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August 2013 Updates By Region

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New York Metro Region

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY) -- Reporter Barry Newman says goodbye to the paper as he retires. Daniel Lippman (daniel.lippman@wsj.com) is the new Personal Finance Reporter. Adam Horvath (adam.horvath@wsj.com) is named new World Editor for the paper. Erich Schwartzel (Erich.schwartzel@wsj.com) appointed the new Film Business Reporter.

The New York Times (New York, NY) -- Alison Mitchell (alison.mitchell@nytimes.com) was named National Editor. Marc Lacey (lacey@nytimes.com) is now the Associate Managing Editor. Michael Cooper (coop@nytimes.com) is welcomed by the paper as one of its new Reporters.

NY Daily News (New York, NY) -- The News (http://www.nydailynews.com) has recently welcomed several new staff members to its team. Justin Rocket Silverman (jsilverman@nydailynews.com) has been named Senior Features Writer. Annie Karni (akarni@nydailynews.com) has been named Political Reporter and Tim Perone (tperone@nydailynews.com) Assistant City Editor.

US Weekly (New York, NY) -- Editorial Director Lara Cohen (https://twitter.com/LaraKate) departs US Weekly for a new position with Twitter.

USA Today - New York Bureau (New York, NY) -- Rem Reider (rreider@usatoday.com) joins USA Today as a Media Editor.

The Village Voice (New York, NY) -- Tom Finkel (tfinkel@villagevoice.com) is the new Editor of the Village Voice (https://twitter.com/VillageVoice).

Newsweek/The Daily Beast (New York, NY) -- Editor Justine Rosenthal has left.

Allure Magazine (New York, NY) -- Stacy Bettman (stacy.bettman@condenast.com) will now serve as Allure Magazine’s (https://twitter.com/Allure_Magazine) Associate Publisher.

People Magazine (New York, NY) -- Former TIME.com Assistant Managing Editor Steven James Snyder (steve.snyder@peoplemag.com) is now People Magazine's Online Editorial Development Director. Sonal Dutt has been appointed Online Features Editor at the mag.

InStyle (New York, NY) -- InStyle (http://www.instyle.com/instyle/)has gone through several staff changes. Both Kahlana Barfield (kahlana_barfield@instylemag.com) and Angelique Serrano (angelique_serrano@instylemag.com) have been named Co-Beauty Directors. The magazine welcomes its new Assistant Fashion Editor Josephine Cusumano (josephine_cusumano@instylemag.com) as they say farewell to Senior Editor Megan Deem (megan.deem@gmail.com). Along with welcoming newcomers the magazine has also made some promotions. Amy Synnott D’Annibale (amy_synnott@timeinc.com) has been promoted to Executive Editor and Sheryl George (sheryl_george@instylemag.com) to Associate Beauty Editor.

MSNBC (New York, NY) -- Abby Huntsman, daughter of former Utah Governor and 2012 Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman, joins MSNBC’s (https://twitter.com/MSNBC)'s "The Cycle" as a Co-Host.

Glamour (New York, NY) -- Elissa Velluto (elissa_velluto@condenast.com) is the new Senior Accessories Editor for the magazine.

The Dr. Oz Show (New York, NY) -- Alison Brower (abrower@zoco.com) joins the show as Editor-in-Chief.

Herald News (Woodland Park, NJ) -- Esther Davidowitz (davidowitz@northjersey.com) has joined the North Jersey Media Group as Food Editor for the paper.  She comes from Westchester Magazine where she served as the Editor-in-Chief. 

National Underwriter Life & Health (Hoboken, NJ) -- Emily Holbrook (eholbrook@sbmedia.com) joins the team as an Executive Managing Editor.


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The Washington Post (Washington, DC) -- Political Polling Director Jon Cohen (https://twitter.com/jcpolls) has left the Post. And recently added Football Reporter John Keim (https://twitter.com/john_keim) has left to join ESPN.com to blog Washington Redskins football news.

NPR News (Washington, DC) -- Arun Rath (https://twitter.com/ArunRath) is the new host of "Weekend All Things Considered".

