Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of April 4

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The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON): Derek DeCloet (@decloet) returns to @globeandmail as the Executive Editor/Business Editor. He formerly worked there as a Managing Editor.

National Geographic Magazine (Washington, DC): Digital News Director Dan Gilgoff (@dangilgoff) has been promoted to Executive Editor of Digital at @NatGeo. And former Slate Health & Science Editor Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) will tackle Dan’s position as Digital News Director. And Victoria Jaggard (@vmjaggard99) is the new Online Science Editor.

(Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles News Group (LANG) rebrands as SCNG (Southern California News Group) and acquires the Orange County Register (@ocregister) and The Press-Enterprise (@pecom_news).

Telemundo Network (Miami, FL): Luis Carlos Velez (@lcvelez) joins on as a National News Co-Anchor at @Telemundo.

Roll Call (Washington, DC): Adriel Bettelheim (@abettel) has been promoted to Managing Editor/Leadership and Enterprise at @rollcall. He will oversee CQ Weekly and Roll Call. He has been with the outlet since rejoining it in 2012.

 New York Magazine (New York, NY): Senior Writer Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) has been promoted to News Editor at @NYMag. Literary Editor David Wallace-Wells (@dwallacewells) has been promoted to Features Director. Reporter Alexa Tsoulis-Reay (@2sisNY) has been promoted to Senior Writer. Associate Editor Allison P. Davis (@AllisonPDavis) has announced she is moving on to join The Ringer as Culture Critic.

International Business Times (New York, NY): Global Editor-in-Chief Peter Goodman; Deputy Tech Editor Paul MacDougall, Silicon Valley Scribe Salvador Rodriguez (@sal19); and Labor & Workplace Reporter Cole Stangler (@ColeStangler) have moved on from @ibtimes.

 The New Yorker (New York, NY): Emily Greenhouse (@emserre) has been named Managing Editor at @NewYorker. She was previously a Contributor for Bloomberg Politics.

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA): Deputy Business Editor Rami Grunbaum (@rgrunbaum) has been promoted to Business Editor at @seattletimes.

Fusion (Doral, FL): Former Jezebel Deputy Editor Dodai Stewart (@dodaistewart) enlists as the Executive Editor at @thisisfusion.

 Slate (New York, NY): Tommy Craggs (@tcraggs22) has been named Political Editor at @Slate. He was previously Executive Editor of Gawker.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Former Philadelphia Inquirer Assistant Business Editor Paul Bomberger (@BiznewsPaulB) is moving to join @HoustonChron to become the Assistant Metro Editor.

POLITICO Pro (Arlington, VA): Financial Services Editor Clea Benson (@cleabenson) has been promoted to Deputy Editor at @POLITICOPro. She replaces Nirvi Shah, who has moved to the Brussels bureau.

Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Des Moines Register Political Reporter Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) signs on as a Senior Political Reporter at @bpolitics.

Islands Magazine (Winter Park, FL): Erika Hueneke (@Erika_Hueneke) is the new Editor @islandsmagazine. She is replacing Jennifer Ceaser, who is moving on to return to travel writing.

 The New York Times (New York, NY):  Peter Goodman (@petersgoodman) has rejoined @nytimes as a London-based Economics Correspondent. He was formerly a National Economics Correspondent at International Business Times.

Organic Life (Emmaus, PA): Editor-in-Chief James Oseland is moving on from @OrganicLifeMag.

Bustle (New York, NY): Cristina Arreola (@C_Arreola) makes the shift over to @bustle as the new Books Editor. She was previously an Associate Editor at Latina Magazine.

Quartz (New York, NY): Michael J. Coren (@MJ_Coren) heads over to @qz as a Technology Editor. He was previously a Managing Editor at The Phnom Penh Post.

Indiewire (New York, NY): Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue) joins @indiewire as the new Executive Editor. He was formerly a Television Editor at Variety.

(New York, NY): Adrian Glick Kudler has been promoted to West Coast Features Editor @Curbed. She was formerly a Senior Editor at Curbed LA.

