MEDIAware: Issue - October 13, 2014

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    Politico (Arlington, VA): Former Boston Globe Editorial Page Editor Peter Canellos  joins @politico as the Executive Editor. Deputy Editor Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) was promoted to Executive Editor/Digital. And former Time Miami Bureau Reporter Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) is the new Senior Staff Writer.

    National Journal (Washington, DC): Former U.S. News & World Report Congressional Reporter Lauren Fox will cover Congress. And Former Tampa Bay Times scribe Weston Phippen (@westonphippen) joins on @nationaljournal as a Next America Reporter.

    Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Jason Sheeler (@JasonSheeler) has been named Features Editor. He comes to @EW from Glamour where he served as a Senior Editor. In addition, Stephanie Schomer (@stephschomer) has been named Senior Editor. Schomer makes her way to the mag via Architectural Digest (@ArchDigest) where she served as Staff Editor. Finally, former BUST Senior Editor Molly Simms (@themollysimms) joins on as Staff Editor, Music.

    New York Daily News (New York, NY): Social Media Manager Brad Gerick (@BradGerick) has been named Director of Social Media. Also @NYDailyNews, Christine Roberts (@CElizRoberts) has been promoted to Editor of Mobile and Emerging Products. Andy Clayton (@aclayton33) has also been promoted as he becomes Deputy Managing Editor for Digital Sports.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA): Business Editor Christopher Quinn is now covering Education. Former Education Assignment Editor Angela Tuck (@ajcAngelaTuck) will handle Features and Charles Gay (@CharlesGayAJC) switches from News to Business Editor @ajc.

    The Indianapolis Star (Indiananpolis, IN): Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) has joined @IndyStarSports as Sports Columnist. Sports Reporter Michael Pointer will now cover Butler University sports and WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Sports Reporter Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) has moved on from the daily.

    Ebony (Chicago, IL): Aliya S. King (@aliyasking) is the new Entertainment Editor @EBONYMag from Vibe (@VibeMagazine), where she served as Senior Content Producer. 

    The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.): Former Mother Jones scribe Chris Mooney joins @washingtonpost to cover environment and climate issues

    Newsweek (New York, NY): Former @WSJ Editor Jackie Bischoff (@JaxBischof) has joined the team @Newsweek as a Digital Editor.

    PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA): Former CNN Congressional Reporter Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) is joining @NewsHour as a Political Reporter/Editor. And Executive Producer Linda Winslow announced her retirement.

    ABC News - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former CNN News Planning Director Stacia Philips Deshishku (@staciacnn) signs on as the Deputy Bureau Chief @abc.

    Outside Magazine (Santa Fe, NM): Former Esquire Contributor Matthew Bell (@mrmattbell) will become the Travel Editor @outsidemagazine in November.

    USA Today (McLean, VA): Former Baltimore Sun Sports Content Editor Monique Walker Jones (@moniquenjones) is the new NFL Deputy Editor @USATODAYsports.

    Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Amanda Meigher joins the team as Managing Editor.

    L.A. Weekly (Los Angeles, CA): Andy Hermann (@AndyHermannLA) is now Music Editor @laweekly.

    GQ (New York, NY): Taffy Brodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) has joined the staff as a Contributing Writer.

    Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA): Editorial Page Editor Randy Evans (@DMRevans) and Sports Columnist Bryce Miller are moving on from the paper (@DMRegister).

    The Daily Camera (Boulder, CO): Bob Willis is the new Sports Editor at the paper (@dailycamera). He replaces Jennifer Osieczanek, who has moved on.

    The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Adam Sege (@AdamSege) and James Janega (@JamesJanega) are moving on from @chicagotribune.

    WVEC-TV (Norfolk, VA): Kari Jacobs (@JacobsKari) is the new General Manager at this ABC affiliate.

    WAMU-FM (Washington, DC): Former Alexandria Gazette Packet Reporter Michael Lee Pope (@MichaelLeePope) is the new Virginia News Reporter @wamu885news.

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo, NY): Katie Morse (@KatieM_TWCNews) is joining the news team as an Evening Anchor starting Oct 28.

    Huffington Post (New York, NY): The new Political Reporter @HuffingtonPost is Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins).

    BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) ( Alison Caporimo (@AlisonCaporimo) is the new Senior Lifestyle Editor.

    Nylon Magazine (New York, NY): Leila Brillson (@LeilaClaire) is now the Editorial Director @NylonMag.

    Travel + Leisure (New York, NY): Jeffries Blackerby is the new Executive Editor @TravlandLeisure. 

