PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue August 17, 2015

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     The Huffington Post (New York, NY): Shane Ferro (@shaneferro) has joined @huffingtonpost as a Business Reporter. She was previously a contributor for Business Insider and Thomson Reuters. 

     The New York Times (New York, NY): James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) has joined @nytimes as a Chief TV Critic. He previously served as the TV Critic for Time Magazine. Caryn Ganz (@mehpatrol) has been named Pop Music Editor. She was an Online Editorial Director at Rolling Stone.

     The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Jamie Heller (@jamieheller) is now Deputy Editor for Money & Investing @WSJ. She was previously Investigating Editor at the publication.

    The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Former Aeon Deputy Editor Ross Andersen (@andersen) joins on as a Senior Editor @TheAtlantic. And former Voice of San Diego Deputy Editor Catherine Green (@c_s_green) is now an Assignment Editor.

    Columbia Business Times (Columbia, MO): Brenna McDermott (@brenbrenmcd) is the new Editor @ColumbiaBiz. (New York, NY): Former Breaking News Editor Pallavi Gogoi (@pgogoi) is now the Markets & Economy Editor @CNNMoney. She is replacing Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) who is going to cover economic issues in the upcoming Presidential election.

    Forbes (New York, NY): Managing Editor Dan Bigman (@Danbigman) is moving on to work for a new startup -- Verse.

     Marie Claire (New York, NY): Sophia Amoruso (@sophia_amoruso), founder of Nasty Gal, is now a Contributing Editor @marieclaire.

     Metro US (New York, NY): Aleksander Korab (@UncleGoodAdvice) is moving on from his role of Editor-in-Chief @metronewyork.
     Seventeen (New York, NY): Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) is joining @seventeen as a Staff Writer. She was previously an Editorial Intern for Cosmopolitan
    Redbook (New York, NY): Marissa Oliva is now the Beauty Editor for @RedbookMag. She was previously the Beauty Assistant at the outlet.

    Daily Press (Newport News, VA): Kate Yanchulis (@Kyanchulis) is now a High School Sports Reporter for Southeast Virginia's @Daily_Press.

    Surface Magazine
    (New York, NY): Courtney Kenefick (@Coco_Kenefic) has started @SurfaceMag as an Associate Fashion Editor.

    Mashable (New York, NY): Veteran journalist Dan Rather (@TheDanRather) will now write for @Mashable covering politics and the 2016 presidential election.
     WNBC-TV (New York, NY): Award-winning Investigative Journalist Sarah Wallace (@swinvestigates) is joining @NBCNewYork’s I-Team. She was previously an Investigative Reporter at WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News.  
     StyleWatch - People Magazine (New York, NY): Elizabeth Carmona (@LizC783) is moving on from her position as Senior Editor @StyleWatchMag.

     Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Ben Chang (@whoisbenchang) joins @LATimes as Vice President and Events Editor and Doug Smith (@latdoug) is moving from Database Editor to Senior Metro Reporter. Ben Welsh (@palewire) is the new Database Editor.

    WTTG-TV (Washington, DC): DC native Tisha Lewis (@TishaLewis) has joined this Fox affiliate (@fox5newsdc) as Reporter/Anchor. She arrives from WFLD-TV in Chicago.

    KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Former KPHO-TV newsman Greg Argos has been hired at this CBS affiliate (@CBSphilly) as a General Assignment Reporter. Also, Lauren Casey will join as Meteorologist next month. She arrives from WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.

    The Michigan Chronicle (Detroit, MI): The Michigan Chronicle (@MIChronicle) has named Keith Owen as News Editor.

    The Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI): The Detroit Free Press (@FreeP) has named Robert Huschka (@MakingNews) as Executive Editor.

    Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): Former Chicago Reader Senior Writer Mick Dumke (@mickeyd1971) has joined @suntimes as an Investigative Reporter.

    The St. Augustine Record (St. Augustine, FL): Brent Woronoff (@BrentWoronoff) has joined @StAugRecord as Sports Editor.

    WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Reporter Martha Sugalski (@MarthaSugalski) has joined @WFTV. She was recently with WESH-TV in Winter Park.

