PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue July 20, 2015
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ESPN (Bristol, CT): ESPN Radio Network National Talk Show Host Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) has moved on from @espnradio. Cowherd has been with the network since 2003 and has hosted several shows including "SportsNation" and "The Herd." ESPN2 TV Network Talk Host Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) will be leaving ESPN later this month. This was Olbermann's second term with the network; He was an Anchor in the 90’s on SportsCenter. His current commentary program, "Olbermann," airs on ESPN2 and began upon his return in 2013.
National Journal (Washington, DC): The National Journal announced this week that they are shutting down the print edition in December, but will continue online and in other products. Jamila Robinson (@JamilaRobinson) is the new Senior Digital Editor And Emily DeRuy (@Emily_DeRuy) tackles the Education beat @TheNextAmerica.
The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA): A couple of changes have been announced at the paper (@seattletimes). Deputy Managing Editor Jim Simon (@jsimon88) has been promoted to Managing News Editor. Also, Assistant Managing Editor of Entertainment Michele Matassa Flores (@michmflo) has moved into the role of Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Metro Reporter Margaret Gillerman, High School Sports Reporter Ken Roberts, News Reporter Susan Weich (@susan_weich), and Business Reporter Robert Kelly have all moved on from @stltoday. Also included in the moves, Columnists Michael Sorkin (@bymichaelsorkin) has retired and Consumer Columnist Bill McClellan (@bill_mcclellan) will now be a once-per-week Contributor. And finally, the paper's Jefferson City Bureau Chief, Virginia Young (@virginiayoung), has also moved on from the paper.
The New York Times (New York, NY): After a restructuring of the video team, Bruce Headlam (@headlam) has been promoted to Senior Editor @nytimes. Also, Wall Street Journal Reporter Nicholas Casey (@caseysjournal) has also joined the publication as a Reporter.
Bloomberg News - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) will now be covering Wal-Mart and other retailers @business as a Retail Reporter. Catherine Taibi (@cathtaibi) will also be stepping into the role of Social Media Editor after moving on from Huffington Post as a Deputy Media Editor.
Indianapolis Business Journal (Indianapolis, IN): The business publication (@IBJnews) has named Hayleigh Colombo (@hayleighcolombo) as Reporter. Beginning August 3rd, Lesley Weidenbener (@LWeidenbener) will also join the magazine as Managing Editor.
Mashable (New York City, NY): Both Juana Summers (@jmsummers) and Sergio Hernandez (@cerealcommas) have joined @mashable as Political Editor and United States & World Reporter, respectively.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA): Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reporter Adam Smeltz (@asmeltz) joins @PittsburghPG as a Reporter covering the economics of health and healthcare.
Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV): Education Reporter Samuel Speciale (@samueljspeciale) is now a Political/State Government Reporter @charleywest. And Megan Kennedy (@wvschools) joins the team taking over the Education Reporter role.
The Star-Ledger (Iselin, NJ): Classical Music and Performing Arts Critic Ronni Reich has moved on from the paper to work for the MacAndrews & Forbes as a Special Projects Manager of Cultural Affairs.
KSEE-TV (Fresno, CA): John Shrable (@johnshrable) is now covering the weather @KSEE24 in Fresno. Shrable was previously with KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming.
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Carolyn Bruck is the new Morning Anchor @wcnc. She arrives from WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio.
WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): The CBS affiliate (@CBS58) has gained Mark Hanner as Assistant News Director.
WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): Kayla Ayres is the new Evening Anchor @FOX46News. Her resume includes stops in Houston and Albuquerque, Also joining the station is Reporter Ashlee McGeehan (@ashleemcgeehan), who arrives from WFXP-TV/WJET-TV in Erie, PA. Meanwhile, Reporter Amanda O’Hara is moving on from the Fox affiliate.
WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former WESH-TV Reporter Rikki Klaus has been hired @WSBTVNewsdesk.
WYFF-TV (Greenville, SC): Anchor Beth Brotherton is moving on from @wyffnews4 to take a job with the Greenville County School District.
KBTX-TV (Bryan, TX): News Operations Manager @KBTXNews Josh Gorbutt (@joshgorbutt) has been named Interim News Director. Anchor/Reporter Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) adds Dayside Executive Producer to his job title and Assistant News Director Sylvia Villarreal is now the Assignments Manager at the station.
WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Veteran Anchor Ruth Spencer (@RuthToTheRescue) will retire in December @Local4News.
KWWL-TV (Cedar Rapid, IA): Former Interim Co-Anchor Ally Crutcher (@ACrutcherKWWL) has been appointed Morning News Anchor. In addition, Lauren Moss (@LMossKWWL) is now the Weekend Morning Anchor @KWWL.
WVVR-FM (Clarksville, TN): Former WABD-FM DJ Nick Fox is now the Afternoon DJ at this country music station (@beaver1003).
WEDR-FM (Miami, FL): Cory "Big Mack" Roberts (@RadioBigMack) has been named Assistant Program Director @99Jamz.
WBBL-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey) joins @1073WBBL as the Morning Host.