PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue January 11, 2016
PR Newswire's Audience Research Department provides daily media updates on @PRNmedia.
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The Meredith Vieira Show (New York, NY): NBC has announced that @MeredithShow has been cancelled and will go off the air when its current season ends in May. After the show, Meredith Vieira (@meredithvieira) will be helping cover the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for NBC.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Christopher Weaver (@cdweaver) has been promoted to Data and Investigations Reporter. He previously served as a Healthcare Reporter. Jennifer Valentino-DeVries (@jenvalentino), already a part of the Investigative team, will now focus more on Data.
Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Pat Regnier (@patregnier) has joined Bloomberg Businessweek as Markets & Finance Editor. He previously served as Assistant Managing Editor for Money. Bret Begun (@bretbegun) joined as Editor of the Etc. Section. He previously worked for Details as an Articles Editor. Markets & Finance Editor Eric Gelman (@eag111) will become Deputy News Editor.
Morning Consult (Washington, D.C.): Former Roll Call Managing Editor Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) is the new Managing Editor @MorningConsult. Former National Journal Correspondent Jack Fitzpatrick (@jackfitzdc) is now a Reporter. And former Inside Trade Associate Editor Ryan Rainey (@ryan_rainey) is now a Reporter.
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Time Out Chicago's Amy Carr (@amyscarr) is now Associate Managing Editor of Features. And Mary Ellen Podmolik has also been promoted from Reporter to Associate Managing Editor of Business @chicagotribune.
The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Editorial Page Editor Mark Hester; Investigative/Enterprise Editor Bruce Hammond; Senior Reporter Richard Read; Senior Politics Reporter Jeff Mapes; Senior Political Reporter Steve Duin; Investigative Reporter Bryan Denson; and Work-life Reporter George Rede have moved on from the @Oregonian.
U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC): Jordan Friedman (@jordanfriedman8) is a new Education Reporter @usnewseducation.
The Washington Examiner (Washington, DC): Former Daily Beast Columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson (@KSoltisAnderson) joins @dcexaminer as the "Bright Side" Columnist.
The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT): Tom Wiley has become the Publisher and CEO @hartfordcourant. Wiley succeeds Richard Daniels, who has taken on another position for Tribune Publishing. Wiley was recently the Executive VP of Sales for Digital First Media.
The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Jackie Strause (@jackiedstrause) has joined @THR as a Senior Editor from In Touch Weekly/Life & Style Weekly.
E! News (Los Angeles, CA): Co-Anchor Terrence Jenkins has moved on from this celebrity news program (@Enews).
Gapers Block (Chicago, IL): The blog (@gapersblock) will no longer be updating new content. The publication is on an indefinite hiatus.
PureWow (New York, NY): Jenny Jin (@jyjin) is the new Editor @PureWow. She was previously an Associate Beauty Editor Real Simple magazine.
Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, CA): Scott Howell has been named Editor @lodinews while David Witte takes over as Sports Editor. Also joining the publication are Mike Bush (@MBushLodiSports) and Joseph Benapfl as Reporters.
The Times Argus/Rutland Herald (Barre and Rutland, VT): Publisher John Mitchell has stepped down and, succeeding him is VP/CEO Catherine Nelson. Also, Editor Robert Mitchell (email@example.com) is now the Editor-in-Chief.
The Columbian (Vancouver, WA): Reporter Brooks Johnson (@readbrooks) will now be handling Business at the paper (@thecolumbian). And former Business Reporter Aaron Corvin has moved on from the paper.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Daytona Beach, FL): Reporter Chris Graham (@CSGraham29) has moved on from @DBNewsJournal.
The Bradenton Herald (Bradenton, FL): The publication (@BradentonHerald) welcomes Mark Lawrence (@IgniteAdventure)(MLawrence@Bradenton.com) as the new Sports Editor.
