Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of June 5th

Welcome to PR Newswire’s Media Moves, a weekly column where you can see who’s coming and who’s going in the media world. Are you a journalist, blogger or influencer that’s on the move? Tell us at mrg@prnewswire.com.

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Vanity Fair (New York, NY): “The Hive,” (@VFHIVE) is a new business site produced by @VanityFair and Jon Kelly (@jonkelly2) is the Editor. It covers business power brokers in New York, Washington and Silicon Valley areas.

 The New York Times (New York, NY): Daniel Wakin (@danwakin) has been promoted from Deputy Culture Editor to Deputy Editorial Director for NYT Global. And Tejal Rao (@tejalrao) is joining @nytimes as a Food Reporter and monthly Columnist. She was previously Food Editor and Restaurant Critic at Bloomberg Pursuits.

 The Denver Post (Denver, CO): The paper (@denverpost) has promoted Lee Ann Colacioppo (@LAColacioppo) to its lead Editor position. She has been with the paper for 17 years, and becomes the first woman to hold this role in the paper’s history.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Politico Digital Director Megan H. Chan (@meganhchan) starts in July at @washingtonpost as the Digital Operations Director.

CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Former Los Angeles Times Managing Editor/Editorial Strategy S. Mitra Kalita (@mitrakalita) is returning to New York to enlist at @CNN as Vice President of Digital Programming.

Quartz  (New York, NY): Deputy News Editor Matt Quinn (@mattquinn16) has been promoted to Technology Editor at @qz. London-based Deputy News Editor Kabir Chibber (@quinto_quarto) has been named the new Business Editor. Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Leslie Josephs (@lesliejosephs) enlists as a Travel Reporter. Thu-Huong Ha (@thuhuongha) is a new Reporter covering books and culture. Amy Wang (@amyxwang) joins as a Reporter covering music, media and the business of education.

Wired (San Francisco, CA): Former Esquire Senior Editor Richard Dorment is the new Senior Editor at @wired. Ex-Mother Jones Deputy Editor Maria Streshinsky (@Mstreshinsky) is hired on as the new Features Editor. Former New York Magazine Social Media Editor Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman) joins the team as the new Social Media Manager. Story Editor Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) has been promoted to Deputy Editor. And Senior Associate Editor Caitlin Roper (@caitlinroper) has been promoted to Articles Editor.

Bloomberg News– San Francisco  Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Mark Gurman (@markgurman) will be joining the San Francisco Bureau of @business in July to cover technology and consumer products. Gurman was previously Senior Editor for the website 9to5Mac.

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL): Former Arizona Republic Assistant Business Editor Kimberly Quillen (@quillenkim) heads to Chi-town to become the Business Source Editor at @chicagotribune.

The Missoulian (Missoula, MT): Former Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best (@kbest) is starting at the end of June as the new Editor at @missoulian.

The Stranger (Seattle, WA): Tricia Romano (@tromano) takes the reins at the end of June as the new Editor-in-Chief at @thestranger.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX): Former Chicago Tribune Digital Editor/Producer Brian Rausch (@BrianRausch) is now a Digital Business Producer at @HoustonChron.

La Opinión  (Los Angeles, CA): Editorial Page Editor Henrik Rehbinder and Entertainment Editor Josep Parera have moved on from @LaOpinionLA.

Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): David McAninch (@dmcaninch) is the new Features Editor at @chicagomag.

 New York Post (New York, NY): Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) is returning to @nypost as a Federal Courts Reporter. She was previously a Tech Reporter with USA Today.

 The Forward (New York, NY): Rachel Fishman Feddersen (@rfishfed) has been named Publisher at @jdforward. Current Publisher Samuel Norich will continue with the publication as President & CEO.

Tax Analysts (Falls Church, VA): Zoe Sagalow (@thesagaofzoe) signs on as a Reporter at @TaxAnalysts.

 The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Bruce Orwall (@BruceOrwall) has been promoted from Senior Editor of Europe/Middle East/Africa to Global Sports Editor at @WSJ.

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI): Reporter John Gallagher (@JGallagherFreep) is now the Senior Business Columnist at @freep.

 New York Magazine (New York, NY): Craig Jenkins (@CraigSJ) has been named a Pop Music Critic at @NYMag. He has been a Contributor for Billboard, Noisey, and other music publications.

