PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue January 25, 2016

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    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Foreign News Deputy Editor Karin Brulliard (@karinbrulliard) unleashes animal news in her new role as a National Reporter covering animals and human nature. And Reporter Fredrick Kunkle (@KunkleFredrick) will now drive the Transportation Reporter role @washingtonpost.

    The Huffington Post (New York, NY): HuffPost Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) and Investigative Reporter Jason Cherkis (@jasoncherkis) are the new Hosts of @HuffingtonPost podcast, “Candidate Confessional.” The show is a discussion with political candidates after losing the elections. The show’s producer is Christine Conetta (@BmoreConetta).

    VentureBeat (San Francisco, CA): Blaise Zerega (@BeeZee) has been named Editor-in-Chief @venturebeat. Zerega was most recently Managing Editor & President of Epic Digital at Epic Magazine.

    ESPN (Bristol, CT): Host and Reporter Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) is set to return to @espn on February 1st. Nichols worked for ESPN from 2004 until her departure in 2013 to host and report for CNN.

    Bloomberg News - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Reporter Chris Palmeri (@chrispalmeri) is the new Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News - Los Angeles Bureau (@business).

    Philadelphia Magazine (Philadelphia, PA): Political Reporter Patrick Kerkstra (@pkerkstra) has been named Editor @phillymag.

    Al Jazeera America (New York, NY): After three years of reporting, the Al Jazeera America (@AJAM) news channel announced it will be shutting down in April.

    Azteca America (Miami, FL): Former Telemundo Entertainment Director of Programming and Strategy Joshua Mintz (@JoshuaMintzUsa) moves on to join @Azteca in an executive role to be determined.

    Fast Company New York, NY): Laynie Rose (@LaynieRose90) has joined @fastcompany as Associate Editor covering Business. She was previously Associate Editor for More Magazine.

    Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Maxwell Losgar (@dapperisdead) has been named Features Associate at @VanityFair. He was previously Assistant Entertainment Editor at Teen Vogue.

    Vogue (New York, NY): Grace Coddington has stepped down from her full time role as Creative Director after more than 25 years. She will, however, remain with the magazine (@voguemagazine) and assume the role of Creative Director-at-Large while taking on additional projects outside of the magazine.

    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): The Tribune (@chicagotribune) welcomes former Chicago Sun-Times TV Critic Lori Rackl (@lorirackl) as its new Travel/Health/Family Editor.

    POPSUGAR (San Francisco, CA): Monica Sisavat has been promoted to Assistant Celebrity Editor @POPSUGAR. She was previously a Celebrity Editorial Assistant there.

    Eater Austin
    (Austin, TX): Melanie Haupt (@boxingoctopus) has been named the new Associate Editor @EaterAustin. She previously freelanced at the Austin Chronicle and Serious Eats.

    House Beautiful (New York, NY): Lulu Powers (@lulupowers), “The Entertainologist,” joins @HouseBeautiful as a Food & Entertainment Columnist. The column is titled “Life at Lulu’s." 

     New York Daily News (New York, NY): Immigration and Latinos Issues Columnist Albor Ruiz (@AlborRuiz) has announced he is moving on from @NYDailyNews.

     Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Senior Fashion Market and Accessories Editor Jessica Minkoff (@JLMinkoff) has announced she is moving on from @TeenVogue

     StyleWatch - People Magazine (New York, NY): Lynette Pone McIntyre (@Lynette_LkyFash) has been named Accessories Director @people

     Allure (New York, NY): Rachael Wang (@rachaelxwang) has been named Fashion Director @Allure_magazine. She previously worked as Fashion Market Director at

    Center for Public Integrity (Washington, DC): Former National Journal Political Reporter Michael J. Mishak (@mjmishak) enlists as a State Political Reporter @Publici.

    The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT): Reporter Vinny Vella (@vellastrations) has joined @hartfordcourant. Vella will focus on breaking and local news. Most recently, Vella was a crime news Reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.

    WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Nicole Estaphan (@NEstaphan) has joined @WCVB as a Freelance Reporter. Most recently, Estaphan was a Reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta.

    WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT): Reporter Jenna DeAngelis (@jennamdeangelis) is set to join @FOX61News on February 1st. Currently, DeAngelis is reporting for WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach.

    KCET-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Linda Burns (@burnsrun) has returned to @KCET local news program @SoCalConnected as Senior Producer.

    TMZ-TV (Burbank, CA): Celebrity news program @TMZ welcomes Will Mendelson (@williemendelson) as News Associate Producer. Mendelson was previously with Us Weekly.

