PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue February 29, 2016

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

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    The Ringer (Los Angeles, CA): Former Grantland Editor-in-Chief Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) announced the launch of a new sports and pop culture website (@RINGER) and it is set to debut in late spring.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) is signing on @washingtonpost as a Media Columnist starting in the spring. And Federal Editor Alan Sipress was promoted to National News Editor. Also, former New Republic Faith & Politics Scribe Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig (@ebruenig) joins as an Assistant Editor of Outlook (@PostOutlook).

    Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Dan Beucke has been named Deputy Business Editor @latimes. Beucke was most recently News Managing Editor at the Orange County Register.

    USA Today (McLean, VA): Former Washington Post Editorial Product Manager Cara Ann Kelly (@CaraReports) takes on the "Entertain This!" Section Editor role @USATODAY.

     W (New York, NY): Ally Betker (@allybetker)( has been named Associate News Editor @wmag. She previously worked for WWD as a Reporter. Jun Harada (@HaradaWins) has been named Executive Digital Editor. He comes from Condé Nast Entertainment. Stephanie Eckardt (@stepheckardt) is joining the publication as Assistant Digital Editor. She was previously an Editorial Assistant for The Cut. Finally, Associate Editor Fan Zhong has been promoted to Digital Cultural Editor.

    Business Insider (New York, NY): Jay Yarow (@jyarow) has announced he is moving on from his position of Executive Editor @businessinsider to persue other opportunities.

    Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Stephanie Mehta (@stephaniemehta) has joined @VanityFair as a Deputy Editor. She was formerly an Editor at Bloomberg.

    New Day - CNN (New York, NY): Jennifer Henderson (@JenHenCNN) has been named Editorial Producer @NewDay. She has been a Producer at the network since 2013.

    St. Louis Business Journal (St. Louis, MO): Managing Editor Joe Dwyer (@stlbizjdwyer) has been named the Editor-in-Chief @stlouisbiz.

    Birmingham Business Journal (Birmingham, AL): Managing Editor Ty West (@BhamBizME) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief @bhambizjrnl.

    Politico Pro (Arlington, VA): Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reporter Margaret Harding McGill (@margarethmcgill) signs up as a Tech Reporter @PoliticoPro.

    PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA): Former NBC News Reporter John Yang (@johnyangtv) enlists @NewsHour as a Correspondent.

    Crain's Chicago Business (Chicago, IL): Deputy Managing Editor Ann Dwyer
    (@AnnDwyer_Crains) has been promoted to Managing Editor @CrainsChicago.

    Silicon Valley Business Journal (San Jose, CA): Jennifer Elias has been hired as a Technology Reporter @svbizjournal. Elias was previously a Freelance Journalist.

     Bloomberg News - New York Bureau (New York, NY): David Ramli (@Davidramli) has been named a Technology Reporter @business. He was previously a Reporter for Financial Review based in Sydney.

     T: The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Marie-Amélie Sauvé has been named Fashion Director @tmagazine.

     Vice Magazine (New York, NY): Rex Santus (@rexsantus) has been named Social Editor @vicenews. He comes from Forbes where he was Assistant Social Media Editor. 

    Popular Mechanics (New York, NY): Buzz Bissinger and Gary Dell’Abate (@robertabooey) have joined @PopMech as Contributors. Bissinger’s column is focused on his experience with motorcycle culture and Dell’Abate is Executive Producer for the Howard Stern radio show.

    Shape Magazine (New York, NY): Megan Soll has joined @Shape_Magazine as a Contributor and Syndication Editor.

    Food & Wine (New York, NY): Niloufar Motamed (@niloumotamed) has joined @foodandwine as an Editor. She was previously Editor-in-Chief at Epicurious.

      The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX): Houston Chronicle Reporter Lauren McGaughy (@lmcgaughy) joins The Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) Austin Bureau as a Reporter. Also joining the publication is former Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reporter Katie Leslie (@katieleslienews) as a Washington Correspondent.

