MEDIAware: Issue - July 7, 2014

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    Fortune Magazine (New York, NY): Business Journalist Carol Loomis is retiring after more than 60 years @FortuneMagazine. She was most recently Editor-at-Large. Also, Clifton Leaf (@CliftonLeaf) is the new Deputy Managing Editor.

    Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY): Jennifer Hicks joins @CNTraveler as Associate Publisher.

    Investment News (New York, NY): Matt Ackermann (@acketyack) was promoted to Director of Digital Content at @newsfromIN. He was formerly a Digital Editor.

    The New York Times (New York, NY): Patricia Cohen (@patcohennyt), who previously covered the Arts since 2007 is moving to the Business Day section @nytimes. She will now report on Economic Policy. In addition, Melena Ryzik (@melenar) has changed beats and is now reporting for the Culture section.

    Time (New York, NY): Justin Worland (@Justin Worland) joins @TIME as a Breaking News Reporter.

    The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Mark Katches (@markkatches) has joined (@Oregonian) as Editor and Vice President from Center for Investigative Reporting where he served as Editorial Director. Mark officially begins his new role on July 21st.

    Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, DC): Former Wired Technology Contributor Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99) will become the Tech Columnist @SmithsonianMag.

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Lorraine Ali (@LorraineAli) switches from Music Editor to Senior Pop Culture Writer for @LATimes.

    Fashionista (@Fashionista_com): Steff Yotka (@Steff_Leopard) is now the Market Editor and will be covering fashion markets.

    The View (New York, NY): Hosts Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) have left @theviewtv. Ms. Shepherd spent seven years on the set and Ms. McCarthy joined in the fall of 2013.

    The Verge (@Verge) ( Colin Lecher (@ColinLecher) is now a News Editor.

    Women's Wear Daily (New York, NY): Jayme Cyk (@Cykic) is the new Mass Market Beauty Editor at the outlet.

    Rolling Stone (New York, NY): Gus Wenner has been promoted to Head of Digital at @RollingStone.

    Fast Company (New York, NY): Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) joins @FastCompany as a Technology Editor.

    Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Publisher and General Manager Rich Gamble is set to leave @ChicagoMag at the end of this month to become Senior Vice President of Operations at the Chicago Zoological Society.

    The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Eighteen-year veteran P-D Sports Reporter Mary Schmitt Boyer is retiring from (@ThePlainDealer).

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Cincinnati Enquirer Sports Editor Angel Rodriguez (@ajrod) is the new Mobile Editor @washingtonpost.

    Artnews (New York, NY): Izabela Depczyk is the new Publisher @ARTnewsmag.

    WTXF-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Lauren Johnson (@laurendawn) moves from WOFL-TV in Orlando to Philly to be a Morning News Host @FOX29philly.

    Nerdist ( Matt Grosinger (@MattGrosinger) is the new Music Editor @NerdistDotCom.

    Bridal Guide (New York, NY): Katie Hoppenjans joins the staff @bridalguidemag as Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor.

    The Alexander City Outlook (Alexander City, AL): Mitch Sneed has joined the @alexcityoutlook as Editor.

    The Advocate - New Orleans Bureau (New Orleans, LA): Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) joins the sports team to cover the football beat and the New Orleans Saints @theadvocateno .

    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Daniel Paulling (@DanielPaulling) joins the Sports team to cover Texas Tech football @lubbockonline.

    Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, MO): Former Kentucky New Era Assistant Sports Editor Trent Singer (@KNEtrentsinger) is now a new Sports Reporter @semissourian.

    Kennebec Journal (Waterville, ME): Sports Editor/Reporter Gary Hawkins (@GaryHawkinsKJ) is putting down the keyboard after 38 years of Sports Reporting and retiring.

    Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Ionia, MI): Chris Zadorozny (@ZadsISS) is the new Sports Editor @IoniaSentStand.

    Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, MO): Sports Reporter Eric Ingles (@Eric_Ingles) was promoted to Sports Editor @SedaliaDemocrat.

