PR Newswire's Media Moves: Issue - January 12, 2015
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The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Politico Lois Romano (@loisromano) is the new Editor of Washington Post Live (@postlive). Former Washington City Paper Reporter Perry Stein (@PerryStein) is joining the Post as a Local News Blogger. And former Religion News Service National Reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) will be penning a new Religious Writer/Blogger. Also former Tampa Bay Times Reporter Will Hobson (@TheWillHobson) joins the Sports team as a Reporter in late January.
The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Former New Republic Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier (@LeonWieseltier) signs on as a Literary Contributor/Reviewer @TheAtlantic. Senior Editor Sophie Gilbert (@sophieGG) is now the Culture Editor. And Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) is the new Political Editor.
NPR (Washington, DC): Former Mother Jones Reporter Tasneem Raja (@tasneemraja) joins the Code Switch (@NPRCodeSwitch) team as a Senior Digital Editor.
Politico (Arlington, VA): Former Thomson-Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Marilyn Thompson is the new Deputy Editor @politico.
Harper’s Bazaar (New York, NY): Kerry Pieri (@kerry_pieri) has been promoted to Fashion and Features Digital Director.
Time Out New York (New York, NY): David Ehrlich (@davidehrlich) is now Associate Film Editor at Time Out New York.
T: The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Malina Joseph Gilchrist (@Malinagilchrist) has been promoted to Market Editor at T Magazine.
USA Today (New York, NY): Former New York Post Reporter, Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse), will now report on Tech and Finance USA TODAY’s New York bureau.
Nylon Magazine (New York, NY): Ben Barna is the new Senior Digital Men’s Editor @NylonMag.
Bloomberg News (New York, NY): David Kocieniewski has left The New York Times to become a Financial Crimes Reporter at @bloombergnews.
Bloomberg Pursuits (New York, NY): Former Bloomberg Businessweek Etc. Editor Emma Rosenblum (@EmmaRosenblum) has been appointed Editor @BloombergPrsuts.
Time Inc. (New York, NY): Sue Callaway becomes Senior Editor of Automotive. In addition, Jason Harper (@JasonHarperSpin) has been hired as a Contributing Editor and will aide Ms. Callaway in automotive coverage.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Zach Helfand (@zhelfand) joins the LA Times as a Reporter covering UCLA basketball.
Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Sherry Stern (@sherrystern) and David Ferrell (@davidwferrell) recently returned to the @OCRegister as Assistant Managing Editor & Staff Writer, Magazine Division.
Associated Press - Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Longtime Reporter Linda Deutsch (@Lindadeutsch) has retired after 48 years with the Associated Press (@AP).
Hollywood Reporter (Los Angeles, CA): Stacey Wilson (@GalinHollywood) moves from Senior Editor to Awards/Special Projects Editor at The Hollywood Reporter.
Variety (Los Angeles, CA): After 30 years with the LA Times, Jim Rainey (@LATimesrainey) departs to join Variety as a Senior Film Reporter.
Buzzfeed (@Buzzfeed)(email@example.com): Brian McManus (@McGuilloteen) is now the Music Editor.
The Intercept (@The_Intercept): Jana Winter (@JanaWinter) is now covering National Security for the outlet.
Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) is now the Senior Features Editor and Online Deputy Editor at Teen Vogue.
Mashable (@Mashable): J.P. Mangalindan (@JPManga) is now a Technology Reporter.
Paste Magazine (@PasteMagazine): Alex Crevar (@Alexcrevar) will be the Editor of the new Travel section.
Quartz (@Qz): Shelly Banjo (@SBanjo) is joining soon as a Finance Reporter.
Saveur (@SaveurMag): Marian Bull (@MarianBull) will soon be the Associate Editor of Digital at Saveur Magazine.
Vox (@VoxdotCom): Laura McGann (@LKMcGann) is the new Political Editor for the outlet.
amNewYork (New York, NY): Will Mendelson (@WillieMendelson) will soon start as an Associate Editor @amNewYork.
DCist (Washington, DC): Associate Editor Matt Cohen (@Matt_D_Cohen) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief @dcist.
Washington City Paper (Washington, DC): Former DCist Editor Sarah Anne Hughes (@wcpsarah) is the new Managing Editor.