    Milwaukee Business Journal (Milwaukee, WI): Melanie Lawder (@mel_lawder) enlists as a Business Reporter covering retail and restaurants @MKEBizJournal.

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): Casino and Gaming Industry Reporter Howard Stutz (@howardstutz) is set to move on from @reviewjournal on March 4th to join a law firm.

    Reddit (San Francisco, CA): Reddit welcomes Mark Luckie (@MarkSLuckie) as the Head of Journalism and Media @REDDIT. He was formerly the Manager of Journalism and Media at Twitter.

    Quartz (New York, NY): Jennifer Chang (@JenzChang)( has been promoted to Growth Editor @QZ. She was formerly the Deputy Growth Editor.

    Mashable (New York, NY): Sam Reichman (@SamReichman) is now a Snapchat Editor @MASHABLE. She was formerly a Freelancer for Slate.

    BuzzFeed (New York, NY): Sapna Maheshwari (@Sapna) is now a Senior Business Reporter @BuzzFeed. She was previously a Retail Reporter for Bloomberg Business. Also, Venessa Wong (@VenessaWWong) has been promoted to Deputy Editor @BuzzFeedBiz. She was previously a Business Reporter at BuzzFeed Business.

    News From Native California (Berkeley, CA): Steve Wasserman has been named Publisher @NNCMagazine replacing Malcolm Margolin, who retired in December.

    Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH): Metro Reporter Terry DeMio (@tdemio) has switched beats and is now a Heroin Reporter @EnquirerMedia.

    Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA): After more than 40 years @RTDNEWS, Veteran Business Reporter/"Biz Buzz" Columnist Randy Hallman has announced his retirement.
    Herald-Citizen (Cookeville, TN): Jack McNeely is the new Publisher @heraldcitizen. He arrives from the Daily Mountain Eagle in Jasper, Ala., where he was also Publisher.

    Reading Eagle (Reading, PA): Editor Harry Deitz Jr. assumes the Associate Publisher role in addition to his editing duties @ReadingEagle.

    Leader Times (Kittanning, PA): Sam Legg makes the team as the new Sports Editor. And Joe Rhoades signs up as a Sports Reporter.

    The Record Herald (Waynesboro, PA): Dustin Haluska is the new Executive Editor @therecordherald.

    WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Tanya Mendis (@tanyamendis) has been hired @wcnc as an Anchor/Reporter. She arrives from KTVK-TV in Phoenix.

    WCAU-TV (Philadelphia, PA): News Anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, who was on a leave of absence @nbcphiladelphia, will be moving on from this station.

    KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA): This Fox station (@foxla) welcomes Donna Tetreault (@donnatetreault) as a Reporter/Contributor covering parenting. Tetreault has been a Reporter for KNBC, KCBS and CNN in the past.
    KPIX-TV (San Francisco, CA): Morning/Noon Anchor Frank Mallicoat is moving  on from @CBSSF. Kenny Choi (@kchoinews) will take over as Morning/Noon Anchor from KITX-TV in Honolulu.
    KSTS-TV (San Jose, CA): This Telemundo affiliated station (@Telemundo48) names Blanca Garza as Morning Senior Anchor/Associate Producer. And News Anchor Lorena Dominguez (@lorenat48) moves to evenings.

    WXYZ-TV (Detroit, MI): Syma Chowdhry (@SymaChowdhry) has joined @WXYZDetroit as a Reporter and Jennifer Ann Wilson (@JennaWils) joins as a freelance General Assignment Reporter.

    WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT): Reporter Dan Corcoran (@DanCorcoranTV) has been promoted to Weekend Anchor. He has been @NBCConnecticut since April of last year.

    WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Fill-in Newscaster Samantha Neely (@svneely) was promoted to Morning Executive Producer. Freelancer Louisa Moller (@LouisaMoller) was promoted to full-time General Assignment Reporter. And former WHDH-TV Producer Matthew Longfellow (@Longfellow_TV) has joined the station as a Weekend Producer (@cbsboston).

     WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY): Christy Kern (@ChristyAndrews_) has been named Anchor of the new 4:00 pm newscast @news4buffalo. She comes from WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, where she worked under her maiden name Andrews. Nick Quattrini has been named a Reporter. He comes from WENY-TV in Elmira, NY.  

    KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Daybreak/Midday Reporter Tina Shively (@TinaS_KVUE) has now been named Social Media Reporter @KVUE.

    WFIE-TV (Evansville, IN): The NBC affiliate (@14News) welcomes Krista McEnany (@Krista14News)( as its new Meteorologist.

    KJRH-TV (Tulsa, OK): WHAG-TV Anchor/Producer Taniya Wright (@tleew) has joined @KJRH2HD as a Morning Anchor. 

    KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): Reporter Farrah Fazal (@FarrahFazal) has announced that she is moving on from the station (@ksdknews) for another opportunity in broadcasting. She had been with the station since 2013.
    WSM-AM (Nashville, TN): Richard Thomas returns as Traffic Reporter @wsmradio. He had retired from the station in 2010 after more than three decades.

    WXXQ-FM (Rockford, IL): Veteran Program Director/Operations/Brand Manager/Morning DJ Steve Summers is moving on from @Q985online.

    KRAV-FM (Tulsa, OK): KC Lupp (@KCLupp) joins KRAV-FM (@Mix96) as Host of “K.C. and Lindsey Morning Show,” starting on March 7th.

    KHLR-FM (Little Rock, AR): The station (@1067theride) debuts morning program “Hot Mess In The Morning” hosted by Amber Glaze (@ambercrystalrox) & Drew Mitchell (@lmDrewMitchell).

    WSCH-FM (Lawrenceburg, IN): Robb Reel (@theface4radio) is now Director of  Production/Afternoon Personality @eagle993. He was previously a Morning Personality at WKWS-FM.
    WRVF-FM (Toledo, OH): After 10 years at the station (@therivertoledo), Mary Beth Zolik has retired.

    KXTE-FM (Las Vegas, NV): Jeetz Reder ( and Marco Orem have been announced as the new Morning Show Hosts @X1075. Reder previously served as Morning Co-Host at KHTP-FM in Seattle WA. Orem most recently served as Afternoon Host at WRQX-FM in Washington, DC.

    WZMP-FM (Philadelphia, PA): Jason Cage (@CageShow) has been added as Morning Drive Co-Host @965ampradio. He starts March 7th. He comes from WBBM-FM in Chicago where he most recently served as Night Host.
    WRQX-FM (Washington, DC): Veteran Broadcaster Jason Kidd has joined @mix1073DC as the Afternoon Drive Host. Kidd arrives from New Generation Radio in DC where he served as President and Advisor/Brand Developer.

    KINK-FM (Portland, OR): Jeff Allen has been appointed Night Host @kinkradio.

    WKLB-FM (Boston, MA): Beginning March 7th, former KCYY Morning Host Jeff Miles (@JeffMilesY100) will Host the morning show @Country1025WKLB.

    KMBZ-AM/FM (Kansas City, MO): Alan Furst has been named Program Director at the news talk stations (@KMBZradio). He was most recently with KROI-FM in Houston, TX.

    WBRN-FM (Tampa, FL): WBRN-FM (@NoRulesRock) Program Director Carl Harris has moved on from the station.

    WSFS-FM (Miami, FL): WSFS-FM 104.3 The Shark (@1043TheShark) has launched a new morning show with Ashley Owen (@AshleyO2Go) & Greg "Toast" Lemega (@ibToast).

    WGRD-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): Eric Zane (@EricZaneFBHW) has moved on from the morning show @WGRD.

    KKFN-FM (Denver,CO): The sports talk station (@1043TheFan) has hired Brandon Stokely as co-Host of new weekday afternoon show "Sandy and Stokley," with Sandy Clough. Stokely was a long-time professional football player in the NFL.