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December 2012 Updates By Region

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The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY) -- Long-time WSJ Editor Alan S. Murray ( exited to become President of Pew Research Center ( Also, Magnus Berger is the new Creative Director at WSJ.

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY) -- Former Self Magazine Features Director Sara Austin ( joined as Deputy Editor while Dana Stern-Schwartz joined as its new Entertainment Editor. Also,  Glamour Magazine Senior Articles Editor Marina Khidekel ( has been named Cosmo's ( new Deputy Editor.

The New York Times (New York, NY) -- Reporter Juliet Macur ( has signed a book deal with Harper Collins ( which will cover the infamous career of Lance Armstrong.

Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY) -- Janet Paskin has joined the team as Assistant Managing Editor and ( as Editor.

NBC Universal (New York, NY) -- The Weekend Today Show on NBC ( names Erica Hill ( as its new Co-Anchor. She will also serve as an NBC News ( National Correspondent.

ABC (New York, NY) -- Beginning in January, Reporter Gio Benitez ( will be joining ABC News ( as a New York City-based Correspondent.

Newsday (New York, NY) -- Current Atlantic Media Director Andrew Perlmutter ( will be joining Newsday ( and The Daily Beast ( as VP of Operations.

WSJ. (New York, NY) -- Current Harper's Bazaar ( Features Director Elisa Lipsky-Karasz ( will join WSJ. magazine ( as the Fashion News & Features Director.

Fox News (New York, NY) -- Comedian Adam Carolla ( joined as a Contributor; appearing on The O'Reilly Factor ( and other programs.

B&C Magazine (New York, NY) -- History was made when Melissa Grego ( joined as the first ever woman Editor-in-Chief here. (New York, NY) -- Veteran Editor Mack Browing ( joined as its new Assistant Managing Editor.

MSNBC (New York, NY) -- Host Melissa Harris-Perry ( launched a new poverty segment titled 'Below The Line'.

NBC Sports (New York) -- Recent Today Show Executive Producer Jim Bell ( left the show and rejoined NBC Sports as Executive Producer of NBC's Olympics coverage. (

The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY) -- Diana Nearhos ( takes over the hockey beat covering the Adirondack Phantoms. And Laura Owens ( is the new High School Sports Reporter.

House Beautiful (New York, NY) -- Recent Dwell Magazine VP/Publisher Brenda Saget Darling joined as Associate Publisher. 

Good Housekeeping (New York, NY) -- Kelly Stoddard ( joined as its new Senior Editor.

Esquire (New York, NY) -- Jonathan Evans ( joined as its Senior Style and Grooming Online Editor.

The Today Show (New York, NY) -- Long-time member of the show's staff Don Nash ( was promoted to Executive Producer. 

Harper's Bazaar (New York, NY) -- Deputy Editor Meghan Dailey exited; Jessica Karcher ( was named the temporary replacement.

W Magazine (New York, NY) -- Former New York Times Magazine Deputy Design Editor Alix Browne joined as its Feature Director.

CBS News (New York, NY) -- The new Chief White House Correspondent here is Major Garrett (

Elle (New York, NY) -- Style Director Kate Lanphear parted ways with the magazine.

T: The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY) -- Veteran fashionista Joe McKenna joined as its Editor-at-Large and will be based in London.

O, The Oprah Magazine (New York, NY) -- Paula Lee ( was welcomed as its new Accessories Editor.

Time Magazine (New York, NY) -- Recent Chicago News Coop's News Editor Ben Goldberger joined as Editor-in-Chief.

Popular Mechanics (New York, NY) -- Former Car and Driver Magazine Technical Editor Mike Austin ( joined as Automotive Editor.

Prevention Magazine (New York, NY) -- Reporter Kiera Aaron ( is its new Beauty Editor. Aaron comes from Men's Health magazine.

CBS This Morning (New York, NY) -- Two new producers have been named: Brian Applegate as Senior Broadcast Producer and Matthew Glick as Senior Producer.

The Village Voice (New York, NY) -- Seasoned Editor Will Bourne was named the paper's new Editor-in-Chief.

Bloomberg Pursuits (New York, NY) -- Ted Moncrieff was named Editor of the global luxury lifestyle magazine.

Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY) -- Fashion Editor Hyla Bauer left the magazine while Ali Pew was named its Fashion & Accessories Market Editor.