Mic (New York, NY): Cory Haik (@coryhaik) has been named the new Chief Strategy Officer at @micnews. She was previously an Executive Producer and Senior Editor of Digital News for The Washington Post. Hayley Wilbur (@HayleyWilbur) also steps up to the Mic as a Style Writer. She previously interned for Mashable and Seventeen Magazine.

The Wrap
(Los Angeles, CA): Scott Collins (@scottcollinsLAT) is now a TV Editor @TheWrap. He was previously a Staff Writer at The Los Angeles Times. Also, Meriah Doty (@meriahonfiah) is now a Film Reporter. She covers TV and Movies. She was formerly a Movies Coverage Editor at Yahoo.

The Ringer (Los Angeles, CA): Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) makes the move to @ringer as a Staff Writer. He is currently an NFL reporter for The Wall Street Journal. And Justin Charity joins as a Culture Staff Writer. He was previously a Staff Writer at Complex Magazine.

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA): Former City Hall Reporter Kate Martin (@KateReports) is now a Business Watchdog Reporter at @thenewstribune.

WeatherNation (Denver, CO): Mike Morrison (@metmikemorrison) has joined the weather network (@WeatherNation) as a Meteorologist. He makes the move from KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, CO.

 Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY): Breanne Heldman (@BreanneNYC) has been named Deputy News Director for Digital at @EW. She was previously New York Bureau Chief of Yahoo! Entertainment. And Caitlin Brody (@cbroday) has joined on as a Senior Editor of Television. She was formerly a Staff Editor at US Weekly.

The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): The paper (@KCStar) has announced a number of buyouts of newsroom staff. Among those moving on from the paper are Editorial Page Editor Steve Paul, Theater Critic Robert Trussel and Assistant Sports Editor Mark Zeligman. There were also layoffs announced at the paper including Assistant Business Editor Greg Hack (@greghack); Health Reporter Alan Bavley; Metro Reporter Brian Burnes (@bpbthree); and Features Reporter James Fussell.

 Paper (New York, NY): Senior Print Editor Abby Schreiber (@AbbySchreiber28) has been promoted to Managing Editor at @papermagazine.

Entertainment Tonight (Studio City, CA): Rachel McRady (@rachelmcrady) joins @etnow as an Assignment Editor and Senior Writer. McRady is based in London and was previously an Editor for Us Magazine.

 InStyle (New York, NY): Assistant Beauty Editor Marianne Mychaskiw has been promoted to Associate Beauty Editor at @InStyle.

 TV Guide Magazine (New York, NY): Staff Writer Gregory Miller (@Greggenheim) has announced he is moving on from @TVGuide.

 Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Associate Beauty Editor Lauren Balsamo (@LaurBals) has been promoted to Beauty Editor @Cosmopolitan.

 House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping (New York, NY): Devin Tomb (@devin_tomb) has joined @HouseBeautiful and @goodhousemag as Deputy Editor. She was previously a Deputy Editor at Levo League.

 World News Now – ABC Television Network/America This Morning (New York, NY): Diane Macedo (@dianermacedo) has joined @abcWNN and America This Morning for ABC News. She was formerly a Weekend Morning Anchor for WCBS-TV.

 Esquire (New York, NY): Tyler Coates has joined @esquire as a Culture Editor. He was formerly a Deputy Editor for Decider by the New York Post and is also a Freelance Writer.

The Washington Examiner (Washington, DC): Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) now writes a bi-weekly column at @dcexaminer. She is founder and president of High Noon Strategies.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Jaweed Kaleem (@jaweedkaleem) recently joined @LATimes as a Correspondent covering National Race & Justice. Kaleem previously covered religion for the Huffington Post.

Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh, NC): Managing Editor Rebecca Troyer is moving on from @TriangleBIZJrnl.

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN): Detroit Free Press Sports Writer Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) becomes a Sports Columnist @tennessean on April 25th.

