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Welcome to MEDIAware, PR Newswire’s weekly audience research newsletter.

MEDIAware aims to bring you a selection of the most important media updates from the thousands available every day via Agility, and includes key media moves on the horizon.
PR Newswire appreciates its members and we hope that this newsletter will serve to keep you up-to-date on the work done by our team of researchers across North America.



MEDIAware April 14, 2014

Mon, Apr 14

 PR Newswire's Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (

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If you have a recent media change you would like to report or have any questions, please contact us at:

 Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Alice Hagge (@alicehagge) moves from MarketWatch to work @WSJ Real Time Desk, where she is the U.S News Editor.

WSJ Washington Wire The Wall Street Journal - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Ex-Washington Post Op-Ed Editor Autumn Brewington (@Autumnsan1) is a new Political Editor @WSJ. Former Politico Reporter Reid Epstein (@reidepstein) signs on @WSJwashington to be a Washington Wire Political Blogger. And KSL-TV's Social Media Director Natalie Wardel (@nataliewardel) is WSJ's new Social Media Editor. Time Magazine (New York, NY): Time promotes Susanna Schrobsdorff (@SusannaSchrobs) to Assistant Managing Editor and Living Editor.

The Weather Channel The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Meteorologist Dave Schwartz returns to @weatherchannel after six years away.

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Chris Rackliffe (@crackliffe) has been named Senior Social Media Editor @EW. Also, Neil Janowitz is set to become the new Assistant Managing Editor.

Letterman CBS (New York, NY): Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman when he retires in 2015. Letterman has hosted "The Late Show" (@Letterman) for 21 years.

Men's Journal Men's Journal (New York, NY): Marissa Stephenson (@marissastphnsn) moves from Self Magazine to Men’s Journal (@mensjournal) where she is Senior Editor.

Wonkblog Wonkblog (Washington, DC): Quartz Reporter Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) joins Washington Post's blog (@Wonkblog) to cover consumer business, immigration and Latin American development.

Emily Miller WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): This Fox affiliate (@fox5newsdc) has added Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) as their Chief Investigative Reporter. Emily previously worked at The Washington Times as a Senior Op-Ed Editor.

InformationWeek InformationWeek (Manhasset, NY): Alison Diana joins @InformationWeek as Senior Editor covering Healthcare Information Technology.

Marine Corps Times Marine Corps Times (Springfield, VA): Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) takes on the Managing Editor role @Marinetimes.

Business N.C. Business North Carolina (Charlotte, NC): David Mildenberg is the new Editor at @BusinessNC. He was previously with Bloomberg.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Sean Carlin (SeanCarlin84) joins the newsroom at the @nhregister as a Local News Reporter.

Breitbart News Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews): Charlie Spiering (@CharlieSpiering) has been hired at as a Political Reporter. Breitbart California was recently launched by Breitbart News. Joel Pollak ( (@joelpollak) is the Editor.

refinery29 Refinery29 (@Refinery29): The new Beauty Writer for Refinery29 is Maria Del Russo (@Maria_DelRusso).

The Cut The Cut (@TheCut): Veronique Hyland (@Veroniquean) is the new Fashion News Editor at this New York Magazine blog.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) ( Sarah McColl (@SarahMccoll) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo!'s food section (@YahooFood). Paula Froelich (@PFro) is the new Editor-in-Chief for their travel section (@YahooTravel).

Bleacher Report Bleacher Report (San Francisco, CA): Baseball scribe Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) signs on to cover America's pastime @BleacherReport. (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Former Birmingham News Sports Reporter Jon Solomon (@jonsol) tackles the College Football Reporter role @CBSSports.

New York Magazine New York Magazine (New York, NY): Tara Abell (@tara_abell) is now an Associate Editor of Social Media @NYMag.

Slate Slate (New York, NY): Alison Griswold (@alisongriswold), who was previously a Reporter for Strategy section at Business Insider has been named Staff Writer at (@Slate).

The Plain Dealer Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Debra Adams Simmons (@DAdamsSimmons) has been promoted to VP of News Development for Advance Local from Editor for the daily (@ThePlainDealer) in Cleveland.

