PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue February 1, 2016

    PR Newswire's Audience Research Department provides daily media updates on @PRNmedia.

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    National Geographic Traveler (Washington, DC): Veteran Editor George W. Stone (@travelerstone) has moved up from Editor-at-Large to Editor-in-Chief @NatGeoTravel.

     Glamour (New York, NY): John Dioso (@johnnydioso) has been named Executive Director of Editorial Operations @glamourmag. He was previously Executive Managing Editor of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. 
     Food Network Magazine (New York, NY): Jessica Dodell-Feder has been named Features Editor @foodnetwork. She was previously Senior Editor at HGTV Magazine.

    Architectural Digest (New York, NY): Shax Riegler (@shaxriegler) has been named Executive Editor @ArchDigest. He was previously with Consumer Reports as Content Lead for Home and Appliances.

     The Upshot – The New York Times (New York, NY): Kevin Quealy (@KevinQ) has joined @UpshotNYT as Deputy Editor. Amanda Cox (@amandacox) has also joined as Editor.

    Draft (Phoenix, AZ): Former Associate Editor Kate Bernot (@kbernot) has been moved up to Beer Editor @draftmag. Bernot previously served as Events and Nightlife Reporter at the Chicago Tribune.

     Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Congratulations to Samantha Gowen (@sammigo) on being promoted to Business Editor @OCRegister. Gowen was previously Assistant Business Editor.

     The Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Entertainment outlet @THR welomes Anna Lisa Raya (@annalraya) as Senior Awards Editor. She was previously Editor for Awardsline.

     The New Yorker (New York, NY): Sharan Shetty (@achilledplum) has been named Assistant Books Editor @NewYorker. He was previously a Culture Writer for SlateAlexandra Schwartz (@Alex_Lily) and Adrian Chen (@adrianchen) have joined as Staff Writers.

     The View – ABC Television Network (New York, NY): Todd Polkes (@TPolkes) has been named Supervising Talent Producer @TheView. He was previously a Senior Talent Producer at Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

     The Guardian – U.S. Bureau (New York, NY): Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) has been named a Senior Reporter covering gun policy @GuardianUS. She was previously a Reporter covering the same beat at ProPublica

     This Week - ABC Television Network (Washington, D.C.): ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz (@MarthaRaddatz) has been named a Co-Anchor @ThisWeekABC with George Stephanopoulos.  

     amNewYork (New York, NY): Robert Shields (@rshields37) has been named Editor-in-Chief @amNewYork. He previously worked for New York Daily News as Deputy Digital Editor. 

    Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Carolyn Horwitz has been named Managing Editor @variety. Horwitz was previously Executive Editor at EntrepreneurRamin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) has been promoted from Film Editor to New York Bureau Chief.

     Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Contributing Music Critic Matt Pollack (@mattypollock) has been promoted to Assistant Editor @chicagomag

     Buzzfeed (New York, NY): Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) has been promoted from Breaking News Reporter to Social News Editor @BuzzFeed. She was previously a News Editor at Fox News.

     The Wrap (Los Angeles, CA): Brian Flood (@briansflood) joins @TheWrap as the new Media Reporter. He previously held the same title at Adweek and was also a former Editor for TVNewser.

    Bustle (New York, NY): Emily Shire (@eshire) has been named the new Politics Editor @bustle. She was formerly a Deputy Editor for The Daily Beast.

    Tasting Table (New York, NY): Jake Cohen (@jakecohen) is the new Food Editor @tastingtable. He was formerly a Test Kitchen Assistant for Saveur. Also, Alison Spiegel (@AlisonSpiegel) is now a Senior Writer there. She was previously a Lifestyle Editor for TheHuffington Post.

     Telemundo - WNJU-TV (Fort Lee, NJ): Luis Gerardo Nuñez (@lgnunez) and Cristian Benavides have been hired @Telemundo47 as Evening Reporters. Nunez arrives from Dallas while Benavides comes from Phoenix.

    New Republic (Washington, DC): Associate Editor Laura Marsh (@lmlauramarsh) has been promoted to Story Editor @newrepublic.

    Union Daily Times (Union, SC): Patricia Edwards is now Group Publisher @civitas_media papers: @EasleyProgress@PickensSentinel, @UnionDailyTimes@TheNBOnews and @WinnsboroHerald. She was previously Regional Editor.

     The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA): We were sorry to hear about the passing of @weatherchannel Senior Digital Meteorologist Nick Wiltgen, who died in a traffic accident last week. 

     Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA): Reporter Robert Zullo (@rczullo) has returned to the Times-Dispatch (@rtdnews) where he was previously City Hall Reporter. Now he will be an Enterprise Reporter. He arrives from thePittsburgh Post-Gazette.

     The Saline Courier (Benton, AR): Beth Reed has joined @SalineCourier as Managing Editor. She was most recently a Staff Reporter at The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs, AR.

     Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, MO): Alex Agueros (@abagueros2) has joined the paper (@SedaliaDemocrat) as Sports Editor. He had previously been in the same role at Central Missouri’s student newspaper, the Muleskinner
     Fremont Tribune (Fremont, NE): The paper (@fremonttribune) has promoted Sports Editor Tony Gray to Editor.

     The Meridian Star
     (Meridian, MS): The publication (@meridianstar) welcomes Alexander Gould (@angould) as its new Publisher. He was most recently the Integrated Sales Director for M. Roberts Media.