The Washington Examiner (Washington, D.C.) -- Rebecca Berg (https://twitter.com/rebeccagberg) signed onto the team as a Political Correspondent.

Al Jazeera America - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC) -- Joie Chen (https://twitter.com/joiechen) joins the team as a News Anchor on "America Tonight".Sheila MacVicar joins the editorial team as Correspondent.

Politico (Arlington, VA) -- Former Vanity Fair National Editor Todd S. Purdum (tpurdum@politico.com) is the new Senior Writer. Libby Nelson (lnelson@politico.com) and Stephanie Simon (ssimon@politico.com) have started working at Politico (https://twitter.com/Politico); they will both cover education.

Washington City Paper (Washington, DC) -- Perry Stein (pstein@washingtoncitypaper.com) is the new City Desk Blogger.

Time Magazine - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC) -- White House Correspondent Michael Scherer (https://twitter.com/michaelscherer) has been promoted to Bureau Chief. Maya Rodan (https://twitter.com/m_rhodan) is a new Reporter at the Bureau and Eliza Gray (eliza_gray@timemagazine.com) joins the New York office as a Staff Writer.

WSET-TV (Lynchburg, VA) -- News Director Bill Foy has left for a gig at Virginia Tech. News Anchor Len Stevens (https://twitter.com/LenStevens1) will be the Interim News Director.

WTXF-TV (Philadelphia, PA) -- News Anchor Thomas Drayton has left this Fox affiliate.

WHP-AM (Harrisburg, PA) -- Talk show host Bob Durgin is hanging up the microphone in August and retiring from the airwaves.

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) -- Ryan Recker (rrecker@hearst.com and https://twitter.com/RyanRecker) joins the news team as a Sports Anchor/Reporter after a six-year stint at KVOA-TV in Phoenix where he was the Sports Director.

WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA) -- Sports Anchor K.C. Kantz (KKantz@wtajtv.com and https://twitter.com/wtajsports) has been promoted to Sports Director.

WMAR-TV (Baltimore, MD) – Sherrie Johnson has signed off from ABC 2 News as Reporter and fill-in Anchor.

WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA) -- Former WETM-TV (Elmira, NY) Anchor/Reporter/Producer Chris Hush is now a Reporter at this NBC affiliate. Hush can be reached at chush@wgal.com while the station can be followed at http://twitter.com/WGAL.

The Washington Times (Washington, DC) -- John Solomon returns to the Times (https://twitter.com/WashTimes) as the News and Opinion Editor.


Northeast Region

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ESPN (Bristol, CT) -- Keith Olberman returns to the network after 16 years with a new show titled Olbermann, premiering on 8/26. You can follow Olberman on twitter: https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann.  Contributing writer for The New York Times Nate Silver will join ESPN.com later this year. Silver’s blog FiveThirtyEight will premiere on the website. You can follow FiveThirtyEight on twitter: https://twitter.com/fivethirtyeight.

WLNE-TV (Providence, RI) -- News Director Bob Rockstroh is no longer at the station.

WFFF/WVNY-TV (Colchester, VT) -- News Director Tracy Davis is leaving the station to head west to become the Assistant News Director for WDJT-TV in Milwaukee.

WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT) -- Brad Luck will return to the East Coast to become the Assistant News Director for the station. Luck is currently the Executive Producer for KSWB-TV in San Diego.

WCVB-TV (Needham, MA)  -- Anchor and Reporter Susan Wornick plans to retire in March 2014.  Wornick has been with the station since 1981. We wish her the best of luck!

WJMN-FM (Medford, MA) -- Former Producer of “Jam’n 94.5” Santi Deoleo joins the morning show "Ramiro’s House". Deoleo will Co-host the show along with Ashlee Feldman and Ramiro Torres.  Deoleo can be emailed at krazykulo@jamn945.com and he can be found  on Twitter: https://twitter.com/santideoleo 

Lowell Sun (Lowell, MA) -- Reporter Samantha Allen (sallen@lowellsun.com) is the newest addition to the paper covering the Westford and Tyngsboro areas of Massachusetts. 

