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

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5UgMNCwA bigger 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).

fZzFhNdz bigger 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.

ba2b2253a4f1be8421d62a363cf970a3 bigger 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.

1XtI6DlQ bigger Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Steve Cannella (@steve_Cannella) has changed roles from Assistant Managing Editor to Executive Editor at @SInow.

finals bigger 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.

EjEK7KeO bigger 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.

glenn cook 051812 bigger 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.

7e5a220801a66a8e4498153ce14c86b1 bigger 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.

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

faa767c352b2494927ba670f83bb8bb0 bigger 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.

image001 biggerConnecticut 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.

D8SKjr56 bigger Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Former Editor of Splash – Chicago Sun-Times, Susanna Homan (@SusannaHoman) has been named Editor/Publisher at @chicagomag.

YkVJfw7z bigger 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.

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

wQiP6u91 bigger 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.

sunday morning icon bigger 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.

states biggerThe Land (Mankato, MN): Paul Malchow has been named as Managing Editor of the weekly agriculture publication (@thelandonline).

9c437471105b22235d4d899bb52c91ef bigger 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.

zBK6duWc bigger 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.

5kFRlM93 bigger 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.

UDiDBo66 biggerEater (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.

FLFws328 bigger 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.

T 8yNDuQ bigger 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.

2M5u pH2 bigger Time Digital (New York, NY): Sarah Begley (@SCBegley) has been promoted to Writer from Culture Reporter at @TIME.

4Kv4e12V biggerAl 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.

a9d404259bf6cce916fdfad3c5a162d6 bigger 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.

7kp7ey0ltw4ampzc8lz9 bigger Silicon Valley (Portola Valley, CA): Publisher Modern Luxury launched a new bi-monthly consumer magazine @siliconmag. Anh-Minh Le (@ale) is Editor-in-Chief.

2f423ce6bf82399658850a4b00f31ec2 bigger 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

0Tn FsvR biggerWLTX-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.

fTTctBG2 bigger 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.

1rU0pflr biggerTelemundo – KTMD-TV (Houston, TX): News Correspondent Ivan Taylor (@IvanTaylorM) is moving on from @TelemundoHou.

9Jm0uQQQ bigger 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.

CDvI84U6 bigger 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.

Z6S86LM bigger 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.

ABYEH0tk biggerKSDK-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.
mVfmMG7v biggerWHEC-TV (Rochester, NY): News Director Chris Ford has moved on from @news10nbc. Ford has served as News Director since 2014.

KNAimt7O bigger WCMH-TV (Columbus, OH): We regret to announce that veteran Reporter at @nbc4i Mike Bowersock has passed away.

86wpppys bigger WBNS-TV (Columbus, OH): The Ohio station (@10tv) welcomes Evan Anderson (@Evan10tv) as Weekend Anchor.

2ha8tFTr bigger Bay News 9 (Tampa, FL): Stephanie Claytor (@ClaytorReports) has joined @BN9 as a General Assignment Reporter.

usX3qVEe bigger WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL): Weekend Meteorologist Elizabeth Hart (@ElizabethHart) moves on from @News6WKMGMadeline Evans (@MEvanss_08) steps into the role for weekend mornings.

9wV4nlKy bigger WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Jermont Terry (@JermontTerry) has joined WDIV-TV (@Local4News) as a Reporter.

x g5eVUH bigger WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Courtney Jasmin (@CourtneyReports) has joined @WESH as a Sports Reporter.

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

O3tqH9SF bigger 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.

rRe2dSMe bigger 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.

c332356865f31ede3023a2a4985542d3 bigger 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.

EFMiybUX bigger 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.

4o ywOPk bigger 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.

J0LK3XvJ bigger KVIL-FM (Dallas, TX): Midday Host Sybil Summer (@sybil1037) moves to mornings @1037KVIL starting April 1st.

KhMt8arj bigger 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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