Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of April 11
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Politico (Arlington, VA): Publisher/Co-Founder Jim VandeHei (@jimvandehei) is moving on from @Politico to start a new company. And Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen (@mikeallen) also will be leaving after the election to join Vandehei in the new venture.
Bloomberg News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): BusinessWeek Economics Reporter Brendan Greeley (@bhgreeley) is moving to the DC Bureau to cover politics and the economy. Oslo, Norway Correspondent Saleha Mohsin (@SalehaMohsin) is now the Treasury Reporter. Miami Bureau Chief Bill Faries (@billfaries) is the new Security Team Leader. And Reporter Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) is now a Senior National Political Reporter. Nafeesa Syeed (@NafeesaSyeed) signs on as a Security Reporter. Latin America Markets Reporter Ben Bain (@benbain) is now covering the SEC in DC. And New York Banking Reporter Elizabeth Dexheimer (@EDexheimer) moves south to be the Congressional Banking & Finance Reporter.
Fortune (New York, NY): Aaron Pressman (@ampressman) has been named a Senior Tech Reporter @FortuneMagazine. He was previously a Tech Reporter for Yahoo! Finance. Wendy Frink (@wendyfrink) has been named Audience Engagement Editor and Laura Entis (@lauraentis) is joining as a Reporter for the Venture vertical. They both come from Entrepreneur, where they held the positions of Social Media Editor and Associate Editor, respectively. Rafael Garcia has been named Associate Producer. Staff Editor Nin-Hai Tseng (@ninhaitseng) has been promoted to Senior Editor.
Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY): Executive Editor Peter Jon Lindberg (@peterjlindberg) has announced he is moving on from his position at @CNTraveler and returning to freelance writing. Deputy Editor Candice Rainey (@candicerainey) has been promoted to Executive Editor. Articles Editor Lauren DeCarlo has been promoted to Deputy Editor. Alexandra Postman (@WordMover) has been named Features Director. She was previously Editor-in-Chief of Whole Living.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Deputy Legal Editor Ashby Jones (@jonesashby) has been promoted to Legal Editor. Also, Alyssa Abkowitz (@alyssaabkowitz) has joined the Journal as a Technology Reporter.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Former Bloomberg Businessweek Education Reporter Natalie Kitroeff has signed on at @LATimes as a California Economy Reporter.
Univision Network – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Telemundo Midwest Correspondent Janet Rodriguez (@janrodrigueztv) is moving to D.C. to become the White House Correspondent at @NoticiasDC.
CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Former WCBS-TV Reporter Jessica Schneider (@jschneidertv) is the newest Reporter at @CNN. She will be based out of New York City while current Reporter Boris Sanchez (@Boris_Sanchez) switches to the Miami Bureau.
The New York Times Magazine (New York, NY): Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) has joined the magazine as a Contributing Writer. He comes from T: The New York Times Style Magazine where he was a Critic-at-Large.
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA): Molly Duffy is the new Education Reporter at @gazettedotcom, focusing on K-12. She takes over the beat from Andrew Phillips (@arphillips91), who has moved on from the paper.
Modern Painters (New York, NY): Scott Indrisek has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief. He was formerly Senior Editor and Executive Editor at the publication.
The Coveteur (New York, NY): Laurel Pantin (@lapantin) is now an Editorial Director at @thecoveteur. She was previously a Senior Fashion Editor at Hearst Digital Media, Sweet. Andee Olson (@andeeolson) is the new Site Director. She was previously an Associate Director of Digital Operations at Vogue.
Fashionista (New York, NY): Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) returns to @Fashionista_com as a Deputy Editor. She was previously a Digital Fashion Editor at Teen Vogue. And Julia Stedman has been hired as General Manager and Associate Publisher. She is currently a Senior Director of Digital Ad Strategy and Planning at Vogue.
The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, AR): Former long-time Sports Editor of The Baxter Bulletin (@BBnewsroom),Sonny Elliott, signs on as Editor. Elliott was previously Sports Editor at the publication for 20 years.
KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City, OK): Afternoon Anchor Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) moves to the Morning Anchor slot while Weekend Anchor Karl Torp (@KarlTorpNews9) has switched over to News 9 at 4:00 p.m. @NEWS9.
KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Long-time News Director @KVUE, Frank Volpicella, is moving on from the station. His last day will be April 22nd. Volpicella has been with the station since 2000.
New England Cable News (Newton, MA): As of May 30th, current WVIT Reporter Abbey Niezgoda will join and report for @NECN and NBC Boston when it debuts. Niezgoda has been with NBC Connecticut since 2013.
WNJU-TV (New York, NY): Miguel Bedoy (@MiguelBedoy), former KXLN-TV Reporter and Meteorologist, is now the Weekend Weather Anchor at @Telemundo47. He will also serve as Reporter for the weekday newscast. Bedoy’s first appearance on-air will be April 23.
KTVZ-TV (Bend, OR): We are very sorry to report that Russell Bird, who joined @KTVZ as Meteorologist last July, has passed away at age 27.
KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA): The Fox affiliate (@q13fox) has announced that Weekend Weather Anchor Parella Lewis (@ParellaLewis) is moving on from the station. Taking over the role will be Meteorologist Tim Joyce (@q13tim).
WHOO-FM (Orlando, FL): Erik Kuselias (@FantasyEK) has joined @SportsTalkFLA hosting “The Erik Kuselias Show” weekday mornings.
WWKA-FM (Orlando, FL): Ashley Stegbauer is the new Music Director at @K923Orlando.
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.