MEDIAware: Issue - October 20, 2014

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    Associated Press (New York, NY): Kim Chandler (@StatehouseKim) is the new Statehouse Reporter at the Montgomery, Alabama Bureau. Former Oakland Tribune Reporter Kristin Bender (@kjbender) joins AP's San Francisco Bureau as a Reporter. Former AP Las Vegas Reporter Michelle Rindels (@RindelsAP) moves to the Carson City Bureau to become the Statehouse Reporter.  Former Entertainment Weekly Film Reporter Lindsey Bahr (@ldbahr) is a new Film Writer at AP's Los Angeles Bureau. And AP Miami Reporter Christine Armario (@cearmario) is also moving to L.A. to be its Education Reporter.

    The Daily Show (New York, NY): Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) has been named Correspondent @TheDailyShow starting November 10th. Also, Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) has been added as a Contributor. He will begin in December.

    The New York Times (New York, NY): Amy O’Leary (@amyoleary) has been named Deputy International Editor. (New York, NY): Sam Frizell (@Sam_Frizell), Noah Rayman (@noahrayman) and Eliana Dockterman (@edockterman) have all been promoted to Writer here. Frizell covers Business while Rayman handles International News. Dockterman, meanwhile, covers culture, tech, lifestyle and feminism.

    The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT): Former Boston Globe General Manager Rick Daniels will begin his new duties as Publisher for @hartfordcourant in November.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Reporter Anna Prior (@aprior) is now part of the Wealth Adviser team.

    Commercial Observer (New York, NY): Max Gross (@SchlubGross) has become an Editor covering New York Real Estate.

    Vibe Magazine (New York, NY): Mike Yi (@MikeyFresh1) joins the glossy as Music Editor.

    New York Daily News (New York, NY): Zach Haberman (@ZHaberman) moves to Deputy Managing Editor of Digital.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Features Writer Bob Pool (@bobsLAtimes) is set to retire after more than 30 years as a journalist.

    Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Richard Mirman has been named Interim Publisher @OCRegister replacing Aaron Kushner.

    San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco, CA): After 48 years in publication @sfbg is closing its doors.

    Marketplace (Los Angeles, CA): Mark Miller is set to join @Marketplace as Managing Editor in November.

    The Cambrian (San Luis Obispo, CA): Veteran newspaper journalist Steve Provost (@cambriansteve) named Managing Editor @TheCambrian.

    People Magazine (New York, NY): Sarah Kinonen (@sarahkinonen) has been named Editorial Assistant.
    More Magazine (New York, NY): Alison Turka becomes Assistant Fashion Editor. She began @MoreMag in 2013 as a Fashion Assistant.

    Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC): Former Silicon Valley Business Journal Publisher James MacGregor comes to Washington to be its new Publisher @WBJonline.

    LNP (Lancaster, PA): The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era newspapers officially changed their name to "LNP" (

    The Cut (@TheCut)( Diana Tsui (@Chupsterette) has returned to as the Senior Market Editor.

    Greentech Media (El Grenada, CA): Julia Pyper (@JMPyper) has started @GreenTechMedia as a Senior Writer covering energy and the environment.

    Bon Appetit (New York, NY): The new Web Editor for @BonAppetit is Raphael Brion (@Raphael_Brion).

    Mental Floss (@mental_floss): Former USA Today Pop Candy Columnist Whitney Matheson signs on as a weekly Columnist @mental_floss. And former People Staff Editor Abbey Stone (@abbeystone) signs on as a Staff Editor.

    Healthcare Packaging (Chicago, IL): Former Pet Age Editor Michelle Maskaly (@mmaskaly) is the new Editorial Content Director @healthcarepkg.

    Tasting Table (@tastingtable): Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) will become the new Editor-in-Chief in November.

    The American Conservative (Washington, DC): Former Atlantic Editor Benjamin Schwarz (@BenSchwarz24) is the new National Editor @amconmag.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Outlook Editor Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) is now the Nonfiction Book Reviewer @washingtonpost. Lozada is replacing Jonathan Yardley who has retired.

    Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell - HLN (New York, NY): This nightly show has gone off the air after six years. - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Washington City Paper Managing Editor Jonathan Fischer (@jon_fischer) joins @Slate as a Senior Editor.

    Providence Phoenix (Providence, RI): The last issue of the paper was on Friday, October 17th.

    Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL): Congratulations to Steve Ruiz (@OSVarsity), promoted to Local Sports and Enterprise Content Editor and Buddy Collings (@VarsityBuddy) promoted to High School Sports Editor @OrlandoSentinel.

