MEDIAware: Issue - September 22, 2014

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    The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Globe veteran Peter Canellos steps down from his duties as Editorial Page Editor. Canellos has been with the Globe since 1988 holding several positions and covering two presidential elections. In the interim, Ellen Clegg (@ellenclegg) will take over the role until a replacement is found. Clegg is the Executive Director of Communications and also a Globe veteran.

    Double Shot - The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): White House/Political scribe Matt Viser (@mviser) is the curator of this new blog ( on coffee and politics @BostonGlobe.

    Roll Call (Washington, DC): Gillian Roberts (@gkroberts) is the new Breaking News Editor @rollcall. In addition, Rachel Oswald is the new National Security Reporter. Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) tackles the Legal Affairs Reporter role. Jennifer Koons (@jenkoons) is the Deputy Policy Editor. And Bridget Bowman (@bridgetbhc) covers the campus beat. Connor O'Brien (@connorobrienNH) is the new Defense Policy Reporter. And Jamisha Ford (@JamishaFord) is now the Special Projects Editor.

    Biz New Orleans (Metairie, LA): This new business publication (@BizNewOrleans)( covering the New Orleans Business community is beginning in October. Errol Laborde will serve as the Editor-in-Chief and Kimberley Singletary as the Managing Editor.

    Time Magazine (New York, NY): Jack Linshi (@jacklinshi) has joined the magazine as a Reporter.

    Los Angeles Times - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Dean Starkman (@deanstarkman) joins as a Reporter covering Wall Street. 

    Good Morning America (New York, NY): Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) has joined @GMA as a Contributor. Each week his #MotivateMeMonday segment aims to inspire viewers with stories of perseverance and triumph.  

    The Today Show (New York, NY): Jenna Wolfe (@JennaWolfe) becomes a Fitness and Lifestyle Correspondent @TODAYshow on NBC. In addition, Sheinelle Jones (@SheinelleJones) joins the show as a Weekend Anchor.

    Modern Farmer (Hudson, NY): Cara Parks (@caraparks) was named Executive Editor @ModFarm. 

    Richmond Magazine (Richmond, VA): Stephanie Breijo (@breijOR_THEY) is the new Food Editor @richmondmag.
    Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine (New York, NY): Jamie Beckman is the new Senior Editor @BudgetTravel.
    Defense One (Washington, DC): Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) and Gordon Lubold (@GLubold) are two new Reporters @DefenseOne.
    The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA): San Francisco Business Times Reporter Blanca Torres (@BlancaWrites)( returns to Seattle to become an Editorial Writer @SeattleTimes.
    VentureBeat (@VentureBeat): Jennifer Tsao (@GeneralTsao) is the new Managing Editor at the outlet.
    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Census Reporter Carol Morello (@CMorelloWP) switches beats to become a Diplomatic Correspondent.
    The Fix - The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Nia-Malika Henderson (@NiaWaPo) will be writing @theFix, the primary politics blog @WashingtonPost.

    Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Kerry Diamond is the new Editor-in-Chief for @YahooFood. Kristen Baldwin (@KristenGBaldwin) will be the new Editor-in-Chief for @YahooTV.