WFCR-FM (Amherst, MA) -- New England Public Radio hires Sam Hudzik as the News Director for station WFCR. Hudzik comes from WBEZ-FM in Chicago.  You can follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/samhudzik


Southeast Region

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The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) -- Executive Editor Bennie Ivory is retiring. Ivory has been in the newspaper business for more than four decades. You can continue to follow the newspaper at http://www.twitter.com/cjnews.

WVLT-TV (Nashville, TN) -- Erin Barnett (Erin.Barnett@wvlt-tv.com) and Marco Villarreal (marco.villarreal@wvlt-tv.com) have replaced Bob Yarbrough and Michele Silva (michele.silva@wvlt-tv.com) )Yarbrough has left the station while Silva is now the Community Service Director.

WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- WGCL-TV (http://www.twitter.com/cbsatl) finally has a Sports Director. Larry Smith (larry.smith@cbsatlanta.com) has been hired to fill the new position. The station had been getting its news from local radio. Meanwhile, Morning Anchor Brandon Rudat is no longer with the station.

WCCB-TV (Charlotte, NC) -- Anchor Morgan Fogarty has left the station after eight years. That station has a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/WCCBCharlotte.

WSMV-TV (Nashville, TN) -- Two departures to announce here. Weekend Anchor/Reporter Jonathan Martin and Reporter Cara Kumari have both left the station.

WSB-FM (Atlanta, GA) -- Tripp West is the newest DJ here handling evenings. He can be emailed at tripp.west@coxinc.com. Follow the station at http://www.twitter.com/B985FM.

Shelby Star (Shelby, NC) -- Publisher Skip Foster has left the newspaper to move South to the Northwest Florida Daily News.He will be Publisher there as well.

WDRB-TV (Louisville, KY) -- This FOX affiliate welcomes Weekend Anchor Chris Sutter (csutter@wdrb.com) to the team. He arrives from WLEX-TV in Lexington, KY.

WIS-TV (Columbia, SC) -- Two departures to announce here. News Director Rashida Jones has left to go national with MSNBC. Her title will be Executive Producer. Also, Morning Anchor Hannah Horne left the station and the industry. To find out other WIS-TV news follow the station on http://www.twitter.com/WIS10.

WMAZ-TV (Macon, GA) -- Anchor Leah Johnson has left this CBS affiliate to spend more time with her family.

WTQR-FM (Greensboro, N.C.) -- Assistant Program Director/Afternoon DJ David Dean now has another hat to wear as he is named Music Director at this Country music station. Dean can be contacted at daviddean@clearchannel.com.

WLKY-TV (Louisville, KY) -- Former WAVE-TV Meteorologist John Belski (jbelski@hearst.com) is moving to this competitor Louisville station. Both stations have Twitter accounts at http://twitter.com/wave3news and http://twitter.com/wlky.

WATN-TV (Memphis, TN) -- Reporter Randy Wimbley is returning home as he leaves WATN to work at the Fox O&O he grew up watching, WJBK-TV in Detroit. He can be welcomed home at randy.wimbley@foxtv.com.

WWWQ-FM (Atlanta, GA) -- Midday DJ Jeff Miles did not have his contract renewed at this Cumulus station.

WNCT-TV (Greenville, NC) -- Anchor Amanda Goodman has left this CBS affiliate and moved to Iowa and KWWL-TV.

WTSP-TV (Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) -- Danica Lawrence (DLawrence@WTSP.com) joins Channel 10 News as a Multi-Media Journalist.

WPLG-TV (Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Meteorologist Roland Steadham (RSteadham@WPLG.com) joins WPLG News Local 10.

WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, FL) -- Jennifer Waugh (JWaugh@WJXT.com) has moved from Anchoring evenings to mornings.

WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, FL) -- Staci Spanos (SSpanos@WJXT.com) has transitioned from Anchor to Reporter for the morning newscast.

WESH-TV (Orlando/Daytona Beach, FL) -- Rikki Klaus (RKlaus@Hearst.com) joins WESH-TV as a Reporter.

WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL) -- Reporter Jeremy Campbell has left Tampa’s Fox Channel 13.

WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL) -- Reporter Chase Cain has left Orlando’s Fox Channel 35.

WFOR-TV (Miami, FL) -- After 25 years with CBS Miami, Al Sunshine has retired from his post as Investigative Reporter.

WTSP-TV (Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) -- Eliott Wiser is the new President and General Manager of the station. He follows Ken Toning, who has retired from Gannett Broadcasting after 38 years.

WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Former long-time Morning Anchor Sally Fox has passed away at the age of 58. Fox worked for the station from 1988 to 1995 as the Anchor or “Good Morning Jacksonville”.


Midwest Region

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The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN) -- The sports department at the daily (http://twitter.com/indystar) has announced the following staff changes: Former Indiana Pacers and professional basketball Reporter Mike Wells (mike.wells@indystar.com) will cover the Indianapolis Colts and professional football; Reporter Mike Chappell (mike.chappell@indystar.com) (http://twitter.com/mchappell51) will continue covering the Colts in a secondary role; Reporter Phil Richards (phil.richards@indystar.com) (http://twitter.com/PhilRichards6) will no longer cover the Colts, instead he will cover the Sunday sports projects; former Indiana University Sports Reporter Terry Hutchens (terry.hutchens@indystar.com) will cover the recruiting efforts for college sports with a focus on basketball; Reporter Zak Keefer (zachary.keefer@indystar.com) (http://twitter.com/zkeefer) will cover Butler University sports; Reporter David Woods (david.woods@indystar.com) (http://twitter.com/DavidWoods007) will continue to cover Olympic Sports when in season, the Indiana Fever and contribute to Indiana professional sports general assignments. In addition, the sports desk will enhance their online sports news options by including a weekly online sports show; with Phillip B. Wilson (phillip.wilson@indystar.com) (http://twitter.com/pwilson24) serving as the host for online sports video coverage, as well as a digital magazine for online subscribers.

Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL) -- Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk (jkirk@suntimes.com) has been named Publisher for the daily. Kirk will continue his duties as Editor for the outlet.

Journal Star (Peoria, IL) -- Metro Editor Mike Cecil has been laid off from the paper. He was responsible for city and metro news. You may follow the Journal Star on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pjstar.

WMMX-FM (Dayton, OH) -- Gina Ferraro joins as Host for the morning show. Ferraro most recently served as the Traffic Reporter at WGN-AM in Chicago.

WERV-FM (Chicago, IL) -- JoAnn Genette has joined the Chicago classic hits station as a Co-Host and Producer for the “Mackay in the Morning” show.

WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH) -- Alex Bongiorno has been named News Director for this Scripps' owned ABC affiliate. She replaces Lane Michaelsen, who left the station in March to become News Director at WGCL-TV in Atlanta.

WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH) -- Amy Wagner joins as Anchor and Investigative Reporter at the Fox station. She recently served as Development Director at Susan G. Komen. Hagit Limor has also joined as Investigative Reporter. She most recently served in the same capacity at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

JAMA Ophthalmology (Madison, WI) -- Neil M. Bressler, MD has been named Editor-in-Chief of this trade publication. Bressler, previously serving on the journal’s editorial board will replace Daniel M. Albert, MD MS, who has been appointed to the role of distinguished Senior Editor for the journal. JAMA Ophthalmology formerly known as Archives of Ophthalmology is published monthly. You may reach the editorial staff at jamaophth@jamanetwork.org.

Daily Mining Gazette (Houghton, MI) -- Mark Wilcox  (MWilcox@mininggazette.com) is the new Managing Editor.

WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI) -- Randy Wimbley (Randy.Wimbley@FoxTV.com) has joined Fox 2 News as a General Assignment Reporter.

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, MI) -- Fox News Channel 17 has named Mitch Fick (MFick@WXMI.com) the new Sports Anchor and Reporter.

WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI) -- Detroit’s News Channel 4 has launched a new local news and talk show. "Live in the D" will feature news on culture, entertainment and lifestyle. The show will be hosted by Guy Gordon and  Karen Drew. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130701-907598.html

WXTZ-TV (Detroit, MI) -- Reporter Cheryl Chodun has retired from broadcast news. Investigative Reporter Scott Lewis has left his post at Action News Channel 7.

