PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue December 21, 2015

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    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Former Deputy Banking Editor Aaron Lucchetti has been named Editor of Financial-Technology coverage. Deputy Editor/Real-Time Desk Lydia Serota (@lydiaserota) has been named Stocks Editor. Former Dow Jones Bankruptcy Team Leader Marie Beaudette (@mariebeaudette) has been named Deputy Deals Editor. Telis Demos (@telisdemos) has been named lead Financial-Technology Reporter.

    Guardian US (Washington, DC): Former MSNBC Executive Editor Richard Wolffe (@richardwolffedc) enlists @guardianUS as a Political Columnist covering the 2016 election and will be based in the Washington Bureau. Nellie Bowles (@NellieBowles), Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) and Danny Yadron (@dannyyadron) are all headed to the San Francisco Bureau as Technology Reporters @GuardianUS. And Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) has been named a Writer-at-Large. He comes from the now defunct Grantland.

    Thomson Reuters (Washington, DC): Energy Reporter Ayesha Rascoe (@ayesharascoe) is switching roles to be the White House Correspondent @ReutersUS and is based in the Washington Bureau. And Los Angeles Times Business Editor Brian Thevenot (@ReutersThevenot) and Investigative News Reporter Lisa Girion (@lisagirion) will both be joining the Los Angeles Bureau in January.

    Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Washington Post Maryland Editor Phyllis Jordan (@phylliswjordan) enlists @rollcall as its new Congressional Editor. And Contributing Editor Mary Curtis (@mcurtisnc3) joins the team as a Politics Editor. Former Capital (Annapolis, MD) County Government Reporter Rema Rahman (@remawriter);  Ex-National Journal-er Eric Garcia (@EricMGarcia) and Bergen County, NJ Record Reporter Stephanie Akin (@stephanieakin) are the new Political News Reporters on staff.

    USA Today (McLean, VA): Former National Journal Managing Editor Jill Lawrence (@JillDLawrence) returns in January to become the Commentary Editor @USAToday. Lawrence previously worked as a Political Reporter at America's paper.

    GQ (New York, NY): Style Editor Will Welch (@willwelch) has been named Editor-in-Chief @GQStyle.

    The Today Show - NBC Television Network (New York, NY): Veteran Weatherman Willard Scott has announced he is retiring from @TheTodayShow after 35 years with the show.

    Scripps News - Washington Bureau  (Washington, DC): Former New York Times auto industry scribe Aaron Kessler (@akesslerdc) signs on @scrippsnews as a National Investigative Reporter.

    Buzzfeed (New York, NY): Karolina Waclawiak (@believekarolina) is the new Deputy Culture Editor at the LA office (@BuzzFeed). She was previously an Editor at The Believer Magazine.

    Associated Press - Providence Bureau (Providence, RI): Matt O’Brien (@mattoyeah) has joined @AP as a State House Reporter. 
    Politico Pro (Arlington, VA): Former Daily Briefing Reporter Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) signs on @politicopro as a Health Care Reporter.

    The Record (Woodland Park, NJ): Editor Martin Gottlieb (@MartinSGottlieb) is retiring from @TheRecordNJ at the end of January.

    Thrillist (New York, NY): Matt Patches (@misterpatches) joins @Thrillist as an Entertainment Editor. He was previously a Senior Editor at Esquire.

    The Verge
    (New York, NY): Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) is now a Technology Reporter @VERGE. She was previously a Cybersecurity Reporter at SC Magazine.

    Agri-Pulse (Camdenton, MN): Steve Davies is the new Associate Editor @AGRIPULSE. He was previously the Publisher and Editor of Endangered Species & Wetlands Report.

    Law360 (New York, NY): Jack Newsham (@TheNewsHam) joins @Law360 as a Business Reporter. He formerly held the same title at The Boston Globe.

    Mic (New York, NY): Erin Evans (@heyerinevans) steps up to the Mic @MICNEWS as a Senior Editor of Identities Vertical. She arrives from BET NEWS where she was a News Editor.

    Inside Business (Norfolk, VA): Associate Publisher Mike Herron is moving into the Publisher role @InsideBusiness taking over for Ed Power, who has retired.
    Classicalite (New York, NY): Staff Writer Ian Holubiak (@IanHolubiak) has been promoted to Associate Editor @classicalite.

    Marie Claire (New York, NY): Koa Beck (@Koalani) has been named Senior Features Editor @marieclaire. She was previously a Senior Editor at DailyWorth.

    Paper (New York, NY): Abby Schreiber (@AbbySchreiber28) has been promoted from Associate Editor to Senior Editor @papermagazine.

    New York Magazine (New York, NY): Rebecca Ramsey (@RebeccaRams) has been promoted from Fashion Editor to Style Director at The Cut of @NYMag.

    The Daily Beast (New York, NY): Emma Carew Grovum (@emmacarew) has joined @thedailybeast as Assistant Managing Editor based in the Washington, DC Bureau.

    The New York Times (New York, NY): Michael Grynbaum (@grynbaum) has shifted from City Hall Bureau Chief to the TV beat @nytimes.

    NBC Nightly News – NBC Television Network (New York, NY): Chris Strathmann is joining @nbcnightlynews as a Senior Producer.

