PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue August 17, 2015
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The New York Times (New York, NY): James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) has joined @nytimes as a Chief TV Critic. He previously served as the TV Critic for Time Magazine. Caryn Ganz (@mehpatrol) has been named Pop Music Editor. She was an Online Editorial Director at Rolling Stone.
The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Former Aeon Deputy Editor Ross Andersen (@andersen) joins on as a Senior Editor @TheAtlantic. And former Voice of San Diego Deputy Editor Catherine Green (@c_s_green) is now an Assignment Editor.
Columbia Business Times (Columbia, MO): Brenna McDermott (@brenbrenmcd) is the new Editor @ColumbiaBiz.
CNNMoney.com (New York, NY): Former Breaking News Editor Pallavi Gogoi (@pgogoi) is now the Markets & Economy Editor @CNNMoney. She is replacing Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) who is going to cover economic issues in the upcoming Presidential election.
Forbes (New York, NY): Managing Editor Dan Bigman (@Danbigman) is moving on to work for a new startup -- Verse.
Daily Press (Newport News, VA): Kate Yanchulis (@Kyanchulis) is now a High School Sports Reporter for Southeast Virginia's @Daily_Press.
Surface Magazine (New York, NY): Courtney Kenefick (@Coco_Kenefic) has started @SurfaceMag as an Associate Fashion Editor.
Mashable (New York, NY): Veteran journalist Dan Rather (@TheDanRather) will now write for @Mashable covering politics and the 2016 presidential election.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Ben Chang (@whoisbenchang) joins @LATimes as Vice President and Events Editor and Doug Smith (@latdoug) is moving from Database Editor to Senior Metro Reporter. Ben Welsh (@palewire) is the new Database Editor.
WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): DC native Tisha Lewis (@TishaLewis) has joined this Fox affiliate (@fox5newsdc) as Reporter/Anchor. She arrives from WFLD-TV in Chicago.
KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Former KPHO-TV newsman Greg Argos has been hired at this CBS affiliate (@CBSphilly) as a General Assignment Reporter. Also, Lauren Casey will join as Meteorologist next month. She arrives from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
KTTV-TV/KCOP-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Bob Cook replaces Kevin Hale as Vice President & General Manager of LA Fox duopoly KTTV-TV (@myfoxla) and KCOP-TV (@CMoreMy13).
Colorado Springs Independent (Colorado Springs, CO): The weekly paper's (@csindependent) founder John Weiss is stepping down from his role as Publisher. Carrie Simison (@carriesimison) has been named as his replacement. Weiss will remain involved with the paper in a different role.
Florence Morning News (Florence, SC): Joseph Craig has been hired as Regional Publisher at this Carolina Publishing Group newspaper (@VoiceOfPeeDee). He arrives from Illinois.
Dover Post (Dover, DE): Jim Lee has been hired by Gatehouse Media to be Managing Editor of seven newspapers. They include: @Doverpost, The Milford Beacon @MilfordBeaconDE, Middletown Transcript (@TranscriptMOT), Hockessin Community News, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Sussex Countian and Kent County Sunday.
Williamson Daily News/Logan Banner (Williamson, WV): Ed Martin is now Publisher at two Civitas newspapers: Williamson Daily News and @theLoganBanner. He arrives from the Tribune Review Newspapers in Pittsburgh.
New Haven Independent (New Haven, CT): The New Haven Independent (@newhavenindy) has launched a low power radio station, WNHH-FM. The station is broadcasted on the radio at 103.5 FM and can be heard from 4am to 3:59pm, 12 hours a week and periodically during the weekend. WNHH will offer local news, arts, music and programs on culture.
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Mike Dellos Stritto has been named News Director @KTNV, beginning August 31st. Dellos Stritto previously served as Managing Editor at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, CA.
KMSP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Kelly O’Connell (@kellymoconnell) is joining the FOX affiliate (@myfox9) as a Weekday Morning Anchor. She has been in the same position at KCPQ-TV in Seattle, WA.
WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): Felicia Lawrence has been announced as the newest Morning Anchor at this Fox affiliate (@FOX46News). She comes from KSNF-TV in Joplin, Mo. where she was Weekend Anchor.
WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC): Samina Engel is the new Morning Reporter @wxii. She arrives from KIMA-TV in Yakima, Wash.
WVLT-TV (Knoxville, TN): We are sorry to report the passing of Justin Kropff. He was a Sports Anchor @wvlt.
KWES-TV (Midland, TX): James Doughty (@AmericansJIM) joins @newswest9 as News Director. He was previously a Reporter at KENS-TV.
KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): KDVR-TV Reporter Chris Jose (@CJose) will be moving to @NBCDFW in the same role starting in September.
KTUL-TV (Tulsa, OK): Evening Meteorologist Mike Collier (@MikeCollierWX) takes over as Chief Meteorologist @KTULNews from Jennifer Zeppelin who recently moved on from the station.
KTBC-TV (Austin, TX): Former KTXS-TV Meteorologist/Reporter Chelsea Humphrey (@wxchumphrey) has joined KTBC-TV as a Weekend Meteorologist. She will start at the end of the month.
KLAS-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Lisa Howfield has been welcomed as Vice President and General Manager @8NewsNow. Howfield replaced veteran Broadcaster and General Manager Emily Neilson, who retired last week after serving the station for more than three decades.
KOIN-TV (Portland, OR): Eileen Park (@EileenParkKOIN) has been added as the Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter @KOINNews, beginning September 5th. David Solano (@SolanoKOIN) is now the new Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter.
KGMB-TV (Honolulu, HI): Collin Harmon (@CollinHarmonHNN) has been named Sports Director @HawaiiNewsNow. Harmon previously served as Sports Anchor at KVAL-TV in Eugene, OR.
WCSH-TV/WLBZ-TV (Portland/Bangor, ME): Meteorologist A.J. Burnett (@WxManAJB) is leaving @WCSH6 and @WLBZ2 for a full-time teaching position. Burnett has been with both stations since 2013.
WFFF-TV/WVNY-TV (Colchester, VT): Weekend Morning Meteorologist Josh Cingranelli (@WeatherJosh) says goodbye to the television industry to return to school for a Master’s degree in secondary education. Cingranelli has been with @WVNYWFFF since 2014.
WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): Starting August 24th, Evening Anchor/Reporter Alison Bologna (@NBC10_Alison) will switch to mornings @NBC10. Bologna has been with the evening news broadcast for several years.
WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): The CBS affiliate (@CBS58) has named Kathryn Chappell as Anchor. She was previously an Anchor at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Timyka Artist (@WCPOTimyka) is now an Anchor @WCPO. She arrives from WXPI-TV in Pittsburgh.
WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): NFL Hall of Fame inductee Dan Hampton is joining the sports team as a Contributor @fox32news.
WLEX-TV (Lexington, KY): Dorian Craft (@doriancraft) is now a Sports Anchor/Reporter @LEX18News. She was previously a Sports Reporter at WHAG-TV.
WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI): WAND-TV Anchor/Reporter Elise Menaker (@EliseMenaker) is now a Sports Anchor/Reporter @tmj4.
WGIR-FM/WHEB-FM (Manchester/Portsmouth, NH): Veteran broadcaster John Laurenti (@johnlaurenti) has been named Program Director for both @ROCK101FM and @1003WHEB. Previously, Laurenti held various positions for CBS radio stations such as WZLX-FM and WODS-FM.
WQAM-AM (Miami, FL): Retired Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder (@OfficialCrowder) has joined sports talk @560WQAM as a Weekday Afternoon Co-Host.
WOMX-FM (Orlando, FL): We regret reporting the passing of WOMX-FM (@Mix1051) Morning Host Scott McKenzie at the age of 59.
KDGO-AM (Durango, CO): The station has promoted Sales Manager Alex Brandon to General Manager. He will remain in his previous role as well.