MEDIAware: Issue - November 3, 2014

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    The Chicago Defender (Chicago, IL): Journalist/Editor Kai El' Zabar will become the first ever woman Executive Editor at The Chicago Defender.

    Inc. (San Francisco, CA): Former Forbes Writer Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici) joins Inc. as their San Francisco Bureau Chief.

    Quartz (New York, NY): S. Mitra Kalita (@mitrakalita) has been promoted to Executive Editor-at-Large at Quartz. In addition, Lauren Brown (@laurenalixb) has been promoted to Special Projects Editor and joining the publication is Paul Smalera (@smalera) who will serve as Ideas Editor beginning November 5th.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA): The newspapers' two websites ( and are being merged into in December.

    Yahoo! (@Yahoo): David Gregory (@DavidGregory) will host alongside Global Anchor Katie Couric during an online politics special regarding the midterm elections.

    OZY (Mountain View, CA): Former Wall Street Journal Executive Director Jonathan Dahl (@DahlJonathan) is now the Editor of this online news site -- OZY.

    BetaBoston (Boston, MA): Janelle Nanos (@JanelleNanos) is the new Editor at BetaBoston.

    The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Alia Wong (@aliaemily) joins The Atlantic as an Associate Reporter.

    Bloomberg View (New York, NY): Columnists Eli Lake (@elilake) and Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) are set to begin at Bloomberg View on November 17th.

    The Thick ( This is a new celebrity online news site (@thethick_) that explores the world of celebrities. Anthony Rotunno is the Editor.

    The Fader (New York, NY): Starting in November, Larry Fitzmaurice (@LFitzmaurice) will be the News Editor at The Fader.

    Entertainment Tonight (Studio City, CA): Former intern Katie Krause (@katie_krause) returns to ET as a Producer/Host.

    The New York Post (New York, NY): Zachary Kussin (@zacharykussin) joins the New York Post as Real Estate Reporter. He begins November 10th.

    Marie Claire (New York, NY): Jessica Coen (@jessicacoen) has joined on as a Contributing Editor at Marie Claire.

    L.A. Weekly (Culver City, CA): Jill Stewart has been named Acting Editor for LA Weekly until a permanent editor is hired.
    Woman's Day (New York, NY): Sara Lyle is moving on from Woman's Day. She will continue to freelance.

    The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA): Tablet Enterprise Editor Katrice Hardy has been promoted to Managing Editor at The Virginian-Pilot.

    The Cut (New York, NY): Corey Kindberg (@coreykindberg) has joined The Cut as Associate Editor, Social Media.

    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Ellen Warren (@ellenwarreninfo) is retiring from the Chicago Tribune, where she served as Senior Correspondent and Columnist.

    The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): Senior Executive Producer Scott Warren has moved on from TWC.
    Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Monica Rohr (@monicarhor) will be returning as an Enterprise & Investigation Reporter to the Houston Chronicle this November.

    The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): Reporter Michael Cass has moved on from The Tennessean to become a speechwriter for the Nashville Mayor. And Reporter Brian Haas has also taken a new gig as Public Information Officer at the Nashville Fire Department.

    The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX): Hunter Hauk (@HausOfHunter) has been named Pop Music Critic at The Dallas Morning News. He will start December 1st.

    The Associated Press - Louisville Bureau (Louisville, KY): Former San Antonio Express-News Columnist Scott Stroud joins the Associated Press as News Editor for the Kentucky and Tennessee bureaus.

    The Pitchfork Review (Chicago, IL): Jessica Hopper (@jesshopp) is the new Senior Editor at The Pitchfork Review. And Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) has been promoted to Managing Editor of Pitchfork and Pitchfork Review.

    Fitness Magazine (New York, NY): Kiera Aaron (@Kiera_Aaron) has joined Fitness as a Senior Web Editor. 

    Call & Post (Cleveland, OH): Publisher and Editor of the Call & Post Constance “Connie” Harper has sadly passed away. 

    Toledo Free Press (Toledo, OH): Former Managing Editor Sarah Ottney (@sarahottney) is the new Editor-in-Chief at the Toledo Free Press after Michael S. Miller's move to the United Way.

    Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT): Hometown Reporter Lynn Monty (@VermontSongbird) has moved on from the Burlington Free Press

    Marlin Magazine (Winter Park, FL): Andrew Cox has started at Marlin Magazine as the new Senior Editor.

    Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH): Matt Hutton is the new Editor of the Star Beacon after a stint at the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion, Indiana where he served as Managing Editor. 

    CNN en Español (Atlanta, GA): Meteorologist Mari Ramos (@MariRamosCNN) is moving on from CNN en Espanol.