    Racked Chicago (Chicago, IL): DJ Lani “Love” Nguyen (@djlanilove) has been named Editor @RackedChicago, replacing Jenny Berg.

    The Messenger (Troy, AL): Sean Holohan (@TroyMsngrSports) is the new Sports Editor @troymessenger.

    Tribune Chronicle (Warren, OH): Doug Chapin returns home to become the Sports Editor @tribtoday.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA): Former Patriot-News Football Reporter Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) tackles the Penn State Football beat @PittsburghPG.

    WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Restaurant Critic Scott Joseph (@ScottJoseph) has joined @WFTV. 

    WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL): Kirstin Delgado has joined @MyFoxOrlando as a Weekend Morning Anchor and Weekday Reporter. 

    WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): Anchor and Reporter Robin Schwartz (@RSchwartzFox2) has moved on.

    WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): First Coast News (@FCN2GO) welcomes Bill Lancaster (@BillLancaster1) as VP & Station Manager. 

    WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL): Meteorologist Julie Broughton (@JulieLocal6) adds weekday Traffic Anchor to her duties @ClickOrlando.

    KAAL-TV (Rochester, MN): Rachel Wick (@Rachel_Wick) will be the new co-Morning Anchor at the ABC affiliate (@ABC6NEWS). She was previously at rival station KTTC-TV.

    KDVR-TV/KWGN-TV (Denver, CO): Holly Gauntt (@HollyGaunttKOMO) has been named as the News Director at the FOX and CW affiliates, starting in the coming months. She makes the move from KOMO-TV in Seattle, WA, where she has been News Director.

    WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Meteorologist Cheryl Lemke has moved on from the NBC affiliate (@WOWT6News).

    KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO): Alyson Bruner is joining the station (@41ActionNews) as an Anchor and Reporter. She was previously with WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, VA.

    KLIX-AM (Twin Falls, ID): Host Kelly Klaas has announced his retirement from the station (@topstoryklix) after more than 45 years on the air, effective at the end of the year.

    KFYI-AM (Phoenix, AZ): Chris Merrill (@VoiceOfMerrill) has been named the Afternoon Drive News Talk (@KFYI). Merrill will begin in position November 10th.

    KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): WOAI-TV/KABB-TV Anchor/Reporter Grace White (@Grace__White) will be joining @KHOU as a Reporter.

    KWTX-TV (Waco, TX): Ed Sorensen (@EdKWTX) has joined @kwtx as a Sports Anchor.

    KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): Katherine Whaley (@KatherineABC13) has joined @abc13houston as a Traffic Reporter.

    KOKH-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City’s @OKCFOX welcomes Marcy Novak (@Marcynovakwx) as a Morning Meteorologist.

    WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL): WINK-TV’s Jamie Ostroff (@Jamie_Ostroff) has joined @WIAT42 as a Reporter.

    Telemundo KVDA-TV (San Antonio,TX): Santiago Gallego (@santiagogallego) has been added @TelemundoKVDA as a Multimedia Journalist.

    Noticiero Telemundo 47 - KTMD-TV (Houston,TX): Ivan Taylor (@IvanTaylorM) has gone south to Texas from New York, to be the new Correspondent @TelemundoHou.

    WFFF-TV/WVNY-TV (Burlington/Colchester, VT): Erin Cofiell (@erincofiell) is the new Sports Director @FOX44NEWS.

    KGTV-TV (San Diego, CA): Joel Davis ( has been promoted from News Director to Station Manager @10News.

    WMBD-TV/WYZZ-TV (Peoria, IL): Jeff Mulligan has been promoted to News Director @WMBD31News from Assistant News Director @WISH_TV. News Director Rick Moll moves to @wsls in Roanoke, Virginia to serve in the same capacity.

    WPWR-TV (Chicago, IL): The Erich Mancow Muller’s (@MancowMuller) morning show has been cancelled from @PerspectiveMy50.

    WGEM-TV (Quincy, IL.): Former KSTU-TV Reporter/Anchor Gene Kennedy (@GeneKennedyNews) has been named weeknight Anchor @WGEM.

    WCTI-TV (Greenville, NC): Riley Eversull is the new Executive Producer at this ABC affiliate (@wcti12).

    WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Matt King is the new TV News Director @wcnc.
    WYRD-FM (Greenville, SC): We are sorry to announce the passing of South Carolina radio veteran Russ Cassell this past week.

    WJCL-TV (Savannah, GA): Meghan Schiller (@MeghanSchiller) is now a General Assignment Reporter at this ABC affiliate (@WJCL_News). She arrives from WBND-TV.

    WNCB-FM (Raleigh, NC): Midday Host Mimi Wheeler adds Music Director to her title @B939Country.