Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of May 29th

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The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Op-Ed Columnist Ruth Marcus (@RuthMarcus) is now the Deputy Editorial Page Editor. Former Bloomberg View Columnist Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) signs on to the Global Views team as a Columnist at @washingtonpost. Newsletter & Alerts Editor Jennifer Amur (@jenniferamur) was promoted to Digital Foreign Editor.

 International Business Times (New York, NY):  Dayan Candappa is the new Global Editor-in-Chief at @IBTimes. He arrives from Thomson Reuters where he was a Regional Editor.

 Mashable (New York, NY): Alexandra Hazlett (@ahazlett) has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor at @mashable. She was previously an Assistant Editor for the site. Kate Sommers-Dawes (@TheRealKSD) has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor. She was formerly a West Coast News Editor for the site

 The Boston Globe – Washington Bureau (Boston, MA): Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Victoria McGrane has joined @BostonGlobe as a National Political Correspondent. She’s been covering financial regulation for the paper since 2010.

 Architectural Digest (New York, NY): Amy Astley (@AmyTAstley) has been named Editor-in-Chief at @ArchDigest. She previously held the same position at Teen Vogue. Current Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell will stay with the publication as a Consultant for special projects.

The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC): Former Wichita Eagle Executive Editor Sherry Chisenhall (@schisenhall) tackles the Managing Editor role at @theobserver.

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): Assistant Managing Editor Sam Davis (@samcdavis) has been promoted to Managing Editor at @baltimoresun. He had been assistant for just three years.

The Village Voice (New York, NY): Ex-Adweek Publisher Suzan Gursoy is the new Publisher at @villagevoice.

 Martha Stewart Living Magazine (New York, NY): Dana Bowen has joined @MS_Living as an Executive Editor. She was previously Executive Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day and Saveur.

 Fortune (New York, NY): Jeremy Quittner (@JeremyQuittner) has been named a Senior Writer for the Venture vertical at @FortuneMagazine. He was previously a Senior Staff Writer at Inc. Magazine.

 Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Miranda Purves has joined @business as a Features Editor. She was formerly a Senior Editor at Elle.

 The Huffington Post (New York, NY): Former Breitbart News Reporter Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) joins @HuffingtonPost as a Political Reporter to cover Donald Trump and his campaign.

Univision Network (Miami, FL): Managing Editor María Martínez-Guzmán is the new Executive Producer of News Gathering and Executive Producer Gabriela Tristan is the new Executive Producer of News Production at @UniNoticias.

 Surface Magazine (New York, NY): Freelancer Rachel Small (@rachelsummer) has been named Associate Editor at @SurfaceMag. Jennifer Parker (@byJennParker) has been named Editor of Surface Studios. She was previously U.S. Editor of Blouin ArtInfo.

 The Today Show – NBC Television Network (New York, NY): Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) has been named Weekend Anchor at @TODAYshow. She will also continue her role as Weekday Anchor for MSNBC.

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle, WA): Former Managing Editor Emily Parkhurst (@EmilyPSBJ) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at the business publication (@PSBJ). Also at the journal, long-time Aerospace Reporter Steve Wilhelmhas announced he is leaving after 28 years.

 Vice News (New York, NY): Executive Creative Director Ciel Hunter has been promoted to Head of Content at @VICE.

 HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): Megan Baker has joined @HGTVMag as a Senior Editor. She formerly served as an Associate Editor for This Old House Magazine.

Wall Street Journal – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco Bureau @WSJ adds Tomio Geronand Alec Davis to the Venture Capital team as Reporter and News Editor, respectively. Geron was previously with Dow Jones Venturewire and Davis was previously with MarketWatch.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Metro Editor Dana Banker (@danabanker) has been promoted to Managing Editor at @SunSentinel.

Teen Vogue (New York, NY): Elaine Welteroth (@ElaineWelteroth) is now Beauty and Health Director at @TeenVogue. She was formerly a Beauty Editor at Glamour.

 The Root (Washington, DC): Associate Editor Danielle Belton (@DanielleBelton) was promoted to Managing Editor at @TheRoot.

Southern Living (Birmingham, AL): Diane DePaul (@ddepaul) has been hired as Associate Publisher at @southern_living. She arrives from Marie Claire.

 SB Nation (Washington, DC): Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) joins @SBNation as a new Staff Reporter. He will cover race and society in relation to sports. He arrives from The Huffington Post where he was a Politics Fellow.

Kingman Daily Miner (Kingman, AZ): Robin Mause has moved on from her role of Publisher at @DailyMiner. She has served at the paper for 15 years.

Tampa Bay Times (Tampa, FL): We are sorry to hear Fitness and Outdoor Editor Terry Tomalin passed away at the age of 55. Tomalin had served in his role at the paper @TB_Times since 1990.