Crain's Cleveland Crain's Cleveland Business (Cleveland, OH): Elizabeth McIntyre is set to join the trade magazine (@CrainsCleveland) as Editor.

Chicago magazine Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Terrance Noland is joining @ChicagoMag as Executive Editor from Contributing Editor for @MensJournal. 

Teen Vogue Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Amada Keiser has been named Fashion Editor.

Seventeen Magazine Seventeen Magazine (New York, NY): Elizabeth Denton (@Elizabethann1) signs on as an Online Staff Editor.

Real Simple Magazine Real Simple Magazine (New York, NY): Former Huffington Post Executive Lifestyle Editor Lori Leibovich (@lorileibovich) is now the Online Editor @RealSimple.

MundoFOX MundoFox (New York,NY): Nicole Suarez has joined MundoFox (@MundoFOX) and as an Anchor for "Hoy Noticias MundoFox 13.” This is a joint project with Hoy Newspaper (@HoyChicago).

The Mount Airy News (Mount Airy, NC): Mt. Airy News Sports Reporter Jeff Linville has been named Regional Sports Content Director for all Civitas Media papers. These include: The Jefferson Post, The Carroll News, The Elkin Tribune, the Stokes News and The Pilot Mountain News.

Shawnee News-Star The Shawnee News-Star (Shawnee, OK): Richard Stroud (@RichardNewsStar) takes the reins as Sports Editor @shawneenewsstar.

The Morning Journal The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH): Theresa Neuhoff Audia has switched from Sports to become the Community Engagement Editor @MorningJournal.

Greenville Advocate The Greenville Advocate (Greenville, AL): Reporter Jonathan Bryant was promoted to Sports Editor @GvilleAdvocate.

93.3 WMMR WMMR-FM (Philadelphia, PA): Weekend DJ @933WMMR, Robin Lee, retired from the mike after logging over 30 years in the business.

WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Hilary Golston (@HilaryGolston) joins the NBC station (@wkyc) as Multimedia Journalist/Reporter from weekend evening Anchor at WVTM-TV (@Alabamas13) in Birmingham.

Zahid Arab KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX): Zahid Arab (@ZahidArab) as a General Assignment Reporter starting 4/21/14 @FOX4 .

Adela Uchida KROI-FM (Houston, TX): Former KTRK-TV Anchor, Adela Uchida (@adelauchida), has joined @News92FM as a Reporter.

Kristen Guilfoos KBTX-TV (Bryan, TX): Kristen Guilfoos (@Kristen_WSAW) signs on as a Morning Anchor @KBTXNews .

Azenith Smith KTVU-TV (Oakland, CA): Azenith Smith (@AzenithSmith) will soon be joining KTVU-TV (@KTVU) as a Reporter.

Andrew Marden KSEE-TV (Fresno, CA): Congrats to Andrew Marden (@andrewmarden) on being promoted to Sports Director for Fresno stations KSEE-TV (@KSEE24) & KGPE-TV (@CBS47).

KCBS-TV/KCAL9 (Studio City, CA): Gerri Shaftel Constant (@gerrishaftel) joins sister stations KCBS-TV & KCAL9 as a Medical Producer.

FOX8 WGHP WGHP-TV (Greensboro, NC): Natalie Wilson is now an Anchor @myfox8 in Greensboro, N.C. She arrives from WVIR-TV (@NBC29) in VA.

WCBD WCBD-TV (Charleston, SC): Don Pratt returns to the Charleston, S.C. market as General Manager/Vice President of @wcbd.

NBC Charlotte WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Ron Bilek has been named acting News Director at @wcnc.

Local 4 WDIV Detroit WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Jeff Wattrick is the new Managing Editor @Local4News.

WESH 2 News WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Michelle Imperato is now a Morning Anchor @WESH.

99JAMZ HOT 105 WEDR-FM/WHQT-FM (Miami, FL): Cox Media Group welcomes Jose Pagan as the Web Producer @99JamzWEDR and @Hot105.

WQTE-FM (Adrian, MI): Jay Thomas (Friends@PC3T.Net) is the new Program Director.

1023 My Country FM WYGC-FM (Gainesville, FL): Wolf Bowers shifts his roll to host the morning show @1023MyCountry.

WTIC-TV/WCCT-TV (Hartford, CT): Effective April 28th, Chris Ceiger will become the new Vice President and General Manager of both stations.

