PR Newswire Media Moves - Issue October 26, 2015

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    Bloomberg News (New York, NY) : Jillian Ward (@jillianfward) has been promoted to U.S. Team Leader from overseeing Bloomberg’s (@business) Tech Team. Brian Womack (@brianwomack) now covers enterprise companies such as Dell while Jack Clark (@mappingbabel) will cover the Google beat previously covered by Womack.  Startups Reporter Eric Newcomer (@EricNewcomer) has changed beats to on-demand startups such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. Joshua Brustein (@joshuabrustein) is now covering media and advertising businesses. He previously covered technology. Lastly, Kevin Cirilli (@kevcirilli) has joined as a Washington D.C.-based Financial Policy & Politics Journalist, starting today.

    ESPN (Bristol, CT): Long-time Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida (@meridak) will join ESPN as the Editor-in-Chief of  The Undefeated which focuses on multicultural athletes and race-related issues. Merida finishes up at the Post on October 30th.

    Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Bloomberg Political Reporter Melinda Henneberger (@MelindaDC) is the new Editor-in-Chief @rollcall. House Editor David Eldridge and White House Correspondent Steven Dennis are moving on.

    Federal Computer Week (Vienna, VA): Staff Writer Adam Mazmanian (@thisismaz) has been promoted to Executive Editor @FCWnow.

     The New York Times (New York, NY): Jan Benzel (@JanBenzel) has been promoted from Metro Editor to Sunday Metro Editor @nytimes. Benzel succeeds Amy Virshup (@amyvirshup), who will transition to the role of Deputy Metro Editor.

    Mashable (New York, NY): Former Los Angeles Times Entertainment Reporter Saba Hamedy (@saba_h) is the new Digital Entertainment Editor @mashable. Hamedy previously worked for the Los Angeles Times as an Entertainment Reporter.

    The Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID): The paper (@IdahoStatesman) has named Debra Leithauser (@debraleithauser) as President and Publisher. She was most recently in the same role at the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.

    Fusion (Doral, FL): Former NBC News Senior Writer Erin McClam (@erinmcclam) is the new Senior Political Editor @ThisIsFusion. And Talking Points Memo Features Editor Nona Willis Aronowitz (@Nona) is joining in the same role.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Allison Michaels (@AllisonGolds) signs on as a Deputy Digital Editor @washingtonpost. And National News Reporter Abby Phillip (@abbydphillip) is joining the election circuit as a Political Reporter.

    Associated Press - Philadelphia Bureau
    (Philadelphia, PA): Former Washington Post Reporter Errin Whack (@emarvelous) climbs aboard @AP as an Urban Affairs Reporter.

     CBS News (New York, NY): DeMarco Morgan (@DeMarcoReports) has been named a Correspondent @CBSNews. He comes from WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA.

     New York Post (New York, NY): New York Daily News Reporter Tina Moore (@TinaMoorereport) is moving to @nypost as a Reporter.

    Dayton Business Journal (Dayton, OH): The Ohio publication (@DBJnews) welcomes Kaitlin Schroeder (@k__schroeder) as its new Reporter.

     New York Magazine (New York, NY): Rembert Browne (@rembert) has been named a Writer-at-Large @NYMag. He was previously a Staff Writer for Grantland.

    The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL): The publication (@OrlandoSentinel) welcomes back its Sunday Business section with Assistant Managing Editor/Business Lisa Cianci (@lisacianci) and Business Editor Bill Zimmerman (@ZMediaWorks). The segment of the paper had been dropped several years ago.

    Reuters - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Sara Catania (@catanify) departs from KNBC-TV to join the LA Bureau @Reuters as West Coast Editor-in-Charge of U.S. General News.

     Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Tiffany Reid (@Ms_TReid) has been named Senior Market Editor @Cosmopolitan. She previously worked at Allure as a Fashion Market Editor.

    US Weekly (New York, NY) : Jamie Blynn (@jamieblynn) has been promoted from Editorial Assistant to Assistant Editor @usweekly.

    Campaign US (New York, NY): Eleftheria (Ellie) Parpis (@eparpis) is the new Deputy Editor @campaignliveus.

    Victoria Advocate (Victoria, TX):  “Business Report” is a new business section @Vicadvocate featuring Business Reporter Taylor Tompkins (@Taylor_Paige13) and Reporter Rye Druzin (@druzin_journo). Managing Editor Becky Cooper (@BeckyJCooper) will be overseeing the new section.

    Vocativ (New York, NY): Jessica Coen (@JessicaCoen) has been hired as the new Editorial Director @Vocativ. Coen was most recently the Editor-at-Large of Gawker Media website,

    Compliance Week (Boston, MA): After 12 years with @complianceweek, Publisher and Editor Matt Kelly (@compliancememe) is moving on at the end of the year. (North Palm Beach, FL): Lou Ferrara (@LouFerrara) has joined @Bankrate as its Chief Content Officer.

    Stat News (Boston, MA): Former National Journal Reporter Dylan Scott (@DylanlScott) is now a Washington Correspondent for the new @StatNews.