    Daily Chronicle (Dekalb, IL): Former Yuma Sun Sports Editor Eddie Carifio takes the reins as Sports Editor @Daily_Chronicle.

    The Times-Leader (McLeansboro, IL): Jeremy Hall is the new Editor. 

    Yuma Sun (Yuma, AZ): Sports Reporter Jesse Severson (@YSJesseSeverson) was named the new Sports Editor @yumasun.

    Waxahachie Daily Light (Waxahachie, TX): Geoff Gorman (@GeoffNDallas) is the new Sports Editor.

    KDVR-TV (Denver, CO): Laura Velasquez (@lauravelasquez) is joining the FOX affiliate (@KDVR) as a Meteorologist. She was most recently with WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI.

    WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) is set to join @WGNNews as a General Assignment Reporter for the evening newscasts. Gousman most recently served as a Reporter and Fill-in Anchor @cbschicago.

    KHQA-TV (Quincy, IL): Kristen Hamilton (@KBHKnows) has been named News Director @KHQA from Content Manager @FOX59.

    Telemundo - KDEN-TV (Denver,CO): Guillermo Martinez Villarreal joins the team as a News Anchor  at Telemundo Denver (@telemundodenver).

    Univision - Noticias 45 - KXLN-TV (Houston,TX): Crystal Ayala (@CrystalAyala1) has left her Anchor position at KUVN-TV (@Univisiondallas) to join Univision Houston (@Univision_45) as an Investigative Reporter.

    WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Wale' Aliyu (@Wale2245) will join @wkyc as Multimedia Journalist next month from Reporter @ABC22FOX45.

    Fusion (Doral, FL): Jane Spencer (@janebspencer) has been named Editor-in-Chief of Digital Platforms for Fusion (@thisisfusion).

    KBLR-TV (Las Vegas, NV):Telemundo Las Vegas (@TelemundoLV) once again has a local news team. Beatriz Moncayo (@BeatrizMoncayo1) has been hired as Anchor. Leticia Castro (@LeticiaCastroLC) will be in charge of the weather. They will report to News Director Xochitl Sandoval (@xosandoval).

    KWYB-TV (Butte, MT): Spencer Conlin (@SpencerABCFOXMT) has been named News Reporter @ABCFOXMT.

    KMEG-TV (Sioux City, Iowa): Diana Castillo (@deecastillo) has joined the station from KDO-TV and KXOF-TV and Jen Austin (@TheJenReport) is set to begin in her new role as Evening Anchor @kmeg14 and sister station KPTH-TV at on July 14th. Austin Previously served as Anchor and Reporter at KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls.

    KNSD-TV (San Diego, CA): Laura McVicker (@LauraAllisonMac) is the new Social Media Manager and Senior Digital Producer for @nbcsandiego.

    WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Josh Sidorowicz (@JoshSidorowicz) has joined WXMI as a Reporter.

    WBCT-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): Matt Walker (@RadioMattWalker) has signed on @B93dotcom to Co-Host in the mornings with Neal Dionne.

    WVVE-FM (Panama City, FL): WVVE-FM (@NewGrooveRadio) welcomes Rikk Idol  back as the Afternoon Host.

    KUSI-TV (San Diego, CA): Mark Mathis joins @KUSI_News as a Meteorologist.

    KGO-AM/KSFO-AM (San Francisco, CA): All-news station @kgoradio and Hot Talk @ksfo560 welcomes Kevin Metheny as Operations Manager from WJR-AM in Detroit.

    KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA): Quincy McCoy is the new General Manager for @kpfa replacing interim GM Richard Pirodsky.

    ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL): Former WHNT-TV Reporter Venton Blandin (@VentonBlandinTV) will soon be joining @abc3340 as a Reporter.

    KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Matthew Posgai (WXManPosgai) has joined @kfor as a Meteorologist.

    KARN-FM (Little Rock, AR): Former WBT-AM Host Doc Washburn (@DocWashburn) has joined @karnnewsradio as a Host.