PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - November 17, 2014

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    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Defense Reporter Greg Jaffe (@GregJaffe) and Energy Reporter Steven Mufson (@StevenMufson) are now covering the White House at the Post. Peter Holley (@peterjholley) is a new Reporter covering breaking news. And former Quartz Reporter Herman Wong (@hermanywong) signs on as a Social Media Reporter.

    The New York Times (New York, NY):  National Correspondent Serge Kovaleski (@sergenyt) becomes an Investigative News Reporter there on December 8th. In addition, Simone Oliver (@SimoneSOliver) has been named Growth Editor. She was previously an Online Fashion Editor. Lastly, Henri Cauvin (@henricauvin) has been named City Editor at New York Times.

    Bloomberg News (New York, NY): Ed Hammond (@EdHammondNY) joins the team at Bloomberg as a Reporter. In addition, Gerry Smith (@gerryfsmith) is set to join the news source and will report on the Media Industry.

    The Washington Examiner (Washington, D.C): Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) and T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) will join The Examiner's Media Desk as Media Writers. Both Ethan Barton (@ethanrbarton) and Sarah Westwood (@sarahawestwood) have joined the staff as Investigative Reporters.

    The NOLA Media Group (New Orleans, LA): Mark Lorando (@MarkLorando) is now the Director of State & Metro Content at The NOLA Media Group. Marcus Carmouche is now the Director of Sports and John Roach (@JohnJRoach) takes over as Sports Manager.

    CNN Digital (Atlanta, GA): Meredith Artley (@MeredithA) has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editor-in-Chief at CNN Digital.

    The Star-Ledger (Iselin, NJ): Former AP and Blooomberg Reporter Jonathan Salant (@jdsalant) joins the staff The Star-Ledger as the Washington Correspondent.

    The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA): Editorial Page Editor Randy Evans announced he is retiring and Business Editor Lynn Hicks (@LynnHicks) is taking over as Editorial Editor in December at the Register.

    Last Call with Carson Daly (Los Angeles, CA): Angela Peluso Chillemi is the new Talent Producer for Last Call with Carson Daly.

    Billy Penn ( This brand new news site provides news and voices for Philadelphia. Jim Brady (@billy_penn) is the CEO/Executive Editor and Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) is the Editor.

    PhillyVoice ( And another brand new online Philadelphia area news site has just started up and is hiring. Bob McGovern will be an Editor and Leah Kauffman will be the Executive Editor Matt Romanoski will be the Sports Editor.

    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Jane Hirt (@JaneHirt) will be moving on from her post as Managing Editor at the Chicago Tribune to pursue other personal interests.

    The Shreveport Times (Shreveport, LA): Executive Editor/General Manager Alan English (@AlanREnglish) has been named President and Publisher of The Shreveport Times.

    Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK): Managing Editor Susan Ellerbach (@TWSusanEll) is now the Executive Editor at Tulsa World.

    Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH): Columnists Krista Ramsey and Josh Pichler have both moved on from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

    Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed)( Sam Schlinkert (@Sts10) is the new Social Media Editor for Buzzfeed.

    Glamour (New York, NY): The new Fashion Writer for Glamour Magazine is Brittany Adams (@BrittanyCAdams). Danica Lo (@danicalo) is now the Online Editor-at-Large. Former Vulture Senior Editor Amanda K. Dobbins (@akdobbins) has been named Senior Editor.

    Seventeen (New York, NY): Michelle Tan (@MichAnnTan) will soon be the new Editor-in-Chief for Seventeen.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): James Gaddy joins WSJ as Off Duty Editor. He will edit the paper’s section on consumer lifestyle.

    San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Real Estate Reporter J.K. Dineen (@sfjkdineen) joins The San Francisco Chronicle.

    Entertainment Tonight (Studio City, CA): Philiana Ng (@insidethetube) will soon join the team at Entertainment Tonight as Editor.

    Saveur (New York, NY): Yaran Noti (@YaranNoti)( will join Saveur as Deputy Editor starting December 1st. 

    Meruelo Media (Los Angeles, CA): Meruelo Media announces Rick Rodríguez as General Manager.

    5280 Magazine (Denver, CO): Spencer Campbell (@scampbell15) is the new Associate Editor at 5280 Magazine. He previously was at Business North Carolina as Managing Editor.

