MEDIAware: Issue - September 2, 2014

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    NH1 News (Concord, NH): Veteran Reporter Kevin Landrigan (@Klandrigan) will join the staff of this brand new channel that will cover New Hampshire news (@NH1News)( in mid-September. Also joining the NH1 news team in the near future is Anchor/Reporter Paul Mueller. Mueller comes from Bay News 9 in Tampa, Florida.

    Travel + Leisure (New York, NY): Nathan Lump (@nathanlump) joins @TravlandLeisure as Editor.

    Women’s Health (New York, NY): Amy Keller Laird (@amykellerlaird) will act as the interim Editor-in-Chief @WomensHealthMag for the foreseeable future.

    New York Magazine (New York): Ben Williams (@bendwilliams) has been promoted to Digital Editor @NYMag.

    The Washington Examiner (Washington, DC): Senior Editor Philip Klein (@philipaklein) was promoted to new Commentary Editor @dcexaminer.

    Associated Press - Las Vegas Bureau (Las Vegas, NV): Kimberly Pierceall (@pierceall) is set to join @AP as a Gambling/Tourism Reporter from the Orange County Register beginning Sept. 22nd.

    Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Executive Digital Editor Jennifer Tanaka (@JenniferTanaka) is leaving the lifestyle magazine (@ChicagoMag) to join Northwestern University, as Director of Digital Communications. Digital Designer/Developer Luke Seemann (@bikesarefun) has been promoted to succeed Tanaka as Managing Editor, Digital. Web Editor Harry Sawyers has left and Senior Editor Emmet Sullivan (@emmetds) will replace him.

    Los Angeles Daily News (Woodland Hills, CA): David Montero (@DaveMontero) joins @ladailynews as a local news Reporter. Montero was previously with @OCRegister.

    Men's Journal (New York, NY): Former Runner's World Gear Editor Jeff Dengate (@dengaterade) is the new Senior Editor reviewing the latest gear. And Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) has become an Associate Editor @MensJournal. He will focus on web content.

    Saveur Magazine (New York, NY): Former Fodor’s Travel Web Editor Erica Duecy (@ericaduecy) joins @SAVEURMAG as Digital Director.

    Nylon Magazine (New York, NY): Busra Erkara (@Busra_Erkara) becomes Senior Editor of Pop Culture and Style Features @NylonMag. In addition, Mickey Stanley becomes Senior Editor overseeing Features on Culture and Style and Patty Martinez Adams (@pattyadams) is made Editor-at-Large. She will help with contributing features articles and celebrity covers.

    CBS Newspath (New York, NY): Megan Alexander (@MeganAlexander1) joins @cbsnewspath as a Special Correspondent covering Thursday Night Football. She will also remain at Inside Edition.

    ProPublica (New York, NY): Robert Faturechi (@RobertFaturechi) joins @ProPublica as a Campaign Finance Reporter.

    Sporting News (Charlotte, NC): Former WOLO-TV Sports Anchor/Reporter Sara Jane Harris (@SaraJaneHarris) is now a Digital Host here (@SportingNews).

    The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): Executive Editor Maria De Varenne has been promoted to News Director @Tennessean.

    Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Cynthia Koons (@CynthiaLKoons) is the new Healthcare Reporter @BloombergNews.

    The Huffington Post (New York, NY): Ben Walsh (@BenDWalsh) is a new Business Reporter @HuffingtonPost.

    Frontiers Magazine (Los Angeles, CA): Drew Droege (@drewdroege) is set to join @frontiersmag as a Contributing Editor.

    Eater (@EaterNY) ( Greg Morabito (@GregMorabito) has been named Engagement Editor. Morabito has been with Eater since 2011. In other news, Devra Ferst (@devraferst) has joined the online news site as an Associate Editor.  Previous, Ferst was a Contributor at Grub Street.

    Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Alexandra Tunell (@alexandratunell) has joined @harpersbazaarus as an Online Beauty Editor.

    The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Keith Sharon (@KeithSharonOC) tackles the Sports Editor spot @Oregonian.

    KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Tasmin Mahfuz (@TasminMahfuz) has been welcomed as Reporter @ktvx.

    Cooking Light (Birmingham, AL): Former Southern Living Editor Hunter Lewis (@notesfromacook) signs on as Editor @Cooking_Light.

    Traverse City Record-Eagle (Traverse City, MI): Daniel Nielsen is the new Business Editor @RecordEagle.

    Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, KS): Kelton Brooks, (@BrooksWeekly) has joined the paper (@HutchNews) as a Reporter covering law enforcement and sports. He was previously with the Garden City Telegram in Garden City, KS.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA): Consumer Health Reporter Pohla Smith has retired after a long career. She also worked for UPI early on in her career as a Sports Reporter.

    National Journal (Washington, DC): Rebecca Nelson (@rebeccarnelson) is a new Political Correspondent @nationaljournal.

    The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC): NASCAR Writer David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) returns to the P&C to cover University of South Carolina sports @postandcourier.

    The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis. IN): Sports Reporters Mark Ambrogi (@mark_ambrogi) and Phil Richards (@PhilRichards6) have both accepted buyouts @IndyStarSports.
    Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME): Mike Kraft joins the team as a Sports Reporter @Sports_SJ.

