PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue May 2, 2016

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

    Detailed outlet and contact information is available at Agility.

    If you have a recent media change you would like to report or have any questions, please contact us at:

    Fox News Channel (New York, NY): Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) has been named a Contributor @FoxNews.

    New Republic (Washington, DC): Former Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates is the new Editor @NewRepublic.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): New York Bureau Chief Bob Rose (@bobrose100) has been promoted to Print Editor @WSJ.

     Newsweek Magazine (New York, NY): Kenneth Li (@kenli729) is now Managing Editor @Newsweek. He previously worked for Reuters, The Financial Times and The New York Daily News.

    East Bay Times (Walnut Creek, CA): Neil Chase has been named Executive Editor of @EastBayTimes and all Bay Area News Group publications which include: @mercnews, @marinij, @scsentinel, @vacareporter, The Argus and The Daily Review.

    The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Former MSNBC Weekend Host Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) enlists @TheAtlantic as a Senior Editor.

    Associated Press - Augusta Bureau (Augusta, ME): Former Record & Herald Reporter Marina Villeneuve (@marinav13) has been hired as Statehouse Reporter @ap in Maine. She starts on May 23.

     The Huffington Post (New York, NY): JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) joins @HuffPostPol D.C. Bureau as a new Video Editor. He formerly held the same title at Roll Call.

     Quartz (New York, NY): Former Newsweek Managing Editor Kira Bindrim (@Kira Bind) is now the new Editor of Talent Lab @Qz.

     Yahoo! Finance (New York, NY): Julia La Roche (@SallyPancakes) joins @YahooFinance as the new Finance Reporter. She previously held the same position at Business Insider.

     Yahoo! Canada (Toronto, ON): @YahooCanada names Allan Shifman (@AllanShifman) the new Managing Editor.

     Indiewire (New York, NY): Kate Erbland (@katerbland) has been promoted to Film Editor @Indiewire. She was previously a Managing Editor for the site. Graham Winfrey (@GrahamWinfrey) also makes the shift as a Film Reporter. He was previously a Staff Writer at Inc. David Ehrlich (@davidehrlich) joins as a Senior Film Critic. He was previously a Contributor for Rolling Stone.

    CoVa BIZ (Virginia Beach, VA): CoVa BIZ is the brand new business magazine that is starting up in June with Angela Blue as the Editor @CoVaBIZ. It will cover business in and around the Virginia coast line.

    Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): After 28 years, long-time Journalist and Columnist John L. Smith (@jlnevadasmith) has moved on from @reviewjournal.

    Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Current @ocregister Opinion Editor Brian Calle has been named Opinion Editor of all Southern California News Group publications including: @pecom_news, @dailybreezenews and eight other papers and websites.

    The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC): Stephanie Pedersen has replaced Carolyn Murray, who retired in October, as Executive Editor @TheSunNews. She arrives from the Ledger-Enquirer in Georgia.

    CNN Political Unit (Washington, DC): Former Mashable Political Editor Juana Summers (@jmsummers) is now an Editor @CNNPolitics.

    The Scientist (Midland, ON): Tanya Lewis (@tanyalewis314) joins on as a Science Reporter @TheScientistLLC.

    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Former Civitas Media Vice President Mike Murray  tackles the Publisher role @TLNews.

     Lima News (Lima, OH): Former Times Leader Publisher Doug Olsson is now Publisher at @limanews.

    The Cut - New York Magazine (New York, NY): Allie Jones (@allierileyjones) has been named a Writer @TheCut. She previously held the same position at Gawker.

    Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Jada Wong (@jadawong) has been named Senior Editor of Branded Contact @Cosmopolitan. She was previously Assistant Beauty Editor at Refinery29.

    Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Lauren Le Vine has been named an Entertainment Reporter @VanityFair. She previously held the same position at Refinery29.

     CBS News (New York, NY): Reena Ninan (@reenaninan) has joined @CBSNews as a Correspondent based in New York.

     Allure (New York, NY): Patty Adams Martinez (@pattyadams) has joined @Allure_magazine as Deputy Editor. She was formerly Editor-at-Large and Deputy Editor at Nylon and Nylon Guys

     Saveur (New York, NY): Leslie Pariseau (@lesliepariseau) has joined @SAVEURMAG in a new role at the magazine: Special Projects Editor.

    Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Award-winning Reporter Gene Maddaus departs from L.A. Weekly to join @Variety covering sports, politics, technology, city issues and Hollywood news.

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA): Transportation Reporter Andria Simmons Brooks has moved on from @ajc.

    The Greenville News (Greenville, SC): Thomas Claybaugh has been named Publisher @greenvillenews. He arrives from upstate New York.

    Meridian Star (Meridian MS): Elton Hayes (@EHDC12) has been welcomed as the Sports Reporter covering prep sports @meridianstar.

    WIS-TV (Columbia, SC): Former KFVS-TV News Director Mark Little is now the same @wis10. He starts May 25.

    WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Sports Director Matt Stark is moving on from @FOX13Memphis. He leaves at the end of the month.

    WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV (Charlotte, NC): Former WFTV-TV Reporter Blaine Tolison has been hired as a Reporter @WSOCTV. He will also Anchor for sister station, WAXN-TV. He starts next month.

    WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, LA): Robbie Reynolds (@robbiereynews) joins @WAFB as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter. Most recently, he was a Weekend News Anchor for KPAX-TV in Montana. 

    KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX): Reporter Zahid Arab has moved on from @FOX4.

    WAGA-TV (Atlanta, GA): Anchor Gurvir Dhindsa has moved on from @fox5atlanta.

    WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, VA): News Director Kelly Zuber is moving on from @WDBJ7 in early May after more than 30 years in the news business.

    WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Evening Anchor David Miller is now also the News Director @WOAYNewswatch.

     KOB-TV (Albuquerque, NM): Long-time Reporter Stuart Dyson has retired from the NBC affiliate (@KOB4). He had been with the station since 1982.

     KDVR-TV (Denver, CO): Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) has joined the FOX affiliate (@KDVR) as a Reporter. He makes the move from WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA.

     KWCH-TV (Wichita, KS): Anchor Cindy Klose has announced that she is retiring from the CBS affiliate (@kwch12) at the end of May. She has been with the station since 1991.

     KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS): Anchor Susan Peters has decided to leave the ABC affiliate (@KAKEnews) to focus her efforts with “Susan’s Kids,” an ongoing series that features Kansas children eligible for adoption. 

     WKRC-TV (Cincinnati, OH): We are sad to report that @local12 Chief Meteorologist Tim Hedrick has passed away.

    WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Dustin Block (@dustinblock) is the new Digital News Executive Producer and David Bartkowiak is now the Digital Managing News Editor @ClickonDetroit.

     WHDH-TV (Boston, MA): Amaka Ubaka is the newest Reporter @7news. Previously, Ubaka was a General Assignment Reporter for WKMG-TV in Florida.

    KGTV-TV (San Diego, CA): Congrats to Joel Davis on being promoted from Station Manager to General Manager @10News.

    Telemundo – KVEA-TV (Burbank, CA): William Negrón (@william_negron) is now News Producer @telemundo52.Negrón was previously with  Telemundo – KTMD-TV in Houston.

    KRIV-TV  (Houston, TX): Jonathan Martin (@JMartinTV), a former Al Jazeera Reporter, has been named Evening Anchor @Fox26Houston beginning May 9.

     WCSH-TV (Portland, ME): After 42 years @WCSH6 Photojournalist Gary Sturtevant has moved on from the station.  

     WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Lindsey Monroe joins @FOX13Memphis as a Morning/Midday Meteorologist. She joins the station from WTHI-TV in Indiana.
     WYTE-FM (Plover, WI): Host John Harry (@johnharryradio) is now Program Director @y1065.

    KLUC-FM (Las Vegas, NV): After 17 years veteran Air Personality JB King (@JB985KLUC0) has been elevated from Afternoon Host to Operations Manager. John Moug (@johnMOUG) has been appointed Afternoon Host @985KLUC.

    KPCC-FM (Pasadena, CA): Our condolences to the colleagues and family of long-time @kpcc Host Steve Julian who died of brain cancer. Julian was 57.

     KQFC-FM (Boise, ID): Rick Daniels has joined the country music station (@nashfm979) as an Evening Host. He was most recently Production Manager at WSCH-FM in Lawrenceburg, IN.

     KFAB-AM (Omaha, NE): Jim Rose (@jimrosehuskers) has been named Program Director for the news talk station (@kfabnews). He will also remain in his current role as Morning Host.