PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue October 26, 2015
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Bloomberg News (New York, NY) : Jillian Ward (@jillianfward) has been promoted to U.S. Team Leader from overseeing Bloomberg’s (@business) Tech Team. Brian Womack (@brianwomack) now covers enterprise companies such as Dell while Jack Clark (@mappingbabel) will cover the Google beat previously covered by Womack. Startups Reporter Eric Newcomer (@EricNewcomer) has changed beats to on-demand startups such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Joshua Brustein (@joshuabrustein) is now covering media and advertising businesses. He previously covered technology. Lastly, Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) has joined as a Washington D.C.-based Financial Policy & Politics Journalist, starting today.
ESPN (Bristol, CT): Long-time Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida (@meridak) will join ESPN as the Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated which focuses on multicultural athletes and race-related issues. Merida finishes up at the Post on October 30th.
Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Bloomberg Political Reporter Melinda Henneberger (@MelindaDC) is the new Editor-in-Chief @rollcall. House Editor David Eldridge and White House Correspondent Steven Dennis are moving on.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Jan Benzel (@JanBenzel) has been promoted from Metro Editor to Sunday Metro Editor @nytimes. Benzel succeeds Amy Virshup (@amyvirshup), who will transition to the role of Deputy Metro Editor.
Mashable (New York, NY): Former Los Angeles Times Entertainment Reporter Saba Hamedy (@saba_h) is the new Digital Entertainment Editor @mashable. Hamedy previously worked for the Los Angeles Times as an Entertainment Reporter.
The Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID): The paper (@IdahoStatesman) has named Debra Leithauser (@debraleithauser) as President and Publisher. She was most recently in the same role at the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.
Fusion (Doral, FL): Former NBC News Senior Writer Erin McClam (@erinmcclam) is the new Senior Political Editor @ThisIsFusion. And Talking Points Memo Features Editor Nona Willis Aronowitz (@Nona) is joining in the same role.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Allison Michaels (@AllisonGolds) signs on as a Deputy Digital Editor @washingtonpost. And National News Reporter Abby Phillip (@abbydphillip) is joining the election circuit as a Political Reporter.
Associated Press - Philadelphia Bureau (Philadelphia, PA): Former Washington Post Reporter Errin Whack (@emarvelous) climbs aboard @AP as an Urban Affairs Reporter.
The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL): The publication (@OrlandoSentinel) welcomes back its Sunday Business section with Assistant Managing Editor/Business Lisa Cianci (@lisacianci) and Business Editor Bill Zimmerman (@ZMediaWorks). The segment of the paper had been dropped several years ago.
Victoria Advocate (Victoria, TX): “Business Report” is a new business section @Vicadvocate featuring Business Reporter Taylor Tompkins (@Taylor_Paige13) and Reporter Rye Druzin (@druzin_journo). Managing Editor Becky Cooper (@BeckyJCooper) will be overseeing the new section.
Bankrate.com (North Palm Beach, FL): Lou Ferrara (@LouFerrara) has joined @Bankrate as its Chief Content Officer.
Stat News (Boston, MA): Former National Journal Reporter Dylan Scott (@DylanlScott) is now a Washington Correspondent for the new @StatNews.
Racked (New York, NY): Channing Hargrove (@Chan_inthecity) is now an Associate Editor @RackedNY. Hargrove was previously a Social Media Strategist/Web Editor at Doncaster at Tanner Companies.
Buzzfeed - Washington Bureau (Washington, D.C.): Huffington Post Reporter Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) will be the new National Security Reporter @Buzzfeed. She will be based in Washington D.C.
WOLO-TV (Columbia, SC): Former WIS-TV Chief Meteorologist John Farley (@Farleyweather) has crossed town to this ABC affiliate (@abc_columbia) in the same role.
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, NC): Former WTOC-TV General Manager/Vice President Scott Dempsey is now GM/VP @WBTV_News. He replaces Nick Simonette, who was promoted to Group VP.
WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Investigative Reporter/Anchor Scott Wickersham (@WickershamWSOC9) has been promoted to Evening Anchor @WSOCTV.
KABC-TV (Glendale, CA): Congratulations to Anabel Munoz (@anabelmunoz) on joining @abc7 as a General Assignment Reporter after departing from KWHY-TV.
KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Fill-In Anchor Jenni Lee (@JenniL_KVUE) has been made a permanent Weekend Morning Anchor @KVUE.
WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX): Investigative Reporter Charlotte Huffman (@CharHuffman) will soon be joining @wfaachannel8 in December. Huffman previously worked at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): The station (@kfor) has announced Natalie Hughes as News Director. Hughes was previously Executive Producer and Acting News Director at the station.
WMAR-TV (Baltimore, MD): Brendan McNamara has joined Good Morning Maryland @ABC2News. McNamara previously worked at WGAL-TV as an Anchor/Reporter and Producer.
Milwaukee Public Television (Milwaukee, WI): General Manager Ellis Bromberg is set to retire this November @MkePTV .
WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Long-time Film Critic Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) has joined the morning show as a Host @fox32news.
WFMJ-TV (Youngstown, OH): Steve Vesey (@stevevesey) has made the switch from a Sports Anchor at WIVB-TV to a News Anchor @21wfmj.
WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): After 30 years in broadcast, Cabot Rea is set to retire from @nbc4i in December.
WPTA-TV (Fort Wayne, IN): Brien McElhatten (@Brien21Alive) is now an Evening Anchor at the ABC network (@21AliveWPTA). McElhatten was most recently the Host of "The List" on KNXV and previously worked at WPTA as a Multimedia Journalist from 2008-2010.
WERQ-FM (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore's @92QJamsBmore has promoted Vernon Kelson (@UrbanInformer) to Program Director.
WTMP-AM (Tampa, FL): Tony 'TK' King (@larnell62) has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director @AM1150WTMP.
WLDI-FM (West Palm Beack, FL): Jonathan Maverick has been named Program Director @WILD955. Maverick was most recently Program Director/Host at WGMY-FM in Tallahassee, FL.
KTAR-FM (Phoenix AZ): After more than two decades, long-time broadcaster and Host Ned Foster has announced his plans for retirement. His last day at the station (@KTAR923) is November 25th. Also, Morning Host Connie Weber has moved on from the station.
KKFR-FM (Phoenix, AZ): Former Host and Recording Artist Marcus "MC Magic" Cardenas (@TheRealMCMAGIC) has been named Morning Drive Host @POWER983.
KBFF-FM (Portland, OR): Joe "Brady" Blum (@BradyOnAir) has been added as Host @live955.
WPTF-AM (Raleigh, NC): News Director/Morning Host Brian Freeman is moving on from @wptf.
WRNS-FM (New Bern, NC): It's official! Carletta Blake has been named Program Director @951wrns. She had been Interim PD.