92.5 the River WXRV-FM (Haverhill, MA): Former Program Director and Morning Host Dana Marshall rejoins @925theRiver as Morning Host once again.

KXAN News KXAN-TV (Austin, TX): Former KTRK-TV Reporter, Brian Collister, will be joining @KXAN_News as an Investigative Reporter.

KHOU 11 News Houston KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): Alice Barr will be joining @KHOU as a Reporter.

KGET News KGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA): Derek Jeffrey is now the General Manager @KGETNews.

98.7 The Bull KUPL-FM (Portland, OR): Matt Ethridge is now the night Host at Alpha Broadcasting Country station (@987thebull).

Robby Bridges WDRQ-FM (Detroit, MI): Robby Bridges (@RobbyBridges) begins works April 15th as Program Director at (@NashFM931Det) from Cumulus affiliate WEBE-FM in Connecticut beginning April 15.

Victor Correa-WDAZ WDAZ-TV (Grand Forks, ND): Reporter Victor Correa (@TheMrCorrea) is now the 10:00 p.m. Anchor at ABC affiliate station @WDAZTV.

KIRO 7 KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA): Joanna Small is joining the station (@KIRO7Seattle) as a General Assignment Reporter. Small was most recently with KSPR-TV in Springfield, MO.

Alonso Castillo KSTS-TV (San Jose, CA): Telemundo (@Telemundo) KSTS-48 has added Alonso Castillo (@alonsocastilloc) as their Investigative Reporter.

WDKY Fox 56 WDKY-TV (Lexington, KY): Erika Abe joins the Fox station (@FoxLexington) as Co-Anchor from Reporter/Weekend Morning Anchor at WTVQ-DT (@ABC36News).

MEDIAware April 7, 2014

Mon, Apr 7

 PR Newswire's Audience Research Department provides daily updates on Twitter (

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Good Morning America Good Morning America (New York, NY): Amy Robach (@arobach) will replace News Anchor Josh Elliot at "Good Morning America" (@GMA). In addition, former New York Giant Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) is set to become the newest member of @GMA. He will continue to Co-Host Live! With Kelly and Michael.

The Associated Press Associated Press - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Assistant Business Editor Brad Foss (@bradfoss_) has been promoted to Deputy Business Editor. And Times Picayune Reporter Juliet Linderman (@JulietLinderman) has joined the Baltimore Bureau @AP to cover urban issues and education.

Roll Call Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Washington Times (@WashTimes) Assistant Political Editor David Eldridge joins the staff @rollcall as the House Editor. And Daily Caller Reporter Alexis Levinson (@alexis_levinson) is now the Senate Elections Reporter.

NYT Business Business Day- The New York Times (New York, NY): Dionne Searcey (@dionnesearcey) joins @nytimesbusiness as an Economics Reporter.

NYT Magazine The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Jake Silverstein (@jakesilverstein) of @TexasMonthly has been appointed Editor. He will join the magazine in late Spring.

Chicago Sun-Times Chicago (Chicago, IL): Madeleine Doubek (@MDoubekRebootIL) ( joins as a Columnist for the daily’s (@Suntimes) editorial page and "Early & Often" (@CSTearlyoften), a digital platform for government and politics. Doubek previously served at the Daily Herald.

The New York Times The New York Times (New York, NY): Jonathan Mahler (@jonathanmahler) joins @nytimes as a Corporate Media Reporter. He will begin on 4/23/2014.

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters (New York, NY): Mike Stone (@MichaelStone) former Senior Reporter for dealReporter, has been named Mergers & Acquisitions Reporter @thomsonreuters.

Psychology Today Psychology Today (New York, NY): Jennifer Bleyer (@jennypencil) joins Psychology Today (@psychtoday) as a Staff Editor. Time Magazine (New York, NY): Tom Weber (@tweber) has been promoted to Executive Editor. He joined the magazine two years ago as Assistant Managing Editor.

CNBC CNBC (New York, NY): Former Bloomberg News Reporter Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) has been added to cover Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals.

Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Jo Craven McGinty (@mcjomcg) climbs aboard @WSJ as a Numbers Columnist. She will cover data and statistical analysis. James Graff (@lathram) is also joining as a World Coverage Editor.

GuardianUS Guardian America - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Megan Carpentier (@megancarpentier) joins @GuardianUS as Deputy Opinion Editor.

The Globe and Mail Globe & Mail (Toronto, ON): David Walmsley is the new Editor-in-Chief @globeandmail.

CNN International CNN International (Atlanta, GA): Amara Walker has joined @cnni as Anchor from WFLD-TV in Chicago.

The Atlantic The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Executive Editor J.J. Gould (@jjgould) was promoted to Digital Editor @TheAtlantic.

Scientific American Scientific American (New York, NY): Former Chemical & Engineering News (@cenmag) Deputy Editor Josh Fischman (@jfischman) has signed on as a Senior Editor @sciam.

The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ): After 35 years as a Sports Writer @starledger, Tom Luicci (‏@TomLuicci) decides "it's time to move on." Luicci leaves the Star-Ledger having most recently covered Rutgers University Athletics.

New Haven Register New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Keldy Ortiz (@keldyOrtiz) has joined @nhregister as a Breaking News Reporter. Previously he was a Sports Reporter in Texas.

The State Newspaper The State (Columbia, SC): Kristy Rupon (@krupon) has been named Business Editor @thestate. She had been Acting Business Editor.

Indianapolis Star The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN): Managing Editor Ronnie Ramos (@RonnieRamos) was promoted to Managing Director/Digital & Sports @indystar.

The Tennessean The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): We are sorry to report the passing of long-time Columnist Gail Kerr @tennessean.

MBJ Memphis Business Journal (Memphis, TN): Joanna Crangle is the new Publisher of the Journal (@MBJMemphis). She has been with the Journal since 2008.

Star Tribune Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Allison Sherry (@allisonsherry) has joined the paper (@StarTribune) as the Washington D.C. Bureau Chief and Reporter. She comes to the paper from The Denver Post.

SPIN Spin Magazine (New York, NY): Editor-in-Chief Jem Aswad (@jemaswad) is moving on from @SPINmagazine.

Eater National Eater (@Eater) ( Ryan Sutton (@QualityRye) is the new Head Critic for Eater New York (@EaterNY) and Robert Sietsema (@RobertSietsema) is the new Restaurant Critic.

epicurious (@Epicurious) ( Gabriella Vigoreaux is the new Editorial Assistant at Epicurious. Matt Duckor (@MattDuckor) is the new Restaurant Editor at the outlet.

Yahoo Yahoo! (@Yahoo) ( Josh Wolk (@JoshSWolk) is the new Executive Entertainment Editor at Yahoo!.

Newsday (Melville, NY): Sports Journalist Marcus Henry (@marchenrysports) passed away at the age of 41.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Former Times Sports Reporter and ex-USC football star Lonnie White has passed away at the age of 49. And Megan Garvey (@garveylatimes) has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor, Digital @LATimes.

FOX 11 Los Angeles KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA): FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) welcomes Bill Mondora as Vice President and News Director.

KPIX 5 KPIX-TV (San Francisco, CA): KPIX-TV (@CBSSF) welcomes Veronica De La Cruz (@VeronicaDLCruz) as Evening Co-Anchor.

Jaime Zea Univision - WUVC-TV (Fayetteville, NC): Jaime Zea (@jaimezea) has been named News Director @WUVCUnivision40.

Melanie Woodrow KTVU-TV (Oakland, CA): Melanie Woodrow (@melaniewoodrow) joins @KTVU as an Investigative Reporter.

WGNTV WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Greg Easterly has been named President and General Manager of @WGNTV after bserving as General Manager at WJW-TV (@fox8news) in Cleveland.

jillmanuel WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Jill Manuel (@jillmanuel) is set to join @fox32news in Chicago as Assistant News Director. Manuel comes from @WEWS, the ABC station in Cleveland, where she served as News Director. She succeeds Chris Myers, who recently resigned to join Al Jazeera America in Los Angeles.

Susan Carlson WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Susan Carlson (@SusanCarlson111) has been promoted to full-time Reporter and fill-in News Anchor at the NBC station (@nbcchicago).

