PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - November 24, 2014

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    CNET Magazine (San Francisco, CA): This new quarterly print magazine was launched by CNET. Lindsey Turrentine (@lturrentine) and Connie Guglielmo (@techledes) are Editors-in-Chief.

    Politico (Arlington, VA): Tampa Bay Times Enterprise Editor Bill Duryea (@bduryeatimes) and Reporter Michael Kruse (@michaelkruse) are both joining the Politico team. Bill will be a Political Enterprise Editor and Michael will be a Senior Staff Writer.

    Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) Former Washington Post Content Director David Beard is the new Executive Editor at PRI.

    Maxim Magazine (New York, NY): Aaron Gell (@aarongell) moves from Business Insider to Editorial Director at Maxim.

    The Fader (New York, NY): Deputy Editor Ruth Saxelby (@RutheSaxelby) has been promoted to Managing Editor at The Fader.

    The Center for Investigative Reporting (@CIROnline): Nathan Halverson (@EWords) is now an Investigative News Reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Hoy Chicago Managing Editor Fernando Diaz will also join CIR as a Senior Editor in December.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Nicco Mele (@nicco) joins the L.A. Times as Deputy Publisher. Award-winning Writer and Editor Bob Sipchen (@sierrabob) returns as a Senior Editor.

    CNN - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Political Reporter Maeve Reston (@maevereston) parts ways with the Los Angeles Times to join the political team at CNN. Maeve will remain in Los Angeles. And Jason Kravarik (@jasonkcnn) joins the network as a Producer.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Amol Sharma (@asharma) is now the Bureau Chief of Media and Marketing at WSJ.

    InStyle (New York, NY): Melissa Rubini (@InStyleMelissa) was promoted to Fashion Director at InStyle Magazine.

    Travel & Leisure (New York, NY): Jesse Ashlock (@jesseashlock) joins the team at T&L as Features Director.

    T : The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Amanda Smith is the first Associate Publisher at T Magazine (@tmagazine).

    BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed)(Los Angeles,CA): Latino Issues Reporter Adolfo Flores (@AdolfoFlores3) has found a new home at BuzzFeed.

    People – StyleWatch (New York, NY): Bethany Heitman (@bethanyheitman) has been named Executive Editor at StyleWatch.

    Organic Life (Emmaus, PA): Former Saveur Senior Editor Karen Shimizu (@karemizu) is joining the new team at this magazine that launches in April, 2015 as Deputy Editor. James Oseland (@jamesoseland) is the Editor-in-Chief.

    The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX): Roll Call Reporter Abby Livingston (@RollCallAbby) joins the Tribune as its Washington Correspondent.

    ESPN (Bristol, CT): ESPN's Coordinating Producer Hugo Balta (@HugoBalta) will begin his new duties as Director of Multicultural Content on December 1st.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Baseball Reporter Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) was promoted to National Sports Reporter at The Post. And Sports Reporter Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) has left to join a new ESPN project.

    MSNBC (New York, NY): MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki" (@upwithsteve) has added Segment Producer Adam Noboa (@AdamNoboa) to the team.

    New York Observer (New York, NY): Jimmy Soni (@jimmyasoni) has joined the New York Observer as a Social Media Consultant.

    Mississippi Business Journal (Jackson, MS): Veteran Journalist Jack Weatherly has joined the Mississippi Business Journal as a Reporter.

    Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK): News Editor Mike Strain (@mikestrain) has been promoted to Managing Editor at Tulsa World.

    The Intercept (@The_Intercept)(media@firstlookmedia.org): John Cook (@JohnJCOok) has moved on from his post as Editor-in-Chief at The Intercept.

    Yahoo! (@Yahoo)(media@yahoo-inc.com): Amanda Chang will be the new Health Editor at Yahoo!.

    The Daily Dot (@DailyDot)(info@dailydot.com): Selena Larson (@SelenaLarson) is now covering technology and social justice for The Daily Dot.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI): Movie Critic Duane Dudek (@TheDudekAbides) is moving on from the Journal Sentinel.


    Mendocino Beacon/Fort Bragg Advocate News (Fort Bragg, CA): Suzette Cook has been named Editor at the Mendocino Beacon (@MendocinoBeacon) and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News (@FBAdvocateNews).

    KOAA-TV (Colorado Springs, CO): Morning Anchor Adam Atchison (@KOAAAtchison) has announced that he is moving on from the NBC affiliate KOAA-TV. He has been at the station since 2007.

    KMSP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Sheila Oliver has been named as Vice President and General Manager of KMSP-TV (@MyFOX9) replacing Carol Rueppel, who has announced her retirement.

    KRQE-TV (Albuquerque, NM): Aaron Drawhorn (@AaronDrawhorn) has joined KRQE-TV  as an Anchor and Reporter. He was previously with KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, NV.

    KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): David Spunt (@DavidSpuntCBS3) is a new Reporter at CBS3.

    WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): Sports Reporter Adam Bagni (@NBC10_Adam) will soon move over to News for WJAR-TV.

    WFFF-TV/WVNY-TV (Colchester, VT): Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTV22_44) has joined WFFF-TV/WVNY-TV as an Anchor.

    WSNS-TV (Chicago, IL): Rodrigo Arana (@AranaRoa) is set to join WSNS-TV as a Sports Reporter in December.

    KVOA-TV (Tucson, AZ): Long-time News Anchor Tom McNamara (@tommcnamaraAZ) will be moving on from the station in mid-December to pursue his interest in real estate investment. Traffic Reporter Nichole Szemerei (@NicholeSzemerei) has been named Morning News Anchor at KVOA-TV.

     WYFF-TV (Greenville, SC): Ashley Swann is the newest member of WYFF-TV. She is a Weekend Anchor (@wyffnews4).

    WATN-TV/WLMT-TV (Memphis, TN): Anchor Cameron Harper has decided to leave the duopoly - WATN-TV and WLMT-TV (@localmemphis).

    KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Former Senior Executive Producer Sandra Kotzambasis (@Sandrakotz) is now News Director at KPNX-TV.

    WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Haley Hinds (@HaleyHinds) has joined WTVT-TV as a Weekend Anchor.

    WMSN-TV (Madison, WI): John DeSimone has joined WMSN-TV as the General Manager. 

    WCBS-TV (New York, NY): Peter Maer (@petermaercbs) is set to retire from WCBS-TV at the end of the year.

    KAEF-TV (Eureka, CA): ABC affilate KAEF-TV welcomes Candase Chambers (@candasechambers) as a Reporter and Fill-in Anchor.

    KSBJ-FM (Humble, TX): Troy West is the Assistant Program Director & Music Director at KSBJ-FM.

    Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, AL): Natalie Pierre (@Natalie_Pierre) has joined the Alabama Media Group as a College Football Reporter.

    WXXV-TV (Gulfport, MS): Anchor Joe Sullivan also takes on the role of News Director at WXXV-TV.   

      WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Jill Ryan is the new Anchor/Reporter at WHBQ-TV.  (@myfoxmemphis).

    WJW-TV (Cleveland, OH): Assistant News Director Andy Fishman (@andyfishman1) was promoted to News Director at Fox 8.

    WXIN-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Former Fox News Channel Assignment Manager Sean McGarvy (@IndyNewsSean) joins Fox 59 as its Managing Editor. Also former WCIA-TV Reporter Jillian Deam (@jilliandeam) has joined WXIN-TV (@fox59) as well.


    WVVA-TV (Bluefield, WV): News Director Elisabeth Shaffer has passed away after a fight with cancer.

    WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY): Former WTAJ-TV News Director Scott Levy (@ScottLevyWTAJ) signs on as WIVB's new News Director.

    WBOY-TV (Clarksburg, WV): Bryan Schuerman joins the weather team at WBOY-TV (@WBOY12News) as a Meteorologist.

    WAKR-AM (Akron, OH): Sam Bourquin (@sammmyb16) joins talk station WAKR-AM as an Afternoon Sports Host.

    WOGI-FM (Pittsburgh, PA): Erika Hink joins the morning team as a Co-Host at WOGI-FM (@radiofroggy).
    WKIM-FM (Memphis, TN): Forrest Goodman is the new Morning Host at News/Talk radio WKIM-FM (@newstalkfm989).

    KPCC-FM (Pasadena, CA): John Horn (@jghorn) is the Host for "The Frame," a new entertainment program airing on KPCC-FM.

    IHeartMedia (Rochester, NY): Dave LeFrois hangs up the headphones after 25 years at IHeartMedia (@iHeartMedia). He was a fixture in the seven station Rochester grouping.

    KPLU-FM (Seattle, WA): Joey Cohn has been named General Manager of the jazz public radio station KPLU-FM (@KPLU). In addition to previously being the interim GM, he has also served as Director of Content at the station. 

    WVTL-FM (Amsterdam, NY): After more than 50 years at WVTL-FM, Albany radio personality Bob Cudmore is retiring.

    WRIF-FM/WMGC-FM (Detroit, MI): Steve Chessare has been named Vice President of Detroit's WMGC-FM and WRIF-FM.

    WSCR-AM (Chicago, IL): Program Director Mitch Rosen (@MitchRosen670) has been appointed as Operations Manager at WSCR-AM.

    KPRS-FM (Kansas City, MO): Morning Host Tony Gregg is moving on from the urban contemporary music station (@Hot103Jamz).