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): We are sad to report Sun-Sentinel (@SunSentinel) Miami Marlins Reporter Juan C. Rodriguez has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. 

     Erie Times-News (Erie, PA): Politics Reporter/Blogger John Guerriero (@JGuerriero814) has retired after 35 years at the paper (@GoErie). Also retiring are Editorial Page Editor Liz Allen; Reporter/Blogger Dave Richards and brothers Pat and Kevin Cuneo, Editorial Page Columnist and Managing Features Editor, respectively.

     The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN): Reporter Jeff Swiatek is moving on from the publication (@indystar).

     WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, LA): Executive Producer Trey Schmaltz (@treyschmaltz) has been named Assistant News Director @WBRZ.

     WJHL-TV (Johnson City, TN): Ann Carter is the newest Anchor @WJHL11. She will handle the new ABC Tri-Cities local newscasts. Carter's resume includes stations in Georgia and Texas as well as Tennessee.

     WCAU-TV (Bala Cynwyd, PA): Pamela Osborne (@PamelaOsborne) has joined @nbcphiladelphia as Reporter/Anchor. She arrives from WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.

     WSMV-TV (Nashville, TN): Former WYFF-TV Reporter Liz Lohuis (@wsmvlizlohuis) is now a General Assignment Reporter @WSMV.

     KFSN-TV (Fresno, CA): Cory James joins @abc30 as a Reporter. James was previously with KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, CA.

     KTLA-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Reporter John Fenoglio (@JOHNFENOGLIO) is now reporting from @ktla in Los Angeles. Fenoglio was previously with KTRK-TV in Houston.

     WXIN-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Reporter Tanae Howard (@TanaeHoward) is now an Evening Anchor here (@fox59).

     WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN): Former KSDK-TV Meteorologist Bree Smith is now @NC5 in the same role.

     WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT): Sports Reporter/Producer Erik Dobratz (@Erikd25) has changed roles to Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. John Pierson (@JPPierson) has become the new Evening Sports Anchor @WTNH.

     WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Former WKMG-TV General Assignment Reporter Shaun Chaiyabhat (@ShaunNews6) will join @WCVB later this month as a Reporter. His last day at WKMG is February 18th.

     KTNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Todd Quinones (@ToddQuinones) has been added as Morning Anchor of Good Morning Las Vegas @KTNV. He arrives from Philadelphia.

     KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, IA): The ABC affiliate (@KCRG) has promoted Reporter Chris Earl (@chrisearl9) to Weekday Morning Anchor. He has been at the station since 2008.

     KWCH-TV (Wichita, KS): General Manager Joan Barrett is moving on from the CBS affiliate (@KWCH12). She has been in this role since 2003.

     KXJB-TV/KVLY-TV (Fargo, ND): Kristi Larson (@KristiLarsonVNL) has been appointed Weekday Morning Co-Host and Christine Stanwood (@ChristineVNL) has been welcomed as Anchor of the Noon and 5:00 p.m. broadcast @ValleyNewsLive.

     WMTW-TV (Auburn, ME): Former KSNT-TV Evening Anchor/Reporter Cristina Frank (@CristinaFrank_) has joined @WMTWTV as a Morning Anchor.

     WJLA-TV (Arlington,VA ): Former Sports Director Scott Abraham (@ScottABC7) of WBOC-TV moves to @ABC7News as Sports Reporter and Anchor.

    WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL): Veteran Anchor Ken Lass (@KenWVTM13) retired from @WVTM13 last week. Lass had been with the WVTM-TV team for 26 years while his career in broadcasting has spanned more than 40 years.

     WMYD-TV (Detroit, MI): The station (@TV20Detroit) welcomes Jessica Lundy (@TV20Jessica) as a Host and On-Air Personality.

     KOTV (Tulsa, OK): Anchor Chera Kimiko (@CheraKimiko) has bid farewell to @NewsOn6. Kimiko joined the station in 2013. Prior to KOTV, she had been at KOKI-TV as an Anchor for 11 years.

     KFMB-TV/KFMB-AM/KFMB-FM (San Diego, CA): Alberto Mier y Terán has been named President/General Manager at San Diego stations @cbs8,@760kfmb and @kfmbfm.

     WKHX-FM (Atlanta, GA): Ali Mac (@AliMacRadio), former Morning Show Host at WGYL-FM in Florida, has been named the Midday Co-Host @KICKS1015.

     WMAD-FM (Sun Prairie, WI): The country station (@963StarCountry) welcomes Matt Gapske (@mattgapske) as Assistant Program Director/Midday Host.

     WFDF-AM (Southfield, MI): Christine Beatty (@IamChrisBeatty) now hosts the Saturday afternoon show @910Superstation.

     WOTW-FM (Orlando, FL): Mark 'Skid' Lavin now Hosts the morning show @TheWolf1031.

     KKFN-FM (Denver, CO): The sports talk station (@1043TheFan) has hired former NFL player Mark Schlereth (@markschlereth) as Co-Host of the weekday morning show "Schlereth and Evans," with Mike Evans. Schlereth also contributes to ESPN in a variety of roles.

     KMBZ-FM/KMBZ-AM (Kansas City, MO): Program Director Jack Landreth (@jacklandreth) is moving on from the Entercom news talk stations (@KMBZradio).

    WJBX-AM (Estero, FL): Chris Beasley has been appointed Program Director @ESPNDEPORTES770.