Tessa Mentus KOB-TV (Albuquerque, NM): Tessa Mentus (@tessamentus) has joined the NBC affiliate (@KOB4) as Anchor of the weekday evening newscasts. She was most recently with WTVY-TV in Dothan, AL.

KIRO 7 KIRO-TV (Seattle WA): Jason R. Latham is joining the station (@KIRO7Seattle) later this month as Executive Producer. He had previously been with KVVU-TV in Las Vegas, NV.

Liz KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA): Liz Dueweke (@LizDueweke) is moving on from KOMO-TV and joining rival station @Q13FOX as Morning Anchor.

Terrell Brown WLS-TV (Chicago, IL): Terrell Brown (@TerrellCBS) is set to join the ABC station (@ABC7Chicago) as a General Assignment Reporter and Contributing Anchor from CBS News Correspondent.

WCVB-TV Boston WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Former WBZ-TV Karen Anderson (@karenreports) has joined as an Investigative Reporter, she will also cover breaking news and politics. In addition, after several months of working together, JC Monahan (@jcmonahan) and Phil Lipof (@philwcvb) have officially been named permanent Co-Anchors for @WCVB.

William Stewart Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel (Augusta/Waterville, ME): Sports Writer Bill Stewart (@billstewartMTM) was promoted to Sports Editor.

WFNQ-FM/WNNH-FM (Nashua/Gilford, NH): Scott Laudani is the new Program Director for @1063FrankFM and WNNH-FM. Previously he was the Operations Manager for Shamrock Communications Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA. The Waco Tribune-Herald (Waco, TX): The Waco Tribune-Herald (@wacotrib) has named Steve Boggs as Editor. 

Nicholas Ryan Talbot Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Nick Talbot (@NicholasRTalbot) is the new Sports Editor.

Ethan Huston WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA): Ethan Huston (@EthanHustonTV) is forecasting the weather now as a Meteorologist @WGAL.

Buster | Radio WRDW-FM (Philadelphia, PA): Daytime Host Brandon "Buster" Satterfield (@BUSTERradio) is now also the new Program Director at Philly's party station WRDW-FM (Wired 96.5).

Goli Sheikholeslami WBEZ-FM (Chicago, IL): Goli Sheikholeslami (@GoliSheik) has been named CEO and President of Chicago Public Media's @WBEZ. Sheikholeslami previously served as head of Washington Post’s digital division.

All The Hits 107-3 WRQX-FM (Washington, DC): Rick Gillette is the new Program Director @1073HITS.

Dan Mandis WWTN-FM (Nashville, TN): Dan Mandis (@DanMandis) is now Afternoon Host on this News/Talk station. He arrives from KHOW-FM in Denver.

J.R. Schumann KSCS-FM/KPLX-FM (Dallas, TX): JR Schumann (@JRSchumann1) has been hired as the new Operations Manager @963_kscs and @995thewolfdfw.

100.9 KXOJ KXOJ-FM (Tulsa, OK): Gary Thompson has been announced as Production Director and On-Air Talent @kxoj starting in May 2014.

Natasha Barrett KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): WJLA-TV (@ABC7News) Anchor/Reporter, Natasha Barrett (@NatashaOnTV), will soon be joining @abc13houston.

Auggie KTFM (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio’s (@941KTFM) has hired “Auggie 5000” (@Auggie5000) as a Night Host.

560 Q-AM WQAM-AM (Miami, FL): Marc Hochman ( is the new Afternoon Host @560WQAM.

Pete McCarthy WOR-AM (New York, NY): Pete McCarthy (@PeteyMacWOR) has been named Host of the evening "Sports Zone" talk show at @WOR710. McCarthy comes to WOR from

Simon Gutierrez KPTV-TV (Portland, OR): Simon Gutierrez (@sggutierrez) signs on as a Reporter @fox12oregon after a stint at KTRK-TV (abc13houston) in Houston, TX.

Wolf Bowers WYGC-FM (Gainesville, FL): Longtime radio broadcaster Wolf Bowers (@Wolf_Bowers) has been named Morning Host at this JVC Media affiliate (1023MyCountry).

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