PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue August 10, 2015
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MSNBC News (New York, NY): “The Cycle,” “Now with Alex Wagner,” and “The Ed Show” have all been cancelled while @msnbc attempts to turn its afternoon programming from opinion to hard news. Hosts Ed Schultz (@edshow), Krystal Ball (@krystalball), Abby Hunstman (@HuntsmanAbby) and Touré Neblett (@Toure) will be moving on from the network. Ari Melber (@AriMelber) will continue his duties as Chief Legal Correspondent. Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) will begin to help with coverage of the 2016 presidential election. Finally, Brian Williams (@BWilliams) returns with his new role as Breaking News Anchor.
Financial Times - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): U.S. Political Correspondent Demetri Sevastopulo (@DimiSevastopulo) has been promoted to Washington Bureau Chief @FT.
Bloomberg News - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Financial Times Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) signs on as the new D.C. Bureau Chief @business.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Arthur Gregg Sulzberger has been promoted from Lead Author of the Times Innovation Report to Associate Editor @nytimes. Also, Jesse Pesta (@jessepesta) has joined as an Enterprise Editor on Biz Day.
Politico (Arlington, VA): Former Roll Call Reporter Lauren Gardner (@Gardner_LM) signs on as the Transportation Reporter @politico. Former Star-Ledger Political Reporter Matt Friedman (@MattFriedmanNJ) is now the New Jersey Correspondent.
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (San Jose, CA): Former CNET Editor Scott Ard is now an Editor @svbizjournal.
The New Republic (Washington, DC): The Atlantic's Senior Food Editor Corby Kummer (@ckummer) will also be a Contributing Editor @tnr.
Beverage Digest (Bedford Hills, NY): Duane Stanford @DuaneStanford has been named Editor-in-Chief @BeverageDigest. He is taking over for John Sicher who is retiring. In addition, Richard Hall (@bevblog_net) is the new Publisher.
FamilyFun (Northampton, MA): Former Integrated Content Director for Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine, Elizabeth Anne Shaw (@Elizanneshaw), is now Editor-in-Chief of @FamilyFun.
Pacific Standard (Santa Barbara, CA): Madeleine Thomas (@madeleinetwnsnd) joins @PacificStand as a Staff Writer. She has previously written for Reuters, The Atlantic and the East Bay Express.
Miami News-Record (Miami, OK): Dannie Lee Oliveaux (@DanLeeNWA) has been added as Sports Editor @miaminewsrecord. Oliveaux previously served as Managing Editor at Independence Daily Reporter. And after 38 years at the sports desk, Jim Ellis (@mnrsportsguy) has been promoted from Sports Editor to Managing Editor at the paper.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Sports Columnist at The Denver Post, Benjamin Hochman (@hochman), has joined @stltoday in the same role. In addition, Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) has been brought on as a Sports Reporter for the website, STLtoday.com, starting at the end of August. He joins the paper from the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD): Brian Hank Haenchen (@Brian_Haenchen) is set to join @argusleader as a Sports Producer at the end of August.
Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, NC): Adam Houston (@AdamRHouston) has been hired as Assistant Sports Editor here (@JournalNow). He arrives from the Salisbury Post.
Salisbury Post (Salisbury, NC): Dennis Davidson has been promoted to Sports Editor @salisburypost. He was previously on the Copy Desk.
KREM-TV (Spokane, WA): Long-time Anchor Randy Shaw (@kremrandyshaw) has announced his retirement from the CBS affiliate (@krem2), effective in September.
KTVB-TV (Boise, ID): Emily Valla (@emvalla) is joining the station (@ktvb) as a Reporter. She makes the move from KIFI-KIDK in Idaho Falls, ID.
KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Brett Hoffland (@bretthoffland) has joined the station (@kstp) as a Reporter. He makes the move from WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, OH.
KMGH-TV (Denver, CO): Mark Boyle (@newsmanmark) is now a Reporter with the ABC affiliate (@denverchannel). He was most recently with KNOE-TV in Monroe, LA.