Vulture (New York, NY): Ex-Washington Post Pop Culture Writer Jen Chaney (@chaneyj) is the new TV columnist at @vulture.

 Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO): Steve Vockrodt (@st_vockrodt) has been named a Business Reporter at the paper at @KCStar. He makes the move from cross-town alternative paper, The Pitch.

FairWarning (Encino, CA): Paul Feldman recently joined online nonprofit publication @fairwarningnews as a Staff Writer. Feldman was previously Assistant Foreign Editor for the Los Angeles Times.

Media Moves

The Sussex-Surry Dispatch (Wakefield, VA): Ben May joins the team as a News Editor at @SSDispatch.

Telemundo – KDEN-TV (Denver, CO): News Reporter Julia Poletti (@juliopoletti) is leaving to go back to school in New York.

Univision – WVEN-TV (Orlando, FL): Marián Albornoz (@MarianAlbornoz_) signs on as the News Anchor and Producer at @wventv. She takes over for Soraya Galán (@SorayaGalanNews) who has moved on.

 WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Tahman Bradley (@tahmanbradley) is now a Staff Reporter at @WGNNews. He was previously freelancing for the station.

WTVR-TV (Richmond, VA): Claudia Rupcich (@ClaudiaRupcich) signs on as a new Reporter at @cbs6.

WTKR-TV (Norfolk, VA): April Loveland (@April_Loveland) forecasts at @WTKR3 as its new Weekend Meteorologist.

KPLC-TV  (Lake Charles, LA): Long-time Vice President and General Manager Jim Serra announced plans to retire from @KPLC7News in June after serving for more than 30 years.

KSAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): After almost three decades in broadcasting, Anchor Rick D’Amico (@rickdamicoFox10) has announced plans to retire from @FOX10Phoenix in August.

WGCL-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former KVUE-TV News Director Frank Volpicella has been hired as News Director at @cbs46. He starts next month.
KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): Jalelah Ahmed has been hired at @FOX26Houston as a General Assignment Reporter. Ahmed was previously a Crime Reporter at the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.

 WGBA-TV (Green Bay, WI): Former KRCG News Director Julie Moravchik has taken the same position at @nbc26.

 WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): This Fox affiliate (@Fox13News) welcomes Scott Smith (@ScottSmithTV) as Sports Director.

 WTVJ-TV (Miami, FL): Sheli Muniz (@SheliNBC6) joins @NBC6 as Anchor of NBC 6 South Florida Today”.

 WJBK-TV (Detroit, MI): Maurielle Lue (@MaurielleFox2) joins @Fox2News as an Anchor and Reporter.

WDZH-FM (Detroit, MI): Ian “Slacker” Richards (@TheRealSlacker) has been named Assistant Program Director at @987AMPRadio.

 WXNX-FM (Fort Myers, FL): Rock music station @93XFM adds Jackie Kajzer (@FullMetalJackie) Sunday nights 10pm – midnight.

KOIT-FM (San Francisco, CA): Freska Griarte (@freska) joins @965koit as Afternoon Host. Freska was previously Mid-day Host on sister station KRBQ-FM.

KISS-FM (San Diego, CA): iHeartMedia launched new hip-hop & R&B station @jamn957sd in San Diego. Rob Scorpio is the new Program Director.

KRRF-FM (Ventura, CA): Cumulus Media, Ventura-Oxnard station @1063spinfm flips from country music to classic Hip-Hop. Chris Cox is the Operations Manager.

 KVRQ-FM (Seattle, WA): The rock music station (@Rock989Seattle) has named Dave Numme as Program Director. He was previously in the same role at KITS-FM in San Francisco, CA.

 KTOE-AM (Mankato, MN): Annette Weston (@blondenewschick) is now the News Director at the news talk station at @ktoe_news. She was most recently in the same role at WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids, IA.

WVVR-FM (Clarksville, TN): Morning DJ Bailey Brooks (@BaileyB1003) is moving on from @beaver1003 after more than two decades. She leaves at month’s end.

KBLX-FM (San Francisco, CA): Ex- WSRB-FM Host Tony Sculfield (@therealtonysco) joins morning team Hosts, Mark Curry & Kimmie Taylor @KBLX while Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza moves to afternoons.

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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