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Tyler, TX): Longtime newspaper Editor Dave Berry (@dvberry) has retired. Corpus Christi Caller-Times Managing Editor Allison Pollan (@CallerAllison) will be replacing him as Editor of the paper.
The Durango Herald (Durango, CO): Brian Peterson (@Brian_Peterson) has been hired as the new Sports Editor at the paper. He has worked at numerous publications over his three decades in journalism, including the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Golfweek Magazine.
WFXT-TV (Dedham, MA): Kathryn Burcham (@BurchamWSOC9) has joined as a Reporter from WSOC-TV in North Carolina. Elizabeth Hopkins (@HopkinsFOX25) switches over from Morning Reporter/Anchor to Weekend Evening Anchor. Sara Underwood (@sara_underwood) has been hired on as a Full-Time Morning News Anchor. Jessica Reyes (@jessicamreyes) is now also a Full-Time Reporter and switches to mornings. Beginning January 19th, Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) will join the station as a Reporter. Robert was most recently the New Haven Bureau Chief for WFSB-TV.
WJLA-TV (Washington, DC): Chris Papst has been added as Investigative Reporter here (@ABC7News). He had also been an Investigative Reporter at WHP-TV in PA. Meanwhile, Anchor Kendis Gibson has moved on from this ABC affiliate to join ABC News.
WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former CNN Executive Producer Kelly Frank has been named Senior Managing Editor here. Meanwhile Weekend Anchor Donna Rapado has moved on from this CBS affiliate (@cbs46).
WHAS-TV (Louisville, KY): Meteorologist Kristin Walls (@WHAS11Kristin) has been promoted to the afternoon news programs @WHAS11.
WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Reporter April Dovorany (@aprildovorany) moves from KNOE-TV in Monroe, LA. to this CBS affiliate (@CBS58).
WMBD-TV (Peoria, IL): Paul Cicchini has been hired as Anchor @wmbd31news. He arrives from WXMI-TV in Michigan where he was Reporter/Producer.
WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): Former WSLS-TV Reporter Katie Love (@klovereporter) signs on @nbc4i as a Reporter.
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Jason Adams is the new Morning Meteorologist @wcpo. He arrives from WEYI-TV in Michigan.
KTVT-TV (Dallas, TX): Kaley O’Kelley (@kaleyokelly) has joined on as an Evening Co-Anchor.
KEYE-TV (Austin, TX): Adela Uchida (@adelauchida) joins the Austin station as a Weekend Anchor while Morning Anchor, Hunter Ellis (@HunterEllisTV) has moved on to work on documentaries.
KTHV-TV (Little Rock, AR): Reporter Alyssa Raymond (@AlyssaRaymond) has bid farewell to the station for a reporting position in Cleveland, OH.
WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL): Collin R. Gaston (@CGastonWSFA) has been announced as the Vice President & General Manager of WBRC-TV starting at the end of the month.
WSFA-TV (Montgomery, AL): Eric Duncan will soon join the station as Vice President/General Manager.
WDTN-TV (Dayton, OH): Long-time Anchor/Reporter Marsha Bonhart is moving on from this NBC affiliate (@wdtn).
WEWS-TV (Cleveland, OH): Dhominique Ricks (@dhomonique) is the new Anchor @WEWS. She was previously Weekend Anchor at WSET-TV in Virginia.
KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA): Amanda Starrantino (@astarrantino) is a new Reporter at the station.
KSWB-TV (San Diego, CA): Maria Arcega-Dunn (@FoxMariaMolina) is a new Reporter and Fill-In Anchor at this station.
KNBC-TV (Burbank, CA): Melissa Etezadi (@melissanbcla) has been named Freelance Reporter for KNBC-TV from WKYT-TV in Kentucky.
WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT): Former on-camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel Kyla Grogan (@KylaGrogan) has joined WTNH-TV as their Weekday Evening Meteorologist.
WGME-TV (Portland, ME): KNOE-TV Meteorologist Amanda Jellig (@AmandaWGME) and Morning Anchor Courtney Kabot (@Courtneykabot) have both joined the station.
