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October 2013 Updates By Region

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New York Metro Region

Newsweek (New York, NY) -- Former Thomson Reuters Editor Jim Impoco joins as the new Editor-in-Chief. He can be emailed at jim.impoco@newsweek.com.

Lucky Magazine (New York, NY) -- Leigh Belz Ray (leigh_belz@condenast.com) has been named Deputy Editor at Lucky (https://twitter.com/LuckyMagazine). In addition, Bobby Schuessler (https://twitter.com/bobbyschuessler), Special Sections Assistant, is no longer here. He had been with the publication since 2010.

Business Insider (New York, NY) -- Jenna Gourdeau (jgoudreau@businessinsider.com) has become part of the team at Business Insider (https://twitter.com/businessinsider). Previously an Associate Editor at Entrepreneur.com, she will assume the role of Editor, focusing on strategy and careers.

The New York Times (New York, NY) -- Barbara Graustark (bagrau@nytimes.com) has been appointed Art and Architecture Editor. She was previously the Editor-at-Large for National News and Styles. Connor Ennis (ennis@nytimes.com), former College Sports Editor at the paper, has been appointed Weekend Business Editor.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY) -- Former Deputy Editor of the Marketplace section, Marcel Prince (marcelo.prince@wsj.com) has been appointed Deputy Business Editor.  Also, Alexandra Kaptik (Alexandra.kaptik@wsj.com) has been named Deputy Business Editor. She has been with the publication since 1997.

Elle Décor (New York, NY) -- Previously New York Features Editor for Luxe Interiors + Design, Ellie Somerville McNevin (https://twitter.com/ellie_nyc) joins ELLE Decor (https://twitter.com/ELLEDECOR) as Market Editor. She will also oversee editorial duties of House Beautiful  (https://twitter.com/HouseBeautiful) and Veranda (https://twitter.com/VerandaMag).

Time Magazine (New York, NY) -- Matt Vella (matt_vella@timeinc.com), former Deputy Technology Editor at Fortune Magazine, has been named Senior Editor at TIME (https://twitter.com/TIME). In addition, Jessica Roy (jessica_roy@timeinc.com) has been added to the staff  (https://twitter.com/time) as Newsfeed Editor. She was previously a Technology Reporter for the New York Observer.

The Huffington Post (New York, NY) -- September has seen a number of moves at The Huffington Post. Formerly Assistant Arts and Culture Editor, Priscilla Frank (priscilla.frank@huffingtonpost.com) has been promoted to Arts Editor. In addition, the Healthy Living section has promoted Carolyn Gregoire (carolyn.gregoire@huffingtonpost.com) as the new Features Editor and Meredith Melnick (meredith.melnick@huffingtonpost.com) as Editorial Director.

The Knot (New York, NY) -- Lauren Kay (lkay@xogrp.com) has been added to the staff here (https://twitter.com/theknot) as Style Editor. Also, Amy Levin-Epstein (https://twitter.com/mwonthejob), former Senior Editor for Page Six Magazine, has signed on as Senior Features Editor.

The Associated Press (AP) (New York, NY) -- Jake Coyle (jcoyle@ap.org), former Media and Entertainment Reporter, has been named Film Writer. He will continue to be based out of New York.

Fit Pregnancy/Natural Health (New York, NY) -- Alessandra Foresto (aforesto@fitpregnancy.com) has joined on as the new Beauty Editor at both publications. 

News 12 Long Island (Woodbury, NY) -- Former News 12 Bronx Reporter Rich Barrabi (rbarrabi@news12.com) has moved to News 12 Long Island (https://twitter.com/News12LI). He will continue to serve as a Reporter and now Fill-in Anchor.

Essence Magazine (New York, NY) -- Former Uptown Magazine Editor-In-Chief Angela Bronner Helm (abronnerhelm@essence.com) has been named Executive Editor at Essence.