The Naples Daily News (Naples, FL): Jennifer Lima (@JennMarieLima) joins @NDN as Digital News Editor.
The Valley Independent/The Daily News (Monessen/McKeesport, PA): Trib Total Media (@TribTotalMedia) has closed down these two newspapers in Western Pennsylvania.
Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA): Stephen Wade has been promoted to General Manager @aug_chronicle. He was VP of Audience.
Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA): Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (@wcfcourier) Publisher David Braton is now Publisher of sister paper @globegazette as well.
The Lebanon Democrat (Lebanon, TN): George Coleman has been promoted to Publisher of The Democrat (@wilsonconews). He was Interim Publisher. He will also oversee @MtJulietNews and @TheVidette.
New England Cable News (Newton, MA): After six years with the station, Morning Show Co-host Steve Aveson has moved on from @NECN.
WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Former WCSC-TV Anchor DaShawn Brown (@DaShawnWSOC9) has joined @WSOCTV as a Reporter.
WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC): Traffic Reporter Chris Lea (@ChrisLeaTV) has been promoted to Weekend Sports Anchor @WXII. Also, Jarred Hill (@JarredWXII) has joined as Weekend Morning Anchor/Weekday Reporter from fellow Hearst station WPTZ-TV in upstate New York.
WKBW-TV (New York, NY): Ashley Rowe (@AshleyroweCTV) has been named an Anchor @WKBW. She was previously an Anchor/Reporter at CTV in Canada.
WMAZ-TV (Macon, GA): Anchor Lorra Lynch Jones (@lorralynchjones) has been promoted to News Director @13wmaznews.
WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL): Assistant News Director Shannon Maze (@shannonmaze) has been promoted to News Director @myfoxal. Also, former Anchor Rick Journey has returned to the station after launching his own communications and consulting firm – Acanthus Group.
WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former WBIR-TV Meteorologist Ella Dorsey joins @cbs46 as a Weekend Meteorologist.
WAVY-TV (Portsmouth, VA): Anchor Nicole Livas has moved on from @wavy_news to join her husband, who works in D.C.
WTKR-TV (Norfolk, VA): Long-time Investigative Reporter Mike Mather (@mikemather) has left @WTKR3 after 17 years.
WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL): Eric Schrader has moved to @WIAT42 as President & General Manager. He was most recently in the same role at KSNW-TV in Witchita, KS.
KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): Cory Smith (@CorySmithNBC5) has joined the @NBCDFW team as an Anchor/Reporter. He was most recently in the same role at KSAT-TV in San Antonio, TX.
WSFA-TV (Montgomery, AL): Assistant Sports Director Stephen Gunter (@Stephen_Gunter) has been named Sports Director @wsfa12news.
KHBS/KHOG-TV (Fort Smith/Rogers, AR): WXYZ-TV Executive Producer Colleen Clement (@collclement) has joined @4029news as News Director.
Telemundo - WSCV-TV (Miami, FL): Felicidad Aveleyra (@FAveleyra) is the new Reporter @Telemundo51.
KGBT-TV (Harlingen, TX): Marianela Aguirre joins the news team as an Anchor and News Producer for Azteca America @KGBT.
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) signs on as a News Anchor/Reporter @ktnv.
KCBS-TV/KCAL9 (Studio City, CA): Meteorologist Garth Kemp (@1garthkemp) has returned to the air. Watch his weather forecasts on duopoly @KCBSKCALDesk.
KCRA-TV (Sacramento, CA): NBC affiliate @kcranews has added a 4:00 p.m. broadcast. Lisa Gonzales (@kcraTVLisaG) and Brian Heap (@kcrabrianheap) are Anchors. Natalie Brunell (@KCRANatalie) also recently joined the station as a Reporter. Brunell departs from KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, CA.
KGTV-TV (San Diego, CA): ABC affiliate @10news welcomes Adam Racusin (@AdamRacusin) as an Investigative Reporter. Racusin departs from KEYE-TV in Austin, TX.
