PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue July 13, 2015
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The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Deputy Page One Editor Jason Anders has been promoted to Business Editor. And after 29 years with the publication, Real Estate Bureau Chief Constance Mitchell-Ford is moving on from @WSJ.
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Washington Post Deputy National Security Editor Jason Ukman (@JasonUkman) is the new Life Sciences Editor @BostonGlobe. And Veronica Chao (@veronicachao) was promoted from Assistant Editor to Editor of The Boston Globe Magazine.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Dexter Thomas has joined @LATimes as a Reporter covering "Black Twitter," Lisa Biagiotti (@lisabiagiotti) joins the publication as a Social/Video Producer, and Christina Bellantoni (@cbellantoni) also joins the outlet from Roll Call as Assistant Managing Editor of Politics.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Bloomberg Political Reporter David Weigel (@daveweigel) returns to the Post to cover politics and the 2016 election as a Political Reporter.
Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Debra Borchardt (@wallanbroad) has joined @womensweardaily as a Financial Reporter.
SFGate (San Francisco, CA): Brandon Mercer is the new Executive Producer @sfgate. Mercer previously worked at KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV as the Director of Digital Content.
CNNMoney.com (New York, NY): Former Talking Points Memo Writer Ahiza Garcia (@ahiza_garcia) is now a Reporter @cnnmoney.
The Verge (New York, NY): Loren Grush (@LorenGrush) is now a Science Reporter @Verge.
IndieWire (New York, NY): Kate Erbland (@Katerbland) is now the Managing Editor @indiewire.
Buzzfeed (New York, NY): The new Travel Editor @Buzzfeed is Annie Daly (@AnnieMDaly).
Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, IA): Business Editor Dave Dreeszen (@scjdaved) has been promoted to Managing Editor at the paper (@scj). He has been with the Journal in various roles since 1989.
The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): The paper (@kcstar) has announced plans to remove its business desk and relocate those reporters into other areas of the newsroom. Among the changes, Joyce Smith (@joycekc) will now be covering the retail industry and restaurants.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Consumer Columnist Sheryl Harris (@consumerwriter) is moving on from the paper (@plaindealer) to become Interim Director of Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs.
The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS): The Clarion-Ledger (@clarionledger) launched a weekly "Business Ledger" featuring their lead Business Writer, Clay Chandler (@claychand), and the rest of the biz team.
Southern Living (Birmingham, AL): Deputy Editor Jennifer Cole (@jennifervcole) has moved on from @Southern_Living.
WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh, PA): Former WJAC-TV Reporter Melanie Gillespie (@WPXIMelanie) is a new Reporter @WPXI.
WJLA-TV (Arlington, VA): Former WMYX-FM Morning Show Host Kidd O'Shea (@kiddradio) is joining the "Good Morning Washington" team @ABC7News as a Social Media Anchor.
WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): WGN-TV (@WGNNews) welcomes Mike Lowe (@MikeLoweReports) as Reporter.
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Beth Troutman is the newest Anchor @wcnc. She previously worked at cross-town rival WCCB-TV before leaving the industry to work in Hollywood where she worked on "West Wing." Now she returns to real news.
WUGA-TV (Athens, GA): The station (@WUGATV) formerly owned by The University of Georgia is now off the air. It has been bought by Marquee Broadcasting and will be changing its name to WGTA-TV and moving to Toccoa, GA.
WFOR-TV(Miami, FL): Rudabeh Shahbazi is the new Morning Anchor @CBSMiami.
WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach, FL): Reporter Jonathan Beaton (@JBeatonNews) has moved on from the station (@CBS12) to his own Public Relations firm.
WTEN-TV (Albany, NY): Ryan Peterson is now a Morning Anchor @WTEN.
WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL): KOAT-TV’s News Director, Sue Stephens, will be joining @WVTM13 in the same role starting July 20th.