Marie Claire (New York, NY) -- Current Marie Claire Associate Art Director Wanyi Jiang (wjiang@hearst.com) was promoted to Deputy Art Director. Additionally, former Inc. Managing Editor Alexandra Brez takes on the same role at the magazine. Finally, former T: The New York Times Magazine Features Editor Julia Rosenthal joins as a Senior Editor.

Seventeen (New York, NY) -- Former StyleBistro Senior Associate Editor Lindsay Schallon (https://twitter.com/LindsaySchallon) joins as a Features Editor. Former Redbook Associate Editor Brittany Burke also joins as a Senior Editor. Finally, Freelancer Kris Koch (https://twitter.com/KrisMKoch) will now serve as Deputy Site Editor.

Vanity Fair (New York, NY) -- Current Huffington Post Executive Culture and Entertainment Editor Mike Hogan (https://twitter.com/Mike_Hogan) will rejoin Vanity Fair as Digital Director.  Elissa Santisi (eelissasantisi@mac.com) has been added as a Contributing Senior Fashion Editor.

Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY) -- Executive Editor Kevin Doyle parts ways with Conde Nast Traveler along with Senior Editors Alison Humes and Dina Elliot.

Vogue (New York, NY) -- Senior Markets Editor Meredith Melling Burke will depart from Vogue to start a new venture with former colleague Valerie Boster. arper’s Bazaar (New York, NY) -- Former Vogue Style Director Elissa Santisi (esantisi@hearst.com) joins Harper’s (https://twitter.com/HarpersBazaarUS) as a Contributing Senior Fashion Editor.

HGTV Magazine (New York, NY) -- Advertising Director Carrie Cullen (https://twitter.com/carrielcullen) has been promoted to Associate Publisher of HGTV Magazine.

The Today Show (New York, NY) -- Host Carson Daly (https://twitter.com/CarsonDaly) of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly, will also join The Today Show as Host of "The Orange Room", a new digital/social media segment.

Bloomberg News
(New York, NY) -- Executive Editor of Finance Daniel Hertzberg will retire from his post in February 2014.


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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) -- Former Wall Street Journal Sports scribe Mike Sielski (https://twitter.com/MikeSielski) joins the Inky as a Sports Columnist.

National Geographic Magazine (Washington, DC) -- Former USA Today Science Reporter Dan Vergano (dvergano@ngs.org) signs on as a Senior Editor/Reporter.

WUSA-TV (Washington, DC) -- Jan Jeffcoat (https://twitter.com/janjeffcoat) joins the team as a News Anchor. And News Anchor/Health Reporter Anita Brikman has left the station.

Philadelphia City Paper (Philadelphia, PA) -- Lillian Swanson (lswanson@citypaper.net) is the new Editor.

The News Journal (Wilmington, DE) -- Reporter Mike Chalmers has left Delaware's top paper.

Washington Journal - C-SPAN (Washington, DC) -- John McArdle (https://twitter.com/cspanMcArdle) is a new Host/Producer at this television news magazine.

Politico (Arlington, VA) -- Former Atlantic Senior Editor Geoffrey Gagnon (ggagnon@politico.com) joins the team as Editorial Director.

WBAL-TV (Baltimore, MD) – President and General Manager Jordan Wertlieb has left this NBC affiliate.

WTTG-TV (Washington, DC) -- Dana Hahn has left Detroit's WJBK-TV as the Vice President and News Director. She has moved to D.C.’s WTTG-TV in the same role.

WMAR-TV (Baltimore, MD) -- Both Amy Aubert (Aubert@WMAR.com) and Katrina Bush (Bush@WMAR.com) have joined WMAR as Reporter and Multimedia Journalists.

NewsChannel 8/WJLA-TV (Arlington, VA) -- President Frederick Ryan resigned.

KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA) -- Reporter Oren Liebermann has left the station. And Charlotte Huffman (https://twitter.com/CharHuffman) joins the team as an Investigative Reporter.

WTOP-FM (Washington, DC) -- Mike Murillo (mmurillo@wtop.com and https://twitter.com/MikeMurilloWTOP) joins the team as an Anchor/Reporter after a stint at Philly's WWIQ-FM.

