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Mar 17, 2014

MEDIA News: Media Moves at CBS Evening News, The Onion, Huffington Post and More…

Below is a sampling of recent media moves and news compiled by PR Newswire’s Audience Research Department.  

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley  (New York): Chip Colley (@ChipColley) is now the News Director @CBSEveningNews.

The Onion (Chicago, IL): The satirical online news outlet (@TheOnion) has named Cole Bolton Editor-in-Chief, replacing Will Tracy who recently left the outlet. Bolton most recently served as Head Writer.

Huffington Post (New York, NY): Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) was promoted from Business and Tech Editor to Executive Business Editor @HuffingtonPost.

The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Former WWLP-TV News Reporter Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) has left the station to join @weatherchannel as News Anchor for their new morning show @AMHQ.

ESPN (Bristol, CT): Beginning today, Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) will begin reporting for ESPN. She will be stationed in Washington, D.C.

Freedom Communications (Santa Ana, CA): Excelsior & La Prensa will be merging to create Freedom Communication’s (@FreedomComm) new newspaper, Unidos. Unidos is set to debut on Friday, March 21 and will be published weekly.

Associated Press – Chicago Bureau (Chicago, IL): Greg McCune (@gregamccune)  joins (@ap) as Desk Editor for the Midwest region, responsible for news coverage in 14 Midwest states from Midwest Editor for Reuters America Service.

Los Angeles Register (Los Angeles, CA): Freedom Communications has set April 16 as the launch date for the Los Angeles Register (@LARegisterNews). Ron Sylvester (@rsylvester) is the Editor.

Crain’s Chicago Business (Chicago, IL): Editor Cassie Walker Burke (@cassiechicago) is set to join the trade magazine (@CrainsChicago) as an Assistant Managing Editor from lifestyle pub Chicago Magazine (@ChicagoMag).

CNBC (New York, NY): “The Kudlow Report” will end production at the end of this month. Larry Kudlow (@larry_kudlow) will remain as a Senior Contributor @CNBC.

The Washington Times (Washington, DC): David Dadisman (@dcdadisman) is the new General Manager @WashTimes.

The New York Times (New York, NY): Fashion Editor at the Financial Times Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) has been tapped to become Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic. In addition, Alexandra Jacobs has been promoted to Fashion Critic and Fashion Features Writer.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Reporter Suzanne Vranica (@vranicawsj) has been promoted to Advertising and Marketing Industry Editor. Also happening @WSJ, Former Adweek Digital Editor Mike Shields (@digitalshields) has joined on as Senior Editor and Liz Heron (@lheron) has announced her departure from her role there as Emerging Media Editor.

Fox Deportes (New York, NY): Carlos Sánchez has been named General Manager of Fox Deportes (@FOXDeportes)

Governing (Washington, DC): Former Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser (@mayorfunk) takes the reins as Publisher @GOVERNING.

CQ Weekly (Washington, DC): Benton Ives (bives@cqrollcall.com) is now the Editor-in-Chief. And David Ellis is the new Vice President of News @CQRollCall.

The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Former Austin Statesman (@statesman) Reporter/Blogger, Mike Ward (@ChronicleMike), has joined @HoustonChron.

News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Steven Doyle has been named Managing Editor @newsandrecord. He arrives from The Sentinel-News in KY and starts this week.

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Suki Dardarian (@SukiDardarian) has been named Senior Managing Editor and Vice President at the paper, starting in April. She was previously with the Seattle Times.

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): Sports Reporter Tina Akouris (@takouris) and longtime Journalist Dave Hoekstra (@DaveHoekstra66) are no longer with the paper (@SunTimes).

Chicago Reader (Chicago, IL): Senior Editor Jake Malooley (@JakeMalooley) has joined the alternative weekly newspaper (@Chicago_Reader) as Managing Editor from @TimeOutChicago. Deputy Editor Sam Worley recently left the pub.

The Greenville News (Greenville, SC): Long-time newsman William Fox has been named Managing Editor of The News (@GreenvilleNews). He replaces veteran Managing Editor Chris Weston.

Essence Magazine (New York, NY): Essence Magazine (@essencemag) welcomes back Pamela Edwards Christiani as Beauty and Style Director. Also, Charreah Jackson (@Charreah) moves from Associate Editor to Relationships Editor.

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT): After nearly three decades with the paper, Political Editor Rick Green (@CTConfidential) has said good-bye.

Law360 (New York, NY): Kaitlyn Kiernan (@kaitlyn_Kiernan) moves from Options Reporter for The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) and Dow Jones Newswires to Private Equity Reporter @Law360.

Redbook Magazine (New York, NY): Julia Malacoff (@jmalacoff) announced her departure from her role as Assistant Fashion Editor at Redbook (@redbookmag).

GQ Magazine (New York, NY): Andrew Richdale (@therichdale) has left his Associate Editor position @GQMagazine.

60 Minutes- CBS (New York, NY): CBS News announced come Fall 2014, Bill Whitaker (@billwhitakerCBS) will move to New York as a Correspondent on 60 Minutes (@60minutes).

CBS (New York, NY): Investigative Correspondent Sheryl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) has resigned.

Digiday (New York, NY): Former Adweek (@Adweek) Senior Editor Lucia Moses (@lmoses) joins @Digiday and will assume the same role.

Business Insider (New York, NY): Madeline Stone (@MadelineLStone) was promoted from Intern to Tech Lifestyle Reporter @businessinsider.

Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Mark Rozzo is moving from Executive Editor at Town & Country (@TandCmag) to Deputy Editor @VanityFair.

InStyle (New York, NY): InStyle (@InStyle) welcomes Nika Vagner (@Niksterr) as Social Media Editor. She was formerly at Entertainment Weekly (@EW).

Mashable (New York, NY): Former New York Times (@nytimes) Senior Editor Jonathan Ellis (@jonathanellis) will join @mashable as Managing Editor March 31st.

NBC (New York, NY): Longtime National Correspondent Jamie Gangel (@JamieGangel) has left after 31 years.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Arelis Hernandez (@ahernandez_OS) is returning to the Post after a stint at The Orlando Sentinel to be a Prince George’s County Reporter.

Afar Magazine (San Francisco, CA): Andrew Richdale (@therichdale) joins Afar (@AFARMedia) as a Senior Editor. Andrew was previously with GQ.

CNET (San Francisco, CA): Ashley Esqueda (@ashleyesqueda) joins @cnet as a Senior Editor and Host.

Fit Pregnancy/Natural Health (Woodland Hills, CA): Catherine Peridis (@Catperidis) joins Fit Pregnancy (@fitpregnancy) and @_NaturalHealth as Fashion Editor.

Refinery29 (http://www.refinery29.com): Erin Fitzpatrick (@erin_fitz09) was promoted to Los Angeles Editorial Assistant (@refinery29).

The Sunday (Henderson, NV):  This is a new free weekly publication edited by Delen Goldberg (@DelenGoldberg) which was launched by Greenspun Media Group and the Las Vegas Sun. The publication was recently launched in the Las Vegas Metro area and covers news, current events and lifestyle.

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