Mar 10, 2014
MEDIA News: National Journal, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal and More
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National Journal (Washington, DC): Amanda Cormier has been hired as Managing Editor @nationaljournal.
The New Republic (Washington, D.C.): Alice Robb (@AliceLRobb) and Danny Vinik (@DannyVinik) are now Staff Writers for The New Republic (@TNR).
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Jack Marshall (@JackMarshall) is leaving Digiday for a position as Advertising and Marketing Reporter at the Journal (@WSJ).
The New York Times (New York, NY): Publishing Reporter Julie Bosman (@JulieBosman) is leaving The New York Times (@nytimes) to move to Chicago as Midwest Correspondent. Also, Former Technology Editor Kevin McKenna (@kemcke) is now Deputy Business Editor. In addition, Adrienne Carter (@adriennecarter) has become International Business Editor.
The New York Times – Chicago Bureau (Chicago, IL): Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) joins the daily (@nytimes) as a Midwest Correspondent covering book publishing.
The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ): Business Editor Rick Everett announced his retirement from The Star-Ledger (@starledger). There is currently no replacement.
New York Post (New York, NY): Veteran Reporter Jeane MacIntosh is leaving the Post (@nypost) to join a PR firm. She has been a staple at the paper for nearly 20 years where she started @PageSix.
The International Business Times – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Peter Goodman (@petersgoodman) is leaving The Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) to become Editor-in-Chief of The International Business Times (@IBTimes).
Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) welcomes Madeline Haller (@madeline_haller) as Social Media Editor and Patti Greco (@PattiGreco) as the Online Entertainment Editor. She begins March 24th.
Adweek (New York, NY): Long-time Blogger and Contributor David Griner (@griner) becomes the first Social Editor at Adweek (@Adweek). Also, Staff Writer Christopher Heine (@chris_heine) has been promoted to Digital Editor. Also, Michelle Castillo (@MishCastillo) and Kristina Monllos (@KristinaMonllos) are joining as Staff Writers.
Crain’s Chicago Business (Chicago, IL): Illinois Political Reporter, Editor and Blogger Rich Miller (@capitolfax) is set to join the trade publication (@CrainsChicago) as Political Columnist.
WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Tammy Leitner (@TammyLeitnerNBC), a Peabody Award-winning Reporter is joining the NBC station’s (@nbcchicago) expanded investigative unit as Investigative Reporter.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): LA Times (@latimes) Staff Writer Sam Quinones who was already on sabbatical while writing a book has parted ways with the paper. Tim Logan (@bytimlogan) joins as Real Estate Reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Reporter Dawn Chmielewski has parted ways with the paper for a position with Re/code (@recode).
Bloomberg News – Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Anousha Sakoui (@anoushasakoui) joins the Los Angeles Bureau as a Reporter covering Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Music Editor Shirley Halperin (@shirleyhalperin) is now also Music Editor for Billboard (@billboard).
WGWG-FM (Chicago, IL): Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) is set to join the sports/talk station (@gamechicago) as afternoon Co-Host with Harry Teinowitz (@HeyTweetHarry) and Spike Manton. You may know Payton as the former NFL running back and son of the late Walter Payton.
WKRC-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Sheila Gray (@SheilaGrayTV) joins as Co-Anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati at the CBS station (@Local12). Tiffany Wilson is leaving the morning show to join her husband in San Francisco.
Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL): The daily (@Suntimes) is set to rehire four photographers after cutting the entire photo staff last year.
CNNMoney.com – CNN (New York, NY): CNNMoney.com (@CNNMoney) welcomes Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) aboard as Markets and Investing Editor.
CBS News (New York, NY): Vinita Nair is now a CBS News Correspondent in
addition to Co-Host of CBS This Morning: Saturday (@CBSThisMorning).
CBS News – Miami Bureau (Miami, FL): CBS News (@CBSNews) welcomes Vicente Arenas as a Miami Correspondent.
WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Katie Brace bids farewell to Atlanta’s WGCL-TV and joins Boston’s WBZ-TV to Co-Anchor the weekend evening news
The Litchfield County Times (Torrington, CT): Jenny Golfin (@JennyGrc) joins the paper as a Breaking News Reporter.