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) -- Steve MacLaughlin (https://twitter.com/stevemacweather) is the new Meteorologist here after a stint at WTNH-TV in Hartford.

WRIC-TV (Richmond, VA) -- Former WSET-TV Reporter Parker Slaybaugh (https://twitter.com/ParkerABC13) hits the Capital running as a Reporter and fill-in Anchor.

WSET-TV (Lynchburg, VA) -- Bob Cashen (bcashen@wset.com) takes the reins as News Director.


Northeast Region

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EatingWell (Shelburne, VT) -- Deputy Food Editor Jessie Price (https://twitter.com/jessieprice73) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at the magazine.

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) -- James Walker (jwalker@nhregister.com) has joined the paper as its newest Metro Editor. Previously, he was a City Editor at The Hour.

WEEI-AM/FM & WRKO-AM (Brighton & Boston, MA) – Vice President of Programming/Program Director Jason Wolfe is no longer at these stations.

WRKO-AM (Boston, MA) -- Television Host Kim Carrigan (https://twitter.com/kkcarrigan) has switched to radio to become a Host alongside Barry Armstrong (https://twitter.com/BarryGArmstrong) on the "Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong" and "Kim Carrigan Show".

WAQY-FM (East Longmeadow, MA) -- The station welcomes Heidi West (Heidi@rock102.com) as Mid-Day Host.

WPXT-TV & WPME-TV (Westbrook, ME) -- Former WMTW-TV News Anchor Shannon Moss (https://twitter.com/ShannonMossTV) returns to television with her very own half-hour show called "Split Screen with Shannon Moss" that will debut in October.

WVIT-TV (Hartford-New Haven, CT) -- Len Besthoff (https://twitter.com/LenBesthoff ) is set to join as the station's Chief Investigative Reporter in October. Liz Dahlme (https://twitter.com/LizDahlem12) has left the station to join affiliate WNYW-TV in NY.

WJAR-TV (Providence, RI) -- Kelly Love (klove@wjar.com) is the new weekday morning Meteorologist.

WHYN-FM (Springfield, MA) -- Program Director and Host Kevin Johnson (https://twitter.com/MixKevin) is also now the Program Director and Host at sister station WSRS-FM. 

WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA) -- Debuting on October 7th, this Fox station is launching an hour-long newscast show anchored by Maria Stephanos (https://twitter.com/mariastephanos) and Mark Ockerbloom (https://twitter.com/ocktalks) who are the stations current evening news team.

New England Cable News/NECN (Newton, MA) -- Vice President and Station Manager Stacey Marks Bronner is no longer with the network.

WPRI-TV (East Providence, RI) -- Shannon Hegy (https://twitter.com/ShannonHegy ) has joined the station as an Anchor/Reporter.


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Morning News (Florence, SC) -- The Morning News (http://twitter.com/VoiceOfPeeDee) has made two hires. Stephen Wade (swade@florencenews.com and http://www.twitter.com/pitswade) is the new Publisher while Don Kausler (dkausler@florencenews.com) is the Regional Editor.

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) -- One addition and one change to announce here. Reporter Nate Rau (http://www.twitter.com/tnnaterau and nrau@tennessean.com) has switched beats. He goes from government to business, covering the Nashville music scene. Meanwhile new hire Ms. Jamie McGee (jmcgee@tennessean.com) will handle the finance, banking and technology industry beat.

Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC) -- Dave Neill moves from sunny Florida to the N.C. mountains as Publisher of this daily newspaper. Neill (dneill@citizen-times.com) was at the Naples Daily News, Bonita Springs Banner and Collier Citizen in Naples, FL. His resume also includes stops in Michigan and Arizona. He replaces Randy Hammer, who has retired.

The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) -- Meteorologist Crystal Egger is no longer with the Channel.

WIS-TV (Columbia, SC) -- Bryan Queen (bqueen@wistv.com) has been named News Director at this NBC affiliate. He arrives from WROC-TV in Rochester, NY, where he was also ND.

