MEDIAware: Issue - October 6, 2014

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    Buzzfeed: Shani Hilton (@Shani_O) is now the Executive Editor of News @BuzzFeed.

    Politico Pro (Arlington, VA): Former Inside U.S. Trade Associate Editor Victoria Guida (@vtg2) is the new Trade Reporter @politicopro. And Inside Health Policy's Rachana Pradhan (@rachanadixit) signs on as a Healthcare Reporter. Mike Elk (@MikeElk) enlists as the new Labor Reporter.

    Time Magazine (New York, NY): Matt Vella (@mattvella) is now Assistant Managing Editor @TIME. Sam Jacobs (@sampjacobs) has also been promoted to the same position.

    Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Claudia Eller (@variety_claudia) & Andrew Wallenstein (@awallenstein) are now Co-Editors-in-Chief @variety. Cynthia Littleton (@variety_cynthia) moves from Editor-in-Chief, TV to Managing Editor, TV.

    CNN - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Agence France-Presse Reporter Stephen Collinson (@StCollinson) has been hired by @CNN as a Senior Enterprise Reporter. (New York, NY): Former Fox Business Reporter Kathryn Vasel (@KathrynVasel) has been hired @cnnmoney to handle the travel, wealth, luxury and lifestyle beats.

    San Antonio Business Journal (San Antonio, TX): Reporter Tricia Silva (@TrishLynnSABJ) has been named Assistant Managing Editor @SABizJournal.

    Baltimore Magazine (Baltimore, MD): Assistant Managing Editor Amy Mulvihill is switching titles to become a Senior Writer @BaltimoreMag.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Economic Policy Reporter Zachary Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) is now the Policy Editor @washingtonpost.

    Seventeen (New York, NY): Joanna Coles (@JoannaColes) is now Editorial Director @seventeenmag. In addition, she will continue her role as Editor-in-Chief @Cosmopolitan.

    BizTimes Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Hilary Dickinson (@BizHilary) is the new Reporter covering health and manufacturing @BizTimesMedia.

    XXL Magazine (New York, NY): Come November, the bi-monthly hip-hop publication (@xxl) will move to a digital only format.

    The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Tamar Adler (@tamareadler) is now @NYTMag as a Food Columnist.

    Marie Claire (New York, NY): Catherine Gunderson (@CHGundersen) is set to become Managing Editor @marieclaire later this month. She comes from GQ where she was the Editorial Business Manager.

    Country Diva (Loyal, WI): This new quarterly magazine ( focuses on women who are involved in the agriculture business. Alora Rueth is the Editor.

    WUSA-TV (Washington, DC): Former WEWS-TV Reporter Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) is on the air @wusa9 as a Reporter.

    The Journal & Courier (Lafayette, IN): Cheryl Lindus (@clindus) has been named Vice President of the Indiana Media Group. Lindus will be in charge of The Star Press in Muncie (@TheStarPress), The Journal & Courier in Lafayette (@jconline) and The Palladium-Item in Richmond (@pi_news).

    WGN-AM (Chicago, IL): Anna Davlantes (@AnnaDavlantes) joins (@WGNRadio) as a Contributor to Steve Cochran’s morning show (@CochranShow).

    WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): General Assignment Reporter AJ Ross (@AJRossABC7) moves from @wkyc to join WABC-TV (@ABC7NY) as a Multimedia Journalist. 

    Tampa Bay Times (Tampa, FL): Veteran Sports Columnist Gary Shelton (@Gary_Shelton) is retiring.

    Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH): Vince Peluso (@VPelusoSB) is the new Sports Editor.

    The Daily Front Row (@DailyFrontRow) ( Peter Davis (@PeterDavisNYC) is the new Group Executive Editor for this fashion news site (

    MAKE Magazine (Sebastopo, CA): Greta Lorge has been named the new Senior Editor (@Make).

    OnEarth Magazine (@OnEarthMag): Christina Ko Choi ( is the new Managing Editor.

    Univision - Noticias 23 - WLTV-TV (Miami, FL): Carlos Espinosa (@caespinosa23) has been promoted to Managing Editor @univision23.

    WNCT-TV (Greensville, NC): Anchor Jeff Varner has moved on from this CBS affiliate (@wnct9).

    WATN-TV/WLMT-TV (Memphis, TN): Sports Anchor/Reporter Marcus Holliday has been promoted to Sports Director at this ABC affiliate (@localmemphis).