The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT): The paper (@Middletownpress) hires Kaitlyn Schroyer (@whenravensfly) as a Breaking News Reporter
The New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Charlotte Adinolfi (@NHR_CharlotteA) and Mercy Quaye (@Mrs_WriteNow) join the paper (@nhregister) both as Breaking News Reporters. Previously, Quaye was a Reporter for sister paper The Register Citizen.
The Telegraph (Hudson, NH): The paper (@NashuaTelegraph) has hired Jim Konig as Publisher.
WAAF-FM (Boston, MA): Later on this month, Rob Stevens will join the rock station as a Producer for the Hill-Man Morning Show
WAVZ-AM (Hamden, CT): Afternoon Host Mike Bower has parted ways with ESPN’s sports radio WAVZ-AM.
BuzzFeed (New York, NY): BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) welcomes Jeremy Singer-Vine (@jsvine) as Data Editor. He moves to BuzzFeed from The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ).
Esquire Magazine (New York, NY): Andrew Luecke joins Esquire (@Esquiremag) as Online Style Editor.
KFOG-FM (San Francisco, CA): Music Director/Host Renee Richardson moves from midday to mornings as Annalisa Parziale returns as Midday Host for KFOG-FM (@KFOGRadio).
KFWB News Talk 980 (Los Angeles, CA): KFWB News Talk 980 (@KFWB) is losing General Manager Valerie Blackburn next month. No replacement has been named.
KREV-FM (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco station KREV-FM names James Palomares (@djsupajames) Program Director and Eric Sean Casucci is Assistant Program Director/Music Director.
The Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost):: Sara Bondioli (@SBondioli) has been hired at The Huffington Post as the Deputy Politics Editor. She begins March 14th.
HuffPost Taste (New York, NY): Rebecca Orchant (@SMcPickles) is no longer at HuffPost Taste
(@HuffPostTaste), where she was Associate Food Editor.
Travel + Leisure (New York, NY): Laura Begley Bloom (@laurabegley) is leaving her role as Deputy Editor at Travel + Leisure (@TravlandLeisure).
WNYM-AM (New York, NY): Joe Piscopo (@JrzyJoePiscopo) has joined the station as Host of Piscopo in the Morning from 6am-9am.
Good Housekeeping (New York, NY): Lauren Piro (@HelloLaurenPiro) is the new Web Editor for Good Housekeeping (@GoodHouseMag). She replaces Nicole Price Fasig.
HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): Kate English Mankoff (@KOEMankoff) has been named Associate Publisher at HGTV Magazine (@HGTVMag).
The Awl (New York, NY): John Herrman (@jwherrman) of BuzzFeed (@Buzzfeed) and Matt Buchanan (@Mattbuchanan) of The New Yorker (@NewYorker) are leaving their respective publications to join The Awl (@Awl) as Editors.
The Daily Southerner (Tarboro, NC): The Southerner has promoted Calvin Adkins to News Editor upon the retirement of Editor/Publisher John Walker.
WALA-TV (Mobile, AL): Former WCBD-TV (@wcbd) News Director Scott Flannigan is now News Director at WALA-TV (@FOX10News) in Mobile, AL.
Philadelphia Business Journal (Philadelphia, PA): Lauren Hertlzer is a new Reporter at the Philadelphia Business Journal (@PHLBizJournal).
The Forum (Fargo, ND): Sherri Richards (@sherririchards) is now the Business Editor at The Forum (@inforum). Richards was previously Features Reporter at the publication.
KWQC-TV (Davenport, IA): Richard Kurz has been named News Director at KWQC-TV (@kwqcnews).
Delaware Magazine/Delaware Today (Wilmington, DE): Editor-in-Chief Maria Hess has left Delaware Today (@delawaretoday) and Delaware Bride.
WTVJ-TV (Miami, FL): Investigative Reporter Tony Pipitone has joined WTVJ-TV (@NBC6)
KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA): Rob Munoz (@ActionNewsRob) has joined the station (@kiro7seattle) as a News Reporter. He was previously at WFTS-TV (@abcactionnews) in Tampa, FL.
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