    San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA): David J. Butler has announced his plans to retire this fall. Butler is Editor/VP @mercnews as well as other newspapers in the Bay Area News Group.

    The Reporter (Vacaville, CA): Matt Miller (@vacamatt) is promoted from Assistant Sports Editor to Managing Editor @vacareporter. Matt replaces Robin Miller who has moved on from the paper.

    E! News (Los Angeles, CA): Maria Menounos (@mariamenounos) has been named Co-Anchor @Enews replacing Giuliana Rancic who recently announced her plans to leave the show.

    NBC News - Los Angeles Bureau (Burbank, CA): Blake McCoy (@blakekare11) departs from KARE-TV in Minneapolis to join the Los Angeles Bureau @NBCNews as a Correspondent.

    KTTV-TV/KCOP-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Bob Cook replaces Kevin Hale as Vice President & General Manager of LA Fox duopoly KTTV-TV (@myfoxla) and KCOP-TV (@CMoreMy13).

    Colorado Springs Independent
    (Colorado Springs, CO): The weekly paper's (@csindependent) founder John Weiss is stepping down from his role as Publisher. Carrie Simison (@carriesimison) has been named as his replacement. Weiss will remain involved with the paper in a different role.
      Florence Morning News (Florence, SC): Joseph Craig has been hired as Regional Publisher at this Carolina Publishing Group newspaper (@VoiceOfPeeDee). He arrives from Illinois.

    Dover Post (Dover, DE): Jim Lee has been hired by Gatehouse Media to be Managing Editor of seven newspapers. They include: @Doverpost, The Milford Beacon @MilfordBeaconDE, Middletown Transcript (@TranscriptMOT), Hockessin Community News, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Sussex Countian and Kent County Sunday.

    Williamson Daily News/Logan Banner (Williamson, WV): Ed Martin is now Publisher at two Civitas newspapers: Williamson Daily News and @theLoganBanner. He arrives from the Tribune Review Newspapers in Pittsburgh.

    New Haven Independent (New Haven, CT): The New Haven Independent (@newhavenindy) has launched a low power radio station, WNHH-FM. The station is broadcasted on the radio at 103.5 FM and can be heard from 4am to 3:59pm, 12 hours a week and periodically during the weekend. WNHH will offer local news, arts, music and programs on culture.
      KTNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Mike Dellos Stritto has been named News Director @KTNV, beginning August 31st. Dellos Stritto previously served as Managing Editor at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, CA.

      KING-TV (Seattle, WA): Sula Kim (@sulakimk5) has joined the NBC affiliate (@king5seattle) as an Anchor. Kim was previously at WDSU-TV in New Orleans, LA.

      KMSP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Kelly O’Connell (@kellymoconnell) is joining the FOX affiliate (@myfox9) as a Weekday Morning Anchor. She has been in the same position at KCPQ-TV in Seattle, WA.
    WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): Felicia Lawrence has been announced as the newest Morning Anchor at this Fox affiliate (@FOX46News). She comes from KSNF-TV in Joplin, Mo. where she was Weekend Anchor.

    WAXN-TV (Charlotte, NC): John Paul (@JPaulWSOC9) is now the Morning Anchor at WAXN-TV, the sister station of WSOC-TV (@WSOCTV). He was previously with WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio.

    WCCB-TV (Charlotte, NC): Amanda Fitzpatrick joins @WCCBCharlotte as Weekend Anchor in two weeks. She arrives from KDAF-TV in Dallas.

    WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC): Samina Engel is the new Morning Reporter @wxii. She arrives from KIMA-TV in Yakima, Wash.

    WVLT-TV (Knoxville, TN): We are sorry to report the passing of Justin Kropff. He was a Sports Anchor @wvlt.

    KWES-TV (Midland, TX): James Doughty (@AmericansJIM) joins @newswest9 as News Director. He was previously a Reporter at KENS-TV.

    KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): KDVR-TV Reporter Chris Jose (@CJose) will be moving to @NBCDFW in the same role starting in September.