    The Verge (@Verge) ( Chris Plante (@Plante) is now a Senior Editor at the outlet.

    Country Living (New York, NY): Charlyne Mattox is set to join @CountryLiving as the Food & Craft Director from Real Simple beginning October 20th.

    SELF Magazine (New York, NY): Samantha Greenspan (@sbgreenspan) has been hired as the Associate Accessories Editor @SELFmagazine. Greenspan previously served as Associate Accessories Editor at Teen Vogue.

    WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC): Darren Robert (drobert@wlos) is the new Reporter at this mountain station (@wlos_13). He arrives from KLFY-TV in Louisiana.

    News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Veteran Columnist Jeri Rowe is moving on from the paper (@newsandrecord) to join High Point University as a Senior Writer.

    The Pampa News (Pampa, TX): Zac Green is welcomed back by @ThePampaNews as Sports Editor.

    WTSP-TV (Tampa, FL): Dom Lim (@DonLimWTSP) now anchors the 6:00pm & 11:00pm broadcasts with veteran Anchor Reginald Roundtree (@WTSPReg). Courtney Robinson (@ABC7Courtney) joins Lim at 5:00pm and Roundtree at 5:30pm @WTSP10News .

    WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Morning newscasts shakeup for @Fox32News: Jon Kelley (@JonKelleynow) will join Melody Mendez (@MelodyMendezTV) for the 4:30 a.m. newscast. Corey McPherrin (@coreymcpherrin) and Darlene Hill (@darlene_hill) will take over at 7:00 a.m. Both Hill and McPherrin will also Co-Anchor the noon show. Natalie Bomke (@NatalieFox32) moves to weekends with Larry Yellen (@LarryYellen). Weekend Sports Anchor Dionne Miller (@DionneMiller) is no longer with the station.

    WINK-TV (Fort Myers, FL): Anchor/Reporter Haley Hinds (@HaleyHindsWINK) has moved on from WINK-TV (@WINKNews). 

    WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL): Traffic Reporter Jessica Sanchez (@JustJessica___) has moved on from @ClickOrlando. 

    WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Reporter Renee Stoll (@RStollWFTV) has moved on from WFTV-TV (@WFTV) after three years with the station.

    WGPR-FM (Detroit, MI): Radio personality "Deelishis" (@iamDeelishis) has joined the morning show at Detroit's WGPR-FM (@HipHopDetroit). 

    WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Jessica Gill has been hired at the NBC affiliate (@WOWT6News) as a Weekend Anchor and Reporter.

    KTVT-TV (Dallas, TX): Dallas station @CBSDFW welcomes Lisa Villegas (@WxVillegas) as a Morning Meteorologist.

    The Trussville Tribune (Trussville, AL): Alabama’s @TrussTribune has named Erik Harris (@jeharris2) as Sports Editor.

    KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): Tiffany Craig (@KHOUTiffanyC) has been named Consumer Reporter @KHOU.

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): Houston’s @KPRCLOCAL2 has announced Mike Friedrich (@FriedrichMedia) as the new Assistant News Director starting October 23rd.

    KVII-TV (Amarillo, TX): Travis Ruiz (@TravRuiz) will be joining the @KVII news team as Assistant News Director later this month.

    WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL): Brooke Smith Weaver (@BrookeSmithWeav) has joined @Alabamas13 as a Morning Anchor.

    WLS-AM (Chicago, IL): Steve Dahl returns to @wlsam890 as Host of a new weekday show.

    KGO-TV (San Francisco, CA): Chris Nguyen says good-bye to KXTV-TV (@News10_CA)  as he joins @abc7newsbayarea as South Bay Bureau Reporter.

    KMJ-AM (Fresno, CA): News & Talk station @KMJNow welcomes Michael Knight to the station as News Director.

    KKGO-FM (Los Angeles, CA): Graham Bunn (@GrahamBunn) and Debra Mark (@debramark1) are the new Morning Drive Hosts @gocountry105.

    KSKS-FM (Fresno, CA): Darrin Arriens joins country station KSKS-FM (@937kisscountry) as Program Director.

    KGUN-TV (Tucson, AZ): Tina Jennings (@TinaJenningsAM) and Maria Parmigiani  (@MariaParmigiani) have been named Hosts of  "The Morning Blend" (@TucMorningBlend) on station @kgun9.

    KSLX-FM (/Phoenix, AZ): Paul Marshall (@neanderpaul) is now the 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Weekday Evening Host @KSLX. Marshall previously served at KDKB-FM as Program Director.