    The Mining Journal (Marquette, MI): Ryan Stieg (@RyanStieg) signs on as a Sports Reporter covering hockey.

    Natchez Democrat (Natchez, MS): Sports Reporter Jake Martin (@JakeMartinSEC) has been promoted to Sports Editor.)

    KTBC-TV (Austin, TX): Elizabeth Saab (@elizabethsaab) has joined @foxaustin as a Reporter.

    WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, LA): Kylie Dixon (@kyliedixonWBRZ) has joined @WBRZ as a Morning Co-Anchor.

    KOKH-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Mireya Garcia (@mireya_g) is now an Investigative Reporter @OKCFOX.

    WTSP-TV (Tampa, FL): Ian Reitz (@WSMVIanReitz) has replaced Joe Gumm @WTSP10News as a Morning Anchor.

    WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): General Manager Rick Pegram (@RichRPeg) has left @ABCActionNews.

    WSVN-TV (Miami, FL): Entertainment Reporter Louis Aguirre (@LouisAGuirre) has left WSVN-TV (@WSVN) to join The Insider (@TheInsider).

    WJXX-TV/WTLV-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Eric Land has left @FCN2Go. He has been replaced by Rob Mennie (@JakiDad)  as General Manager. 

    WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Morning Anchor Sarah Brodhead (@SarahBrodhead) will depart from WXMI-TV (@Fox17).

    WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): Reporter Ashley Yore (@AshleyYoreTV) signs on the air @ABCActionNews.

    KTBC-TV (Austin, TX): Nick Spinetto (@NickonFox7) is now a Reporter @foxaustin.

    KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Leslie Rangel (@Leslie_KFOR) has been named Multimedia Journalist and Reporter @kfor.

    KTHV-TV (Little Rock, AR): Former NFL player Clint Stoerner (@ClintStoerner) will be teaming up with @THV11 as a Sports Analyst beginning September 11th.

    WAGM-TV (Presque Isle, ME): Kelly O’Mara has been promoted to News Director. Previously, O'Mara was a News Anchor for @wagmtv8.

    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Tony Briscoe (@_TonyBriscoe) joins @chicagotribune as a Reporter from Metro Reporter @detroitnews.

    WDTN-TV (Dayton, OH): Producer Katie Kenney is officially the new Co-Host of “Living Dayton” on @WDTN.

    WKOW-TV (Madison, WI): Ed Reams (@WISNedreams) has been promoted to News Director @WKOW from Assistant News Director @WISN12News in Milwaukee.

    WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Reporter Lourdes Duarte (@LourdesWGN) has been promoted to Co-Anchor @WGNNews.

    WGN-AM (Chicago, IL): Mike Stephen’s @OutsideTheLoop is set to air Saturdays from 6 to 7 a.m. starting October 4 on the news/talk station (@WGNRadio).

    WSCR-AM (Chicago, IL): NFL Analyst Dan Durkin (@djdurkin) is the new full-time Bears Reporter for @670thescore and, replacing Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge), who moved to the @gamechicago.

    WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL): Reporter Jeremy Ross (@JeremyAdamRoss) joins @cbschicago reporting team from WITI-TV (@fox6news) in Milwaukee.

    WTTW-TV (Chicago, IL): Elizabeth Brackett has retired from @WTTW after 20 years as a Staff Correspondent for “Chicago Tonight”. She will move into a new role as “Special Correspondent.”

    WMC-TV (Memphis, TN): Ron Childers ( has been promoted to Managing Meteorologist here (@actionnews5). Joining him at the station are Meteorologists Spencer Denton (@spencerdentonwx) and Andrew Kozak. Denton joins from WAAY-TV in Hunstville, AL while Kozak is from KTUL-TV in Tulsa. Kozak arrives in late September.

    WJCL-TV (Savannah, GA): Steve Doerr is the new General Manager at this ABC affiliate (@WJCL_News). He replaces Les Vann, who is now a GM in Indianapolis.

    WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Wale Aliyu (@WaleAliyu) joins @WKYC as a Reporter.

    WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Howard Monroe (@HMonroeWISHTV) is the new Reporter @WISH_TV from @WMBCTV in New Jersey.

    KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO): Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfon) will soon be joining the NBC affiliate (@41ActionNews) as an afternoon Anchor. He is moving over from KJRH-TV in Tulsa, OK.

    WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Dave Zawilinski (@DaveZABC5) has announced that he is joining the NBC affiliate (@WOWT6News) as a Morning Anchor. He is currently Sports Director for WOI-TV in Des Moines, IA.

    KFWB-AM (Los Angeles, CA): Owen Murphy was named Program Director of the new all-sports @kfwb.

    KKIQ-FM/KKDV-FM (Pleasanton, CA): Coast Radio stations @1017KKIQ and @921KKDV welcome Jaimee Lee as Morning Host.

    KLSD-AM (San Diego, CA): Kyle Englehart (@KyleEnglehart) has returned to sports station @XTRA1360FSSD this time as Executive Producer.

    KXTG-AM (Portland, OR): Mike Ragozino is the new Program Director/Host @750TheGame.