PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue July 20, 2015

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    ESPN (Bristol, CT): ESPN Radio Network National Talk Show Host Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) has moved on from @espnradio. Cowherd has been with the network since 2003 and has hosted several shows including "SportsNation" and "The Herd." ESPN2 TV Network Talk Host Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) will be leaving ESPN later this month. This was Olbermann's second term with the network; He was an Anchor in the 90’s on SportsCenter. His current commentary program, "Olbermann," airs on ESPN2 and began upon his return in 2013.

    National Journal (Washington, DC): The National Journal announced this week that they are shutting down the print edition in December, but will continue online and in other products. Jamila Robinson (@JamilaRobinson) is the new Senior Digital Editor And Emily DeRuy (@Emily_DeRuy) tackles the Education beat @TheNextAmerica.

     The Economist - New York Bureau (New York, NY): John Prideaux (@JohnPrideaux) has been promoted from Washington Correspondent to U.S. Editor @EconUS.

    Bon Appetit (New York, NY): Senior Web Editor Carey Polis (@careypolis) has been promoted to Online Editor @bonappetit.

     The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA): A couple of changes have been announced at the paper (@seattletimes). Deputy Managing Editor Jim Simon (@jsimon88) has been promoted to Managing News Editor. Also, Assistant Managing Editor of Entertainment Michele Matassa Flores (@michmflo) has moved into the role of Deputy Managing Editor of Entertainment.

     St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO): Metro Reporter Margaret Gillerman, High School Sports Reporter Ken Roberts, News Reporter Susan Weich (@susan_weich), and Business Reporter Robert Kelly have all moved on from @stltoday. Also included in the moves, Columnists Michael Sorkin (@bymichaelsorkin) has retired and Consumer Columnist Bill McClellan (@bill_mcclellan) will now be a once-per-week Contributor. And finally, the paper's Jefferson City Bureau Chief, Virginia Young (@virginiayoung), has also moved on from the paper.

     The New York Times (New York, NY): After a restructuring of the video team, Bruce Headlam (@headlam) has been promoted to Senior Editor @nytimes. Also, Wall Street Journal Reporter Nicholas Casey (@caseysjournal) has also joined the publication as a Reporter.

     The View - ABC Television Network (New York, NY): Michelle Collins (@michcoll) will be joining Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné as a Co-Host for the upcoming season of @TheView starting in September.

     Bloomberg News - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) will now be covering Wal-Mart and other retailers @business as a Retail Reporter. Catherine Taibi (@cathtaibi) will also be stepping into the role of Social Media Editor after moving on from Huffington Post as a Deputy Media Editor. 

    Indianapolis Business Journal (Indianapolis, IN): The business publication (@IBJnews) has named Hayleigh Colombo (@hayleighcolombo) as Reporter. Beginning August 3rd, Lesley Weidenbener (@LWeidenbener) will also join the magazine as Managing Editor.

    The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): The paper recently welcomed Tim Logan (@bytimlogan) as a Real Estate and Development Reporter.  Previously, Logan was a Business Reporter for the LA Times.

    CNN Political Unit (Washington, DC): Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) has been named Reporter @CNNPolitics. She arrives from Politico.

    Washington Life (Washington, DC): Senior Editor Virginia Coyne has been promoted to Executive Editor @WashingtonLife.

    Refinery29 (New York, NY): Editorial Director Mikki Halpin has moved on from @refinery29.

     NBC News (New York, NY): Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) has been named a Political Reporter @NBCNews, where she will cover the 2016 presidential election.

    Money (New York, NY): Greg Daugherty has joined @MONEY as an Education Editor.

    San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Bill Hutchinson (@bill_hutchinson) moves to the West Coast as he departs from the NY Daily News and joins @sfchronicle as Metro Deputy Editor.

    Mashable (New York City, NY): Both Juana Summers (@jmsummers) and Sergio Hernandez (@cerealcommas) have joined @mashable as Political Editor and United States & World Reporter, respectively.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA): Former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Reporter Adam Smeltz (@asmeltz) joins @PittsburghPG as a Reporter covering the economics of health and healthcare.

    Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, WV): Education Reporter Samuel Speciale (@samueljspeciale) is now a Political/State Government Reporter @charleywest. And Megan Kennedy (@wvschools) joins the team taking over the Education Reporter role. 

    Details (New York, NY): Noah Johnson (@noahvjohnson) has joined @details as a Fashion Features Reporter.

    Vogue (New York, NY): Julia Felsenthal (@julfels) has joined @voguemagazine as a Senior Culture Staff Writer.

    Make:(Sebastopol, CA): Rafe Needleman (@Rafe) is the new Editor-in-Chief @Make:

    Bloomberg News - Atlanta Bureau (Atlanta, GA): Reporter Duane Stanford is moving on from Bloomberg Business (@business).

    Chicago Scene (Chicago, IL): Will Mendelson (@williemendelson) has joined @ChicagoSCENE as its new Senior Editor.

      Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Sasha Frere-Jones (@sfj) is the new Cultural Critic-at-Large @latimes.