CNN Money (New York, NY) -- Reporter Adrian Covert has left his post at Gizmodo and joined CNN as its new Technology Reporter.

NBC Universal (New York, NY) -- Telemundo ( announces plans to reinstate its morning news segment under the new name "Buenos Dias Nuevas York."

Glamour Magazine (New York, NY) -- Associate Editor Jessica Duncan has left this fashion magazine.

Marie Claire (New York, NY) -- Alex Gonzalez is the new Artistic Director, and Nina Garcia ( was promoted to Creative Director.

WPIX-TV (New York, NY) -- Anchor Jodi Applegate ( will be parting ways with WPIX-TV ( beginning December 19th. A replacement has yet to be announced.

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Men's Health (Emmaus, PA) -- Editor-in-Chief Dave Zinczenko was let go. William Phillips ( was promoted from Executive Editor to Editor-in-Chief. And Executive Online Editor Adam Campbell ( takes the reins as Online Editor-in-Chief. Adam tweets here:

WAVY-TV (Portsmouth, VA) -- Former WJLA-TV Washington News Producer Bob Bennett returns to  the Norfolk region to become Executive Producer at this NBC affiliate.

The Atlantic (Washington, DC) -- Former Esquire Online Director Matt Sullivan ( is now the new Deputy Editor here.

The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) -- Audrey Snyder ( tackles the Penn State Football Reporter position and will also cover sports enterprise. Audrey tweets at:

The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) -- Former News & Journal (Greensboro, NC) Sports Reporter Jason Wolf ( moves north to become the Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Reporter at TNJ.

Washington City Paper (Washington, DC) -- Former Washington Examiner Columnist Jenny Rogers ( and is the new Assistant Managing Editor.

USA Today (McLean. VA) -- The staff at USA Today Sports ( welcomes Dino Markus ( as Director of Video & Derek Samson as Director of Content for its high school sports section.

WRC-TV (Washington,DC) -- Former WAVY-TV Reporter David Culver ( is joining this NBC Affiliate to cover the Virginia side of the news as a Reporter.

Real Frederick (Frederick County, Maryland) -- A new targeted publication has come to Frederick County, Maryland. This online magazine ( covers the county with everything it has to offer. Susan Guynn ( is the Editor of this publication produced by the Frederick News-Post

Northeast Region

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WBMX-FM/WODS-FM (Boston, MA) -- After spending four years as the Program Director for both stations, Jay Beau Jones has departed. Steve Salhaney ( was named the Program Director for WBMX and Dan Mason ( is the new Program Director at WODS.

TV Diner - New England Cable News (Newton, MA) -- Associate Producer Ryan Levasseur is no longer with NECN.

WCSH-TV (Portland, ME) -- Maureen O’Brien is no longer the news director for the station.

WHDH-TV (Boston, MA) -- Anne Allred has parted ways with the Boston NBC affiliate.

WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT) -- Geoff Fox is no longer the Meteorologist at the station. 

WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA) -- Meteorologist Shiri Spear is the newest addition at the station.  Previously she was the Meteorologist at WTVJ-TV in Miami.  Shiri can be followed on Facebook at

WAGM-TV (Presque Isle, Me) -- Laura Thomas ( and Chris Weimer ( have switched roles. Laura is now an Anchor and Chris is now the News Director/Co-Anchor for the station. 

WVII-TV (Bangor, ME) --After spending six years together at the station, News Director/Anchor Cindy Michaels and Co-Anchor Tony Consiglio have both left the station.

Providence Journal (Providence, RI) -- Congratulations to Alan Rosenberg ( on his promotion to the Managing Editor of Features.  Previously he served as the Breaking News Editor at the paper.  You can catch Alan tweeting at

WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT) -- Josh Chapin ( has  joined the news team as a General Assignment Reporter.  He comes from Brooklyn’s News 12. Josh tweets here:

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The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) -- Lance Williams ( has been hired as the new Business Editor at this daily newspaper. Williams arrives from the Nashville Business Journal where he was Executive Editor. He replaces Randy McClain, who left The Tennessean for a position with The Republic in Columbus, Ind.

The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, FL) -- Executive Editor Richard Maas ( announced his resignation from the paper effective November 30th.

WBIR-TV (Knoxville, TN) -- Former WBND-TV Reporter Ashley Izbicki ( has been hired by this NBC affiliate as Anchor/Reporter. Izbicki has also worked at WBKB-TV in Michigan.