    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA): Food Editor Judy Walker (@JudyWalkerCooks) has retired from @nolanews. Her resume also included stops at the Arizona Republic and Tulsa World.

    Pet Age (Somerset, NJ): Former Advanstar Director Allen Basis (@abasis) is now the Executive Editor @PetAgeMag.

    The Gleaner (Henderson, KY): Editor Chuck Stinnett (@ChuckStinnett) is moving on from the publication (@TheGleanerNews) to pursue other opportunities.

    Las Cruces Sun-News (Las Cruces, NM): Rynni Henderson has been named Publisher at the paper (@crucessunnews). She was previously in the same role at the Carlsbad Current-Argus in Carlsbad, NM.
    Harrison Daily Times (Harrison, AR): Publisher at the Gainesville Daily Register, Jim Perry, has joined the Harrison Daily Times (@harrisondaily) in the same role.

    The Morning News (Blackfoot, ID): The paper (@blackfootnews) has named Andy Weeks as Editor. He takes over for Bob Hudson, who retired in November.

    WTNH-TV(New Haven, CT): KMBC-TV Weekend Anchor Scott McDonnell is moving from Kansas City to join @WTNH as a Weekend Anchor there.

    (Austin, TX): Nathan Gogo (@WXontheGogo) joins the weather team @KVUE as a Meteorologist. Gogo most recently worked at KWTX as a Meteorologist/Reporter.

    WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC): Mackenzie Grant (@kenzieleeg14) has been hired as a Digital Producer @WXII. She is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina.

    WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Aiyana Cristal (@aiyanacristal) has joined @cbs46 as a Reporter/Anchor. She arrives from Comcast SportsNet in Chicago.

    KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): WGHP Reporter Stephanie Whitfield (@KHOUStephanie) and KRGV Anchor/Reporter Melissa Correa (@MCorreaKHOU) have been named Reporters @KHOU

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): KION-TV Reporter Jake Reiner (@JakeReiner) joins @KPRC2 in the same role in January.

    (Houston, TX): KJRH Investigative Reporter Marla Carter (@MarlaABC13) has been welcomed @abc13houston as a Reporter.

    KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA): News Director Doug Barden has moved on from @ksby. There has been no replacement named yet.
    XETV-TV (San Diego, CA): News Director Don Shafer and Morning Anchor Heather Myers have parted ways with the station (@CW6SanDiego). No replacements have been named yet.

    WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Weekend Anchor Natalie Bomke (@NatalieFox32) is now an Anchor of "Good Day Chicago" @fox32news.

    WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL): After more than 50 years in broadcast, Harry Porterfield (@PorterfieldCBS2) has announced his retirement from the station (@cbschicago).

    KSAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Liz Kotalika is set to join @FOX10Phoenix as Reporter and Fill-In Morning/Noon News Anchor, beginning January 11.

    (Las Vegas, NV): Todd Quinones has been added to the weekday morning newscast as an Anchor @KTNV beginning in January. Quinones comes from KYW-TV in Philadelphia, PA.

    KVLY-TV (Fargo, ND): Anchor and Reporter Stephanie Goetz (@stephaniegoetz) has moved on from @ValleyNewsLive to pursue a career in Motivational Speaking and communications consulting.

    Greatist (New York, NY): Heidi Pashman (@heidipash) is now the Community Editor @greatist. She was previously the Social Media Manager.

    WAYM-FM (Franklin, TN): Aaron Traylor becomes Operations Director @wayfmnashville in January. He arrives from Townsquare Media in Missoula, MT.

    WCIL-FM (Carterville, IL): Weeknight Host Andi Ahne (@AndiAhne) has been promoted to Music Director @1015CILFM.

    KTIK-AM (Boise, ID): The sports talk station (@ktik931fm) has named Forrest Smithkors as Program Director.

    WFLC-FM (Miami, FL): Reporter Nikki Ramirez (@itsNikkiRamirez) has moved on from @Hits973. Her last day was December 18.

    WWMI-AM (Tampa, FL): Salem Radio Network launches 1380 The Biz on WWMI-AM (@1380TheBiz), a new business talk format station where Christopher Markowski (@ChrisMarko) hosts "Watchdog on Wall Street" weekdays at 6:00 am.

    WINZ-AM (Miami, FL): Sports Host Michael Bower (@TheBowerShow) fills in for Andy Slater's (@AndySlater) afternoon drive spot @940WINZ.

    WOCQ-FM (Salisbury-Ocean City, MD): Afternoon Host Albie Dee (@AlbieDee) adds Program Director to his list of duties @OfficialOC104.

    WHFS-AM (Tampa, FL): Elizabeth Dougherty (@DoughertyReport) joins Money Talk 1010 AM WHFS-AM where she will host "The Dougherty Report" on Sundays at 7-10 pm.

    KWAX-FM (Eugene, OR): On-Air Personality Peter van de Graaf is set to join KWAX-FM at the University of Oregon (@univ_of_oregon) as Music Director and Morning Host, beginning March, 2016. Van de Graaf comes from WFMT-FM in Chicago, IL where he serves as a syndicated Night Host.