Jan 13, 2014
MEDIA News: Newsroom Moves at MSNBC, CNBC, The Washington Post, Yahoo!
PR 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.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Both Geoffrey Fowler (@geoffreyfowler) and Joanna Stern (@joannastern) have joined the staff @WSJ as Personal Tech Columnists and Reviewers.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Boston Globe Political Reporter Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) joins the Post (@washingtonpost) to cover politics. And American Prospect Associate Editor Jaime Fuller (@j_fuller)joins the Political team too as a Reporter/Blogger
MSNBC (New York, NY): Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) replaces Brian Shactman as Host of the @msnbc morning show, “Way Too Early”.
CNBC (New York, NY): Sara Eisen (@saraeisenFX) joins @CNBC as a Global Consumer Correspondent.
Yahoo! (@YahooNews): Daniel Klaidman (@DKlaidman) is now Deputy Editor at Yahoo!.
San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Meghan McDowell (@sfunzipped.com) has been named a Reporter for the SF Chronicle (@sfchronicle). She was previously a freelance reporter for the paper.
Jet (Chicago, IL): Jet magazine (@GetJETmag) has named Wendy L. Wilson (@WendyLWilson) as Managing Editor.
The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Editor Janice Min has been selected by Guggenheim Media to head @THR and @Billboard as Co-President/Chief Creative Officer.
The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): Reporter Carrie Wells is now covering higher education (@BaltimoreSun). Colin Campbell joins on as Night Reporter.
AOL Autos (New York, NY): Sharon Carty (@sharoncarty) is the new Editor-in-Chief of AOL Autos and AutoBlog.
Gawker (New York, NY): Senior Writer Camille Dodero (@CamilleDodero) has left Gawker. In addition, Contributing Editor @MaxRivlinNadler has left to become a Freelance Journalist.
The Hill (Washington, DC): Kristina Wong (@kristina_wong) has joined @thehill as a Staff Writer covering foreign policy, politics and defense.
American Banker (Arlington, VA): Barbara Rehm (@BarbRehm) is no longer Editor-at-Large at American Banker (@AmerBanker).
IGN (@IGN) (firstname.lastname@example.org): Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) is the new Comics Editor for IGN.
Hearst Magazines (New York, NY): Dr. Oz’s (@DrOz) magazine, The Good Life, will hit stands February 2014.
Closer Weekly (@closerweekly): Corynne Cirilli (corynnes) takes the reins as the News Director.
Transaction World Magazine (Atlanta, GA): Jim Osterman (@TransWorld_Ed) is the new Editor-in-Chief.
Chicagoist (@Chicagoist) (email@example.com): Lisa White (@LisaWhite) has been hired as an Associate Editor.
Curbed Chicago (Chicago, IL): Editor Ian Spula is no longer with this trade outlet (@curbedchicago).
La Invasora 1600 (New York, NY): SupeRadio Latino Network is going into the NY Spanish market with Regional Mexican Station (@LaInvasora1600).
Univision – WLII-TV (San Juan, PR): This Univision station @UnivisionPR has canceled all weekend newscasts, resulting in many layoffs.
Alton Telegraph (Alton, IL): Bob Strickley (@rjstrickleyjr) has been named Editor of the daily (@altontelegraph). He replaces Dan Brannan, who recently left the paper.
WLIO-TV/WOHL-TV (Lima, OH): Anchor Jeff Fitzgerald (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been named News Director at the duopoly.
WAND-TV (Decatur, IL): Marianne Manko (@MarianneMankoTV) has been named Evening News Anchor for the NBC station (@wandtvnews). Furthermore, the station plans to expand its Noon broadcast. Samantha Singer (@WANDSamantha) will continue to anchor the newscast.
WLS-TV (Chicago, IL): Anchor Tanja Babich (@TanjaBabich) joins the ABC station (@ABC7Chicago) as Reporter and fill-in Anchor.
WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Meteorologist Angela Buchman (@angelabuchman) has joined the NBC station (@WTHRcom).
Time Out New York (New York, NY): Former Executive Editor for Life & Style Weekly, Terri White (@terri_white) has been named Editor-in-Chief @TimeOutNewYork.
The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY): Brett Hudson (@Brett_Hudson) is the new Sports Reporter at The Post-Star (@poststar)
The Index-Journal (Greenwood, SC): Gregg Hampton (@gregghampton) is the new Managing Editor @ijindexjournal.
Creston News Advertiser (Creston, IA): Kyle Wilson (email@example.com) is the new Managing Editor replacing Stephani Finley who has retired.
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL): John Sahly (@JSahly)(firstname.lastname@example.org) is the new Web Editor @nwherald.
PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (http://twitter.com/PRNmedia).