KETK-TV (Tyler, TX): Morgan Boydston (@KETKMorgan) has joined the Texas station, @KETK, as an Anchor/Reporter while Allison Smith (@KETK_asmith) and Elisabeth Armstrong (@Elisabeth_Arms) have joined the station as Morning Anchors.
KTBC-TV (Austin, TX): Christine Haas has moved on from KTBC-TV (@foxaustin) to start her own media company, “Christine Haas Media.”
WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Jeff Levkulich (@JLevkulichWFTV) has joined Orlando's @WFTV as a Reporter.
WXYZ-TV (Detroit, MI): Aaron Bakersville (@ABaskerville10) has joined Detroit's @WXYZDetroit as a Reporter.
WPAX-TV (Missoula, MT): Jerry Giesler (email@example.com) has been announced as Director @kpaxnews. Giesler previously served as News Director at WACH-TV in Columbia S.C.
KVOA-TV (Tucson, AZ): Angelique Lizarde (@angeliquetvnews) is set to return to the station as Weekend Anchor @KVOA, effective August 3rd. Lizarde previously served as Reporter at the station from 2009 to 2012.
KTNV-TV (Reno, NV): Karla Huelga (@KarlaHuelgaWx) has been welcomed as Meteorologist @KTNV.
KSL-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Ashley Kewish (@ashleykewish) has been announced as Weekend Anchor @KSL5TV.
KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Marc Sternfield (@msternfield) has been appointed News Director @fox13now. Sternfield replaced long-time former News Director Renai Bodle who has moved on after serving the station for 19 years.
KUSI-TV (San Diego, CA): Carlos Amezcua (@carlostvradio) has returned home to San Diego as he joins @kusinews as Morning Anchor.
KTVU-TV (Oakland, CA): Ross Palombo (@newsdog) is returning to the Bay area next month as he joins @ktvu as a Weekend Morning Co-Anchor. Palombo departs from WPLG-TV in Miami.
WLNE-TV (Providence, RI): Ana Bottary (@AnaBottary) has joined @ABC6 as a Reporter. Most recently, Bottary was a Multimedia Journalist and Fill-in Anchor for Charter TV in Worcester, MA. In addition, Chief Meteorologist Kevin Coskren (@KCoskrenABC6) will say good-bye at the end of this month. He started at the station in August of 2012.
WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT): Chief Meteorologist Kyla Grogan (@KylaGrogan) has moved on from the station (@WTNH).
WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT): Reporter Amy Parmenter (@parmfarm) is moving on from the station.
Univision - KINT-TV (El Paso, TX): In addition to being a Reporter, Benjamin Zamora (@benjaminz_news) will now also be the Assistant News Director @kint_tv.
Estrella TV (New York, NY): Hernan Molina (@HernanPolitica) has been named Host of the new political show, "En La Lucha con Hernan Molina" on Estrella TV (@estrellatv).
ImpreMedia (New York, NY): Senior Political Correspondent Pilar Marrero (@PilarMarrero) has re-joined @impreMedia.
Telemundo - Noticiero 51-WSCV-TV (Miramar, FL): Alejandra Molina (@AlejandraMol) has been named Co-Anchor @Telemundo51.
WEND-FM (Charlotte, NC): Ms. Jodi Phillips has been hired as Digital Program Director at this iHeartMedia station (@1065theend) as well as its other Charlotte stations, including WRFX-FM (@997thefox), WKKT-FM (@969thekat), WHQC-FM (@channel961) and WLKO-FM (@1029thelake).
WRNS-FM (Greenville, NC): Assistant Program Director/Midday DJ Carletta Blake has been promoted to Interim Program Director @951wrns while Morning DJ Crystal Legends has been promoted to Music Director.
KQQL-FM (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN): Assistant Program Director Matt Tell has been promoted to Program Director at the classic hits music station (@kool108radio). He will also continue on in his role as Director of Promotions for iHeartMedia’s nine local stations.
KPTT-FM (Denver, CO): JJ Kincaid is joining the iHeartMedia owned pop music station (@957theparty) as a Morning Host. He was previously at WHTZ-FM in New York City.