WJCL-TV/WTGS-TV (Savannah, GA) -- Former WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) Reporter Kevin Holmes has joined this duopoly as an Anchor. His resume also includes stops at WPTY-TV/WATN-TV in Memphis and WJRT-TV in Flint, MI. He can be emailed at kholmes@wjcl.com.

WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC) -- Long-time Consumer Reporter Don Griffin has retired from this ABC affiliate. He is being replaced by Reporter Jason Stoogenke. Stoogenke can be contacted at jason.stoogenke@wsoc-tv.com and followed at http://www.twitter.com/JasonStoogenke.

WACH-TV (Columbia, SC) -- Bree Boyce, a former Miss South Carolina, is the new Evening Anchor here. She can be reached at bboyce@wach.com. The station can be followed at http://twitter.com/wachfox.

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) -- Congratulations to Mark Russell, who is the new Managing Editor here. He arrives from the Orlando Sentinel. Leaving the paper is Sports Columnist Ron Higgins. He is moving to Louisiana. Russell can be emailed at russell@commercialappeal.com. The paper has a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/memphisnews.

WCCB-TV (Charlotte, NC) -- After just three weeks at Al Jazeera America in NYC, Anchor Morgan Fogarty decided she missed home. So this CW affiliate welcomed her back with open arms to her former position as Anchor. Welcome her back at mfogarty@wccbtv.com.

WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- Four additions to announce here. Scott Light (scott.light@cbsatlanta.com) has joined as EveningAnchor while Michelle Burdo (michelle.burdo@cbsatlanta.com) is Morning Anchor. Also, Producers Sandee LaMotte and Jennifer Wiggins have been hired. LaMotte (sandee.lamotte@cbsatlanta.com) is Special Projects Producer while Wiggins (jennifer.wiggins@cbsatlanta.com) is Morning Executive Producer. Follow the station on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cbsatl.

The Lebanon Democrat (Lebanon, TN) -- Jesse Lindsey (jlindsey@lebanondemocrat.com) has assumed the Publisher position of The Lebanon Democrat, Mt. Juliet News and Hartsville Vidette.

HLN (Head Line News) (Atlanta, GA) -- Albie Hecht is the new Executive VP/General Manager here. He can be congratulated at albie.hecht@turner.com.

WATE-TV (Knoxville, TN) -- WATE-TV has named Dean Littleton (dlittleton@wate.com) its news General Manager/VP. He arrives from crosstown station WVLT-TV.

WXBT-AM (Columbia, SC) -- Former NFL Linebacker Corey Miller has left his position as Host at this Sports/Talk station.

WZTV-TV (Nashville, TN) -- Jennifer Waddell (jwaddell@fox17.com) is the new Morning Anchor here. She arrives from KGUN-TV in Tucson. She replaces Kelly Sutton.

WKHX-FM
(Atlanta, GA) -- Jerry aka “Tug” Cowart has moved from Morning DJ to Afternoon DJ at this Cumulus station. He can be reached at jerry.cowart@cumulus.com. His Twitter account is http://www.twitter.com/TugCowart while the station's is https://twitter.com/kicks1015.

WHAS-TV (Louisville, KY) -- After almost four years News Director Mark Neerman has left this ABC station.

WEND-FM (Charlotte, NC) -- Producer Melany Myers leaves this Rock station after two years. Follow the station at http://twitter.com/1065theend.

WTMG-FM (Gainesville, GA) -- Congratulations to Amanda Carter aka Lady Reign (https://twitter.com/MsLadyReign) on her promotion to Program Director. She will continue as Midday DJ. Contact her at acarter@magic1013.com.

WKDF-FM (Nashville, TN) -- Long-time DJ Becca Walls (http://www.twitter.com/nashvillebecca) switches to Morning DJ at this Country music station. She can be emailed at becca.walls@cumulus.com.

WAGA-TV (Atlanta, GA) -- Reporter Justin Gray has left this Fox station to join Cox Media Group in its D.C. Bureau as a Reporter.

