editor. She joins the publication after serving in the same position for The News-Herald (@newsheraldinoh) in Willoughby, Ohio.
WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Anchor Robin Swoboda (@Robinswoboda) is leaving the NBC station (@wkyc) at the end of this month.
WOIO-TV/WUAB-TV (Cleveland, OH): General Manager Bill Applegate is set to retire from the Raycom Media owned duopoly (@19ActionNews) in April.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH): The Cincinnati Bengals Beat Reporter Joe Reedy (@joereedy) is leaving the daily (@Enquirer).
WHAS-TV (Louisville, KY): Josh Eure has been named Executive News Director at the ABC station (@WHAS11).
WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Investigative Reporter Matthew Nordin (@MatthewNordin) is leaving the Fox station (@FOX19).
Style.com (New York, NY): Noah Johnson (@noahvjohnson) has been named Deputy Editor. He will assume his new role at the end of the month. He previously held the same position @ComplexMag.
Rolling Stone (New York, NY): Investigative Reporter Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) is no longer with the magazine.
WATE-TV (Knoxville, TN): Long-time Sports Director Jim Wogan is leaving WATE-TV (@6News) in June.
WMC-TV (Memphis, TN): Tracey Rogers is the new VP/GM at WMC-TV (@actionnews5). She arrives from KAIT-TV (@Region8News) in Jonesboro, AR.
KTHV-TV (Little Rock, AR): This Little Rock station (@thv11) has hired two Reporters from Virginia. Alyssa Raymond and Dan Grossman both join from TV3 in Winchester.
WXYY-FM (Hilton Head, SC): Tony Bristol is the new Program Director at WXYY-FM (@y1079). He arrives from Providence, R.I.
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): Former Detroit Free Press Assistant Managing Editor Stefanie Murray is now a VP with The Tennessean (@tennessean).
WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Reporter Jennifer Mayerle of WGCL-TV (@cbsatl) has given her notice. She will join WCCO-TV (@wcco) as a Reporter in Minneapolis in April.
Central Florida Lifestyle (Orlando, FL): This lifestyle magazine (@CFLifestyleMag) welcomes Lyndsay Fogarty as an Associate Editor.
The St. Augustine Record (St. Augustine, FL): Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) is now a Sports Writer @StAugRecord.
Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Matt Bean (@MattBean1) has joined Entertainment Weekly (@EW) as the new Editor-in-Chief.
People Magazine (New York, NY): After 26 years, Peter Castro (@PCastroEditor) is leaving People (@PeopleMag). Bronwyn Barnes (@BronwynBarnes) joins as Senior Style Editor. She was formerly Senior Editor at Entertainment Weekly (@EW).
The Progressive (Madison, WI): Elizabeth DiNovella (@LizDiNovella) is no longer the Culture Editor at The Progressive (@TheProgressive).
Psychology Today (New York, NY): Gary Drevitch (@GaryDrevitch) is the newest Senior Editor at Psychology Today (@PsychToday).
Us Weekly (New York, NY): Journalist Rachel LeWinter (@Rachel_LeWinter) has joined Us Weekly (@UsWeekly) as a Senior Market Editor.
Capitol File (Washington, DC): Suzy Draddy Jacobs is the new Publisher @capitolfilemag.
The Capital (Annapolis, MD): Ted Black is a new Sports Reporter at The Capital (@capgaznews) .
Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Vanity Fair (@VanityFair) welcomes Michael Kinsley (@michaelkinsley) as Contributing Editor and Columnist.
Business Insider (New York, NY): Hunter Walker (@hunterw) joins @BusinessInsider as the new Politics Editor.
The American Lawyer (New York, NY): The American Lawyer (@AmLawDaily) welcomes Kimberly Kleman (@kdkleman) as Editor-in-Chief.
TheWrap (Internet): TheWrap (@thewrap) welcomes Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) as Film Reporter; Inkoo Kang (@thinkovision) as Film Critic; James Crugnale (@jamescrugnale) as Media Reporter; and L.A. Ross (@newsielady) as Blogger/Reporter.
Geekwire (@Geekwire)(firstname.lastname@example.org): Tricia Duryee (@Triciad) has been hired at here as a Reporter.
Mashable (@Mashable) (email@example.com): Brian Ries (@MoneyRies) joins the Mashable team as the Real-Time News Editor. Eli Epstein (@EliEpsteinYO) has been hired by the outlet as a Branded Content Writer.
ProPublica (Internet): Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson (@RyanGabrielson)have been hired as Reporters at here.
Salon.com (@Salon): Author Thomas Frank has joined Salon.com as a Politics and Culture Columnist.
VentureBeat (@VentureBeat): Jolie O’Dell (@jolieodell) is now Managing Editor for VentureBeat (@venturebeat) while Harrison Weber (@HarrisonWeber) joins as News Editor. Meanwhile Rebecca Grant (@BekahGrant) is no longer a writer for the weblog.
Politico (Arlington, VA): Steven Shepard (@HotlineSteve) is leaving The Hotline (@njhotline) to cover campaigns and elections @politico.
BloomReach (Internet): Former San Jose Mercury News Business Columnist Mike Cassidy joins BloomReach (@bloomreachinc) as a Staff Writer.
The Doctors (Los Angeles, CA): Leslie Marcus joins The Doctors (@thedoctors) as a Producer. Leslie was previously with KSWB-TV.
BayAreaNewsGroup (San Jose, CA): Sharon Ryan has been named President and Publisher of 11 BayAreaNewsGroup newspapers, including Contra Costa Times (@cctimes) and San Jose Mercury News (@mercnews).
FiveThirtyEight (firstname.lastname@example.org): Carla Correa (@PinkGrammar) has joined the political blog as the General Editor.
She Knows (@SheKnows): Lauren Swanson (@SheKnowsLauren) has been promoted to Director of Editorial Operations at the outlet.
Austin American-Statesman (Austin, TX): After 40 years, Editorial Page Editor Arnold Garcia has parted ways with the Austin American-Statesman (@statesman).
The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) is set to begin in her new role as Reporter on March 17, to cover Oregon State Football for @Oregonian.
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