PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - December 8, 2014

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    The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Tracy Grant was promoted to Deputy Managing Editor. And "Post Everything" Editor Adam Kushner (@AdamBKushner) has been promoted to Sunday Outlook Section Editor.

    Slate (@Slate): Anthony DeMaio (@AnthonyRun) is the new Publisher of Slate.

    Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Katie Drummond (@katiedrumm) has been added to the team at Businessweek as Deputy Editor.

    Bloomberg News - San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Eric Newcomer (@ericnewcomer) joins Bloomberg News covering business start-ups.

    Washingtonian (Washington, DC): Former Poynter Reporter Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) is the new Senior Editor at Washingtonian.

    NPR (Washington, DC): Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang) is a new Reporter for NPR's Code Switch. And former "All Things Considered" Producer Matt Martinez (@mattmdm) is now the Senior Programming Producer at NPR.

    CNBC (New York, NY): After 14 years, Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) will be moving on from CNBC in March of 2015. Orman will host a new syndicated program that is yet to set a launch date.

    The New York Times (New York, NY): Kinsey Wilson (@kinseywilson) will be joining The New York Times as Editor of Innovation and Strategy in February 2015.

    Agri-Pulse (Camdenton, MO): Former Roll Call Agriculture Reporter Philip Brasher (@PhilipBrasher) is the new Senior Editor at Agri-Pulse

    The New Republic (Washington, DC): Editor Franklin Foer and Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier have moved on from TNR.

    Travel + Leisure (New York, NY): Sarah Firshein (@sfirshein) will take over as Digital Director at Travel + Leisure on December 8th.

    The Daily Beast (New York, NY): Former Washington Post Politics Reporter Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) will be joining The Daily Beast as the new Senior Politics Editor in January.

    Women's Health (New York, NY): Vladimyr Pierre-Louis is a new Fashion Editor at Women's Health. And Jacqueline Azria (@jacquelineazria) has joined the magazine as Creative Director.
    Associated Press - El Paso Bureau (El Paso, TX): Veteran Reporter Juan Carlos Llorca (@jcllorca) has passed away at the age of 40.

    Boston Herald (Boston, MA): The Boston Herald has hired Sean Leahy (@leahysean) as their new Sports Editor. Leahy comes from

    Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Dave Krieger (@DaveKrieger) is now the Editorial Page Editor at the Daily Camera, taking over for Erika Stutzman who has moved on from the paper. Krieger was previously a Columnist at the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post.

    Robb Report Home & Style (Malibu, CA): Arianne Nardo (@ariannenardo) is the new Executive Editor of Robb Report Home & Style.

    Glamour (New York, NY): Executive Editor Lauren Brody is moving on from Glamour Magazine (@glamourmag).

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO) Long-time Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell has passed away at the age of 59. During his distinguished career in journalism, he also worked for USA Today, The Detroit News, the New York Daily News and Newsday.

    Fox Deportes (New York, NY): After six years with Fox Deportes (@FOXDeportes), Commentator Mauricio Cardenas (@MauricioSports) has decided to move on.
    Nylon Magazine (New York, NY): Gabrielle Korn (@Gabrielle_Korn) is now Senior Editor at Nylon Magazine (@NylonMag).
    Spanish Broadcasting System (Coral Gables, FL): General Manager of SBS Puerto Rico (@sbspuertorico), Carlos “Topy” Mamery, has passed away at the age of 54.

    The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, IL): Autumn Phillips is the new Editor-in-Chief at The Southern Illinoisan (@thesouthern). She arrives from Idaho.

    The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL): John Reed has been announced as the new Publisher and Executive Editor and Jim Rossow has been promoted to Editor at The News-Gazette.

    The Daily Herald (Columbia, TN): James Bennett is the new Editor at The Daily Herald (@thedailyherald).

    Eater (@Eater)( Nadia Chaudhury (@NadiaChaudhury) will be the new Associate Editor at Austin Eater.

    Valleywag (@Valleywag)( Dan Lyons (@RealDanLyons) is the new Editor-in-Chief at Valleywag.

    VentureBeat (@VentureBeat)( Paul Sawers (@Psawers) is now a Reporter at VentureBeat.

    The Verge (@Verge)( Nitasha Tiku (@NitashaTiku) is the new Senior Writer at The Verge.

    Yahoo! (@Yahoo): Ken Tucker (@KenTucker) joins Yahoo! as a Television Critic.

    RedEye (Chicago, IL): Reporter Ernest Wilkins (@ErnestWilkins) is moving on from his post at RedEye.

    TechCrunch Radio (San Francisco, CA): John Biggs (@johnbiggs) and Jordan Crook (@jordancrook) are Hosts of the newly launched TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM's Indie channel.

    Sonora Union-Democrat (Sonora, CA): Tim Epperson departs from LaGrange Daily News in Georgia to accept the position of Editor of the Sonora Union-Democrat (@uniondemocrat).

    San Francisco Cottages & Gardens (San Francisco, CA): Rue Richey was named Associate Publisher of San Francisco Cottages & Gardens (@sfcandg).

