MEDIAware: Issue - August 11, 2014

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    Associated Press - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): AP Chicago Central Region Editor David Scott (@davidthornhill) moves to DC to become the Political Editor. And AP Honolulu Editor Oskar Garcia (@oskargarcia) moves to the Philadelphia Bureau to become the Eastern Assistant Sports Editor.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Health Reporter Sandhya Somashekhar (@sandhyawp) switches beats to become the new Social Change Reporter. Sylvester Monroe (@sylvestermonroe) joins in late August at the Foreign Desk to edit Europe and South Asia news. Moscow Correspondent Will Englund returns to be a Foreign Desk Editor in charge of East Asia and the Americas. Caitlyn Moore (@thecaitlinshow) is the new Digital Features Editor. Former Boston Globe Arts Reporter Geoff Edgers is the new National Arts Reporter. Ex-Star-Ledger Reporter Peggy McGlone (@PeggyMcGlone) is now the Local Arts Reporter.

    Tribune Company (Chicago, IL): Tribune Company has rebranded as Tribune Media Company (@tribunemedia)( The rebranding redirects the shift from print publication to content, broadcast distribution and digital.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Matt Jarzemsky (@MattJarzemsky) moves to the Deals team @WSJ where he will cover bankruptcy and reconstruction. He previously covered the financial market, IPOs and stocks. 

    Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Natalie Kitroeff (@nataliekitro) joins @BW as an Education Reporter.

    Bloomberg - San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Spencer Soper (@spencersoper) is the new E-Commerce Reporter for @Bloomberg.

    Financial Times - Washington Bureau (Washington Bureau): Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) will be the new Bureau Chief in September.

    New York Post (New York, NY): Jamie Schram (@jschram71) is now an Investigative Reporter @nypost. She had been the Police Bureau Chief since 2011.

    SELF Magazine (New York, NY): Alexandra Postman is named Deputy Editor @SELFMagazine.

    Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Jenny Bailly is the new Beauty Director @Allure_Magazine. She previously held the position of Deputy Beauty Director.

    Seventeen Magazine (New York, NY): Ariel Nagi (@arielnagi) joins the team @seventeenmag as Web Editor.

    New York Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Kern is now the Executive Editor @NYMag. In addition, Lindsay Zoladz (@lindsayzoladz) is set to become the new Pop Music Critic. 

    The View (New York, NY): Long-time Producer and Co-Creator Bill Geddie will be replaced by Bill Wolff (@ProducerGuy1) @theviewtv. Wolff comes from MSNBC where he was the Executive Producer of The Rachel Maddow Show.
    More Magazine (New York, NY): Nina Judar (@NinaJudar) is set to join @MoreMag as Beauty Director on September 3rd.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Brandi Grissom (@brandigrissom) joins @LATimes as an Enterprise Editor from @TexasTribune.

    Playboy Magazine (Beverly Hills, CA): Marc Bernardin has departed from The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) to join @Playboy as Deputy Editor, Digital.

    E! Online (Los Angeles, CA): Sydney Bucksbaum (@sydneybucksbaum) departs from to join @ENewsNow as a Writer covering the TV industry.

    WeatherNation (Greenwood Village, CO): Karissa Sanford joins the team as a Meteorologist @WeatherNation.

    Univision Network (Miami, FL): Executive Producer Sussy Ruiz has been promoted to Regional Manager of Broadcast and Digital News @Univision.

    Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Mirta Ojito (@MirtaOjito) is the new Director of News Standards @Telemundo and starts on August 25th.

    The Marshall Project (New York, NY): Former Seattle Times Investigative Reporter Ken Armstrong (@bykenarmstrong), who also won a Pulitzer Prize, is joining the staff @MarshallProj as a Staff Writer in late August. Ken is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

    ARTnews (@ARTnewsmag): Dan Duray (@DurayDan) has joined the outlet as a Senior Staff Reporter.

    FitBump (@FitBump): Ingrid Skjong will be the new Editor-in-Chief at the maternity website @FitBump.

    Gigaom (@Gigaom): Carmel DeAmicis (@Carmeldea) has started at @GigaOm as Reporter. She will focus on social media and consumer web.

    Mashable (@Mashable): The newest Features Writer @Mashable is Rebecca Ruiz (@Rebecca_Ruiz). She will focus on gender, sexuality and equality.

    The Denver Post (Denver, CO): Food Editor Kristen Browning-Blas (@Krisbb) has left the paper (@denverpost) after 14 years to teach at Colorado State University.