WWMT-TV (Grand Rapids, MI) -- Josh Roe has signed off from his post at News Channel 3 in Grand Rapids.

WLS-AM (Chicago, IL) -- Susan Carlson (http://twitter.com/SusanCarlson111) has re-joined the news talk station (http://twitter.com/wlsam890) in Chicago as an afternoon News Anchor. She will also join the morning weekend newscasts for Chicago’s NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV (http://twitter.com/nbcchicago) as Anchor.

WBEZ-FM (Chicago, IL) -- General Manager Torey Malatia has resigned from this Chicago public radio station.

Medical Economics (Cleveland, OH) -- Donna Marbury (http://twitter.com/DonnaMarbury) has joined the trade publication (http://twitter.com/medeconomics) as a Content Specialist. She comes from Medill News Service, where she served as a Healthcare Business Reporter.

WNWO-TV (Toledo, OH) -- Annette Falconer (AFalconer@wnwo.com) has been named Morning Anchor at the NBC affiliate. She recently served as Reporter/Anchor at KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas.

WISN-TV (Milwaukee, WI) -- Chris Gloninger joins as Weekend Meteorologist for this Hearst ABC affiliate.


Rocky MountainPlains Region

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The Denver Post (Denver, CO) -- Vincent Carroll (vcarroll@denverpost.com) is now the Editorial Editor. He replaces Curtis Hubbard, who left his post.

CNN (Denver, CO) -- Ana Cabrera joins CNN as a Denver-based Correspondent. She previously served as Weekday Morning Anchor at KMGH-TV.

The Fort Morgan Times (Fort Morgan, CO) -- Rachael Alexander (editor@fmtimes.com) was named Editor. She replaces John LaPorte.

KNUS-AM (Denver, CO) -- Morning Host Peter Boyles (Peter@710KNUS.com) steps aboard, replacing Steve Kelley, who will cover the afternoon shift.

KCNC-TV (Denver, CO) -- Sports Anchor Todd Helmer joins this CBS affiliate.

KDVR-TV/KWGN-TV (Denver, CO) -- Tak Landrock (tak.landrock@kdvr.com) is the new Investigative Reporter.

KYGO-FM (Denver, CO) -- Brian Hatfield is the new Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Host.

KCCI-TV (Des Moines, IA) -- Reporter Patrick Bell is leaving the station to take a public relations position with John Deere Financial, in Johnston, IA.
 
KZCH-FM (Wichita, KS) -- Tommy Castor (tommy@channel963.com) was promoted to Program Director from  Assistant Program Director.

KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS ) -- Reporter Jared Cerullo is no longer with this ABC affiliate.

KOLR-TV (Springfield, MO) -- We are sad to write former Reporter Terry Moore has passed away. He worked for the station more than 42 years.

KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO) -- Reporter Ashley Yarchin has exited this NBC affiliate.  Additionally, Education Reporter Sharon Stevens has left.

KSYV-FM (Joplin, MO) -- Host Daron Harris has left his post.

KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO) -- Morning Anchor Patrick Fazio and Assistant News Director Matt Brown join this NBC affiliate.

KOLN-TV/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, NE) -- Stephanie Hendrick (stephanie.hedrick@1011now.com) was hired as News Director and Owen Jensen (owen.jensen@1011now.com) is a new Weeknight Anchor. Anchor/Producer Vanessa Flowers exits this CBS affiliate.

WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE) -- Joe Chiodo (joe.chiodo@wowt.com) was hired as Anchor, Producer and Reporter.

The Nick Bahe Show - KOZN-AM (Omaha, NE) -- Nick Bahe will host his new show “The Nick Bahe Show”.


Southwest Region

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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) -- Business Reporter Richard Thompson has left his post.

The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX) -- Corrie MacLaggan (cmaclaggan@texastribune.org) is set to begin in her position as the Demographics Reporter.

The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, LA) -- Business Editor Ken Stickney (kstickney@theadvertiser.com) has added the title of Metro Editor to his signature as well.