    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Tony Briscoe (@_TonyBriscoe) has joined @chicagotribune as a Reporter.
    Associated Press - Trenton Bureau (Trenton, NJ): Former National Journal scribe Michael Catalini (@mikecatalini) is joining @ap as a Statehouse Reporter.
    The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ): After 19 years @starledger, Soccer Columnist Frank Giase (@FrankGiase) is moving on.
    The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Investigative Reporter Les Zaitz (@LesZaitz) has been promoted to Investigative Editor @Oregonian.
    All You (New York, NY): Tracy Everding joins @allyou as Creative Director.
    Dr. Oz The Good Life (New York, NY): Lisa Bain (@lisabain32) joins @DrOzTheGoodLife as Executive Editor.
    GQ Magazine (New York, NY): Former Jezebel writer Lindy West (@thelindywest) joins the team as a Culture Writer. She began September 18th.
    The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): Sports Editor David Ammenheuser (@NashSportsEd) will become a Sports Columnist @Tennessean in November.
    The Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids, NC): Travis Durkee (@Travis_Durkee) is the new Sports Editor @rrdailyherald.
    The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN): Sports Writer Will Borthick (@willborthick) switches beats from Preps to Middle Tennessee State University @dnj_com.
    NECN (Newton, MA): Anchor Brian Schactman (@bshactman) joined @NECN to anchor “The Morning Show” alongside Anchor Bridget Blythe (@BridgetNECN). Also beginning October 6th, Kenny Plotnick will join the station as Vice President of News. Previously he worked at WABC-TV in NY where he held the same title.
    Fox News Channel (New York, NY): Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) is now a Contributor @FoxNews.
    CNN en Espanol (Atlanta, GA): News Anchor Fernando del Rincon (@fdelrinconCNN), who also hosted and produced the show "Conclusiones" is moving on.
    WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Investigative Reporter Katie Kim is set to join @nbcchicago next month from CBS affiliate @krqe in Albuquerque.
    KCRA-TV (Sacramento, CA): This NBC affiliate (@kcranews) welcomes Brian Heap as Weekend Anchor/Reporter.
    KING-TV (Seattle, WA): Dan Cassuto (@DanCassuto) is joining the NBC affiliate @KING5Seattle as a Reporter. He was previously at KATU-TV in Portland, OR.
    WITI-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Mary Stoker Smith (@Stokum) is set to Co-Host “Studio A” at 4:00 p.m. weekdays, while remaining as Weekday Evening Anchor @fox6now.
    KREM-TV (Spokane, WA): Evan Closky (@KREMEvan) is now a Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter @KREM2. He was most recently with KVRR-TV in Fargo, ND.
    KTVI-TV (St. Louis, MO): Lisa Hart (@LisaGHart) has joined @FOX2now as a Morning Anchor and Reporter. She made the move from KTVQ-TV in Billings MT.
    KNTV-TV (San Jose, CA): Weekend Morning Today News Anchor Kris Sanchez (@KrisNBC) has been promoted to Weekday News Anchor @nbcbayarea. Kris also contributes to sister station Telemundo - KSTS-TV (@Telemundo48).
    WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): The local FOX station (@fox32news) is launching a new fast-paced news show to air at 4:00 p.m. called "Chicago Rush Hour". It will be anchored by Jeff Herndon (@Herndon32) and Dawn Hasbrouck (@DawnHasbrouck). Alexa Helms (@AlexaHelms) has moved to full-time reporting duties from the anchor desk. 
    KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Jamie Loos (@jamieioos) who formally served as Executive Producer is now the Assistant News Director @abc15.
    KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): Geoff Roth (@GeoffFox26) has returned @MyFoxHouston in the position of Managing Editor.
    WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Shannon Kantner (@ShannonKantner) joins Cleveland Metropolitan School District as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist from @WKYC.
    WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Bridget Shanahan (@bridgetshanahan) has been named Noon Anchor/Reporter @TMJ4 from @WPTZ in Plattsburgh, New York.
    WTVO-TV (Rockford, IL): Lauren Langer ( is the new Reporter @MyStateline. She most recently served @fox32news as Co-Host of a web segment for "Good Day Chicago".
    KHBS-TV/KHOG-TV (Fort Smith, AR): Yuna Lee (@YunaLeeTV) has been named Co-Anchor and Reporter @4029news. She will begin on October 30th.
    KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, AR): After 45 years with the station, Fred McClure has retired @5NEWS.
    KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): Jessica Holloway (@jessica_abc13) is now a Reporter @abc13houston.
    WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX): Dallas Morning News Managing Editor George Rodrigue (@DMNGeoRodrigue) has been named Assistant News Director @wfaachannel8. He will start on September 25th.
    WJLA-TV (Arlington, VA): KATV-TV Sportscaster Robert Burton is signing on @ABC7News as its Weekend Sports Anchor.
    WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Larry Perret was named News Director at this @cbs46atl. He arrives from Meredith station KCTV-TV in Kansas City.
    WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC): Reporter Sherrill Barber is retiring at month's end from this ABC affiliate (@wlos_13).
    WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former KIRO-TV Meteorologist  Brian Monahan is now the Meteorologist @wsbtv.
    WXIA-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former WBNS-TV Sports Anchor/Reporter David Wilkinson  has returned to his home of Atlanta and this NBC affiliate (@11Alive).
    Univision - WVEN-TV (Orlando, FL): Univision Orlando (@wventv) welcomes Soraya Galan (@SorayaGalanNews) back to the anchor's desk.
    WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Deanna Falzone (@DeannaFalzone) is the new Morning Anchor @Fox17. She replaces Sarah Brodhead who is moving on.  
    WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): Nick Nicholson (@NNicholson)( is now the Vice President and General Manager @ABCActionNews.
    WQHT-FM (New York, NY): TT Torez (@TTTorrez) joins @HOT97 as a Host on October 1st.
    WABC-AM (New York, NY): Long-time Air Personality Joan Hamburg (@JoanHamburgShow) is now the Weekend Host at  (@77WABCradio). Hamburg was previously the Mid-day Host @WOR710.
    KAJA-FM/KRPT-FM (San Antonio, TX): Don Gosselin will be joining @KJ97SanAntonio and @kbuccountry as Program Director beginning September 29th.
    KMXB-FM (Las Vegas, NV): Charese Fruge (@Charesefruge) has been named Vice President and Program Director @Mix941.
    WHFS-FM (Tampa, FL): Jesse Kage (@JesseKage) has joined @987TheFan as a Morning Host.
    WPGB-FM (Pittsburgh, PA): Carson Blackley (@iHearCarson) joins @big1047 country station as a Midday Host.
    WLUP-FM (Chicago, IL): Tim Virgin (@TimVirgin) joins this Cumulus Media classic rock station (@979TheLoop) as Afternoon Personality. 
    KFWB-AM/The Beast 980 (Los Angeles, CA): Former All-news station KFWB-AM officially launches as an all-sports station @TheBeast980.
    WJR-AM (Detroit, MI): Mike Wheeler (@HeyWheeler) has been named Program Director for Cumulus radio's News-Talk WJR-AM (@WJRRadio). 
    WBBM-AM (Chicago, IL): Broadcaster Cisco Cotto (@CiscoCotto) is the new Anchor/Reporter @WBBMNewsradio.