    Design World (Cleveland, OH): Leland Teschler (@DW_LeeTeschler) was named Editorial Director @DesignWorld.

    Bustle ( Sara Spruch-Feiner (@sarajanenyc) takes on the Health & Nutrition Reporter gig @bustle.

    Health Tech Insider (Brooklyn, NY): Alfred Poor (@AlfredPoor) is the new Editor at this mobile health technology site (

    Luxe Interiors + Design (Boca Raton, FL): Managing Editor Aryn Hernandez (@accessoriesdiva) is now the Executive Editor (@luxemag).

    The Star Journal (Rhinelander, WI): Eileen Persike ( joins the editorial staff @TheStarJournal as Editor.

    The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Former AP Sports Reporter Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) is now covering the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL @thenewstribune.

    Madisonville Meteor (Madisonville, TX): Tony Farkas has been announced as the Editor & Publisher of the @MadisonvilleMet.

    Elgin Courier (Elgin, TX): Former Editor/Publisher of the Madisonville Meteor Dan Kleiner  has been named Editor & Publisher of the @ElginCourier.

    WNVZ-FM (Norfolk, VA): Interim Program Director Natalia Soniak (@ZNatalia) officially takes over the Program Director Role.

    WAWS-TV/WTEV-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Marilyn Vaca (@MVaca) is the new Managing Editor. Anchor Tenikka Smith is leaving WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV in Charlotte, N.C., to be an Anchor at @allthingsfox30 and @ActionNewsJax) starting this Fall.

    KARE-TV (Minneapolis, MN): A.J. Lagoe (@AJInvestigates) has joined the station (@kare11) as an Investigative Reporter. He most recently worked at WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA.

    KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA): Jamie Tompkins (@JamieQ13FOX) has been hired as an Anchor and Reporter at the station (@Q13Fox). She was previously at rival Seattle station KOMO-TV.

    KFWB-AM (Los Angeles, CA): This all-news station will switch to an all sports format in September.

    KVIL-FM (Dallas, TX): Meghan Jones (@TheMeghanJones) is now a Morning Host @1037KVIL.

    KTFM-FM (San Antonio, TX): Rossi Ramirez (@ModeofMine) has joined @KTFMSA as a Morning Host & Producer.

    WSVN-TV (Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL): News Anchor and Reporter Danielle Knox (@PlayPrettyDKR) has joined WSVN (@WSVN).

    WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): News Anchor Alan Lee (@AlanLLee) has signed off @Fox2News after 18 years.

    Telemundo 39 - KXTX-TV (Fort Worth, TX): Enrique Teuteló (@EnriqueTeutelo) is heading to Texas and will anchoring @Telemundo39.

    WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT): Former WSTM-TV Syracuse Reporter Katie Corrado (@KatieMCorrado) joins the staff @FoxCT as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter.

    WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Former WFXT-TV Assistant News Director Gary LaPlante (@GaryTVNews) moves across town to become a News Director @cbsboston.

    WLNE-TV (Providence, RI): Alexandra Cowley (@AlexandraCowley) moves from the afternoon news to the prime time editions @ABC6.

    WICS-TV (Springfield, IL.): Rick Lipps (@rlipps) has joined @wics_abc20 as General Manager. Lipps previously served as General Manager of @WCBD in Charleston.

    WILV-FM (Chicago, IL): Robb Rose (@robbrose) ( is the new Night Host @Chicagos1003. He succeeds Cara Carriveau (@CaraCarriveau) who was promoted to Afternoons.

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Trina Orlando (@TrinaOrlando) has joined @nbcchicago as Freelance Reporter from KDKA-TV (@CBSPittsburgh).

    WTOC-TV (Savannah, GA): Cristina Tuso (@CristinaTuso) has been promoted to Weekend Sports Anchor here (@wtoc11).

    WPDE-TV (Myrtle Beach, SC): Brandon Dunn (@BDunnsports) is the new Sports Director at this ABC affiliate (@carolinalive). He arrives from KTAL-TV in Shreveport, LA.

    WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Dayvee Sutton (@DayveeSutton) is the new Football Reporter at this Meredith station (@cbs46atl). She will cover the Atlanta Falcons

    KOLR-TV (Springfield, MO): Former News 14 Carolina Reporter Chad Mira (@ChadMiraKOLR) is the new Morning Anchor here.

    The Billings Gazette (Billings, MT): Jeff Welsch (@GazSportsWelsch) is now the Sports Editor at @billingsgazette.

    WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Sports Anchor Dan Harland (@DanHarland) is now the Morning News Anchor at @WZZm13.