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal (Springdale, AR) -- Assistant Editor Serenah McKay has stepped down from her position at the publication.

Coastal Living (Birmingham, AL) -- Rachael Burrow (rachael.burrow@timeinc.com) has been promoted to Assistant Lifestyle and Beauty Editor at this magazine. She replaces Amber Furst.

WAAY-TV (Huntsville, AL) -- Former Investigative Reporter Shea Allen has exited her post.

KHOU-TV (Houston, TX) -- Reporter Jeff McShan has left the station.

KTBC-TV (Austin, TX) -- Jenni Lee, Weekend News Anchor, has exited the station. Lee had been with the station for 12 years.

KPRC-TV (Houston, TX) -- Meteorologist Mary Lee is set to leave her post and return to the West Coast. She has been with the station for three years.

The Catholic Commentator (Baton Rouge, LA) -- Veteran Editor Laura Deavers has retired from this Catholic newspaper.

KMID-TV (Midland, TX) -- This ABC affiliate says farewell to News Director/Anchor Karl Rundgren. He is leaving the broadcast industry altogether.

KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK) -- Bill Thrash, member of The Oklahoma City Broadcasting Hall of Fame has passed away at the age of 73.

KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City, OK) – Rebecca Gaylord (rgaylord@hearst.com) has been appointed News Director at the station.

KCYY-FM (San Antonio, TX) -- Cox Media”Y100” Afternoon Drive Host Brian Hartfield has left his post only a month after joining the station.


West Region

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Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA) -- Business Columnist Jan Norman has retired after more than 30 years with the paper. Jennifer Wang (jwang@ocregister.com) joins as a Business Reporter covering retail.

The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA) -- THR welcomes Daniel Strauss as General Manager of digital. Executive Editor Owen Phillips has left the paper.

KNBC NBC4 Los Angeles (Burbank, CA) -- Reporter Jennifer Bjorklund has returned to KNBC. Jennifer departed in 2011 and had been freelancing. Follow her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/JenBjorklund.

L.A. Weekly (Culver City, CA) -- Amy Nicholson (film@laweekly.com) joins as Film Critic for LA Weekly and all Voice Media Group publications. Follow Amy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheAmyNicholson.

Buzzfeed - Los Angeles Bureau (Internet) -- Jace Lacob moves over to Buzzfeed from Newsweek /The Daily Beast to take the position of Entertainment Editorial Director. Follow Jace on twitter at https://twitter.com/televisionary.

Los Angeles Daily News (Woodland Hills, CA) -- The paper hires Helene Goldsen (dnmetro@dailynews.com) as Assistant City Editor. Helene was previously the Managing Editor of LA Times Magazine.

KLOS-FM (Los Angeles, CA) The station welcomes Derek Madden as the new Program Director. Popular Afternoon Host Cynthia Fox bids farewell after 10 years.

KTVU-TV (San Francisco, CA) -- This Fox affiliate says good-bye to Assistant News Director Janice Gin. There has been no replacement named. The station has also dismissed Investigative Producer Roland DeWolk, Special Projects Producer Cristina Gastelu and Producer Brad Belstock following an investigation into the reading of phony names on air after Asiana Flight 214 crashed at SF Airport.

Variety.com (Internet) -- Daniel Goldblatt joins Variety.com as Managing Editor. Daniel was previously a Producer for TMZ. He's on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanielGoldblatt.

ABC News - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA) -- Former Philadelphia Reporter WCAU-TV's Aditi Roy  (https://twitter.com/AditiRoyABC) moves to the left coast to become an ABC Correspondent,


Pacific Northwest Region

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Seattle Times (Seattle, WA) -- After 30 years with the paper Executive Editor David Boardman has left. Boardman had been among other things the paper’s Managing Editor and Assistant Managing Editor. Also at the paper, Business Reporter Amy Martinez (amartinez@seattletimes.com) has been assigned to cover jobs and the economy replacing Drew DeSilver, who has left. Also, Jay Greene has rejoined the Times to take over coverage of Amazon.com. Greene previously worked for The Times covering Microsoft, and has also worked for BusinessWeek.

