Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of May 22
May 24, 2016
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Inc. Magazine (New York, NY): Kris Frieswick (@Kris_Frieswick) has been named the new Executive Editor at @Inc. She was previously a Senior Editor for the site.
The Hill (Washington, DC): Johanna Derlaga is the new Publisher at @thehill. Former Roll Call Congressional Editor David Eldridge joins on as the Healthcare Editor. Ex- Roll Call Reporter Cyra Master (@cyram) and former radio News Anchor Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopf) enlist as Associate Editors. Former Richmond BizSense Web Editor Evelyn Rupert (@EvelynRupert) is the new Web Editor. And Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) tackles the role of Social Media Director.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Elizabeth Spayd has joined @nytimes as a Public Editor. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Columbia Journalism Review.
Vanity Fair (New York, NY): Eric Laffler has been named Executive Producer of Video at @VanityFair. He was formerly a Producer for MSNBC for five years. Bustle (New York, NY): Former Entertainment Weekly Reporter Stephan Lee (@stephanmlee) enlists at @Bustle as a Reporter covering movies and books.
The Knot (New York, NY): Esther Lee (@theestherlee) is the new Senior News Editor at @theknot. She was previously an Online Staff Editor at US Weekly.
Reading Eagle (Reading, PA): Sunday Editor Mark Nemirow is now the Editorial Page Editor taking over for the recently retired James Homan. Wire Editor Keith Mayer takes on the Sunday Editor role. And former LNP Deputy Opinion Editor Joe Hainthaler joined @ReadingEagle recently as an Assistant News Editor.
KRON-TV (San Francisco, CA): Congrats to J.R. Stone on being promoted from Reporter to Weekend Anchor at @kron4news. The station also welcomes Spencer Blake (@spencerjblake) as a Reporter from KIVI-TV in Boise, ID.
WKBW-TV(Buffalo, NY): Elizabeth Lewin (@Liz_Lew21) and Thuy Lan Nguyen (@tweelawn) have both been named Reporters at @WKBW. Nguyen comes from KERO-TV in Bakersfield, CA and Lewin was a Media Recruiter in Boston.
WCBS-TV (New York, NY): Reagan Medgie (@RaeganMedgie) has been named a Freelance Reporter at @CBSNewYork. She will also continue to report for The Weather Channel.
WWL-TV (New Orleans, LA): Meteorologist Laura Buchtel (@Laura_Buchtel) is moving on from this CBS affiliate (@WWLTV) after 12 years to pursue other opportunities.
WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT): NECN’s Assistant News Director Ben Dobson has become the News Director at @NBCConnecticut. He has been with NECN since January 2014.
WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Beginning June 6th,Sorboni Banerjee will join @FOX13News as a Consumer Reporter. Prior to taking a break from TV to become a mother for the first time, Banerjee was an Anchor/Reporter for WFXT in Boston.
New England Cable News (Newton, MA): Meteorologist Jacqueline Layer will join @NECN in August. Currently, Layeris a Weekend Meteorologist for WBND in Indiana. Also joining the network is Anchor/Reporter Melody Mendez. Mendez comes from WFLD-TV in Chicago where she was a News Anchor.
KATV-TV (Little Rock, AK): After 18 years, Chris May has returned to @KATVNews as News Anchor. May recently served as Anchor at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
KCTV-TV (Kansas City, MO): Natalie Davis (@nataliekctv5) is joining the CBS affiliate (@kctv5) as a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter. She makes the move from KSNT-TV in Topeka, KS. Also at the station, Reporter Josh Marshall (@joshreporting) has been promoted to Investigative Reporter.