Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of March 21

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 Breitbart News (Washington, DC): Reporter Michelle Fields, National Security Reporter Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) and Editor Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) have resigned from this conservative news outlet (@BreitbartNews).

Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting (Emeryville, CA): Managing Editor Amy Pyle (@amy_pyle) was promoted to Editor-in-Chief at @reveal/@CIRonline.

TheStreet (New York, NY): Tara Murphy has signed on as the new Managing Editor at @TheStreet.

Financial News – Washington Bureau  (Washington, DC): David J. Lynch (@davidjlynch) has enlisted as a Washington Correspondent at @FT covering cybersecurity, white collar crime and the SEC.

 Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Steve Cannella (@steve_Cannella) has changed roles from Assistant Managing Editor to Executive Editor at @SInow.

 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.

Owen Thomas San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Owen Thomas is penning business stories at @sfchronicle as Business Editor. Thomas was most recently with ReadWrite.

 Business Insider (New York, NY): Political Editor Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) has been promoted to Deputy Editor at @businessinsider. Reporter Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) has been promoted to Breaking News Editor.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): Twenty-year veteran Journalist and Interim Managing Editor Glenn Cook (@Glenn_CookNV) has been announced as the new Managing Editor at @reviewjournal.

Los Angeles Business Journal (Los Angeles, CA): Jonathan Diamond returns to @LABJnews as Editor. Diamond was Managing Editor two times previously for the paper and is replacing Charles Crumpley.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal (Woodland Hills, CA): Former Los Angeles Business Journal Editor Charles Crumpley is the new Editor at @sfvbj.

The Denver Post (Denver, CO): Lead Editor Gregory L. Moore (@gregmooreDP) has announced that he is moving on from the paper (@denverpost) after 14 years, effective April 1st.

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.

Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Former Editor of Splash – Chicago Sun-Times, Susanna Homan (@SusannaHoman) has been named Editor/Publisher at @chicagomag.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON): Former Financial Post scribe Christina Pellegrini (@chris_pelle) joins the team as a Business Reporter at @globeandmail.

 Glamour (New York, NY): Sara Gaynes Levy (@sgaynes) has been named Health Editor at @glamourmag. She was previously Associate Editor of SELF magazine.

 People Magazine (New York, NY): News Editor Maria Mercedes Lara (@maria_mercedes) has been promoted to Senior News Editor at @people.

 US Weekly (New York, NY): Khalea Underwood (@letsbeKHAlear) has joined @usweekly as an Online Style and Beauty Editor. She was formerly Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief.

 CBS Sunday Morning – CBS News (New York, NY): Ted Koppel has joined @CBSSunday as a Contributor. He was formerly an Anchor on ABC’s Nightline for 25 years.

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.

 Time Digital (New York, NY): Sarah Begley (@SCBegley) has been promoted to Writer from Culture Reporter at @TIME.

Al Jazeera America (New York, NY): We were sorry to hear Veteran Producer Jay Lamonica has passed away. He was Executive Producer at @ajam. He also worked at ABC News and Discovery Channel.

 Crain’s New York Business (New York, NY): Freelance Writer Addie Morfoot (@kamorfoot) has been named an Entertainment Reporter at @CrainsNewYork.

Philadelphia Daily News (Philadelphia, PA): Long-time Business Columnist Harry Gross, who retired in November, has passed away at the age of 92.

Silicon Valley (Portola Valley, CA): Publisher Modern Luxury launched a new bi-monthly consumer magazine @siliconmag. Anh-Minh Le (@ale) is Editor-in-Chief.

Albany Business Review (Albany, NY): Print Editor Philip Schwartz is moving on from @AlbanyBizReview.

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.

Media Moves

WLTX-TV (Columbia, SC): Former WXII-TV Digital Producer Mackenzie Grant (@kenzieleeg14) is now a News Producer at @wltx.

James Smith, Vice President and General Manager of KSLA News 12 KSLA-TV (Shreveport, LA): Vice President & General Manager James Smith has announced that he will be retiring from @KSLA at the end of the month.

WKRN-TV (Nashville, TN): Meteorologist Lisa Patton has decided to retire in July after more than two decades of service at @wkrn.

Courtney GilmoreKXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): KPRC-TV Anchor/Reporter Courtney Gilmore is moving to @NBCDFW as a Reporter.

Telemundo – KTMD-TV (Houston, TX): News Correspondent Ivan Taylor (@IvanTaylorM) is moving on from @TelemundoHou.

KSBW-TV (Salinas, CA): Sports Director Dennis Lehmen is moving on from the station (@ksbw) at the end of July after 35 years. No replacement has been named yet.

WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): News Director Gary LaPlante has moved on from @cbsboston. Assistant News Director Johnny Green will take over as Interim News Director.

WJZ-TV (Baltimore, MD): George Solis (@GeorgeSolisWJZ) has joined @CBSBaltimore as a Reporter.

(Dedham, MA): Investigative Reporter Kerry Kavanaugh moves to Weekend Evening Anchor at @fox25news. And beginning on April 4th, Jason Law will join the station as a Weekend Morning Co-Anchor.

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.

(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 @nbc4i Mike Bowersock has passed away.

WBNS-TV (Columbus, OH): The Ohio station (@10tv) welcomes Evan Anderson (@Evan10tv) as Weekend Anchor.

Bay News 9 (Tampa, FL): Stephanie Claytor (@ClaytorReports) has joined @BN9 as a General Assignment Reporter.

WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL): Weekend Meteorologist Elizabeth Hart (@ElizabethHart) moves on from @News6WKMGMadeline Evans (@MEvanss_08) steps into the role for weekend mornings.

WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Jermont Terry (@JermontTerry) has joined WDIV-TV (@Local4News) as a Reporter.

WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Courtney Jasmin (@CourtneyReports) has joined @WESH as a Sports Reporter.

WFDF-AM (Detroit, MI): The station (@910Superstation) welcomes L. Brooks Patterson (@BrooksPatterson) and Nancy Skinner (@ClimateTalker) for weekly talk show “B.S. ON 910”.

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.

(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.

KVIL-FM (Dallas, TX): Midday Host Sybil Summer (@sybil1037) moves to mornings @1037KVIL starting April 1st.

KTBT-FM (Tulsa, OK): Nikki Reid (@NikkiOnTheBeat) takes over as Afternoon Host @921thebeat.

J.R. Jaus KCYY-FM (San Antonio, TX): JR Jaus joins @Y100SanAntonio as a Morning Co-Host. He was most recently a Host at WWKA-FM.

WSTW-FM (Wilmington, DE): After more than a decade with WISX-FM DJ Brian Soscia (@THEBrianSoscia) has joined @937wstw in the afternoon.

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.

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