Seattle Weekly (Seattle, WA) -- Kelton Sears (ksears@seattleweekly.com) has been hired as a Staff Writer at the paper where he will be covering nightlife in the city. Most recently, Sears was Editor-in-Chief for The Spectator, the student-run newspaper at Seattle University. The paper has also brought in Nicole Sprinkle to be the Food and Drink Editor. She also contributes to the Huffington Post’s blog, Parentry.

Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM) -- Ray Rivera has been named Editor at the paper, replacing the recently retired Rob Dean. Rivera was previously a Metro Reporter at The New York Times.

Yakima-Herald Republic (Yakima, WA) -- Dave Lester, a Reporter at the paper for almost 40 years, has retired.

SnoValley Star (Snoqualmie, WA) -- Sherry Grindeland (editor@snowvalley.com) has been named Editor at the paper. She previously was a Reporter and Columnist for Seattle Times from 1997 to 2011.

The World (Coos Bay, OR) -- Larry Campbell (larry.campbell@theworldlink.com) has been named Executive Editor at this Southern Oregon newspaper. He will also oversee the Bandon Western World and the Umpqua Post. He replaces the recently departed Clark Walworth. Campbell was most recently the Alaskan Bureau Chief for the Associated Press.

KEGA-FM (Salt Lake City, UT) -- The station has promoted Justin Taylor (jtaylor@simmonsmedia.com) to Assistant Program Director and Music Director. He will also continue to host afternoons at the station, as well as being the Program Director for sister station KMYV-FM.

American News (Aberdeen, SD) -- Elisa Sand (esand@aberdeennews.com) has been hired as a General Assignment Reporter at the paper. Sand was most recently a Reporter for the Madison Daily Leader in Madison, S.D.

Helena Independent Record (Helena, MT) -- Greg Lemon (greg.lemon@helenair.com) has been promoted to Editor at the paper, replacing Holly Michels. Most recently Lemon served as Community Outreach Editor at the paper.

Renton Reporter (Renton, WA) -- Brian Beckley (bbeckley@rentonreporter.com) has been promoted to Editor at the paper. Most recently he was the paper’s Associate Editor.

Albany Democrat-Herald (Albany, OR) -- Kim Jackson (kim.jackson@lee.net) has been named City Editor at the paper. He will take over for Karen Petersen, who recently left. He has served as the News Editor for the newspaper for 20 years.

KVRR-TV (Fargo, ND) -- Anchor TJ Nelson is leaving Fargo ABC affiliate WDAY-TV for rival KVRR. Nelson will Anchor the 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. newscasts for the Fox affiliate. He replaces Austen Schauer, who is leaving the station. On WDAY, Reporter Todd Kurtz will replace Nelson as the Co-Anchor of the 5:00 p.m. newscast.

KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT) -- Kylie Bearse has joined the station as a Reporter and Weekend Weather Forecaster. She previously worked at KIFI-TV/KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls.


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Univision - KUVS-TV (Sacramento, CA) -- "A Primera Hora" has named Karina Banda as their new Co-Host for KUVS-TV's morning show.

Noticiero 44-WSNS-TV (Chicago,IL) -- Karla Leal has joined Noticiero 44, as a Reporter.

NBC Latino (New York,NY) -- NBC Latino has named Sandra Lilley its new Managing Editor.

Univision Radio Networks (Dallas, TX) -- Univision has promoted Andrew Olivera to the position of General Manager. One of Univison's more popular shows "Piolin por la Mañana" has been canceled and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo has been suspended pending a sexual harrasment claim against him.

Noticiero 44 - WSNS-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Edna Schmidt will be anchoring the newscast for this Telemundo station.


Canada Region

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Flare (Toronto, ON) -- Beauty and Health Editor Wing Sze Tang has exited this publication.

The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC) – Education Reporter Janet Steffenhagen has exited.

BetaKit.com (Canada)  This online publication (http://www.betakit.com) relaunches with new owner Mobile Syrup. The website covers Canadian start-up businesses.

Alberta Oil (Edmonton, AB) -- Editor Darren Campbell has exited this publication.


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