PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - December 22, 2014
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Newsweek (New York, NY): There have been several recent additions to the team @Newsweek. First off, Azeen Ghorayshi (@azeen_g) and Max Kutner (@maxkutner) have been added as Staff Writers. Polly Mosendz (@pollyNYC) as a Breaking News Reporter. Freelancer Winston Ross (@winston_ross) is now a National Correspondent. Jonathan Broder joins on as a Senior Writer while Ross Schneiderman (@rmschneiderman) becomes a Senior Editor. And finally, Matt Cooper (@mattizcoop) was named Politics Editor.
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Sacha Pfeiffer (@SachaPfeiffer) returns to the paper to join its revamped Business section. Pfeiffer comes from WBUR-AM where she was a Senior Reporter and Host of "All Things Considered." Journalist Jon Chesto (@jonchesto) also joins the Business section. He was most recently the Managing Editor for the Boston Business Journal.
CNN - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Field Producer Ross Levitt is moving from the NYC Bureau of CNN (@cnn) to the nation's Capital to lead the National Security Team as Supervising Producer. Meanwhile, former Politico Reporter Min Jung Lee has joined CNN Digital as a Reporter covering politics and financial services.
National Journal (Washington, DC): Former Politico White House Editor Dan Berman (@DHBerman) has been hired as an Assistant Managing Editor. And Washington Editor Ben Pershing (@benpershing) was promoted to National Journal Daily News Editor.
The New Yorker (New York, NY): David Denby steps down as Film Critic after 16 years but will remain with the magazine as a Staff Writer. His replacement is Anthony Lane who is currently on staff as a Film Critic.
O, The Oprah Magazine (New York, NY): Tara Lustberg is now the Deputy Managing Editor at the magazine (@O_Magazine).
Fusion (Doral, FL): "Fusion Live" has been canceled. Hosts Mariana Atencio (@marianaatencio) and Pedro Andrade (@pedroandradetv) will remain @ThisIsFusion. Also, Executive Producer Javier Guzman is moving on.
Automotive News - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Jaclyn Trop (@jaclyntrop) is the new Reporter for the Los Angeles Bureau of Automotive News.
The Intercept (@The_Intercept): Betsy Reed (@BetsyReed2) is now the Editor-in-Chief and Jana Winter (@JanaWinter) is joining the outlet as a Reporter covering national security.
Racked (@Racked): Leslie Price has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief and Izzy Grinspan (@IzzyGrinspan) is now the Executive Editor.
The Verge (@Verge): Bryan Bishop (@BCBishop) has returned to The Verge as a Senior Reporter.
Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): Mary Georgantopoulos (@MaryGeorgant) is now a News Reporter here.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH): TV Reviewer/Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter (@TVKiese) is putting down the keyboard and retiring from @Enquirer.
San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Columnist/Editor Greg Jefferson (@GregJeffersonMV) has bid farewell to the San Antonio Express-News to work in politics.
News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Senior Writer Susan Ladd has been promoted to lead Columnist @newsandrecord.
WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): This CBS affiliate (@cbs46) has hired Mark Pimentel as GM/VP. He previously held the same title at KMOV-TV in St. Louis.
WBTV-TV (Charlotte, NC): Lyndsay Tapases is the newest Meteorologist at this CBS affiliate (@WBTV_News).
Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Mike Bebernes (@mikebebernes) is the newest Reporter here (@SBJSBD). He will cover the Olympics.
WFLA-TV (Tampa, FL): Jennifer Leigh (JLeigh@WFLA.com)(@JenLeighWFLA) has replaced Gayle Sirens as the Evening Anchor.
WJQK-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): WJQK-FM JQ99.3 has promoted Ace McKay to Program Director.
WCXT-FM (Benton Harbor, MI): WCXT-FM, 98.3 The Coast, welcomes Denise Bohn-Stewart to the morning show as a Host. She begins on January 5.
WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA): Beginning in the New Year, Kerry Kavanaugh (@KerryKWSB) will join WFXT-TV as an Investigative Reporter. Also joining the station in the New Year is Daniel Miller (@Daniel_Miller8) who is currently a Weekend Evening Reporter/Anchor for WISH in Indianapolis.
WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Dana Rebik has joined @WGNNews as a Reporter. She was previously at KCPQ-TV in Seattle.
KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA): Kelly Franson (@KellyKIRO7) join has joined the station as a Meteorologist. She most recently worked in Charlotte, NC at WBTV-TV.
WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Dave Zawilinski (@DavezONAIR) has joined the station as a Morning Anchor. He was previously with WOI-TV in Des Moines, IA.
WOI-TV (Des, Moines, IA): Elias Johnson (@ejohnsonNEWS) will be Co-Anchor of the station's morning show “Good Morning Iowa,” which airs weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. Johnson was most recently at KRNV-TV in Reno, NV.
KKMG-FM (Colorado Springs, CO): Nikki Landry (@nikkilandry) has been hired as Program Director and Host at the Top-40 station KKMG-FM (@989MagicFMRadio). Landry was previously at WEBL-FM in Memphis, TN.
WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, MI): Patrick Price (@PatrickWWMT) has joined the station as a News Reporter from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga.
WPLJ-FM (New York, NY): Jayde Donovan (@jaydedonovan) will be joining the station as Morning Co-Host from WPOI-FM in Tampa, FL. Donovan is set to begin January 5.
Telemundo - KTLM-TV (McAllen,TX): Telemundo (@Telemundo) KTML-TV has promoted Miguelangel Lopez (@Miguelangel_lop) to News Director. He was previously the station's Executive Producer.
WFXR-TV/WWCW-TV (Roanoke & Lynchburg, VA): Joe McNamara is the new General Manager.
WGNO-TV (New Orleans, LA): Martha Spencer (@WxMartha) will be joining the station in early February as a Meteorologist.
KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Erielle Reshef (@KOCOErielle) and Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) join KOCO-TV’s morning team as Weekday Morning Anchors.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): KPRC-TV welcomes KEZI’s Justin Stapleton (@KEZIJustin) as a Meteorologist.
KPLX-FM (Dallas, TX): Skip Mahaffey (@SkipMahaffey) has joined KPLX-FM as a Morning Show Host.
KHKX-FM (Midland, TX): Long-time radio Morning Team Mike Lawrence & Dana Carole have retired.
WLBT-TV (Jackson, MS): KAIT-TV’s Hatton Weeks (@HattonWeeks) has been named News Director at WLBT-TV. He will start in January.
Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg, TN): Sports Writer Anthony Puca has been promoted to Sports Editor here.