    Palisadian-Post (Pacific Palisades, CA): Michael Aushenker (@cartoonflophous) has moved on from the Argonaut and returned to @PalisadianPost as an Editor.

    E! News (Los Angeles, CA): Anchor and  Managing Editor Giuliana Rancic is moving on from @Enews to focus on her upcoming new show “Rich in Faith”.

    The Star-Ledger (Iselin, NJ): Classical Music and Performing Arts Critic Ronni Reich has moved on from the paper to work for the MacAndrews & Forbes as a Special Projects Manager of Cultural Affairs.

     The Olympian (Olympia, WA): After eight years, Sports Reporter Megan Wochnick (@megwochnick) is moving on from @theolympian to pursue other opportunities.

    VentureBeat (San Francisco, CA): Ken Yeung (@thekenyeung) is the new Social Media Reporter @venturebeat. He will also cover tech startups.

     The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS): Daniel Salazar (@imdanielsalazar) is now with the paper (@kansasdotcom) as a Reporter covering the Sedgwick County area. He was previously at The Dallas Morning News.

    Corbin Times-Tribune (Corbin, KY): John Ross has been promoted from Staff Writer to Managing Editor @timestribuneky.

    Graham Leader (Graham, TX): The Graham Leader (@grahamleader) has named Antonio Morales as Sports Editor.

    KCET-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Producer Zach Behrens is moving on from @kcet to accept a position with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

    KSEE-TV (Fresno, CA): John Shrable (@johnshrable) is now covering the weather @KSEE24 in Fresno. Shrable was previously with KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming.
    WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Carolyn Bruck is the new Morning Anchor @wcnc. She arrives from WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio.

    Mark Hanner WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): The CBS affiliate (@CBS58) has gained Mark Hanner as Assistant News Director.

    WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): Kayla Ayres is the new Evening Anchor @FOX46News. Her resume includes stops in Houston and Albuquerque, Also joining the station is Reporter Ashlee McGeehan (@ashleemcgeehan), who arrives from WFXP-TV/WJET-TV in Erie, PA. Meanwhile, Reporter Amanda O’Hara is moving on from the Fox affiliate.

    WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former WESH-TV Reporter Rikki Klaus has been hired @WSBTVNewsdesk.

    WYFF-TV (Greenville, SC): Anchor Beth Brotherton is moving on from @wyffnews4 to take a job with the Greenville County School District.

    Chris Breece WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL): KFSM-TV Sports Director Chris Breece joins @WIAT42 on July 20th in the same role.

    KGBT-TV (Harlingen, TX): Eddie Flores (@eddiekgbt) has been named Weekday Evening Anchor @kgbt.

    WJTV-TV (Jackson, MS): KMOV-TV Reporter Brittany Noble-Jones (@noblejonesontv) will be the new Morning and Noon Co-Anchor starting next month @WJTV.

    KBTX-TV (Bryan, TX): News Operations Manager @KBTXNews Josh Gorbutt (@joshgorbutt) has been named Interim News Director. Anchor/Reporter Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) adds Dayside Executive Producer to his job title and Assistant News Director Sylvia Villarreal is now the Assignments Manager at the station.
    WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Veteran Anchor Ruth Spencer (@RuthToTheRescue) will retire in December @Local4News.

    WEAR-TV (Pensacola, FL): WWL-TV Reporter Jaclyn Kelley (@JKelleyWWL) will join @WEARTV as an Anchor in August.

     KSTU-TV (Salt Lake, UT): Danica Lawrence (@DanicaTVNews) has been added as Anchor and Reporter at @fox13now.

     KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Kim Tobin (@KimABC15) is now the Weekend Evening Anchor @abc15. Tobin previously served as Anchor and Reporter at KOB-TV in Albuquerque, NM.

     KWWL-TV (Cedar Rapid, IA): Former Interim Co-Anchor Ally Crutcher (@ACrutcherKWWL) has been appointed Morning News Anchor. In addition, Lauren Moss (@LMossKWWL) is now the Weekend Morning Anchor @KWWL.

     KTVQ-TV (Billings, MT): After 40 years of broadcasting, President and General Manager Jon Hurley is set to retire from his post @KTVQ on December 31st.

     WIBW-TV (Topeka, KS): General Manager Jim Ogle (@jimogle) has decided to move on from the CBS affiliate (@wibw). He has been in that role since 2006.

    WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA): Beginning in August, Reporter Stephanie Coueignoux (@StephanieWSOC9) will join @fox25news. Currently, Stephanie is a reporter for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.   

    WFRE-FM (Frederick, MD): Holly McCall returns to @WFRE as Midday Host. She comes back to the station from WGTY-FM in Pennsylvania.

    WVVR-FM (Clarksville, TN): Former WABD-FM DJ Nick Fox is now the Afternoon DJ at this country music station (@beaver1003).

    WEDR-FM (Miami, FL): Cory "Big Mack" Roberts (@RadioBigMack) has been named Assistant Program Director @99Jamz.
    WBBL-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): Michael Grey (@TheMichaelGrey) joins @1073WBBL as the Morning Host.