    KTUL-TV (Tulsa, OK): Evening Meteorologist Mike Collier (@MikeCollierWX) takes over as Chief Meteorologist @KTULNews from Jennifer Zeppelin who recently moved on from the station.

    KTBC-TV (Austin, TX): Former KTXS-TV Meteorologist/Reporter Chelsea Humphrey (@wxchumphrey) has joined KTBC-TV as a Weekend Meteorologist. She will start at the end of the month.

    KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): After 36 years in the broadcasting industry, Anchor/Reporter Jim Bergamo (@JimB_KVUE) has announced his retirement from @KVUE effective August 21st.

     WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh, PA): After three decades, Mark Barash has announced his retirement @WPXI, effective at the end of August.

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Former WLFI-TV Reporter Alex Maragos (@maragosalex) has moved to @nbcchicago as a General Assignment Reporter.

     KLAS-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Lisa Howfield has been welcomed as Vice President and General Manager @8NewsNow. Howfield replaced veteran Broadcaster and General Manager Emily Neilson, who retired last week after serving the station for more than three decades.

     KOIN-TV (Portland, OR): Eileen Park (@EileenParkKOIN) has been added as the Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter @KOINNews, beginning September 5th. David Solano (@SolanoKOIN) is now the new Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter.

     KGMB-TV (Honolulu, HI): Collin Harmon (@CollinHarmonHNN) has been named Sports Director @HawaiiNewsNow. Harmon previously served as Sports Anchor at KVAL-TV in Eugene, OR.

    /WLBZ-TV (Portland/Bangor, ME): Meteorologist A.J. Burnett (@WxManAJB) is leaving @WCSH6 and @WLBZ2 for a full-time teaching position.  Burnett has been with both stations since 2013.

    WFFF-TV/WVNY-TV (Colchester, VT): Weekend Morning Meteorologist Josh Cingranelli (@WeatherJosh) says goodbye to the television industry to return to school for a Master’s degree in secondary education. Cingranelli has been with @WVNYWFFF since 2014.

    WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): Starting August 24th, Evening Anchor/Reporter Alison Bologna (@NBC10_Alison) will switch to mornings @NBC10. Bologna has been with the evening news broadcast for several years.

    WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): The CBS affiliate (@CBS58) has named Kathryn Chappell as Anchor. She was previously an Anchor at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana.

    WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Timyka Artist (@WCPOTimyka) is now an Anchor @WCPO. She arrives from WXPI-TV in Pittsburgh.

    WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): NFL Hall of Fame inductee Dan Hampton is joining the sports team as a Contributor @fox32news.

    WLEX-TV (Lexington, KY): Dorian Craft (@doriancraft) is now a Sports Anchor/Reporter @LEX18News. She was previously a Sports Reporter at WHAG-TV.

    WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI): WAND-TV Anchor/Reporter Elise Menaker (@EliseMenaker) is now a Sports Anchor/Reporter @tmj4.

    Telemundo - KXTX-TV (Dallas, TX): Sandra Thomas has joined @Telemundo39 as Vice President of News.

    WGIR-FM/WHEB-FM (Manchester/Portsmouth, NH): Veteran broadcaster John Laurenti (@johnlaurenti) has been named Program Director for both @ROCK101FM and @1003WHEB.  Previously, Laurenti held various positions for CBS radio stations such as WZLX-FM and WODS-FM.

      WBBQ-FM (Augusta, GA): Program Director Cliff Bennett is now also Evening DJ @WBBQaugusta. He is also PD for sister station WEKL-FM.

    WQAM-AM (Miami, FL): Retired Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder  (@OfficialCrowder) has joined sports talk @560WQAM as a Weekday Afternoon Co-Host.
    WOMX-FM (Orlando, FL): We regret reporting the passing of WOMX-FM (@Mix1051) Morning Host Scott McKenzie at the age of 59.

    WXOS-FM (St. Louis, MO): Long-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports Columnist Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) is moving on from the paper to join the sports-talk station (@101espn) as a Host.

    KDGO-AM (Durango, CO): The station has promoted Sales Manager Alex Brandon to General Manager. He will remain in his previous role as well.