KFMB-TV (San Diego, CA): CBS affiliate @cbs8 welcomes Brian White (_BrianWhite) as a News Producer.
WHAG-TV (Hagerstown, MD): Tasmin Mahfuz (@TasminMahfuz) has joined @Your4State as a Producer and Evening News Anchor. She was most recently the Southern Utah Bureau Cheif at ABC 4 Utah.
WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, FL): The station (@NBC2) welcomes Reporter Rachel Polansky (@RPolanskyNews)(Rachel.Polansky@NBC-2.com) to the newsroom.
WTSP-TV (Tampa, FL): Reporter Grayson Kamm (@GraysonKamm) is moving on from @WTSP10News. Kamm joined the station in 2008.
WFTX-TV (Cape Coral, FL): Derek Beasley (@DerekBeasleyWX) has been named Chief Meteorologist @Fox4Now. Beasley was most recently at WPMI-TV in the same role.
WXYZ-TV (Detroit, MI): Shelley Childers (SChilders@WXYZ.com) has joined @WXYZDetroit as a General Assignment Reporter. She was previously a Reporter at KRGV-TV in Weslaco, TX.
WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Charles Benson (@CharlesBenson4) has been promoted from Reporter to Weekday Anchor @tmj4.
WLWT-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Former KMBC-TV Assistant News Director Jeff Benscoter (@Jeffb2News) has joined @WLWT as News Director.
KAZT-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Veteran Broadcaster and Co-Host @morningscramble, Lisa Schnelder-Cipriano, has sadly passed away at the age of 39.
KUSA-TV (Denver, CO): The NBC affiliate (@9NEWS) has announced the return of former Weather Reporter Amelia Earhart (@amelia__earhart), who left the station in 2014 . She will now be covering traffic for the station.
KMTV-TV (Omaha, NE): Jennifer Zeppelin (@jenzeppelinwx) is joining the CBS affiliate (@action3news) as a Meteorologist and Anchor. She makes the move from KTUL-TV in Tulsa, OK.
KTVI-TV (St. Louis, MO): The FOX affiliate (@FOX2now) has brought on Jasmine Huda (@jhuda) as an Evening Anchor. She was most recently with cross-town rival KMOV-TV.
WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Reporter Chantee Lans (@ChanteeLans) joins the team @cbsboston. Most recently she reported for WPRI-TV in East Providence, RI. In other news, Reporter Jim Armstrong has moved on to the private sector.
WHDH-TV (Boston, MA): Elizabeth Noreika (@enoreikaTV) will now anchor the weekend evening newscast while Jadiann Thompson (@JadiannTV) will anchor weekday afternoons and evenings. In addition, Chief Meteorologist Pete Bouchard has moved on from the station. He has been with WHDH (@7News) since 2002.
WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA): Beginning in February, Reporter Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) will join @fox25news. Most recently, Heinrich was a Reporter in Las Vegas for KTNV-TV. Also joining the station is Meteorologist Jason Brewer. He joins the station from Orlando's WESH-TV.
WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT): After more than 18 years @WTNH, Sports Director Noah Finz is no longer with the station. Also, Scott McDonnell (@ScottMcDonnell_) has joined the station as an Evening News Anchor. McDonnell was previously an Anchor/Reporter for KMBC in Kansas City.
Minnesota Public Radio (Minneapolis, MN): Brian Oake (@BrianOake) is joining the public radio network (@MPR) as a Morning Host. He makes the move from cross-town station KTCZ-FM.
The Beast 980 (Los Angeles, CA): Veteran sports announcers, Chris Myers and Wes Clements are the new Midday Hosts @TheBeast980.
KCXX-FM (San Bernardino, CA): There's been a format change @X1039. This former Alternative Rock station now broadcasts Rhythmic Adult Contemporary music. Bill Hurwitz recently joined the station as General Manager.