Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of April 25

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Good Morning America – ABC Television Network (New York, NY): Michael Strahan is splitting from the “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” (@KellyandMichael) show and Co-Host Kelly Ripa to join @GMA as a Morning Host in the Fall. Kelly will audition new Co-Hosts starting in the Fall season.

 Yahoo! (New York, NY): Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) is now a Deputy Politics Editor at @YahooNews. He was previously a Senior Editor at The New York Observer. Erin Fuchs (@Esfuchs) joins @YahooFinance as the new Deputy Managing Editor. She was previously a Senior Reporter at Law360.

 Esquire & Town and Country (New York, NY): Michael Hainey (@MichaelHainey) will be joining Hearst as Executive Editor of Editorial at @esquire and Editor-at-Large at @TandCmag on May 11.

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (Washington, DC): Managing Editor Rachel L. Sheedy has been promoted to Editor at @KiplingerRetire. She is replacing Susan Garland who has retired.

 The New York Times (New York, NY): Ian Fisher (@fisheri) has been named Weekend Editor for print and digital at @nytimes. He formerly served as Assistant Editor of Investigations.

 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (New York, NY): Chris Licht (@ChrisLicht) has been named Executive Producer at @colbertlateshow. He was VP President of Programming of CBS News and Executive Producer of CBS This Morning.

Roll Call (Washington, DC): Former Dallas Morning News Investigative Reporter Ed Timms (@edtimms1) enlists as a Deputy Editor at @rollcall.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): D.C. Politics Reporter Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) is switching to National News at @washingtonpost to cover Islamic and Arab affairs in the U.S. She also formerly worked as a Cairo Correspondent at the Post.

 Associated Press (New York, NY): Global Markets Editor Jonathan Fahey (@JonathanFahey) has been promoted to Global Health Editor at @AP. And Terrance Harris (@TerranceHarris) has been named News Reporter at @AP in Orlando.

The Hill (Washington, DC): Rafael Bernal (@rafael_bernal_) will be the Editor of the new Latino section at @TheHill.

Spafinder (Miami, FL): Elaine D’Farley (@Elainedfarley) is the new Editor-in-Chief at @Spafinder. She was previously a Beauty Director at SELF Magazine.

La Voz de Houston (Houston, TX): Senior Entertainment Reporter David Dorantes (@HDaviddorantes) and Senior News Reporter Olivia Tallet (@oliviaptallet) are moving on from @lavozhouston.

Thomson Reuters – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Liana Baker will relocate from New York to join @reuters in San Francisco as Deals Team Leader. Baker will continue to report on Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology and Media.

Entertainment Tonight (Studio City, CA): Rick Joyce recently returned to @etnow as Co-Executive Producer. Joyce was previously a News Director & Managing Editor for the program.

CNN Newsoom (Atlanta, GA): Sidney Wright (@SidneyThe4th) has switched from The Weather Channel in Atlanta to become a Segment Producer/Writer at @cnnnewsroom. He will also produce for Legal View With Ashleigh Banfield.

 The Today Show – NBC Television Network (New York, NY): Hannah Van Winkle (@vanwinklehannah) has been named a Producer for the weekend edition of @TheTodayShow. She was previously a Producer for ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions.

 Elle (New York, NY): Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) has been named an Editor-at-Large at @ELLEmagazine. She most recently hosted her own show, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, on MSNBC.

 Rachael Ray Every Day (New York, NY): Marge Perry is now a Contributing Health Editor at @RachaelRayMag. She was formerly a Writer.

 Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Angela Ledgerwood (@angelaledgerwoo) has been promoted to Books Editor-at-Large at @Cosmopolitan Magazine. She was formerly an Assistant Editor.

 Vogue (New York, NY): Jenna Rennert (@itsjennarennert) has been promoted to Online Associate Beauty Editor at @voguemagazine. She had previously served as Beauty Assistant.

 Quartz (New York, NY): Former Wall Street Journal Senior Graphics Editor Sarah Slobin (@sarahslo) joins Quartz (@qz) as the new Editor of Quartz Things (@quartzthings).

 Digiday (New York, NY): Bethany Biron (@bethanybiron) enlists @digiday as a Retail Reporter. She covers everything in fashion, luxury and retail.

 Slate (New York, NY): Assistant Editor Miriam Krule (@miriamkrule) has announced she is moving on from her position at @Slate.

 Gawker (New York, NY): Fritzie Andrade (@JournalistFritz) is now the new Executive Video Director at @Gawker. She was formerly an Editor-in-Chief of Travel at Vice.

 Greatist (New York, NY): Molly Ritterbeck (@MollyRitt) starts new reps as the Fitness Editor at @Greatist. She previously held the same title at Fitness Magazine.

 TechCrunch (San Francisco, CA): Brian Heater (@bheater) joins @TECHCRUNCH as the new Hardware Editor and Privacy Reporter. He was previously a Senior Editor at Engadget.

 Splash – Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): Susanna Homan (@susannahoman) has rejoined @Chi_Splash as Publisher/Editor. She previously held this position before moving to Chicago Magazine.
 South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN): Former WSBT-TV and WSBT-AM General Manager Sally Brown has been named General Manager at @sbtribune.
Daily Astorian (Astoria, OR): After 38 years, Veteran Publisher and Editor Steve Forrester has announced his plans to retire from @DailyAstorian at the end of August. Forrester will continue to serve as the President and CEO at the paper.
Auburn Journal (Auburn, CA): Gary Milks has been named Publisher at @auburnjournal and all Gold Country Media publications.
The Orlando Weekly (Orlando, FL): Jessica Bryce Young (@JBY789) fills in as interim Editor-in-Chief at @OrlandoWeekly for Erin Sullivan, who has moved on from the publication.