Adam Mark Charlton New Day Weekend – CNN (Atlanta, GA): CNN International Supervising Producer Adam Charlton (@AdamCharltonCNN) has been promoted to Executive Producer at @NewDay. He starts in mid-April. Former NBC/MSNBC journalist David Gregory (@davidgregory) has joined the weekday edition of the program @CNN as a Political Analyst.

Ennis Daily News (Ennis, TX): Long-time veteran in the publishing industry, Kevin Todd, has been named Publisher at the Ennis Daily News (@EDN1891).

San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA): Annie Sciacca departs from the San Francisco Business Times to join BANG (Bay Area News Group) which includes @mercnews and @oaklandtrib as a Metro Reporter.

Los Angeles Magazine (Los Angeles, CA): Caroline Pardilla has been named Drinks Editor at @LA_mag. Pardilla is also Deputy Managing Editor for automotive website,

Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM): The weekly alternative paper (@weeklyalibi) has named Renee Chavez as Managing Editor. She takes over for Carl Peterson, who has moved on.

Shannon Wall Sun Herald (Gulfport, MS): Advertising Director Shannon Wall has been promoted to President & Publisher at @sunherald.

Jason Stahl Muscle & Fitness (Woodland Hills, CA): Former MSN Editor Jason Stahl joins @muscle_fitness as a Senior Editor.

Alli Rosenbloom E! News/E! Online (Los Angeles, CA): Alli Rosenbloom departs from Us Weekly to join @eonline and @Enews as a Senior Reporter.

Big Bear Grizzly (Big Bear Lake, CA): Kathy Portie (@bbgrizzlykathy) has been promoted from Sports Editor to Senior Editor @BBGrizzly.

The Recorder (Greenfield, MA): Michael Rifanburg is now the Publisher @TheRecorderNews along with other newspapers owned by Newspapers of New England including @AmherstBulletin, @DailyHampGaz, and @ValleyAdvocate.

Media Moves

Jon Brady XETV-TV (San Diego, CA): Jon Brady is leaving Seattle station KING 5 and returning to California as News Director at @XETV.

WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL): Traffic Reporter Eunice Elliott (@EuniceWVTM13) has been promoted to News Anchor at @WVTM13.

Akili Franklin WDSU-TV (New Orleans, LA): Assistant News Director Akili Franklin has been named News Director @wdsu.

KUSA-TV (Denver, CO): Vicente Arenas (@vicentearenastv) has joined the station (@9NEWS) as an Anchor and Reporter. He was most recently a Correspondent for CBS News in Miami, FL.

Natasha GeigelKRIV-TV (Houston, TX): Natasha Geigel has joined @FOX26Houston as a Morning Reporter.

 WABC-TV (New York, NY): Diana Rocco (@Dianarocco) has been named a Reporter at @ABC7. She previously held the same position at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

(Lafayette, LA): KEZI-TV’s Grace Lim takes up Morning Anchor duties @Cajunfirst.

WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX): The station (@wfaachannel8) has named News 12 Long Island’s Alisha Laventure as a Weekend Morning Anchor starting later this year.

KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): Weekend Anchor/Reporter Amanda Guerra is moving on from @NBCDFW to spend more time with her family.

KHGI-TV (Kearney, NE): Claudia Amezcua (@ClaudiaAmezcua_) joins the news team as a Digital News Producer at @NTVNEWS.

 WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY): Shannon Shepherd (@shannshep) has been named a Sports Reporter at @news4buffalo. She previously held the same position at WSYR-TV in Syracuse.

(Houston, TX): Former WOAI-TV Reporter Lauren Lea (@LaurenLABC13) moves to Houston station @abc13houston as a General Assignment Reporter.

Ben Nandy WZDX News's profile photo WZDX-TV (Huntsville, AL): Ben Nandy has joined @rocketcitynow as a Weekend Anchor. He was most recently a multimedia Reporter at The Daily Independent in Ashland, KY. Also joining is Maggie Dinizio (@MaggieWZDX) as Chief Meteorologist. Dinizio joins the station from KAMC-TV in Lubbock, TX where she was a Meteorologist.