    The Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY): Kevin Gleason (@KevinGleason845) has been named Interim Sports Editor at The Times Herald-Record.

    Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL): Safdi Deen (@Safdi_Deen) joins The Tallahassee Democrat as the Florida State Sports Reporter. 

    WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): WZZM-TV welcomes Jamal Spencer as the Sports Director and Adriana Mendez (@AdrianaKWKT) as a Sports Reporter & Multimedia Journalist. 

    WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): WJAX-WFOX welcomes Reporter Larry Spruill (@LarrySpruilljr) to its news team.

    KOLO-TV (Reno, NV): Noah Bond (@noah_bond)( has been welcomed at KOLO-TV as Lead Anchor.

    KIVI-TV (Nampa, ID): Ken Richie has been announced as the General Manager and President at KIVI-TV.

    KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Michelle Money (@MoneyMichelle) has been welcomed as a Host of "Good Things Utah" on KTVX-TV

    WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Chief Meteorologist Markina Brown is leaving WGCL-TV (@cbs46) and the news business as she has decided to make a change.

    KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): Anchor and Reporter Leisa Zigman (@leisazigman) has announced that she is moving on from the NBC affiliate KSDK-TV. She has been with the station for 22 years.

    WXIA-TV (Atlanta, GA): Jennifer Rigby (@jorigby) has been named News Director at NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (@11Alive). She arrives from The Weather Channel.

    KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Shelby Hays (@ShelbyWX) has joined KOCO-TV as a Meteorologist.

    KEYE-TV (Austin, TX): Anchor Deeda Payton (@DeedaPayton) has announced that she will be moving on from KEYE-TV and retiring from television news at the end of November.

    KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): Angela Chen (@AngelaWChen) is now a Reporter at KTRK-TV.

    KARK-TV/KLRT-TV (Little Rock, AR): Long-time Reporter Michelle Rupp (@MichelleRupp) has joined KARK-TV & KLRT-TV as a Morning Reporter & Weekend Forecaster.

    WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Reporter Sera Congi (@seracongi) is now part of the WCVB family.

    WKRN-TV (Nashville, TN): Cherish Lombard (@cherishlombard) is the new Weekend Morning Anchor at WKRN-TV. She arrives from WALA-TV in Alabama.

      WLNK-FM (Charlotte, NC): Program Director Anthony Michaels has moved on from WLNK-FM.

    WBUZ-FM (Nashvville, TN): Overnight DJ Mike Creel has been promoted to Midday at modern rock station WBUZ-FM (@1029thebuzz).

    WYAY-FM (Atlanta, GA): Former Westwood One executive Greg Tantum is now Program Director at Cumulus station WYAY-FM (@newsradio1067).

    KPRS-FM (Kansas City, MO): Chris Harris has been hired as Music Director at KPRS-FM. He was most recently a Producer at WLVS-FM, Monterey, VA.

    KXNT-FM (Las Vegas, NV): Jim Villanucci (@villanucci) has been added as the Afternoon News Talk Show Host at KXNT-FM.

    KFMA-FM (Tucson, AZ): Eric Ashmont (@Shmonty) has been named the new Morning Drive Host at KFMA-FM.

    WLQR-FM (Toledo, OH): Bob Frantz (@BobFrantz80) is now the weekday Evening Host at WLQR-FM.

    WRMF-FM (West Palm Beach, FL): Leo Baldwin has been named Operations Manager at WRMF-FM.

    XETRA-FM (San Diego, CA): KPRI-FM's Matt Stone has joined XETRA-FM to take over as Assistant Program Director and Evening Host.

    WSNX-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): Zach Wellsandt, aka DJ Mayhem, (@iamdjMayhem), has been named Program Director at WSNX-FM

    WTMD-FM (Baltimore, MD): Erik Deatherage (@ErikDeatherage1) will be moving on from WTMD-FM. He will be at the station through December 5th. 

    KGRT-FM (Las Cruces, NM): Larry “Big Red” Stevens has been hired as Program Director and Morning Host at Your Country 103.9, taking over for Shannon Ellis.

    WYQQ-FM (Charlton, MA): On-air Personality Heidi West has joined the team over @TheQ901.
    WAWZ-FM (Zarephath, NJ): Mysti Jordan is a new Midday Personality for Star 99.1. Previously, Jordan was a Host for KDUV-FM in Visalia, CA.