    Racked (New York, NY): Channing Hargrove (@Chan_inthecity) is now an Associate Editor @RackedNY. Hargrove was previously a Social Media Strategist/Web Editor at Doncaster at Tanner Companies.

      Buzzfeed - Washington Bureau (Washington, D.C.): Huffington Post Reporter Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) will be the new National Security Reporter @Buzzfeed. She will be based in Washington D.C.

    Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL): After 35 years, Veteran Columnist Gerald Ensley (@geraldensley) has announced his plans to retire from @TDOnline, effective Friday October 30th.

      WOLO-TV (Columbia, SC): Former WIS-TV Chief Meteorologist John Farley (@Farleyweather) has crossed town to this ABC affiliate (@abc_columbia) in the same role.

    WBTV-TV (Charlotte, NC): Former WTOC-TV General Manager/Vice President Scott Dempsey is now GM/VP @WBTV_News. He replaces Nick Simonette, who was promoted to Group VP.

    WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Investigative Reporter/Anchor Scott Wickersham (@WickershamWSOC9) has been promoted to Evening Anchor @WSOCTV.

    WNCN-TV (Raleigh, NC): Former WTEN-TV Reporter Amy Cutler has joined @wncn.

    KABC-TV (Glendale, CA): Congratulations to Anabel Munoz (@anabelmunoz) on joining @abc7 as a General Assignment Reporter after departing from KWHY-TV.

    KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Fill-In Anchor Jenni Lee (@JenniL_KVUE) has been made a permanent Weekend Morning Anchor @KVUE.

    WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX): Investigative Reporter Charlotte Huffman (@CharHuffman) will soon be joining @wfaachannel8 in December. Huffman previously worked at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

    KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): The station (@kfor) has announced Natalie Hughes as News Director. Hughes was previously Executive Producer and Acting News Director at the station.

    (Baltimore, MD): Brendan McNamara has joined Good Morning Maryland @ABC2News. McNamara previously worked at WGAL-TV as an Anchor/Reporter and Producer.

    Milwaukee Public Television (Milwaukee, WI): General Manager Ellis Bromberg is set to retire this November @MkePTV .

    WFLD-TV (Chicago, IL): Long-time Film Critic Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) has joined the morning show as a Host @fox32news.

    WFMJ-TV (Youngstown, OH): Steve Vesey (@stevevesey) has made the switch from a Sports Anchor at WIVB-TV to a News Anchor @21wfmj.

    WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): After 30 years in broadcast, Cabot Rea is set to retire from @nbc4i in December.

    WPTA-TV (Fort Wayne, IN): Brien McElhatten (@Brien21Alive) is now an Evening Anchor at the ABC network (@21AliveWPTA). McElhatten was most recently the Host of "The List" on KNXV and previously worked at WPTA as a Multimedia Journalist from 2008-2010.

    KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO): The CBS affiliate (@KMOV) has promoted Reporter Cory Stark (@CoryStarkKMOV) to Weekend Evening Anchor.

    WXYK-FM (Gulfport, MS): James Steele (@jamessteele) has been named Evening Host at WXYK-FM (@1071themonkey).

    WERQ-FM (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore's @92QJamsBmore has promoted Vernon Kelson (@UrbanInformer) to Program Director.

    WTMP-AM (Tampa, FL): Tony 'TK' King (@larnell62) has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director @AM1150WTMP.

    WLDI-FM (West Palm Beack, FL): Jonathan Maverick has been named Program Director @WILD955. Maverick was most recently Program Director/Host at WGMY-FM in Tallahassee, FL.

    KTAR-FM (Phoenix AZ): After more than two decades, long-time broadcaster and Host Ned Foster has announced his plans for retirement. His last day at the station (@KTAR923) is November 25th. Also, Morning Host Connie Weber has moved on from the station.

    KKFR-FM (Phoenix, AZ): Former Host and Recording Artist Marcus "MC Magic" Cardenas (@TheRealMCMAGIC) has been named Morning Drive Host @POWER983.

    KBFF-FM (Portland, OR): Joe "Brady" Blum (@BradyOnAir) has been added as Host @live955.

    WPTF-AM (Raleigh, NC): News Director/Morning Host Brian Freeman is moving on from @wptf.

    WRNS-FM (New Bern, NC): It's official! Carletta Blake has been named Program Director @951wrns. She had been Interim PD. 

    KQED-FM (San Francisco, CA): Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) adds Senior Editor of Politics & Government Desk to his duties @KQED. Shafer is also Host of The California Report.

    KDND-FM (Sacramento, CA):  Tim “Rayne” Rainey will be the new Program Director @1079theend beginning today.

    KFI-AM (Los Angeles, CA): News/talk radio station @KFIAM640 launches weekday news program @GaryandShannon featuring Gary Hoffman (@Hoffmanshow) and Shannon Farren (@shannonfarren).

      WYAY-FM (Atlanta, GA): Host Steve McCoy has moved on from the station (@newsradio1067).