WTNZ-TV (Knoxville, TN): Bryce Caldwell has been named General Manager/VP at @FOXville43. He was previously withWATE-TV.

WIS-TV (Columbia, SC): News Director Bryan Queen has moved on from @wis10.

WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA): Former KGAN-TV newswoman Joy Howe (@Joy_Howe) has been hired @69news as a Reporter/Anchor.

WMAR-TV (Baltimore, MD): Nadia Singh joins WMAR-TV (@ABC2News) as a General Assignment Reporter.

WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): The station (@Fox2News) says goodbye to three on-air personalities including Murray Feldman,Jason Carr and Lee Thomas.

WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Anchor/Reporter Bree Sison will say good-bye to her @cbsboston family at the end of April. She’s been with the station since April of 2012.

(Boston, MA): Jeremy Reiner has been promoted to Chief Meteorologist for the station. Reiner has been a meteorologist at @7News since May of 2006.

KTNV-TV (LasVegas, NV): Dave Detling has been named General Assignment Reporter at @KTNV. Detling previously served as a Multimedia Reporter at KOCO in Oklahoma City.

KBLR-TV (Las Vegas, NV): Alejandra Ortiz has been added as Evening News Anchor (@TelemundoLV) covering local news and information for the Latino viewers. Ortiz previously served as a Reporter for CM& — the Colombian news network.

KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Devon Lucie has been named Morning Meteorologist at @abc4utah. Lucie formally served as Weekend Meteorologist at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Orlando’s @WFTV says goodbye to Reporters Steve Barrett and Blaine Tolison (@Flareporter).

WRQX-FM (Washington, DC): Midday DJ Ashley Nickels (@AshleyNickels) has been promoted to Music Director @mix1073DC.

WWWQ-FM (Atlanta, GA): Former KTFM-FM DJ Rachel Jones is the new Midday DJ at @Q100Atlanta.

WEZL-FM (Charleston, SC): Afternoon DJ TJ Phillips is moving on from @1035WEZL.

WZBH-FM (Salisbury, MD): Johnny Maze (@JohnnyMazeRadio) is the new Program Director at @WZBHRocks.

WFEZ-FM (Miami, FL): Giselle Andres (@GiselleAndres) has been named Morning Host for @Easy931.

WDRQ-FM (Detroit, MI): Lisa J. Orlando “Lisa Lisa” (@DJLisa_Lisa) joins @NashFM931Det as Weekend Host.

WINK-FM (Ft. Myers, FL): The station (@969winkfm) names Jeff Elliott (@RadioElliott) for mornings.

WQMP-FM (Orlando, FL): Chad Pitt (@ChadPittShow) and Jill Bucco (@JTBucco) are the new Morning Show Hosts at @1019AmpRadio.

WUSF-FM (Tampa, FL): After 35 years, @WUSF Jazz Director and Host Bob Seymour is retiring.

  XHRM-FM (San Diego, CA): Sheryl Love joins @magic925 as Producer of morning show “Jagger & Kristi” (@jaggerandkristi).

Chris Clare WTHT-FM (Portland, ME): Beginning April 11th, former WYCT- FM Music Director/Afternoon Host Chris Clare joins @999thewolf as Program/Music Director & Host. Clare was with WYCT for almost eight years prior to joining WTHT.

WEBE-FM (Bridgeport, CT): Beth Foster has joined @WEBE108Radio as a Morning Co-Host. For the past two years, Foster was a Host at Connoisseur Media in the Greater New York City Area. Also, Host Andy Madison has been promoted to Afternoon Co-Host/Traffic Reporter.

KSLX-FM (Phoenix, AZ): Dave Moore is set to join @KSLX as Program Director beginning in April. Moore previously served as Operations Director at Entercom in Madison, WI.

WBAL-AM (Baltimore, MD): Veteran Broadcaster and Journalist Mary Beth Marsden has moved on from @wbalradio as the Afternoon Drive News Host after serving at the station for five years. She previously served as Anchor at WMAR-TV for 21 years.

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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