    WGFX-FM (Nashville, TN): Mickey Ryan (@MickeyRyan1045) is the newest member of "3HL" on this sports radio station (@1045TheZone). He joins Blaine Bishop (@BBishop23) and Brent Dougherty (@BrentDougherty).

    (Myrtle Beach, SC): Zac Davis will be wearing a number of hats at this country station as Operations Manager, Program Director and Morning DJ. Davis arrives from WDCG-FM in Raleigh.

    News & Record (Greensboro): Powell Latimer (@PowellLatimerNR) is the newest Sports Writer @newsandrecord. His beat is the ACC.

    Vibe Magazine (New York, NY): Music Editor John Kennedy (@youngJFK) has been promoted to Editor-at Large at (@VibeMagazine).

    WDAZ-TV (Grand Forks, N.D): Terry Dullum (@TerryDullum) is set to retire as Anchor and Producer @WDAZTV on October 10th after 39 years of serving at the station.

    KBFF-FM (Portland, OR): Bryan LaRoche (@bryanradio) has been welcomed as Co-Host of the Morning Drive at (@live955).

    WPKF-FM (Poughkeepsie, NY): Sammy Suarez (@RadioSammy) is now the Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host @KissFMHV.

    KATV-TV (Little Rock, AR): Kyle Deckelbaum (@KyleKATV) has joined @KATVNews as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): Houston’s @KPRCLocal2 welcomes Haley Hernandez (@HaleyKPRC) as a Health Reporter.

    WJLA-TV (Arlington, VA): Former WSYX-TV News Director Mitch Jacob has signed on as the News Director @ABC7News.

    Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX): Steve Gamel (@NewspaperSteve) is welcomed as a Full-time High School Sports Writer @DentonRC.

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): Former KOKI-TV Reporter Melissa Hawkes (@MelissaHawkesTV) is now a Reporter @KPRCLocal2.

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo, NY): After three years, Reporter Ed Drantch (@eddrantch4) has left WIVB-TV and will join @WKBW on October 13th.

    San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) has joined @mySA as a High School Sports Writer.

    KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): Kaitlin McCulley (@KaitlinMcCulley) has joined @abc13houston as a Reporter.

    WJBK-TV (Southfield, MI): After 23 years with the station, Morning Anchor Kam Carman (@KamCarman) is moving on from @FOX2News.

    Closer Weekly (Englewood Cliffs, NJ): Corynne Cirilli (@corynnes) replaces Lisa Chambers as Executive Editor for the publication.

    WHDH-TV (Boston, MA): Chris Cantergiani (@CanOfSpaghetti) is named Supervising Investigative Producer @7News

    WPCV-FM (Lakeland, FL): After 19 years with @97CountryWPCV, Morning Co-host Tom O’Brien has retired.

    WINK-TV (Fort Myers, FL): Bill Halter (@BillHalterWINK) has joined WINK-TV (@WINKNews) as the Sports Director. 

    WPLG-TV (Miami, FL): Jennifer Correa ( (@JenniferLocal10) is the new Weekend Morning Meteorologist @WPLGLocal10

    WTEV-TV/WAWS-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Tenikka Smith (@TenikkaANjax) has joined (@AllThingsFox30) as an Evening Anchor.

    WTSP-TV (Tampa, FL): Evening Anchor Heather Van Nest (@WTSPHeather) is moving on from this station (@WTSP10News). 

    Record Searchlight (Redding, CA): Steve Smith has been named Publisher @ReddingNewsFeed.

    Whitehouse Post- Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The LA Bureau @WhitehousePost adds Martin Leroy to the editorial team.

    KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV (Studio City, CA): Anchor Kent Shocknek retired after 36 years in television at this duopoly (@KCBSKCALDesk).

    KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA): Bianca Graulau (@bgraulau) joins @News10_CA as a Reporter from Univision station KUVS-TV.

    KMGH-TV (Denver, CO): General Manager Byron Grandy has resigned from his position and has moved on from the station (@DenverChannel). He had been GM since 2008.

    KYTV-TV (Springfield, MO): Current Sports Director Ned Reynolds has announced his retirement from the NBC affiliate (@kytv), effective at the beginning of December.

    KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): After 35 years with the station (@ksdknews), News Director Mike Shipley (@ksdkinfochief) is retiring and leaving the NBC affiliate once a replacement is hired.