Copious Notes (Lexington, KY) -- Copious Notes ( is a new Blog covering the arts & entertainment scene in Lexington, KY. The Editor is Rich Copley, who is also a Critic at the Lexington Herald-Leader. Contact him at

WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- Congratulations to Erin Coleman on her promotion to Weekday Anchor. Coleman ( had been the Weekend Evening Anchor here. Follow her on Twitter at or the station at

Winston-Salem Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.) -- Kevin Kampman ( has replaced Jeffrey Green as Publisher at the Journal as part of a company wide restructuring. Other changes include: Susan Gilmore ( moving to Arts Editor and Carol Hanner ( being named Online Editor. Digital Media Editor Michelle Johnson has left the paper. Follow the Journal on Twitter for more restructuring news at

Associated Press - Atlanta Bureau (Atlanta, GA) -- Moving from Philly to Atlanta is Phillip Lucas. Lucas ( was hired by the AP in Atlanta to cover breaking news at night. He also handled breaking news when he was a Reporter at the Philadelphia Daily News. Follow him on Twitter at

WTVD-TV (Raleigh, NC) -- Former KMPH-TV Anchor Anna Laurel has joined this Raleigh-Durham station. Welcome Laurel at

WMC-FM (Memphis, TN) -- Michelle Buchwalter ( is now the Music Director/Morning DJ at this Adult Contemporary station. She joins current Morning DJ Ron Olson. Buchwalter has also been on the airwaves at WRMF-FM in West Palm Beach, FL and WHTZ-FM in New York. 

State of the Union - CNN (Atlanta, GA) -- Welcome to Adam Levy ( as the newest Producer at CNN. He will work on State of the Union programming. Follow both the show at and Levy at

CNN International (Atlanta, GA) -- Host Rima Maktabi has left the program "Inside the Middle East." She had been with the show since March 2010.

CNN (Cable News Network) (Atlanta, GA) -- Impressed by her newspaper reporting, CNN has recruited Sara Ganim. Ganim ( was the Crime Reporter at The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, PA when CNN lured her away. Now she is a CNN Correspondent based in Atlanta. You can follow her on Twitter at

WUPA-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- Congratulations to Jack Walsh on his move to WUPA-TV in Atlanta, where he will hold the General Manager/VP position. Walsh was hired away from cross-town competitor WGCL-TV, where he was the Local Sales Manager. He replaces Tom Canedo, who moved to Detroit. Follow WUPA-TV on Twitter at

WOBB-FM (Albany, GA) -- Midday DJ Sarah Brown has left the building.

WWVA-FM (Atlanta, GA) -- Music/Assistant Program Director/DJ Joe Breezy aka David Armbrecht has left the station.

WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN) -- Good luck to Anchor Scott Arnold as he leaves to start his own video business. He was at this CBS station for eight years.

WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC) -- Moving to the mountains is Christi O’Connor (, who will now be reporting here. She arrives from KPIX-TV in San Francisco.

WMEZ-FM/ WCOA-FM/ WXBM-FM (Pensacola, FL) -- Kevin Peterson ( is named Operations Manager for a cluster of stations in Pensacola Florida including WMEZ-FM, WCOA-AM, and WXBM-FM.

WFLD-TV (Miami, FL) -- Amara Sohn ( joins the team as the new Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

WFOR-TV (Miami, FL) -- Josh Benson ( is the new Weekday Anchor.

Central Florida News 13 (Orlando, FL) -- Adam Longo ( leaves central Florida News 13 and joins KPHO-TV in Phoenix.

WTVJ-TV (Miami, FL) -- Courtney Fallon ( joins on as the Weekend Sportscaster.

WINK-TV (Fort Meyers, FL) -- Corey Lazar ( joins WINK-TV as new Reporter.

Haute Living Miami (Miami, FL) -- Regina Arriola has left this publication is being replaced by Hadley Henriette ( as Managing Editor.

WINK-TV (Fort Meyers, FL) -- Trey Radel, former Reporter and talk show Host for WINK-TV clinched the win for the 19th Congressional District in South Florida from opponent Jim Roach.

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Eater Chicago (Chicago, IL) -- Editor Ari Bendersky ( is leaving his post at the outlet ( There is currently no replacement for him.

Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL) -- Senior Editor Lena Singer has left her role at the lifestyle magazine. Singer covered fashion and style for the magazine. You may follow Chicago Magazine on Twitter at

Modern Healthcare (Chicago, IL) -- Merrill Goozner is set to join the trade magazine as Editor. (

WITI-TV (Milwaukee, WI) -- Freelance Reporter Brandon Cruz has been promoted to a full-time Reporter for the Fox affiliate. Cruz will also serve as a Sports Anchor.

Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) -- Bob Cox ( has been named Sports Editor for the daily. He will exclusively cover sports in Montgomery County, but will occasionally cover regional, college and state sports as well.

Car and Driver (Ann Arbor, MI) -- Technical Editor Mike Austin has left this trade magazine to join Popular Mechanics as Automotive Editor.

WBND-TV (South Bend, IN) -- Kim Chappell has been hired as the weekday evening news Anchor for the ABC station. Most recently, Chappell worked as a Reporter and fill-in Anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville.

WLS-FM (Chicago, IL) -- Longtime Radio Host Jeff Davis is coming back to radio as a Weekend Personality on the classic hits station where he will Host the midday Saturday program. (Michigan) -- Mike Griffith has joined the outlet as a College Sports Reporter covering Michigan State University basketball and football. You may Follow on Twitter at and Griffith at

Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI) -- Robert Zizzo ( has joined as Key Audiences Editor at the daily. Zizzo most recently served as metro and business Editor for the Fresno Bee.

WRTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN) -- News Director Kevin Finch has left this Scripps owned ABC affiliate station. Reporter Stacia Matthews is leaving the station for a position as Public Relations Manager with the Indiana Spine Group.

WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN) -- Brooke Martin joins the CBS station as Weekend Anchor.

WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Vice President and General Manager Dennis Welsh ( is set to join the Fox station in January. Welsh came from WOFL-TV, WOGX-TV and WRBW-TV in Orlando, where he served in the same position. He succeeds Mike Renda, who left for WJBK-TV in Detroit.

WTHR-TV (Indianapolis, IN) -- News Director Keith Connors ( has announced that he is leaving the station at the end of December. No replacement has been named at this time. You may follow WTHR-TV on Twitter at

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH) -- Lee Ann Hamilton ( ( has been named Business Editor for the daily. Hamilton replaces Josh Pichler (, who now serves as a Business Columnist. Pichler covers leadership and innovation. You may follow business news from The Enquirer on Twitter at

Pioneer Press (Chicago, IL) -- Publisher of this chain of suburban weeklies, Chris Krug, is leaving the publication at the end of the year, after restructuring eliminated his position.

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL) -- City Editor Shamus Toomey is leaving the paper to join DNAinfo Chicago as Managing Editor.

WJQM-FM (Madison, WI) -- Dave “Boomer” Mazur joins as the new Music Director. He will also serve as the evening on-air personality for the station.

Daily Herald (Chicago, IL) -- Jim Baumann ( has been named Managing Editor for the Daily. Baumann replaces Madeleine Doubeck who recently left the paper. Diane Dungey ( has been named Deputy Managing Editor for news gathering.

Automobile Magazine (Ann Arbor, MI) -- Editor Michael Jordan has been named Senior Editor at the trade magazine. He recently served as Executive Editor at Todd Lassa has been named Executive Editor. He recently served as Detroit Editor at Motor Trend.

WLWT-TV (Cincinnati, OH) -- Christopher Heath joins the station as a Freelance Reporter. Heath comes from WKEF-TV in Dayton, where he served as Anchor.

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KDVR-TV (Denver, CO) -- Josh Bernstein comes aboard as Senior Investigative Reporter.

The Denver Post (Denver, CO) -- Social Media Editor Chuck Murphy has left his post. Additionally, Features Writer John Hendrickson has left this daily.

Grand Valley Magazine (Grand Junction, CO) -- This Colorado lifestyle publication has relaunched and Margaret Allyson is Editor.

Sentinel-Tribune (Osceola, IA) -- Amy Hansen is named News Editor.

KARE-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- Jeremiah Jacobsen is the new Multimedia Journalist.

KCTV-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- Vice President and General Manager Robert Totsch leaves his position at this CBS affiliate. In addition, Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo has exited.

KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- Both Steve Tellier and Katherine Johnson join as Reporters.

Greater MSP Business – KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- This news program will  be anchored by Cyndi Brucato. The show will focus on business in the greater Twin Cities area.

KMSP-TV (Minneapolis, MN) -- Iris Perez is hired as Reporter.

Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, MN) -- Daniel Gilliam, Classical Music Program Director with Minnesota Public Radio, exits to rejoin WUOL-FM in Louisville, KY.

KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO) -- Anchor/Reporter Jasmine Huda has signed a new three-year deal with this CBS affiliate.

KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO) -- Anchor Mike Bush signed a new contract at this NBC affiliate.

KOLR-TV (Springfield, MO) -- Chuck Maulden joins as News Director.

KMBC-TV (Kansas City, MO) -- Anchor Larry Moore has reduced his working hours to covering the 6pm weekday newscast. He will no longer Anchor the 10:00 p.m. spot

KOLN-TV (Lincoln, NE) -- Melanie Bloom is hired as Morning Anchor with KOLN. She replaces Erika Tallan, who left the CBS station.

KMTV-TV (Omaha, NE) -- Reporter Adam Racusin has exited the station.

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The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX) -- The Houston Chronicle is the first Hearst Corp. newspaper to launch a paid website, will remain free. The Houston Chronicle tweets at Former Salt Lake Tribune Sports Reporter Brian Smith ( takes over the Houston Astros Beat Reporter position. Brian bats his tweets here:

Associated Press - Dallas Bureau (Dallas, TX) -- AP Reporter Schuyler Dixon ( switches to Sports to cover all the teams in the Dallas area.

WPOZ-FM (Orlando, FL) -- Jennifer Winborn has joined WPOZ-FM in Orlando,FL as afternoon Co-host. She joins the station from KVNE-FM in Tyler, Texas. Winborn tweets at

KTVT-TV (Dallas, TX) -- Mireya Villarreal-Gideon has been hired as an Investigative Reporter. She has been at WOAI-TV in San Antonio since 2008.

Southern Living Magazine (Birmingham, AL) -- Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News Correspondent and daughter of former President George W. Bush, will be writing a monthly column for this mag. Jenna tweets at

WYES-TV (New Orleans, LA) -- Allan Pizzato, has moved from Alabama Public Television, to become President and General Manager of this public broadcaster.

The Advocate (New Orleans, LA bureau) -- Annette Sisco has joined the New Orleans bureau of The Advocate as Community News Editor. She tweets at

WPOW-FM (Miami, FL) -- Pio Ferro will be leaving CBS Radio in Dallas, TX to join the station as Program Director. Ferro tweets at

Cox Media Group (Various Stations- Texas) Cox Media Group has cut on-air personalities Steven Sellers of KONO-FM, Tom “T-Bone” Scheppke of KTKX-FM, and Katrina Curtiss of KSMG-FM.

KVLD-FM (Russellville, AR) -- This station has transformed to a classic rock format. Sharpe Dunaway will be new Program Director and Host. Dunaway tweets at

KOLR10-TV (Springfield, MO) -- Chuck Maulden will be leaving KTHV-HD of Little Rock, AR to join KOLR10-TV and KOZL-TV as News Director.

KRMG-AM (Tulsa, OK) -- Dan Potter has been promoted from Afternoon News Host to Morning News Host. He replaces Joe Kelley, who is moving to sister station, WDBO-AM in Orlando, Fla.

The El Paso Times (El Paso, TX) -- Lorena Figueroa is now a Reporter for the Times. Previously, she was a Reporter for El Diario de El Paso.

Post South News (Plaquemine, LA) -- Peter Silas Pasqua has been named the Editor of Post South News. He replaces Tryve Brackin.

WDBO-FM (Orlando, FL) After 40 years, Jim Turner is retiring from WDBO-FM. He will be replaced by Joe Kelley from KRMG-AM in Tulsa, OK. Kelley tweets at

The Galveston County Daily News (Galveston, TX) -- Jim Levesque has been promoted to Sports Editor here. He replaces Jordan Godwin, who is joining Platts in Houston as a Biofuels Reporter.

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KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA) -- Julie Chang moves over from WNYW-TV to serve as Entertainment Reporter. Follow Julie on Twitter at

Fresno Bee (Fresno, CA) -- The Bee bids farewell to Metro/Business Editor Robert Zizzo.

Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA) -- Anne Valdespino ( joins as a Lifestyle Columnist and Michael Hewitt ( has been promoted from Contributing Columnist to TV Critic.