WSIX-FM (Nashville, TN) -- Tyler Reese is the new Music/Assistant Program Director at this country music station. He replaces Anthony Allen aka Ant Man, who moved to Phoenix station KNIX-FM.

WQMG-FM (Greensboro, NC) -- BJ Murphy has been hired to handle the Afternoon DJ slot at this Adult Contemporary station.

WWPW-FM (Atlanta, GA) -- Midday DJ Mami Chula has left the station.

WHZT-FM/WJMZ-FM (Greenville, SC) -- Operations Manager Steve Crumbley has left both these Summit Media Urban stations.

WVGA-FM (Valdosta, GA) -- News/Program Director Adam Chappelle has left this News/Talk station. But don't worry, you can still contact him. His personal email is adamchappelle@hotmail.com.

WSVN-TV (Miami-Fort-Lauderdale, FL) -- Veteran Reporter Derek Hayward has resigned at this Fox affiliate.

WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL) -- Eryka Washington (EWashington@clickorlando.com) will join this CBS affiliate as a Reporter.

WPBF-TV (West Palm Beach, FL) -- Cris Martinez (CMartinez@WPBF.com) has joined WPBF’s channel 25 as a Meteorologist.

WFOR-TV (Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Morning Anchor Josh Benson has been let go from CBS Miami.

WINK-TV (Fort Myers-Naples, FL) -- WINK News has hired former Sports Director Bob Irzyk (bob.irzyk@wintv.com) as Weekend Anchor.

WFOR-TV (Miami, FL) -- Former WFOR CBS Miami (https://twitter.com/CBSMiami) Anchor Antonio Mora has been hired by Al Jazeera America (https://twitter.com/AJAM) as host of a primetime program called “Consider This”.

WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL) -- Julie Salomone (Julie.Salamone@WFTV.com) has left WFTX-TV in Cape Coral to join WFTV as a General Assignment Reporter.

WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, FL) -- Joy Purdy (JPurdy@WJXT.com) has returned to WJXT as the Evening Anchor. She previously anchored at the station from 1995-2000.


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Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH) -- Publisher Andrea Mathewson has retired from the daily and online version Ohio.com (http://twitter.com/ohiodotcom).

Kenosha News (Kenosha, WI) -- Managing Editor Karl Frederick has retired.

WCOL-FM (Columbus, OH) -- Dan Zuko (danzuko@clearchannel.com) has been promoted to Program Director at the Country station. He previously served as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Morning Host for the outlet. Zuko will continue as Morning Show Host.

WGN-TV (Chicago, IL) -- Aline Wessel (awessel@tribune.com) has been named the new Executive Producer for the 4:00-6:00 a.m. newscast.

WLS-AM (Chicago, IL) -- Anchorman Walter Jacobson is set to join the news/talk station as a Commentator. He will appear Thursdays on a segment called "Perspectives." It will air on the 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. weekday program, hosted by Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass and former News Anchor Lauren Cohn.

Chicago Sun-Times.com (Chicago, IL) -- Richard Roeper will replace the late Pulitzer-Prize winning Film Critic Roger Ebert as Movie Columnist. Reporter Kara Spak has left the daily. You may follow the Chicago Sun-Times.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Suntimes.

WICD-TV/WCCU-TV (Champaign-Springfield, IL) -- Scott McBride has been named General Manager of the Sinclair owned ABC-Fox duo.

The Repository (Canton, OH) -- Jim Porter (jim.porter@cantonrep.com) has been named Publisher of this Canton daily.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) -- Meredith Rodriguez (http://twitter.com/merjourn) has joined the daily (http://twitter.com/chicagotribune) as a General Assignment Reporter covering local news. Reporter Emily York has left the paper. The food and beverage industry beat is being covered by various business reporters on an as needed basis.

Edible Indy (Indianapolis, IN) -- Heather Tallman (http://twitter.com/basilmomma) is the new Managing Editor for Edible Indy (http://twitter.com/EdibleIndy). Tallman was Host of "Earth Eats Test Kitchen" on WTIU-TV (http://twitter.com/wtiu). For additional information, visit http://www.edibleindy.com or contact her at editor@edibleindy.com.