Media Moves

WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL): Stephen Hauck (@Fox35Stephen) signs on as an Anchor and Reporter at @Fox35News.
First Coast News (Jacksonville, FL): Meteorologist Steve Smith (@FCNSteve) and Reporter Roger Weeder (@FCNRoger) are moving on from WTLV-TV/WJXX-TV (@FCN2Go).

WINK-TV (Fort Myers, FL): Tom Doerr (@BloozeBoy) has been named News Director at @WINKNews.

 WDRB-TV (Louisville, KY): Former WANE-TV Anchor Gina Glaros (@ginaglaros) has been named Weekend Morning Anchor at @WDRBNews.

 WTMJ-TV (Milwaukee, WI): George Mallet (@georgemallet) has returned to @tmj4 as an Anchor. He left the station in 2011 to join WPTZ-TV.

WNCT-TV (Greenville, NC): Weekend Anchor Katie Harden (@imkatieharden) has been promoted to Evening Anchor at @wnct9.

WHAS-TV (Louisville, KY): Long-time Anchor Melissa Swan (@WHAS11Melissa) is set to retire from @whas11 this month.

KSWB-TV (San Diego, CA): Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) has been promoted from Sports Anchor to Sports Director at @fox5sandiego.

KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) has been added as a Features Reporter to the morning news team at @CBS3Mornings.

WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN): Former WACH-TV Chief Meteorologist Henry Rothenberg (@HenryRothenberg) is now at this CBS affiliate (@NC5).

WXII-TV (Winston-Salem, NC): Bethany Moore is the new Morning Reporter @WXII. She arrives from KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas.

WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Reporter Glenn Counts is moving on from @wcnc.

KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX): Former KOTV-TV Reporter Allison Harris (@allisonlharris) begins reporting at @FOX4 on May 9.

 WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Assistant News Director Johnny Green has been promoted to News Director at @cbsboston. Prior to joining WBZ, Green was an Executive Producer for three years for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.

KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA): This ABC affiliate (@komonews) has added Jennifer Sullivan (@SeattleSullivan) as a General Assignment Reporter. She was most recently a Reporter with the Seattle Times.

KING-TV (Seattle, WA): The NBC affiliate (@KING5Seattle) has announced the retirement of four long-time news staff members. Anchors Dennis Bounds and Jean Enersen, Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner and Investigative Reporter Linda Byronare moving on from the station.

KMGH-TV (Denver, CO): Evening Anchor Eric Kahnert (@erickahnert) has announced he is moving on from the ABC affiliate (@DenverChannel). His replacement has not yet been named. Also moving on from the station are Executive News Producer Jon Stone (@JonStoneNews) and News Producer Jaime Berg (@jaimemarieberg).

KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): This NBC affiliate (@ksdknews) has announced that Meteorologists Cindy Preszler (@CindyPreszler) and Mike Roberts (@MikeRobertsCBM) are moving on from the station.

KRBK-TV (Springfield, MO): Jeffrey Militzer (@miltzapper) has joined the FOX affiliate (@Fox5KRBK) as a News Producer.

 WFSB-TV (Rocky Hill, CT): Beginning in late May, Cheri Hardmon will join the news team @WFSBnews as a Reporter. Currently, Hardmon is an Anchor/Reporter for WWMT-TV in Michigan.

 WVIT-TV (West Hartford, Ct): Ken Buffa will join @NBCConnecticut as a Reporter in May. Currently, Buffa is a General Assignment Reporter for KARK-TV/KLRT-TV in Arkansas.

 WCSH-TV (Portland, ME): After 22 years, @WCSH6 Meteorologist Steve McKay has left to become a pastor at his church. Also, Meteorologist Joe Cupo has taken a voluntary retirement package and has also left the station. Cupo had been with WCSH for 37 years.

 WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA): Jeff Cramer has joined @WMassNews as an Anchor/Reporter. Most recently, he was a News Anchor for KTXS-TV in Texas.

WCYB-TV (Bristol, VA): Lisa Mitchell ( returns to @news5wcyb to become the Executive News Producer where she worked as a News Reporter at one time.
WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, VA): Matt Pumo takes the reins as General Manager at @WDBJ7.

WDBD-TV (Jackson, MS): RaMona Clay Alexander has been hired as General Manager at this Fox affiliate. It is the sister station of WLBT-TV. She arrives from Charlotte, N.C.

KBLX-FM/KRBQ-FM (San Francisco, CA): Elroy R.C. Smith has been named Operations Manager/Program Director at @KBLX and @Q102SF.

KNBR-AM (San Francisco, CA): Brian Murphy (@knbrmurph) and Paul McCaffrey re-sign at @KNBR and celebrate 10 years hosting “The Murph and Mac Show”.

KVIL-FM (Dallas, TX): Tanner Kloven (@TannerKloven) has been named Midday Drive Host at @1037KVIL Kloven comes from the Television reality series “The Amazing Race”.
WBGG-FM (Miami, FL): Michael Gross has moved on from his post as Program Director at @BIG1059FM.
KWJJ-FM (Portland, OR): Long-time Air Personality Rick Taylor (@rickbubbataylor)  has been added as the Weekend Host here. Taylor comes from KUPL-FM where he served as broadcaster for 25 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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