WTXF-TV (Philadelphia, PA): News Anchor Kerry Barrett (@KerryBarrett) has moved on from this Fox affiliate (@FOX29philly).
WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY): Former Weekend Reporter Alina Shapiro (@nalinashapiro4) has taken on a new role as Editor at the station.
WBND-TV (South Bend, IN): Kim Chappell has moved on from her post as Evening Anchor at WBND-TV.
KVOA-TV (Tucson, AZ); Melanie Hunter (@MelanieHunterTV) has been welcomed as Traffic Reporter and Anchor at the station. Hunter previously served at Reporter/Anchor at KSNF-TV in Joplin, Missouri.
KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) has been announced as Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter at KTVX-TV.
WKYC-TV (Cleavland, OH): Micki Byrnes is now President & General Manager at @wkyc.
KIRO-TV (Seattle, WA): Anchor Angela Russell (@AngelaKIRO7) has announced her departure @KIRO7Seattle.
KTIV-TV (Sioux City, IA): Deana Day (@deanadossday) has been named News Director at this NBC affiliate. She comes to the station from WTOK-TV in Meridian, MS.
KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS): Chris Stanford is joining the station (@KAKEnews) as an Anchor from KMOV-TV in St. Louis.
KFVS-TV (Cape Girardeau, MO): Dave Thomason has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager at the station (@kfvsnews), taking over for Tim Ingram.
KBGG-AM (Des Moines, IA): Afternoon Host Larry Cotlar (@CotmanSports) has moved on.
Univision - Noticias Chicago - WGBO-TV (Chicago, IL): Erika Maldonado (@erikamoficial) is now the Co-Anchor at Univision Chicago.
KDAR-FM (Los Angeles,CA): General Manager Richard Trejo has decided to retire after 35 years in radio @KDARFM.
Univision - Noticias 23 - WLTV-TV (Miami, FL): Stephanie Severino (@SeverinoTV) has moved on from her position as Weather Reporter for WLTV-TV and has accepted the position of Press Secretary for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach, FL): Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) joins the team @CBS12 as a Reporter.
WFOX-TV/WJAX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Letisha Bereola (@LetishaANJax) and Cole Heath (@ColeANJax) sign on @AllthingsFOX30 as Reporters.
WBBH-TV (Ft Myers, FL): Andy Burrell (@AndyBReal) joins WBBH-TV (@NBC2) as a Sports Reporter/Anchor.
WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): Charlie Langton (@CharlieLangton) joins (@Fox2News) as a Weekend Anchor & Legal Reporter.
Central Florida News 13 (Orlando, FL): Julie Gargotta (@JulieGargotta) joins @CFNews13 as a General Assignment Reporter. News Director Tim Geraghty has moved on and Mike Gaureau will serve as the News Director of the station as well at Bay 9 News.
WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Kimberly Gill (@KimberlyGill) signs on @Local4News as Anchor/Reporter. And Jason Colthorp (@JasonColthorp) has joined as a General Assignment Reporter/Anchor.
WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Chris Hush (@ChrisHushWesh) has been named Reporter @WESH. Summer Knowles (@CBS4SummerK) and Adrian Whitsett (@AdrianWhitsett) are now Weekend Evening Anchors. And Angela Taylor will now be the Weekday Evening Anchor.
WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL): Gina Benitez (@Fox35Gina) has been named Reporter @MyFoxOrlando.
WPLG-TV (Miami, FL): Jenise Fernandez (@JeniseFernandez) signs on @WPLGLocal10 as a Reporter.
WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Investigative Reporter Doug Smith (@DougSmithFox) is moving on to pursue entrepreneurial dreams.
KHBS/KHOG-TV (Fort Smith/Rogers, AR): Anchor Angela Taylor (@4029Angela) has moved on from the station.
WKYZ-FM (Key West, FL): Radio personality John J. Wiley aka "Ripley" joins Pirate Radio this month.
WXRT-FM (Chicago.IL): Kelly Ransford has been hired as Music Director here (@93xrt). She was previously Music Director with KFOG-FM in San Francisco.
WZOR-FM (Appleton, WI): Andrew Puyleart aka "Cutter" has been promoted to Music Director at WZOR-FM and WAPL-FM. He will continue to host his afternoon radio show as well.