Wired (San Francisco, CA) -- Scott Dadich ( returns to the magazine as Editor-in-Chief. Dadich was previously Creative Director for the magazine and Laura Hudson joins the team as Culture/Entertainment Editor. Follow Laura on Twitter at

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) -- Caleb Garling ( joins the SF Chronicle as a Technology Reporter. Follow Caleb on Twitter at

KCRA-TV (Sacramento, CA) -- Meteorologist Eileen Javora ( has returned from maternity leave to the weekend news team. Kevin Oliver joins the station as a Reporter from WFTV-TV in Florida.

Los Angeles Magazine (Los Angeles, CA) -- Randy Clemens is the news Associate Editor of the Digest Blog. Follow Randy on Twitter at

Pacific Northwest Region

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The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, NJ) -- Tony Jones ( takes over the University of Utah football and basketball beats. Tony tweets here: Bill Oram ( and is the new Utah Jazz Beat Reporter. High School Sports Reporter Kyle Goon ( is now covering the Utah State sports beat. Former City Reporter Aaron Falk ( is "tackling" the soccer beat Reporter role. Aaron will be scoring here:

The Oregonian (Portland, OR) -- Adam Jude ( moves from The Register-Guard to report on University of Oregon sports.

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA) -- Jayson Jenks ( and is the new High School Sports Reporter.

Seattle Magazine (Seattle, WA) -- The monthly magazine has hired Ali Brownrigg as Lifestyle Editor. She takes over for Kate Calamusa.

Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT) -- Publisher and Vice President Lee Carter has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Carter is moving on to become Director of Special Projects at the paper’s parent company. Carter has been publisher of the paper since 2005.

Missoula Independent (Missoula, MT) -- Skylar Browning has been named Executive Editor at the paper. She  replaces Robert Meyerowitz. Browning was previously Online and Special Sections Editor for the paper.

KOAT-TV (Albuquerque, NM) -- Morning Co-Anchor Melissa Mahan has left this ABC affiliate. Mahan was with the station in 2008, and previously worked at WLNE-TV in Providence, RI; KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, CO; and KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA.

KSWT-TV (Yuma, AZ) -- Steve Nunez has been hired by the station to be News Director. Nunez was previously with KGUN-TV as a Morning Anchor.

KVRR-TV (Fargo, ND) -- Evening Anchor Andrea Larson is leaving the station to rejoin Fargo rival station KVLY-KXJB, where she worked from 1999 to 2007. No replacement has been named yet.

KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA) -- Kelly O’Connell has joined the Seattle station as an Anchor and Reporter. O’Connell was previously an Anchor at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, IA.

KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA) -- Senior Correspondent  Bryan Johnson is retiring after 53 years with the station.

KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ) -- Patrick Costello has been named News Director for the Phoenix ABC affiliate. Costello joins the station from KING-TV/KONG-TV in Seattle, WA where he was Vice President and Station Manager.

KGUN-TV (Tucson, AZ) -- Vice President and General Manager Julie Brinks has left the station after five years. She had been the longest tenured general manager at a Tucson commercial station. Jim Prather will take over until a permanent replacement can be found.

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Telemundo (Miami, FL) -- Elizabeth Valdes has been named News Director.

Univision - KXLN-TV (Houston,TX) -- Stefano Fusano has joined the news team as Sports Anchor.

Univision - KVER-TV (Palm Springs,CA) -- Enrique Chiabra has been named News Director.

MundoFox (New York,NY) -- Rick Sanchez has joined MundoFox as a Reporter.

Noticiero 44 - WSNS-TV (Chicago,IL) -- Prior to layoffs which claimed the job of Rolaman Vergara, Tsi Tsi Ki Felix resigned as Anchor.

Telemundo - Buenos Dias New York (New York, NY) -- Telemundo has brought back its morning show. Allan Villafana, Nathalia Ortiz, Elliot Saenz and Odalys Molina will be hosting it.

Univision - WQBU 92.7 (New York,NY) -- El Pacha and Coco Cabrera will be the main guys in the studio, when Univision launches its new Tropical Hits station, replacing their Regional Mexican music station La Que Buena.

Telemundo (Miami, FL) -- Telemundo Producer Rafael Matos, has been laid off from his duties of producer for "Un Nuevo Dia".

Mundo FOX Television (New York, NY) -- The Spanish Language broadcast network opened a NYC bureau. Versed Spanish broadcaster Peggy Carranza ( is the head of the bureau.

Canada Region

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CKY-TV (Winnipeg, MB) -- Leah Hextall leaves her position as Anchor/Reporter at CTV Television Network, following seven years of service.

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