Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of April 25
April 26, 2016
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.