    Sonoma Index-Tribune (Sonoma, CA): Jason Walsh replaces David Bolling as Editor of the Sonoma Index-Tribune (@sonomanews).
    Folsom Telegraph/El Dorado Hills Telegraph (Folsom, CA): Lydia McNabb is now Editor of The Folsom Telegraph (@folsomtelegraph) and El Dorado Hills Telegraph (@edhtelegraph).

    KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Former WTVJ-TV Reporter Justin Finch (@JustinFinchCBS3) joins the news team at CBS3 as a Reporter.

    KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): Anchor/Reporter Courtney Zavala (@zavalacourtney) has bid farewell to KPRC-TV to spend more time with family.  

    KOTV (Tulsa, OK): Long-time Anchor and Investigative Reporter Jennifer Loren (@newsjen) has left KOTV to pursue a new career at Cherokee Nation Business.
    KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, AR): Meteorologist Tyler Southard (@Tyler_Southard) has left KFSM-TV while Melissa Hall (@5newsMelissa) has joined the station as a Meteorologist.

    KNWA-TV (Fayetteville, AR): KSEE-TV Meteorologist Heidi Waggoner (@HeidiKayeWx) will be joining KNWA-TV.

    KORA-FM (Bryan, TX): Bo Woods will be joining KORA-FM as Program Director beginning in early January.

      WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Jim Kosek (@jimkosek) has been chosen as Chief Meteorologist at WGCL-TV (@cbs46). He arrives from KCTV-TV.

    WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Stephanie Maxwell is the new Anchor/Reporter at WSOC-TV (@WSOCTV). She arrives from WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS.

    WXIN-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Former KOCO-TV Meteorologist Danielle Dozier is now with WXIN-TV (@fox59).

      WLNK-FM (Charlotte, NC): Darla Thomas has been hired as Program Director at WLNK-FM (@1079thelink). She starts in January. Meanwhile Midday DJ Kelly McKay (@kellymckayshow) has moved on from the station to do voiceovers.

      WRDW-AM/WKXC-FM (Augusta, GA): Chris O’Kelley has been promoted to Operations Manager at the Beasley Broadcast Augusta cluster. This includes WRDW-AM; WKXC-FM (@KICKS99); WGAC-AM; WHHD-FM (@HD983); WGUS-FM; WCHZ-FM (@95rockaugusta); and WDRR-FM (@ILoveBobFM).

    WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Kara Sewell is the new Morning Anchor at WXIX-TV (@FOX19) in Cincy. She arrives from KWCH-TV in Kansas.

    WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Paul Briggs is the new General Manager at WHBQ-TV (@myfoxmemphis). Meanwhile, News Director Ken Jobe has moved on.

    WFTK-FM (Cincinnati, OH): Axel Lowe (@axellowe) has been promoted to Program Director at rock station WFTK-FM.

    WQMX-FM (Akron, OH): Evening DJ Sarah Kay has moved to Mornings at Country music station WQMX-FM (@949WQMX).

    WFGE-FM (State College, PA): DJ Jeff Hunt has been promoted to Assistant Program Director/Midday DJ at Country station WFGE-FM.

    WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): Beginning January 1st, Vice President of KWQC-TV, Ken Freedman (@freedman_ken) will also hold the same title at its sister station, WCMH-TV. He will be replacing Dan Bradley who will be retiring. 

    WTHI-FM (Terre Haute, IN): Kevin Lambert is the new Morning Host for WTHI-FM. Lambert comes from WLRW-FM in Illinois.

    WBFF-TV (Baltimore, MD): Kai Jackson (@KaiJackson) has joined WBFF-TV as a Co-Anchor. 

    WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) has been named News Director at WTLV-WJXX, First Coast News. 

    WFOR-TV (Miami, FL): Michele Gillen (@MicheleGillen)has returned to WFOR-TV as an Investigative Reporter.

    Central Florida News 13 (Orlando, FL): Chief Meteorologist Jeff Day has moved on from Central Florida News 13 (@MyNews13). 

    WILX-TV (Lansing, MI): News Anchors Anthony Sabella and Jason Colthorp (@JasonColthrop) have moved on from WILX-TV (@wilxTV).

    KUSA-TV (Denver, CO): Christy Moreno (@christyWBIR) has been named as News Director at NBC affiliate KUSA-TV. She was most recently the News Director for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN.

    KLOU-FM (St. Louis, MO) Program Director Michelle Matthews has moved on from KLOU-FM.

    KABC-TV (Glendale, CA): General Manager Arnold Kleiner will retire from KABC-TV (@ABC7) in January.
    KGMZ-FM (San Francisco, CA): Chad Doing (@chaddoingradio), Lorenzo Neal (@lorenzoneal) and Joe Fortenbaugh (@joefortenbaugh) make up the new Morning Team at KGMZ-FM.

    KNXV-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Brandon Hamilton has stepped down from his role as Traffic Reporter after three years of serving at KNXV-TV (@abc15).

    KVOA-TV (Tucson, AZ): Steve Ryan has been welcomed as the Weekend Evening News Anchor at KVOA-TV (@KVOA).