Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of May 1

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Media news and moves

Fox News Channel (New York, NY): Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) has been named a Contributor at @FoxNews.

New Republic (Washington, DC): Former Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates is the new Editor at @NewRepublic.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): New York Bureau Chief Bob Rose (@bobrose100) has been promoted to Print Editor at @WSJ.

Newsweek Magazine (New York, NY): Kenneth Li (@kenli729) is now Managing Editor at @Newsweek. He previously worked for ReutersThe Financial Times and The New York Daily News.

East Bay Times (Walnut Creek, CA): Neil Chase has been named Executive Editor of @EastBayTimes and all Bay Area News Group publications which includes: @mercnews@marinij@scsentinel@vacareporterThe Argus and The Daily Review.

The Atlantic (Washington, DC): Former MSNBC Weekend Host Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) enlists at @TheAtlantic as a Senior Editor.

Associated Press – Augusta Bureau (Augusta, ME): Former Record & Herald Reporter Marina Villeneuve (@marinav13) has been hired as Statehouse Reporter at @ap in Maine. She starts on May 23.

The Huffington Post (New York, NY): JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) joins @HuffPostPol D.C. Bureau as a new Video Editor. He formerly held the same title at Roll Call.

Quartz (New York, NY): Former Newsweek Managing Editor Kira Bindrim (@Kira Bind) is now the new Editor of Talent Lab at @Qz.

Yahoo! Finance (New York, NY): Julia La Roche (@SallyPancakes) joins @YahooFinance as the new Finance Reporter. She previously held the same position at Business Insider.

Yahoo! Canada (Toronto, ON): @YahooCanada names Allan Shifman (@AllanShifman) the new Managing Editor.

Indiewire (New York, NY): Kate Erbland (@katerbland) has been promoted to Film Editor at @Indiewire. She was previously a Managing Editor for the site. Graham Winfrey (@GrahamWinfrey) also makes the shift as a Film Reporter. He was previously a Staff Writer at IncDavid Ehrlich (@davidehrlich) joins as a Senior Film Critic. He was previously a Contributor forRolling Stone.

CoVa BIZ (Virginia Beach, VA): CoVa BIZ is the brand new business magazine that is starting up in June with Angela Blue as the Editor at @CoVaBIZ. It will cover business in and around the Virginia coast line.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): After 28 years, long-time Journalist and Columnist John L. Smith(@jlnevadasmith) has moved on from @reviewjournal.

Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Current @ocregister Opinion Editor Brian Calle has been named Opinion Editor of all Southern California News Group publications including: @pecom_news@dailybreezenews and eight other papers and websites.

The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC): Stephanie Pedersen has replaced Carolyn Murray, who retired in October, as Executive Editor at @TheSunNews. She arrives from the Ledger-Enquirer in Georgia.

CNN Political Unit (Washington, DC): Former Mashable Political Editor Juana Summers (@jmsummers) is now an Editor at @CNNPolitics.

The Scientist (Midland, ON): Tanya Lewis (@tanyalewis314) joins on as a Science Reporter at @TheScientistLLC.

Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Former Civitas Media Vice President Mike Murray  tackles the Publisher role at @TLNews.

Lima News (Lima, OH): Former Times Leader Publisher Doug Olsson is now Publisher at @limanews.

The Cut – New York Magazine (New York, NY): Allie Jones (@allierileyjones) has been named a Writer at @TheCut. She previously held the same position at Gawker.

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Jada Wong (@jadawong) has been named Senior Editor of Branded Contact at @Cosmopolitan. She was previously Assistant Beauty Editor at Refinery29.

Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Lauren Le Vine has been named an Entertainment Reporter at @VanityFair. She previously held the same position at Refinery29.

CBS News (New York, NY): Reena Ninan (@reenaninan) has joined @CBSNews as a Correspondent based in New York.

Allure (New York, NY): Patty Adams Martinez (@pattyadams) has joined @Allure_magazine as Deputy Editor. She was formerly Editor-at-Large and Deputy Editor at Nylon and Nylon Guys.

Saveur (New York, NY): Leslie Pariseau (@lesliepariseau) has joined @SAVEURMAG in a new role at the magazine: Special Projects Editor.

