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Jan 20, 2014

MEDIA News: Media Moves at U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg News, Sports Illustrated, People and More

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

U.S. News & World Report (Washington, DC): Gary Emerling (@gcemerling) is the new Senior News Editor and Alan Neuhauser (@alneuhauser) is a new Reporter at @usnews.

Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Politico White House Reporter Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) joins @BloombergNews to cover the same beat

Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Former Oregonian Sportswriter Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRae19), former Denver Post football scribe Joan Niesen (@JoanNiesen) and New York Times Sports Writer Greg Bishop (@nytbishop) have all joined SI (@SInow) as Sports Reporters.

People Magazine (New York, NY): Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle (@JessCagleEW) will succeed Larry Hackett as Managing Editor.

Self Magazine (New York, NY): Adina Steiman (@adinasteiman) is the new Features Director.

O, The Oprah Magazine (New York, NY): Megan Deem (@MeganDeem) is the new Executive Beauty Editor @O_Magazine.

Crains New York (New York, NY): Emily Laermer ( (@elaermer) has been promoted to News Producer.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Adam Auriemma (@adamauriemma) is the new Deputy Bureau Chief for the Management and Careers Bureau.

The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Jim Rutenberg @jimrutenberg), 13-year veteran of The New York Times, has left the newspaper to join the magazine. He has been named Chief Political Correspondent.

Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Former Huffington Post Reporter Kavitha Davidson (@kavithadavidson) joins @BloombergView as a Sports Columnist.

AOL (New York, NY): AOL (@AOL) has relinquished its controlling interest in Patch (@PatchTweet). All sites are said to remain operational as Hale Media takes majority control of the local news outlet.

CBS Newspath  (Dallas, TX); Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) is the News Correspondent for the Dallas’s CBS NewsPath television news service.

TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) ( Co-Editor Eric Eldon (@Eldon) has left.

InStyle Magazine (New York, NY): Diana Tsui (@Chupsterette) is the new Senior Editor at InStyle Magazine.

Curbed (@Curbed): Ian Spula is no longer Editor at Curbed Chicago (@CurbedChicago).

Greatist (@Greatist): Abby Lerner (@LiveandLerner) is now Editorial Director at this fitness site.

Metro Times (Detroit, MI): Vince Grzegorek @vincethepolack) has been named interim Editor of the alternative newsweekly (@metrotimes), replacing Bryan Gottlieb. He will continue to serve as Editor and Web Editor of Cleveland Scene Magazine (@Cleveland_Scene).

Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Beginning in February, Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter John Allen (@JohnLAllenJr) will join the Boston Globe

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Ryan Holeywell (@RyanHoleywell) leaves Governing (@GOVERNING) to join the Chronicle (@HoustonChron) as an Energy Reporter.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN): Sports Editor Mike Bass (@MikeBassPP) has left the newspaper after a decade plus of service. And Tad Reeve (@TadReeve) has been promoted from Deputy Sports Editor to Sports Editor @PioneerPress.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Times Media Group (@LATimes) has launched a new online retail shopping website called District West (@DistrictWest).

The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Hugo Lundgren (@hugolundgren) moves from New York to serve as Acting Editor for @Hollywoodreporter.

Ladies Home Journal (New York, NY): Hilary Merzbacher (@hmerzbacher) is no longer Assistant Food Editor.

Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME)/Morning Sentinel (Waterville, ME): Scott Monroe (@ScottDMonroe) is the new Managing Editor for both papers.

The Montana Standard (Butte, MT): Al Balderas (@sportsphann) is the new Sports Editor at the Standard (@mtsbrk).

Pueblo Chieftain (Pueblo, CO): Randy Rickman has been hired as the new General Manager at the paper. He most recently served as Regional Publisher for the Independent Record in Helena, MO and the Montana Standard in Butte, MO.

Lubrication Management & Technology (Chicago, IL): The trade outlet has ceased its independent publication. The print edition has merged with sister publication Maintenance Technology (@MTMagazine). Jane Alexander will serve as Editor for the new combined title. For additional information, go to

New York Cottages & Gardens (New York, NY): Former Country Living Assistant Market Editor Paige Alexus is the new Associate Editor @NYCandG and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (@HCandG).

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