Kuna Melba News (Kuna, ID): Scott McIntosh (@scottmcintosh12) will take on the role of Editor of the paper @kunamelbanews after it was acquired by The Idaho Press-Tribune’s parent company, Pioneer News Group.

Media Moves WPVI-TV (Philadelphia, PA): News Reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury (@lisathomaslaury) has announced her retirement from @6abc. She had been with the station since 1978.

KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Emmy Award winning Investigative News Reporter Walt Hunter (@WaltHunterCBS3) has retired from the news business after four decades of reporting at @CBSPhilly.

 Effingham Daily News (Effingham, KY): Local paper, @EDNMain, has named Darrell Lewis as its new Publisher.

WHBQ-TV (Memphis, TN): Former WZVN/WBBH Anchor/Reporter Chloe Morroni (@chloefox13news) is now at @FOX13Memphis as same.

KSL-TV (Salt Lake City, UT): Leona Wood ( has been hired at @kslcom as News Director. She was previously with KPHO-TV in Phoenix.

WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Kyle Gravlin (@kylegravlin) is joining the NBC affiliate @WESH as a Meteorologist. He makes the move from KETV-TV in Omaha, NE.

WSMV-TV (Nashville, TN): Former KXAN-TV Reporter Lindsay Bramson has been hired at @WSMV as an Investigative Reporter.

KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): After more than a decade at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Anchor Kristin Dickerson is joining @NBCDFW as an Anchor/Reporter. She starts June 10.

WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI): Jason Carr is the new Digital Anchor at @Local4news. He arrives from WJBK-TV.He starts June 20.

KITV-TV (Honolulu, HI): Former KERO-TV Anchor/Reporter Lindsey Adams  has moved to the islands and joined @kitv4 as Morning Anchor.

KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA): News Director Jerome Parra is parting ways at @abc10. No replacement has been named.

WSVN-TV (Miami, FL): Walter Morris (@waltermorris) can now be seen reporting the news at @WSVN. Morris was previously with KSWB-TV in San Diego.

WTSP-TV (Tampa, FL): Anchor Phil Buck (@Phil_Buck) is joining @10NewsWTSP.  He arrives from KTHV-TV in Little Rock, AR and has also been in Seattle and Missoula, Mt.

KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): Natasha Geigel has joined @FOX26Houston as a Reporter. She was previously the Morning Traffic Reporter at News12 Bronx.

WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL): Former WDJT-TV Anchor/Reporter Sachelle Saunders (@sachelleonair) joins @news6wkmg as same.

 WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): Former KPHO-TV Reporter Tammy Leitner (@TammyLeitnerNBC) is now an Investigative Reporter at @nbcchicago.

 WLKY-TV (Lousiville, KY): Eric King (@EricWLKY) has joined @wlky as an Anchor. He was a Noon Anchor/Morning Reporter at the station before moving on as a General Assignment Reporter at WHBQ-TV.

 WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL): Long-time @cbschicago broadcaster Mike Parker has announced his retirement.

 WPSD-TV (Paducah, KY): Former WNWO-TV Anchor/Reporter Stefanie Martinez is now a Morning Anchor at @Wpsdlocal6.

 WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA): Weeknight Meteorologist Nick Morganelli has moved on from the station. He had been with the station since the merger of WSHM and @WMassNews in 2008.
 WFTV-TV (Orlando, FL): Mike Manzoni (@mmanzoniwftv) has been hired at @WFTV as a General Assignment Reporter. He was a Reporter at WSPA-TV in South Carolina. Also, Reporter Cierra Putman has joined. Most recently, she was a Reporter forWJAR in Rhode Island since 2013. Finally, long-time Anchor Bob Opsahl has announced his retirement after serving at the station for more than three decades.
 New England Cable News (Newton, MA): Sports Anchor Raul Martinez (@RaulSports) has joined @NECN. Martinez comes from KDVR-TV in Denver where he joined as a Weekend Sports Anchor in 2012.
 WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Reporter Susie Steimle is leaving @cbsboston next month.  Steimle has been with the station since January 2015.

KWES-TV (Midland, TX): Josh Young has been appointed Vice President and General Manager at @newswest9. Young recently served as Director of Marketing and as a member of the Raycom Media Marketing Advisory Board.

KXAN-TV (Austin, TX): After four decades, veteran Broadcaster and Weekend Anchor David Scott has announced plans to part ways at @KXAN_News.

KMYI-FM (San Diego, CA): Veteran radio personality Shelley Wade (@shelleywade) joins @star941fm as Afternoon Host. Wade departs from KSSX-FM.

KIOS-FM (Omaha, NE): The public radio station @KIOSOmaha has named Cheril Lee (@cherillee) as News Director.

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