    WNCT-TV (Greenville, NC): Ken Watling has been hired as Evening Anchor @wnct9. He arrives from the Buckeye Cable Sports Network in Ohio.
    WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): News Director Karen Koutsky has moved on from @FOX46News.

    KNBC NBC4 Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Gadi Schwartz is set to join @NBCLA in Los Angeles as Correspondent in March. Before joining KNBC in 2013, Schwartz was a Weekend Anchor and Investigative Reporter at KOB-TV in Albuquerque.

    KUSI-TV (San Diego, CA): Kristen Cusato bids farewell to television after more than 24 years as a Reporter/Anchor. And former KWHY-TV Meteorologist Francella Perez (@FrancellaP) signs on as the new Morning Meteorologist @KUSINews

    WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN): Reporter Chris Cannon has left @NC5 to become Director of Communications at the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    KENS-TV (San Antonio, TX): Jeff Brady (@kens5jbrady) has joined @KENS5 as a Weeknight News Anchor. Brady previously worked at WFAA-TV as an Anchor/Reporter.

    KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, AR): Brooke Grimsley (@5NEWSBrooke) is now a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter @5NEWS.

    WJW-TV (Cleveland, OH): After a month long hiatus, Anchor/Reporter Gabe Spiegel (@gabespiegel) has returned to the station (@fox8news).

    WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Alex Bongiorno is moving on from her position as News Director @wcpo.

    WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Sports Anchor Rich King (@RichKingWGN) @WGNNews will be retiring in June after almost 50 years in broadcast news.

    KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA): Rebecca Stevenson (@rebecca_weather) is joining the Fox affiliate (@Q13FOX) as a Meteorologist. She makes the move from Al Jazeera America.

    KDEN-TV (Denver, CO): The Telemundo station (@telemundodenver) has hired Rosy Zugasti (@RosyZugasti) as a Multimedia Journalist. She has most recently been at Univision El Paso in Texas.

    Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ): Mark Henschen has been promoted to President/Publisher from Vice President of Operations and Circulations @TucsonStar.

    KPHO-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Marc Liverman (@MarcLiverman) has been welcomed as a Reporter @CBS5AZ.

    Telemundo - KTLM-TV (McAllen, TX): Joeseph Martínez (@JMArtinezT40) signs on as the Weekend Weatherman @telemundo40.

     WPIX-TV (New York, NY): Saul Adams (@Saultvny) is returning to @PIX11News as Managing Editor. He was previously an Executive Producer at WNBC-TV.

    Minnesota Public Radio (Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN): Veteran AP News Correspondent Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) has moved on after 17 years to join @mpr as a capitol-based Political Reporter.

    KMLE-FM (Phoenix. AZ): Christopher Wagnon has been named Morning Drive Co-Host @KMLE1079. Wagnon previously served as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and Midday Air personality at the station.

    KPWK-FM (Seattle-Tacoma, WA): The station (@Power933) has changed its format and call letters from the hip hop focused KUBE-FM to the new station which will air a Top 40 format. As part of this move, longtime Host and Program Director Eric Powers has moved on.

    WIYY-FM (Baltimore, MD): The station (@98Rock) welcomes Russ Mottla (@SMRRadio) to its weekday lineup.

    WDAE-AM (Tampa, FL): The station (@620WDAE) welcomes Sports Host JP Peterson (@JPPetersonSprts) to Middays.

    WOTW-FM (Orlando, FL): Len Shackelford has joined the station (@TheWolf1031) as Program Director.

    WRBQ-FM (Tampa, FL): Ted Cannarozzi has been named Program Director @MyQ105.

    WPOW-FM (Miami, FL): Will Calder (@DJWillCalder) joins @Power965 as Assistant Program Director and Midday Host.

    WCZT-FM/WJSE-FM (Rio Grande, NJ): Midday DJ Mark Hunter has been promoted to Program Director @987TheCoast and @1063wjse. Also, WJSE PM DJ Deric Peace adds Music Director to his title.

    WSB-FM (Atlanta, GA): Former Tulsa DJ Tad Lemire starts @wsbradio on Feb. 1st. He will be handling mornings with Melissa Carter.

    WRTH-FM/WGTK-FM (Greenville, SC): Joey Hudson has been hired as General Manager at these Salem Media Group stations (@earthfmwrth and @talk945).

    KCRW-FM (Santa Monica, CA): Popular @kcrw radio program, “Which Way LA?” is ending after nearly 24 years. Executive Producer/Host Warren Olney will continue to host, “To the Point”.