Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of March 21
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The New York Times (New York, NY): James Bennet (@JBennet) returns as Editorial Page Editor to @nytimes. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic. Current Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal (@andyrnyt) has announced he will step down from the position and take on the role of Columnist.
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT): Paul Barbetta has joined the Hearst Connecticut Media Group (@hearstcmg) as President and Group Publisher. Barbetta will be responsible for the day to day operations for four daily newspapers: the Connecticut Post (@connpost), The News-Times, Greenwich Time and the Stamford Advocate in addition to several weekly journals.
The Land (Mankato, MN): Paul Malchow has been named as Managing Editor of the weekly agriculture publication (@thelandonline).
Ruidoso News (Ruidoso, NM): Carol Burgess (@cburgess_) has taken on General Manager responsibilities at @ruidosonews. She will also remain in her role as GM at the Alamogordo Daily News in Alamogordo, NM.
Gawker (New York, NY): Kelly Stout (@scoutstout) makes the move over to @Gawker as the new Deputy Editor. She was previously an A-Issue Editor at The New Yorker.
Skift (New York, NY): Deanna Ting (@deannating) joins this travel and tourism site (@SKIFT) as an Associate Editor. She was previously a Managing Editor at Specialty Food Association.
Eater (New York, NY): Matt Buchanan (@mattbuchanan) is named the new Features Editor at @Eater. He was previously an Editor at The Awl. Meghan McCarron (@megmccarron) is now a Senior Features Editor. She was previously an Associate Features Editor at Eater in Austin, Texas.
Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) has joined @Cosmopolitan as a Contributing Columnist focusing on the 2016 presidential election from the perspective of a Republican.
Digital Trends (Portland, OR): Christian de Looper (@CdeLooper) is a News Contributor at @DigitalTrends. He covers technology news and consumer products. He was previously a Technology Reporter at TechRadar.
New England Cable News (Newton, MA): Freelance Reporter Michael Rosenfield has been promoted to full-time Reporter at @NECN. Rosenfield has been with NECN since December 2014. Also, beginning this summer,Karen Hensel will join the network as an Investigative Reporter. She comes to NECN from WISH in Indianapolis where she was an Anchor for 14 years.
WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Starting this summer, Meteorologist Danielle Vollmar will depart from @WCVB to explore other career opportunities. Vollmar joined WCVB in April 2013. KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): Jessica Quick(@JessicaKSDK) has joined the NBC affiliate as Weekend Morning Meteorologist. She makes the move from KQFX-TV in Columbia, MO.
Telemundo – KTAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Paola Morales (@paamorsi) has been welcomed as a Multimedia Journalist at @TelemundoAZ. Morales previously served as a Freelancer at Telemundo Tucson – KHRR-TV. WHEC-TV (Rochester, NY): News Director Chris Ford has moved on from @news10nbc. Ford has served as News Director since 2014.
WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): We regret to announce that veteran Reporter at @nbc4iMike Bowersock has passed away.
KUPL-FM (Portland, OR): Long-time Broadcaster and Program Director MoJoe Roberts has been named Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host at @987thebull, beginning April, 1. Roberts has served as Broadcaster and Program Director for more two decades while working at KWIN-FM, KHOP-FM, KATM-FM and KQFC-FM.
KQED-FM (San Francisco, CA): NPR station @KQED welcomes Brian Watt (@RadioBWatt) as Morning Anchor. Watt was previously a Reporter with Southern California Public Radio.
WVAZ-FM (Chicago, IL): Bionce Foxx (@bioncefoxx) has joined the R&B station (@v103) as a Host. She was previously a Host at WGCI-FM.
KLOU-FM (St. Louis, MO): The classic hits station (@1033klou) has added Vic Porcelli (@yovic7) as Evening Host. He has most recently been Morning Host at crosstown station KEZK-FM. KCMO-FM (Kansas City, MO): Lance Tidwell(@lancetidwell) has been named Program Director at the Cumulus music station (@949_kcmo). He was most recently in the same role at KAJA-FM in San Antonio, TX.