Current in Carmel/Carmel Business Leader (Carmel, IN) -- Pete Smith (pete@youarecurrent.com) has been named Managing Editor of the trade publications (http://twitter.com/bizleadernews). He recently served as Editor of The Times in Noblesville, Indiana.

WSYX-TV/WTTE-TV (Columbus, OH) -- Adam Slinger has rejoined the duopoly as Anchor for the weekend morning newscasts with Maria Durant.

WTOL-TV (Toledo, OH) -- Brandon Jones joins as morning Anchor at the ABC station. He was a Reporter at WGHP-TV in High Point, N.C.

Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL) -- Chief Dining Critic and resident Humor Columnist Jeff Ruby is stepping down from his full-time position. However, he will continue as the lifestyle magazine’s main man on the food beat.

The Courier Journal (Louisville, KY) -- Neil Budde (http://twitter.com/neilbudde) has joined the daily (http://twitter.com/courierjournal) as Executive Editor and Vice President. Budde most recently served as Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Finance. He replaces Bennie Ivory, who retired. You may reach him at nbudde@gannett.com.

WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI) -- WJBK has promoted Roop Raj (Roop.Raj@FoxTV.com) to Weekday Morning Anchor.

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, MI) -- Fox 17 in Michigan welcomes Troy Campbell (tcampbell@wxmi.com) to the team as a General Assignment Reporter.

WILX-TV (Lansing, MI) -- Fay Li has left WILX-TV as Anchor and will join the One America Network in the same role.

WXYZ-TV (Detroit, MI) -- WXYZ-TV welcomes Simon Shaykhet (SShaykhet@WXYZ.com) as a Reporter.

WEYI-TV (Flint, MI) -- Elizabeth MacFarland has left WEYI as Morning Anchor. She served the station for six years.


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The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO) -- Features Assistant Managing Editor Laurie Mansfield has exited. Sports Reporter Adam Teicher has also left. Terez Paylor (https://twitter.com/TerezPaylor) will take over coverage of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) -- Editor Nancy Barnes exits this daily. 

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA) --  Rick Green was named Publisher of this daily.

Minnesota Public Radio (Saint Paul, MN) -- Liala Helal (https://twitter.com/LialaHelal) was hired as a Reporter.

KMGH-TV (Denver, CO) -- Kellie Patterson (kellie@thedenverchannel.com and https://twitter.com/KelliePatterson) is a new Anchor at this ABC affiliate. She arrives from WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC.

KWGN-TV (Denver, CO) -- Kim Posey (kim.posey@kdvr.com) was promoted to Morning Co-Anchor. Kim is also a Reporter at sister station KDVR-TV.
 
KUSA-TV (Denver, CO) -- Dr. Max Watchel joins this NBC affiliate as On-air Psychologist.

KREX-TV (Grand Junction, CO) -- This CBS affiliate bids Anchor Meaghan Wallace farewell.

KXRM-TV (Colorado Springs, CO) -- Lauren Ferrara joins this FOX affiliate as Evening Anchor. 

KKTV-TV (Colorado, Springs, CO) -- Anchor John Harding leaves this CBS affilitate.

KCCI-TV (Des Moines, IA) -- General Manager Paul Fredericksen retired from this CBS affiliate.

KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS) -- Anchor Jeff Herndon exits this ABC affiliate. Frank Waugh is hired as Meteorologist.

KSNF-TV/KODE-TV (Joplin, MO) -- Sportscaster Chris Hagan has exited.

KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO) -- Shannon Halligan is hired as Reporter. She comes from WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA. Michelle Apon comes aboard as Meteorologist.
 
KOLR-TV (Springfield, MO) -- Anchor Jennifer Kielman is hired. She comes from KETK-TV, in Tyler, TX.


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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) -- Ron Higgins (rhiggins@nola.com) is now the Sports Reporter for college sports.