    Footwear Insight (Great Neck, NY): Jennifer Ernst Beaudry (@jenebeaudry) is now a Contributing Editor at Footwear Insight.

    Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Le Mars, IA):Sports Reporter Austin Harrington has been promoted to Sports Editor at the Le Mars Daily Sentinel.

    WCTI-TV (Greenville, NC): We are sorry to hear of the unexpected passing of Chief Meteorologist Skip Waters. He had been with the WCTI-TV since 1982.

    WLTZ-TV (Columbus, GA): Andrea Clenney has been named News Director at this NBC affiliate -- WLTZ-TV and starts on December 2nd.

    WLBT-TV (Jackson, MS): News Director Wilson Stribling (@WilsonStribling) has returned to his former position as a Morning Anchor at Misssissippi News Now.

    KBTX-TV (Bryan, TX): Reporter Kessler McLaughlin (@KBTXKessler) will soon be a Morning Anchor at KBTX-TV.

    KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Cori Coffin (@CoriC_KVUE) is now an Anchor/Reporter KVUE-TV

    KTRE-TV (Pollok, TX): John-Carlos Estrada (@Mr_JCE) is the new Anchor & Managing Editor at KTRE-TV.

    KTAL-TV (Shreveport, LA): Steve Bender (@StephenJBender) has joined at KTAL-TV as a Morning & Midday Co-Anchor.

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo, NY): Aaron Mason (@aaronwivb) has been named Assistant News Director at WKBW-TV.

    WAMZ-FM (Louisville, KY): Michael Jordan is set to join this country station as Program Director, replacing Coyote Calhoun (@wamz1) who is stepping down from the position at the end of 2014. Jordan will continue to serve as Operations Manager for the iHeartMedia Lexington cluster and Program Director of WBUL-FM (@981THEBULL). 

    WUSA-TV (Washington, DC): Former WJLA-TV/Newschannel 8 General Manager Bill Lord is now the News Director at WUSA-TV.

    WBRB-FM (Mount Clare, WV): Johnny Clements is the new Operations Manager at "The Bear".

    WTXF-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Former KYW-TV Traffic Reporter Bob Kelly (@bobkellytraffic) joins the Good Day Philadelphia team as their Traffic Reporter.

    News 12 Connecticut (Norwalk, CT): After 25 years, Meteorologist Paul Piorek (@news12ctpaul) retires.

    WTVJ-TV (Maramar, FL): Stefano Fusaro (@StefanoNBC6) joins NBC South Florida as a Weekend Sports Anchor. 

    WPRI-TV (East Providence, RI): Reporter Tatevike Aprikyan (@TatevikAprikyan) has joined the newsroom at WPRI-TV.

    WBT-TV (Boston, MA): Julie Loncich (@JulieLoncich) has joined CBS Boston as a Reporter. Most recently, she was a reporter for WCVB-TV.

    WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT): Congratulations to Audrey Kuchen (@audreykuchen) on her promotion from Weekend Evening Anchor to Weekday Evening Anchor. She has been with WTIC-TV since 2010.

    KWCH-TV (Wichita, KS): Jenn Bates (@KWCHJenn) has been promoted to Morning Anchor at this CBS affiliate -- KWCH-TV. She is currently a Sports Anchor and Reporter at the station.

    WFLC-FM (Miami, FL): Twin sisters Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez (@LuluyLala), aka Lulu & Lala are the new Afternoon Hosts at WFLC-FM.  

    WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Kimberly Gill (@KimberlyGill) has joined on as a Reporter and Fill-In Anchor.  

    WFOX-TV/WJAX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Phil Amato (@PhilAmatoANjax) is the new Morning Anchor at Action News Jacksonville.  

    WOCQ-FM (Salisbury, MD): Morning Show Hosts Bill Baker & Jessica Martinez have left WOCQ-FM.    

    WLXV-FM (Cadillac, MI): Chris Nicholas is the new Morning Show Host/Program Director at WLXV-FM.

    KKSF-AM (San Francisco, CA): Ed Baxter is the new Midday Host at Talk 910.

    WNKS-FM (Charlotte, NC): Midday DJ Kelly Meyers has moved on from WNKS-FM

    WSTR-FM (Atlanta, GA): Donny Michaels is the new Night DJ at this Lincoln Financial Media station -- STAR94. He arrives from Upstate New York.

    KOSI-FM (Denver, CO): Jonathan Wilde has been named the new Morning Drive Host at this rock station.

    KOZZ-FM (Reno, NV): Jace Edward has been named Morning Host beginning November 10th.