MEDIAware: Issue - August 25, 2014

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    U.S. News & World Report (Washington, D.C.): Managing Editor Kim Castro (@kimacastro) is now the Executive Editor/Consumer News @usnews.

    San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio, TX): Tony Quesada  has been announced as the Editor-in-Chief @SABizJournal.

    Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Virginian-Pilot Managing Editor Maria Carrillo (@havana58) is headed to Houston to become Senior Editor @HoustonChron.

    The New York Times (New York, NY): Former Pasadena Magazine Editor Maria Russo (@Maria_C_Russo) is now the Children's Books Editor @nytimes. And Alex MacCallum (@alexmaccallum) was promoted to Assistant Managing Editor of Audience Development.

    CBS News - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Trish Turner (@caphilltrish) is the new "CBS This Morning" D.C. Producer.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Economics Policy Reporter Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) is the Editor of the new online section "Storyline" ( covering people, policy and data. And Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Karen Heller (@kheller) signs on as a Features Writer.

    NBC News (New York, NY): Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) has been named the new Host of @meetthepress. He replaces David Gregory who had been with the program since December 2008. Todd’s first show as host will air on September 7th. 

    Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Josh Tyrangiel (@Tyrangiel) was named Lead Editor for consumer products @BloombergNews.

    Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Katie Benner (@ktbenner) will join @BV as a Tech Columnist in September.

    ABC News (New York, NY): Ann Compton (@AnnCompton), a 41-year veteran @ABC, has announced she will retire September 10.

    WIPR-TV (Puerto Rico): Miguel Rosa (@Miguelrosatv) has been promoted to General Manager for WIPM-TV/WIPR-TV in Puerto Rico.

    Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Norberto Hernandez has joined Telemundo's (@Telemundo), "Un Nuevo Dia" (@UnNuevoDia) as a Correspondent.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Scout Media's Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) joins @LATimes as a Reporter covering USC football.

    Tonawanda News (Tonawanda, NY): Chris Voccio is now the Publisher of @tonanews and The Niagara Gazette @NiagaraGazette. 

    Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, NY): Thomas Claybaugh is now the Publisher of @ithacajournal, The Press & Sun-Bulletin (@pressconnects) and Elmira Star-Gazette @stargazette.

    WSJ Speakeasy Blog (New York, NY): Reporter Barbara Chai (@barbarachai) has become the Managing Editor @WSJSpeakeasy.

    HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): Leslie Corona becomes Editorial Assistant @HGTVMag.

    Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): The new Associate Celebrity Editor is Kristin Harris (@KristinHarris).

    Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Michele Promaulayko (@MichProm) will begin as the new Editor-in-Chief @YahooHealth on August 25th.

    The Fader (@TheFader): Deidre Dyer (@Yung_Oprah_) has been promoted to Style Editor.

    The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): Steve Paul (@sbpaul) has been named Editorial Page Editor @KCStar, replacing the recently retired Miriam Pepper.

    Science Magazine (Washington, D.C.): Book Review Editor Sherman Suter is retiring from @ScienceMagazine.

    Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, PA): Tom Deschriver (@PoconoTD) is the new Executive Editor @PoconoRecord. Tom replaces Christopher Mele (@MeleChristopher) who is now a Metro Editor for The New York Times. And Brad Bailey takes on the Associate Publisher role.

    Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, WY): Brendan Meyer (@Brendan_Meyer13) will join (@CSTribune) as Features Reporter.

    Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA): James Normandin (@J_F_Normandin) was named the Publisher at (@telegramdotcom) and begins on September 2nd .

    The Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA): Steve Fisher (@sedwardfisher) is now the new Publisher @TelegraphHerald. Fisher will replace James Normandin.

    Brownwood Bulletin (Brownwood, TX): Russ Goodall is now the Managing Editor @Bwdbulletin.

    Glen Rose Reporter (Glen Rose, TX): Brent Addleman (@GRR_Editor) has been named Managing Editor @GlenRoseNews.

    The Duncan Banner (Duncan, OK): Richard Fernandez has joined @DuncanBanner as Assistant Sports Editor.

    The Carroll County News (Berryville, AR): Ty Loftis is now the Sports Editor @CarrollCoNews.