Houston Business Journal (Houston, TX) -- Managing Editor Greg Barr, (gbarr@bizjournals.com) has left to join the Austin Business Journal as their new Managing Editor.

Denton Record-Chronicle (Deneton, TX) -- Business Columnist Karina F. Ramirez has left her Post.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) -- Jon Gold joins the paper in October to be a Sports Reporter. His coverage will include the University of Arizona sports and the Pacific 12 conference. Gold was previously Los Angeles Bureau Chief for The Sports Xchange.

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ) -- Mark B. Evans (editor@azbiz.com) is the new Editor of the publication. Evans most recently served as Online Editor of TucsonCitizen.com. He replaces Dave Hatfield.

Oxford Eagle (Oxford, MS) -- Staff Writer Melanie Addington has left.

KOKH-TV (Oklahoma City, OK) -- This Fox affiliate station has announced Weekend Meteorologist Michelle Apon has left.

KEYE-TV (Austin TX) -- Weekend Anchor Katherine Stolp stepped down from left her post.

KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City, OK) -- Abigail Ogle (aogle@hearst.com) as the new Sports Anchor and Reporter. 

KDFW-TV  (Dallas TX) -- Reporter Emily Lopez has stepped down from her post.

KTMD-TV (Houston, TX) -- Telemundo Houston has announced Paulina Sodi has joined the station as the Evening Co-Anchor with Anchor Martin Berlanga.

KTHV-TV (Little Rock, AK) -- Sports Producer Jessica Duff has announced she is stepping down from her post.

KETK-TV (Tyler, TX) -- Former Anchor Jennifer Kielman has left her post.

KBEZ-FM (Tulsa, OK) -- FM (92.9 BOB FM) has announced Paul Kriegler (pkriegler@jrn.com) as the new Program Director.

WWL-AM/FM (New Orleans, LA)-- Former Anchor Angela Hill (@AHillWWL) has joined WWL-AM/FM (http://www.twitter.com/WWLAMFM) as the new Host for the Afternoon Drive.

KTRK-TV (Houston, TX) -- Foti Kallerogis (fortikallergist@abc.com) is the station’s newest Reporter.

KRAV-FM (Tulsa, OK) -- Mix 96 FM welcomes Tad Lemire as the Morning Co-Host.


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KNBC NBC4 Los Angeles (Burbank, CA) -- Reporter Antonio Castelan has parted ways with KNBC to join KSNV-TV in Las Vegas. Crystal Egger will join the Today in LA team as a Meteorologist. Crystal is on Twitter at, https://twitter.com/crystalegger.

Variety (Los Angeles, CA) -- Jenelle Riley moves over to Variety from Backstage Magazine. Jenelle joins as a Features Assoicate Editor. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jenelleriley. Ramin Setoodeh joins the New York Bureau as a Film Editor. Follow Ramin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RaminSetoodeh.

L.A. Weekly (Culver City, CA) -- Staff Writer Patrick Range McDonald has decided to part ways with LA Weekly in order to concentrate on his forthcoming book. His new book will be about the history of a globally known AIDS organization.

The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA) -- Kevin Ding has left to join the Bleacher Report covering the LA Lakers; and Sports Columnist T.J. Simers (sports@ocregister.com) joins the paper from the Los Angeles Times.

Dwell Magazine (San Francisco, CA) -- Editorial Director Erika Heet (eheet@dwell.com) has added Los Angeles Editor to her duties at Dwell.

KTVU-TV (Oakland, CA) -- This Fox affiliate welcomes Amber Eikel as Managing Editor from KIRO-TV in Seattle. Follow Amber on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AmberEikel.

Investor's Business Daily (Los Angeles, CA) -- Andrea Riquier (andrea.riquier@investors.com) moves from Debtwire over to IBD.

The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) -- The Examiner has promoted Mike Billings (mbillings@sfexaminer.com) to Editor and Max DeNike (mdenike@sfexaminer.com) to Managing Editor. Editor-in-Chief Stephen Buel has parted ways with the publication.

KOIT-FM (San Francisco, CA) -- Brian Figula (koit@koit.com) joins the station as the new Program Director replacing long-time PD Andy Holt.

