Influencer Insights: Media Moves for the Week of March 7, 2016
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The Village Voice (New York, NY): Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) has been named a Film Critic @villagevoice. He previously held the same position at Vulture and New York Magazine. Raillan Brooks (@raillan_ebrooks) is now an Associate Editor. Brooks previously served as Associate Editor at The Huffington Post.
Climbing (Boulder, CO): Senior Editor Julie Ellison (@joolyhart) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the rock climbing magazine (@climbingmag). The previous Editor, Shannon Davis, has moved on from the publication.
Refinery29 (New York, NY): Beauty Director Megan McIntyre (@megsmcintyre) has been promoted to Beauty Features Director at @refinery29. Cat Quinn (@catquinn) has been promoted to Beauty Director. She was previously Deputy Beauty Director.
Post Register (Idaho Falls, ID): The paper (@thepostregister) recently named Monte LaOrange as Managing Editor, taking over for Rob Thornberry, who moved on.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO): Joanna Bean (@jolbean) has moved on from the paper (@csgazette) for a position with the University of Colorado. The paper’s Publisher, Dan Steever, will be Interim Editor until a replacement is announced.
WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Sports Director Chris Clark is moving on from @WCNC.
KGW-TV (Portland, OR): Former quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, Joey Harrington (@JohnMayIII), is now a part-time Reporter and Contributor at @KGWNews.
WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Scott Smith (@ScottSmithTV) has been welcomed as Sports Director at @myfoxtampabay. Smith previously served as Sports Anchor at WTTG-TV in DC.
KUT-FM (Austin, TX): Intern Syeda Hasan (@KUTsyeda) takes on the role of General Assignment Reporter at @KUT while Intern/Freelancer Andrew Weber (@England_Weber) joins as a full-time Reporter and Producer. Ashley Lopez (@AshLopezRadio) joins as a Senior Reporter covering politics and healthcare. She was most recently a Reporter at WFPL in Louisville, KY. And Audrey McGlinchy (@AKMcGlinchy) has been named City Hall Reporter. She was previously an Intern, Producer and Reporter at the station.
WCKN-FM(Charleston, SC): Former iHeartMedia/Jacksonville Vice President/Market Manager Aaron Wilborn is now General Manager/Vice President at @kickin925fm as well as five other Apex radio stations.
WKHK-FM (Richmond, VA): After five years, Program Director Buddy Van Arsdale has moved on from @K95Richmond.
KSBJ-FM (Houston, TX): Starting April 4th, Morgan Smith will be an Afternoon Host at @KSBJ.
KXOS-FM (Los Angeles, CA): Martín Romero is Host of the new PM Drive show “El Show Del Raton” at this Spanish language station (@radiocentro939).
XHPRS-FM (San Diego, CA): Sammy Jo Golesh is the new Morning Show Producer at @1057MAXFM. Golesh was formerly with XHRM-FM.
WIL-FM (St. Louis, MO): The country music station (@wil92) has announced its new morning show, “Bud and Broadway”, hosted by new additions Bud Ford (@budfordweather) and Jerry Broadway (@budandbroadway). They make the move from KTGX-FM in Tulsa, OK.
Author Kevin Frey is a member of PR Newswire’s audience research team. In his senior audience researcher role, he keeps an eye on the latest media moves and news throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.