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Weekend Meteorologist Cheryl Scott (@CherylScottWX) is leaving @NBCChicago next month to pursue other opportunities. Alicia Roman (@AliciaRomanNBC) will replace Scott. And KNBC-TV Meteorologist Byron Miranda (@ByronNBCLA) is returning to Chi-town to call the weather.

    WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA): Former WVVA-TV Sports Director Jaime Baker (@JBaker_WTAJ) joins this CBS affiliate as a Sports Anchor/Reporter. And Ali Ingersoll (@AliEIngersoll) and Christian Heilman (@cgheilman) are two new News Reporters at the station.

    Pacifica Tribune (Pacifica, CA): Sports Editor Horace Hinshaw in now Interim Editor @pacificatribune replacing Elaine Larsen.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA): Mike Szvetitz (@Szvetitz) joins the sports team as its new Sports Editor.

    The Jessamine Journal (Nicholasville, KY): Matt Overing (@MOvering) is the new Sports Editor @thejj_sports.

    The Hawk Eye (Burlington, IA): Sports Reporter Susan Denk has passed away. She covered Iowa University football and local sports @TheHawkEye.

    KXXV-TV (Waco, TX): Former WHSV-TV Reporter Estephany Escobar (@KXXVEstephany) signs on at @NewsChannel25 as a News Reporter.

    WMBD-TV (Peoria, IL): Former Anchor WVII-TV Reporter Clay Gordon (@ClayGordonNews) is on the air at @WMBD31News as an Anchor/Reporter.

    WJXT-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Francesca Amiker (@FRANonCBS) is the new News Reporter @wjxt4.

    KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Monique Griego (@MGriego12news) is now the new Morning Anchor and Reporter @12News.

    KYW-AM (Philadelphia, PA): Harry Donahue (@harydona) a local Sports Anchor/Reporter/Play-by-Play Announcer is retiring after 35 years in the business.

    Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID): Victor Flores (@vflores415) has been announced as Sports Editor for the publication.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Teri Berg (@TeeBerg) has joined the team @SunSentinel as an Assistant Sports Editor. 

    WNNX-FM (Atlanta, GA): Greg Ausham is the new Program Director at this rock station (@ROCK1005Atlanta).

    WWAY-TV (Wilmington, NC): Former WTVD-TV Meteorologist Scott Dean is now Chief Meteorologist @WWAY.

    WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former WFTV-TV Reporter Berndt Petersen is now a Reporter @wsbtv.

    WQRF-TV (Rockford, IL): Kelly Lattimer has been named Vice President and General Manager @MyStateline.

    KTVI-TV (St. Louis, MO): Former WLS-TV Weekend Sportscaster Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) is moving to St. Louis's @FOX2now to become a News Anchor.

    WNCV-FM (Fort Walton Beach, FL): Philadelphia's WISX-FM Morning DJ Logan (@loganmornings) is moving to Florida to become the morning host/Program Director at this station (

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN): Matt Brickman (@Matt_Brickman) and Kim Johnson (@KimJohnsonWCCO) will join the station's morning show "4 News this Morning" starting September 1st.

    WWTN-FM (Nashville, TN): Dan Mandis has been promoted to Program Director for this News/Talk station (@997wtn). He continues as Midday Host.

    WBBG-TV (Miami, FL): Michael 'Mud' Gross has been named the Program Director of Clear Channel's Classic Rock station (@BIG1059FM).

    WOFL-TV (Orlando-Daytona Beach): Meteorologist Brooks Tomlin (@BrooksTomlin) and Reporter Ann Keil (@Ann_Keil) are now on the air @MyFoxOrlando. 

    WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach, FL): Dan Wilson (@DanWilsonABC15) has been named the News Director @WPTV. 

    WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): Jay Towers (@JayTowers) to Morning Co-Anchor @Fox2News.

    KBLR-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Frederik Oldenburg (@Fredefutbol) has been named Sports Anchor for Telemundo Las Vegas (@TelemundoLV).

    KRON-TV (San Francisco, CA): Ashley Gold Messina has been named Vice President and General Manager @kron4news.

    KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV (Studio City, CA): Peter Daut (@PeterDautwsoc9) is returning to California as he joins this duopoly as Weekend Evening Anchor from WSOC-TV in North Carolina.

    KITS-FM (San Francisco, CA): Alternative station @Live105 welcomes Kevin Klein as the new Morning Show Host beginning September 2.