Variety (Los Angeles, CA): Award-winning Reporter Gene Maddaus departs from L.A. Weekly to join @Variety covering sports, politics, technology, city issues and Hollywood news.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA): Transportation Reporter Andria Simmons Brooks has moved on from @ajc.

The Greenville News (Greenville, SC): Thomas Claybaugh has been named Publisher at @greenvillenews. He arrives from upstate New York.

Meridian Star (Meridian MS): Elton Hayes (@EHDC12) has been welcomed as the Sports Reporter covering prep sports at @meridianstar.

Media Moves

WIS-TV (Columbia, SC): Former KFVS-TV News Director Mark Little is now the same at @wis10. He starts May 25.

WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Sports Director Matt Stark is moving on from @FOX13Memphis. He leaves at the end of the month.

WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV (Charlotte, NC): Former WFTV-TV Reporter Blaine Tolison has been hired as a Reporter at @WSOCTV. He will also Anchor for sister station, WAXN-TV. He starts next month.

WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, LA): Robbie Reynolds (@robbiereynews) joins @WAFB as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter. Most recently, he was a Weekend News Anchor for KPAX-TV in Montana.

KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX): Reporter Zahid Arab has moved on from @FOX4.

WAGA-TV (Atlanta, GA): Anchor Gurvir Dhindsa has moved on from @fox5atlanta.

WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, VA): News Director Kelly Zuber is moving on from @WDBJ7 in early May after more than 30 years in the news business.

WOAY-TV (Oak Hill, WV): Evening Anchor David Miller is now also the News Director at @WOAYNewswatch.

KOB-TV (Albuquerque, NM): Long-time Reporter Stuart Dyson has retired from the NBC affiliate (@KOB4). He had been with the station since 1982.

KDVR-TV (Denver, CO): Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) has joined the FOX affiliate (@KDVR) as a Reporter. He makes the move from WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA.

KWCH-TV (Wichita, KS): Anchor Cindy Klose has announced that she is retiring from the CBS affiliate (@kwch12) at the end of May. She has been with the station since 1991.

KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS): Anchor Susan Peters has decided to leave the ABC affiliate (@KAKEnews) to focus her efforts with “Susan’s Kids,” an ongoing series that features Kansas children eligible for adoption.

WKRC-TV (Cincinnati, OH): We are sad to report that @local12 Chief Meteorologist Tim Hedrick has passed away.

WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Dustin Block (@dustinblock) is the new Digital News Executive Producer and David Bartkowiakis now the Digital Managing News Editor at @ClickonDetroit.

WHDH-TV (Boston, MA): Amaka Ubaka is the newest Reporter at @7news. Previously, Ubaka was a General Assignment Reporter for WKMG-TV in Florida.

KGTV-TV (San Diego, CA): Congrats to Joel Davis on being promoted from Station Manager to General Manager at @10News.

Telemundo – KVEA-TV (Burbank, CA): William Negrón (@william_negron) is now News Producer at @telemundo52. Negrón was previously with Telemundo – KTMD-TV in Houston.

KRIV-TV  (Houston, TX): Jonathan Martin (@JMartinTV), a former Al Jazeera Reporter, has been named Evening Anchor at @Fox26Houston beginning May 9.

WCSH-TV (Portland, ME): After 42 years @WCSH6 Photojournalist Gary Sturtevant has moved on from the station.

WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Lindsey Monroe joins @FOX13Memphis as a Morning/Midday Meteorologist. She joins the station from WTHI-TV in Indiana.

WYTE-FM (Plover, WI): Host John Harry (@johnharryradio) is now Program Director at @y1065.

KLUC-FM (Las Vegas, NV): After 17 years veteran Air Personality JB King (@JB985KLUC0) has been elevated from Afternoon Host to Operations Manager. John Moug (@johnMOUG) has been appointed Afternoon Host at @985KLUC.

KPCC-FM (Pasadena, CA): Our condolences to the colleagues and family of long-time at @kpcc Host Steve Julian who died of brain cancer. Julian was 57.

KQFC-FM (Boise, ID): Rick Daniels has joined the country music station (@nashfm979) as an Evening Host. He was most recently Production Manager at WSCH-FM in Lawrenceburg, IN.

KFAB-AM (Omaha, NE): Jim Rose (@jimrosehuskers) has been named Program Director for the news talk station (@kfabnews). He will also remain in his current role as Morning Host.

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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