KCNC-TV (Denver, CO): The CBS affiliate (@cbsdenver) has hired Shawn Chitnis (@shawnchitnis) as a Multimedia Journalist. He makes the move from KREM-TV in Spokane, WA.
KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO): Rob Sneed (@robsneed4) has joined the station (@kmov) as a Reporter. He was most recently working as a Freelance Contributor for WOIO-TV in Cleveland, OH.
KMBC-TV (Kansas City, MO): The ABC affiliate (@kmbc) has brought on Laura Neal (@lauranealtv) as a Freelance Reporter. She was most recently a Morning Anchor for KTUL-TV in Tulsa, OK.
KOLD-TV (Tucson, AZ): Andrew Capasso (@ACNewsman) has been named Morning Anchor and Reporter @TucsonNewsNow.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): Former Deputy Editor Mark Whittington (@mjwhittington52) has retired from his post @reviewjournal.
WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN): Former WNEM-TV Anchor Carrie Sharp will join the CBS affiliate (@NC5) at the end of the month.
WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Next month Reporter Julian Johnson will be re-joining his former KMOV-TV General Manager, Mark Pimentel, as a General Assignment Reporter @cbs46. Meanwhile, Reporter Annalee Penny has moved on from the station.
KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, AR): Sports Anchor Bobby Swofford (@5NEWSBobby) has been promoted to Sports Director @5news.
KWTX-TV (Waco, TX): Journalist Tara Mergener (@TaraMergener) will soon be joining the @kwtx team as an Anchor and Executive Producer in September.
KNWA-TV (Fayetteville, AR): The station (@KNWAnews) has named WDJT Morning Anchor Nate Kuester (@natekuester) as Main Anchor for its evening news beginning in September.
KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): Fox Deportes Sports Anchor Pablo Alsina (@PabloAlsina) joins @KHOU in the same role.
WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): On August 17th, Emily Volz (@EmilyVolzWMN) will join @NBC10 and she will begin Anchoring on August 24th. Currently, she’s a Morning Anchor in Springfield, MA at WGGB.
WGBH-FM/WGBH-TV (Brighton/Boston MA): Tina Martin (@TinaAroundTown) has joined @wgbh as a Host/Reporter for the “Morning Edition” radio show and “All Things Considered”. Tina is also a Huffington Post blogger. Prior to HuffPost, she was an Anchor/Reporter with WFSB.
WWMT-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Walter Smith-Randolph (@WalterReports) has joined @WWMTNews as a Reporter.
WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): Kera Mashek (@ActionNewsKera) has joined @ABCActionNews as a Reporter.
WEZL-FM (Charleston, SC): Former WSIX-FM APD/MD/DJ Tyler Reese has been hired as PD/DJ at this Country music station (@1035WEZL). Reese has also worked for WKKT-FM in Charlotte and WMAD-FM in Madison, Wisc. He starts August 17.
WRNS-FM (Greenville, NC): Tom Lawler is the new Afternoon DJ at this Country music station (@951wrns).
WHPT-FM (Tampa, FL): The "Roger & JP Morning Rock Show" with Roger Luce (@RogerandJP) & John "JP" Parise joins the lineup @1025TheBone in Tampa.
WJHM-FM (Orlando, FL): James Steele has moved on from the night slot @1019AmpRadio.
WKIS-FM (Miami, FL): WKIS-FM (@999KissCountry) has added Chris Shatek (Chris@WKIS.com) as Production Director.
Telemundo - WKTB-TV (Atlanta, GA): Lara-Carolina Fernández (@LaraCarolinaTV) has joined @TelemundoAtl as an Anchor.
Univision - El Gordo y La Flaca (Miami, FL) Correspondent for "El Gordo y La Flaca" (@ElGordoyLaFlaca), Jessica Maldonado (@Jessimaldonado), has moved on from @Univision.
Univision - Noticias 45 - KXLN-TV (Houston, TX): Anchor Michelle Galvan (@michelle_galvan), will be covering for Primer Impacto Host Barabara Bermudo (@barbara_bermudo), while she is on maternity leave.