PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - December 22, 2014

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    Newsweek (New York, NY): There have been several recent additions to the team @Newsweek. First off, Azeen Ghorayshi (@azeen_g) and Max Kutner (@maxkutner) have been added as Staff Writers. Polly Mosendz (@pollyNYC) as a Breaking News Reporter. Freelancer Winston Ross (@winston_ross) is now a National Correspondent. Jonathan Broder joins on as a Senior Writer while Ross Schneiderman (@rmschneiderman) becomes a Senior Editor. And finally, Matt Cooper (@mattizcoop) was named Politics Editor.

    The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Sacha Pfeiffer (@SachaPfeiffer) returns to the paper to join its revamped Business section. Pfeiffer comes from WBUR-AM where she was a Senior Reporter and Host of "All Things Considered." Journalist Jon Chesto (@jonchesto) also joins the Business section. He was most recently the Managing Editor for the Boston Business Journal.

    CNN - Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Field Producer Ross Levitt is moving from the NYC Bureau of CNN (@cnn) to the nation's Capital to lead the National Security Team as Supervising Producer. Meanwhile, former Politico Reporter Min Jung Lee has joined CNN Digital as a Reporter covering politics and financial services.

    New York Daily News (New York, NY): Politico Deputy Managing Editor Gregg Birnbaum (@ggbirnbaum) is the new Managing Editor/Politics @NYDailyNews.

    The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Former Economist Reporter Greg Ip (@greg_ip) returns @WSJ this January as Chief Economics Commentator.

    Politico (Arlington, VA): Former Boston Globe Reporter Stephen Heuser (@sfheuser) has signed on to cover policy @Politico. And Reporter Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) has moved on.

    National Journal (Washington, DC): Former Politico White House Editor Dan Berman (@DHBerman) has been hired as an Assistant Managing Editor. And Washington Editor Ben Pershing (@benpershing) was promoted to National Journal Daily News Editor.

    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Tampa Bay Times Pulitzer Prize winner Will Hobson (@TheWillHobson) will be joining the Post in late January as an Investigative Sports Reporter.

    Forbes (New York, NY): Loren Feldman (@lfeldman) has signed on as Senior Editor of the magazine’s Entrepreneur coverage. Also, Josh Robinson has been added to manage sponsored editorial packages.

    Forbes - San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Miguel Helft (@mhelft) will depart from Fortune in January to take over as San Francisco Bureau Chief at Forbes.

    The New Yorker (New York, NY): David Denby steps down as Film Critic after 16 years but will remain with the magazine as a Staff Writer. His replacement is Anthony Lane who is currently on staff as a Film Critic.

    O, The Oprah Magazine (New York, NY): Tara Lustberg is now the Deputy Managing Editor at the magazine (@O_Magazine).

    Fusion (Doral, FL): "Fusion Live" has been canceled. Hosts Mariana Atencio (@marianaatencio) and Pedro Andrade (@pedroandradetv) will remain @ThisIsFusion. Also, Executive Producer Javier Guzman is moving on.

    Automotive News - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Jaclyn Trop (@jaclyntrop) is the new Reporter for the Los Angeles Bureau of Automotive News.

    The Intercept (@The_Intercept): Betsy Reed (@BetsyReed2) is now the Editor-in-Chief and Jana Winter (@JanaWinter) is joining the outlet as a Reporter covering national security.

    Racked (@Racked): Leslie Price has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief and Izzy Grinspan (@IzzyGrinspan) is now the Executive Editor.

    The Verge (@Verge): Bryan Bishop (@BCBishop) has returned to The Verge as a Senior Reporter.

    Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed): Mary Georgantopoulos (@MaryGeorgant) is now a News Reporter here.

    Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) has been named Online Sports Producer at the Houston Chronicle starting in January.

    NY1 (New York, NY): Former NY Daily News Editor Joel Siegel (@joelmsiegel) is set to join NY1 as a Spokesperson.

    The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, CA): Publisher Ginger Moorhouse names her youngest daughter Virginia Covenhoven Associate Publisher of The Bakersfield Californian (@Bakersfieldcali).

    Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH): TV Reviewer/Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter (@TVKiese) is putting down the keyboard and retiring from @Enquirer.

    San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX): Columnist/Editor Greg Jefferson (@GregJeffersonMV) has bid farewell to the San Antonio Express-News to work in politics.

      News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Senior Writer Susan Ladd has been promoted to lead Columnist @newsandrecord.

    WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): This CBS affiliate (@cbs46) has hired Mark Pimentel as GM/VP. He previously held the same title at KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

    WBTV-TV (Charlotte, NC): Lyndsay Tapases is the newest Meteorologist at this CBS affiliate (@WBTV_News).

    Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal - New York Bureau (New York, NY): Mike Bebernes (@mikebebernes) is the newest Reporter here (@SBJSBD). He will cover the Olympics.

    WLS-TV (Chicago, IL): Cheryl Scott has crossed town to this ABC affiliate (@abc7chicago) from rival WMAQ-TV.

    WTTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Former KOAA-TV Meteorologist John Dissauer (@johndissauer) has joined this Indy station. It is becoming a CBS affiliate in January.

    WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Meredith McDonough (@WESHMeredith) has been promoted to Evening Anchor at WESH-TV

    WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): Charlie Langton (@CharlieLangton) has been promoted to Weekend Morning Anchor at WJBK-TV

    WFLA-TV (Tampa, FL): Jennifer Leigh ( has replaced Gayle Sirens as the Evening Anchor. 

    WJQK-FM (Grand Rapids, MI): WJQK-FM JQ99.3 has promoted Ace McKay to Program Director.

    WCXT-FM (Benton Harbor, MI): WCXT-FM, 98.3 The Coast, welcomes Denise Bohn-Stewart to the morning show as a Host. She begins on January 5.

    KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Congrats to Ruben Villaescusa (@rubennews) on being promoted to Assistant News Director at KTTV-TV.

    KLAC-AM (Burbank, CA): Don Martin adds SVP Sports Programming to his title at sports station KLAC-AM (@AM570radio).

    KION-TV (Salinas, CA): Amanda Gomez (@AmandaJGomez) moves from KERO-TV over to KION-TV as Primary Anchor.

    WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA): Beginning in the New Year, Kerry Kavanaugh (@KerryKWSB) will join WFXT-TV as an Investigative Reporter. Also joining the station in the New Year is Daniel Miller (@Daniel_Miller8) who is currently a Weekend Evening Reporter/Anchor for WISH in Indianapolis. 

    WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Dana Rebik has joined @WGNNews as a Reporter. She was previously at KCPQ-TV in Seattle.

    KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA): Kelly Franson (@KellyKIRO7) join has joined the station as a Meteorologist. She most recently worked in Charlotte, NC at WBTV-TV.

    WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE): Dave Zawilinski (@DavezONAIR) has joined the station as a Morning Anchor. He was previously with WOI-TV in Des Moines, IA.

    WOI-TV (Des, Moines, IA): Elias Johnson (@ejohnsonNEWS) will be Co-Anchor of the station's morning show “Good Morning Iowa,” which airs weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. Johnson was most recently at KRNV-TV in Reno, NV.

      KKMG-FM (Colorado Springs, CO): Nikki Landry (@nikkilandry) has been hired as Program Director and Host at the Top-40 station KKMG-FM (@989MagicFMRadio). Landry was previously at WEBL-FM in Memphis, TN.

    WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, MI): Patrick Price (@PatrickWWMT) has joined the station as a News Reporter from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga.

    WPLJ-FM (New York, NY): Jayde Donovan (@jaydedonovan) will be joining the station as Morning Co-Host from WPOI-FM in Tampa, FL. Donovan is set to begin January 5.

    Telemundo - KTLM-TV (McAllen,TX): Telemundo (@Telemundo) KTML-TV has promoted Miguelangel Lopez (@Miguelangel_lop) to News Director. He was previously the station's Executive Producer.

    WFXR-TV/WWCW-TV (Roanoke & Lynchburg, VA): Joe McNamara is the new General Manager.

    WGNO-TV (New Orleans, LA): Martha Spencer (@WxMartha) will be joining the station in early February as a Meteorologist.

    (Oklahoma City, OK): Erielle Reshef (@KOCOErielle) and Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) join KOCO-TV’s morning team as Weekday Morning Anchors.

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): KPRC-TV welcomes KEZI’s Justin Stapleton (@KEZIJustin) as a Meteorologist.

    KPLX-FM (Dallas, TX): Skip Mahaffey (@SkipMahaffey) has joined KPLX-FM as a Morning Show Host.

    KHKX-FM (Midland, TX): Long-time radio Morning Team Mike Lawrence & Dana Carole have retired.

    WLBT-TV (Jackson, MS): KAIT-TV’s Hatton Weeks (@HattonWeeks) has been named News Director at WLBT-TV. He will start in January.

    Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg, TN): Sports Writer Anthony Puca has been promoted to Sports Editor here.