Skateboarder Magazine (San Clemente, CA) -- GrindMedia has announded that they will discontinue publishing Skateboarder Magazine. The magazine had been in publication for nearly 50 years.


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Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT) -- Nancy Conway has retired as Editor at the paper, a position she held since 2003. Also at the paper, William Dean Singleton is leaving his role as Publisher. Current Managing Editor Terry Orme (orme@sltrib.com) takes over both roles. Further moves at the paper include Editorial Page Editor Vern Anderson retiring with current Deputy Editor Tim Fitzpatrick taking over that position.

Billings Gazette (Billings, MT) -- Darrell Ehrlick has been named Editor at the paper. He most recently served as Editor of the Casper Star-Tribune in Casper, WY. He replaces Steve Prosinski, who was Editor for 13 years.

KING-FM (Seattle, WA) -- Dave Beck is the new Daytime Announcer and Producer at the Seattle radio station. In addition to this, Beck will continue to serve as a Contributing Reporter at KUOW-FM in Seattle.

KING-TV (Seattle, WA) -- Meteorologist Mary Lee has joined the NBC affiliate. Lee left KPRC-TV in Houston this past August. She has also worked at KXAN-TV in Austin, TX, KHSL-TV in Chico, CA, and KOVR-TV in Sacramento, CA.

Al Jazeera America (Seattle, WA) -- Allen Schauffler joins Al Jazeera America as a Seattle-based correspondent. Previously, he was an Anchor and Reporter at KING in Seattle.

KOIN-TV (Portland, OR) -- Chris Holmstrom moves from Weekend Anchor and Reporter at KOLD-TV to Reporter and Anchor at the Portland rival station.

KATU-TV (Portland, OR) -- Chelsea Kopta has joined the station as an Investigative Reporter. She comes to Portland from New York City, where she was a Freelance Reporter at News 12 Connecticut.

KOIN-TV (Portland, OR) -- Riley O’Connor has joined the station as a Meteorologist. He was previously at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, IA.

KSNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV) -- Antonio Castelan joins the station as a General Assignment Reporter. He has previously worked at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.


Latin America Region

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Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL) -- Ana Maria Canseco joined the cast of “Un Nuevo Día” as a host. Edgardo del Villar has also joined the staff. Jorge Miramontes has been named Correspondent.

Univision Network - Despierta America (Miami, FL) -- Luz María Doria has been named Executive Producer of “Despierta America.”

CNET En Espanol (San Francisco,CA) -- CNET en Español has hired Vanessa Hand Orellano and Laura Martínez as Senior Editors.

Noticiero Telemundo 52 - KVEA-TV (Burbank,CA) -- Víctor Hugo Rodríguez has resigned as reporter for Telemundo KVEA-52 citing family reasons.

NBCLATINO.com (New York,NY) -- Suzanne Gamboa has joined NBCLATINO.com as Political Editor, leaving her previous post at the Associated Press.

KVDA-TV (San Antonio,TX) -- Telemundo has named Luis Hernández its General Manager.

Mega TV Puerto Rico (Coconut Grove, FL) -- Felipe Viel has joined Charytín for the revamped "Charytín & Felipe El Show".

Univision - Noticias 33 - KTVW-TV (Phoenix, AZ) -- Heidi Renpenning has been named Co-Anchor of Univision - Noticias 33 - KTVW-TV.

Ritmo Deportivo - Telemundo Network (Miramar, FL) -- Telemundo is looking to score a goal by adding Manuel Sol as an analyst.

Univision Network (Miami,FL) -- Enrique Acevedo & Pamela Silva Conde will be hosting Univision's latest health show “Cita con tu Salud”.

El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL) -- After 23 years at El Nuevo Herald, Executive Editor Manny Garcia will be stepping down to become an Editor at The Naples Daily News.


Canada Region

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The Huffington Post Canada (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca) -- Jennifer MacMillan is the new News Managing Editor. She arrives from The Globe and Mail.


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