MEDIAware: Issue - August 18, 2014

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    Associated Press (New York, NY): Bureau Chief William Kole (@billkole)( takes over the New England News Editor role @ap. And Former AP New England Editor Cara Rubinsky (@crubinsky) moves to Chicago to become the Assistant Central Region Editor. Lindsay Whitehurst (@lwhitehurst) is a new Reporter at the Salt Lake bureau. And Mesfin Fekadu (@MusicMesfin) is the new Music Reporter @ap.Chicago Bureau Deputy Editor Tom Berman (@tombermanap) has been named Central Region Editor.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Austin Beutner has been named Publisher/CEO of @LATimes succeeding Eddy Hartenstein. Melody Petersen (@MelodyPetersen) departs from @OCRegister to join the paper as a Reporter covering aerospace and Sports Reporter Mike James has announced his plans to retire after 27 years with the paper.

    American Banker Magazine (New York, NY): Marc Hochstein (@MarcHochstein) is the new Editor-in-Chief @AmerBanker.

    Bloomberg News (New York, NY): The Street's Joseph Deaux (@JoeDeaux) heads over to @BloombergNews as a Commodities Reporter.

    Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) has left @TVGuide to become a Senior Writer @EW. And Chris Lee (@_ChrisLee) is the new Writer-at-Large for @EW.

    Details (New York, NY): Drew Schutte (@werd) joins @DETAILS as Publisher.

    Marie Claire (New York, NY): Fashion Features Editor Jessica Minkoff (@JLMinkoff)  has been promoted to Senior Market Editor @marieclaire.

    Forbes (New York, NY): Frank Bi (@FrankieBi) has joined @Forbes as a Data Journalist.

    Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Caruso (@laurencaruso_) has been named Senior Web Editor @Allure_magazine.

    Food Network Magazine (New York, NY): Sarah Bruning (@sarahbruning) became the Senior Features Editor @FoodNetwork.

    Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): More Magazine Associate Beauty Editor Deanna Pai (@deannapai) becomes Senior Associate Beauty Editor @Cosmopolitan.

    New York Magazine (New York, NY): Jennifer Vineyard became a Senior Editor @NYMag.

    The Intercept (@The_Intercept): Cora Currier (@CoraCurrier) is now a Reporter at @The_Intercept. Ryan Tate (@RyanTate) has been hired as a Deputy Editor and Margot Williams (@MargotWilliams) is a new Research Editor at the outlet. 

    Re/Code ( Edmund Lee (@EdmundLee) will be joining @Recode as its new Managing Editor starting in September. Managing Editor Kenneth Li (@kenli729) was promoted to Editor-in-Chief.

    Vox (@VoxDotCom) ( Julia Belluz (@JuliaOfToronto) is the new Health Reporter.

    PBS Newshour (Arlington, VA): Sara Just (@sarajust) is the new Executive Producer @NewsHour.

    CNN - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Alexandra Field (@AFieldCNN) has been promoted from Freelancer to Correspondent @cnn.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Sports Editor Glenn Yoder (@glennyoder) joins the Post as a Night Sports Editor/Producer.

    FOX News Channel - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Cherie Grzech has been promoted to Senior Director of Politics.

    The Jersey Journal (Secaucus, NJ): Deputy Managing Editor Ron Zeitlinger was promoted to Managing Editor @jerseyjournal. This follows on the heels of Editor Margaret Schmidt's promotion form Managing Editor to Editor.

    The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR): Michelle Maxwell (@MichelleAtTheRG) is the new Features Editor @registerguard.

    The Luverne Journal (Luverne, AL): Mona Moore ( has been announced as Editor.

    Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL): Former Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Reporter Joey Chandler (@TFJoeyChandler) has joined @tuscaloosanews as a Prep Sports Writer.

    The Paris News (Paris, TX): Maddie Kuhn (@maddiekuhn1) has been promoted to Sports Editor @TheParisNews.

    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Phil Terrigno (@philterrigno) has been named High School Sports Editor @lubbockonline.

    Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville, GA): Reporter Ron Daniel has been promoted to Managing Editor here (@douglassentinel). He replaces Mitch Sneed, who is now Editor at the Alexander City Outlook (@alexcityoutlook) in Ala.

    The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette (Hilton Head, SC): Executive Editor Fitz McAden has retired after 42 years as a journalist. His resume includes stops in Miami and Columbia as well as these two Lowcountry newspapers.

    Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis, MO): Luke Thompson has been hired at Fox Sports Midwest to cover St. Louis sports. He was previously with The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, TN.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Stu Durando (@studurando) is switching roles at the paper (@stltoday), from covering Illinois basketball to now handling the St. Louis University beat.

    The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) has joined the paper (@thenewstribune) as a Sports Reporter, covering the Seattle Seahawks.

    The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA): Outdoors/Sports Reporter Joe Gorden is putting down the keyboard after more than 40 years @tribunedemocrat and retiring.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Miami, FL): Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) signs on as a Sports Reporter covering Florida Atlantic University. 

    Cecil Whig (Elkton, MD): Jordan Schatz (@Jordan_Whig) was named the new Sports Editor @Cecil_Whig.

    Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, PA): Jon Gerardi (@JonGerardi) is the new Assistant Sports Editor in time for the Little League World Series.

    The Daily Herald (Provo, UT): Darnell Dickson (@DarnellWrites) is now the Sports Report covering the BYU Cougars (@BYUcougars) @heraldextra.

    The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY): Bruce Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) joins the sports team to tackle the Buffalo Bills beat.

    Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, IL): Matt Kamp (@kamper317) is the new Sports Editor @theEdwi, replacing Bill Roseberry. 

    Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, NC): Former Index-Journal Sports Writer Jordan Anders (@Jordan_Anders) is now @hickoryrecord.

    WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Gary LaPlante (@GaryTVNews) is the new News Director @cbsboston.

    KNRK-FM (Portland, OR): The new Evening Host is Derric "Mega" Tanner (@megatanner) @947fm.

    WHP-TV (Harrisburg, PA): Interim News Director Mike Bothwell is officially the News Director @CBS21NEWS.

    Mega TV Puerto Rico (Coconut Grove, FL): Omar Moynelo is back on the air @MegaTVLive, hosting its new show "El Arañazo" (@megaAranazo).

    Univision - Noticias 62 - KAKW-TV (Austin, TX): Univision (@Univision) has named Hugo Chavez Montes (@hugochavezm) Anchor for the newscast @Univision62.

    Univision - KUVS-TV (Sacramento, CA): As of August 25, Enrique Chiabra (@EChiabra) will be anchoring the weekend newscast @Univision19.

    KARK-TV (Little Rock, AR): Aaron Nolan (@a_nolan) has been named Morning Co-Anchor @KARK4News.

    KSEE-TV/KGPE-TV (Fresno, CA): Scott Bemis (@SBemisonline) joins these Fresno sister stations as Weekend Sports Anchor and Dave Spahr (@dave_spahr) is the new Weekend Meteorologist.

    KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV (Studio City, CA): Long-time News Anchor Kent Shocknek has announced that he will retire from this duopoly at the end of September.

    Q102.1-FM (San Francisco, CA): Entercom launches @Q102sf an Adult Contemporary station. Trevor Simpson is the Program Director.

    KPRI-FM (San Diego, CA): Marc "Mookie" Kaczor (@MookieSpeaks) is the new Music Director and Host @KPRIFM.

    Central Florida News 13 (Orlando, FL): Mike Simon (@MikeSimonPro) has been named Meteorologist at Central Florida 13 (@CFNews13). 

    WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Lee Van Ameyde (@LEEVANAMEYDE) has moved into the role of Managing Editor @wzzm13. And Nick LaFave (@NickLaFave) will now Co-Anchor alongside Juliet Gragos

    WFLC-FM (Miami, FL): Dave Hanson has been promoted to Assistant Director of Branding & Programming at WFLC-FM (@Hits973).

    WNCN-TV (Raleigh, NC): Anchor Pam Saulsby is no longer with this NBC affiliate (@wcnc).

    WNCT-TV (Greenville, NC): Former WWAY-TV Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has joined this CBS affiliate (@wnct9) as Chief Meteorologist.

    WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC): Former KXJB-TV Reporter Hope Hanselman (@HopeNews13) is now a Reporter @wlos_13 while Reporter Ingrid Allstaedt has switched roles to Weather Anchor.

    WCBD-TV (Charleston, SC): Bryan Luhn is the new News Director @WCBD at the beach. He arrives from the mountains of Asheville, N.C. and WLOS-TV where he was Assistant News Director.

    WNSR-AM (Nashville, TN): Johnny Franks is the new Afternoon Host on this sports station (@sportsradio560).

    WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Local CBS station is switching affiliates from LIN Media’s WISH-TV (CBS) (@WISH_TV) to Tribune Media’s WTTV-TV (@CW) (@fox59). WTTV-TV will be the new CBS affiliate starting Jan. 1, 2015.

    WREX-TV (Rockford, IL): Alex Kirchner (@WeatherKirchner) moves to @13WREX as Chief Meteorologist from @WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    WKRC-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Sydney Benter (@SydneyBenter) has joined @Local12 as an Anchor/Reporter.

    WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Executive Producer Sandy Pudar has been promoted to Assistant News Director @WGNNews. Pudar replaces Jennifer Lyons, who moved up to News Director.

    WLS-TV (Chicago, IL): Jesse Hamilton (@JesseJHamilton) joins the morning news team @ABC7Chicago as Executive Producer from the @weatherchannel. 

    WGTZ-FM (Dayton, OH): Dan Edwards is the new Host of morning program, “The Morning Flight” on @FLY929.

    KTVK-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Bruce Heffner (@chopperguyhd) is set to join (@azfamily) and CBS affiliate KPOH-TV as the Traffic Pilot/Reporter starting in October.

    KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Weekend Reporter Christopher Sign (@ChristopherSign) has been named weekday Morning Anchor @abc15.

    WHBR-FM (Parkersburg, WV): Tom Grimm (@RadioGrimm) joins "The Bear" rock station as an Evening Host.