Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of June 12th

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CBS Newspath (New York, NY): Marsha Cooke (@MarshaCooke) has been named Head of @cbsnewspath, an affiliate news service from CBS News. She was previously Executive Editor of CBSN.

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV): Peter G. Johnson, who was formerly the Assistant Business Editor at the Dallas Morning News since 2002, has been named Deputy News and Business Editor at @reviewjournal.

MSNBC (New York, NY): Jamie Kraft has been named Senior Executive Producer of Daytime Programming at @MSNBC. He was previously an Executive Producer for Nightly News. Pat Burkey (@patburkey) has been named Head of Breaking News & Special Event Programming.

Natural Science Journal  (Cody, WY): This new publication is an independent science journal that is produced by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center and covers food and environmental science. Mike Adams (@healthranger) is the Editor and the first issue covers drinking water.

Time Magazine (New York, NY): Julie Shapiro (@JulieShapiro) is now a Continuous News Editor at @TIME. Breaking News team Freelancer Joyce Lee (@joyceslee) has been hired permanently as an Associate Producer. Ex-Esquire Associate Editor Nate Hopper (@ndhopper) has joined “Time Ideas” as an Opinions Editor. New York Daily News Reporter Brittany Robins (@britt427) has joined as an Associate Editor. Former Social Media Editor Cady Lang (@cadylang) has joined as a Newsfeed Writer. Assistant Managing Editor Susanna Schrobsdorff (@susannaschrobs) has been promoted to Chief Strategic Partnerships Editor.

Politico (Arlington, VA): Megan Cassella (@mmcassella) joins on at @politico as an International Trade Reporter.

The American Prospect (Washington, DC): Amy Lynn Marshall Lambrecht tackles the Publisher role at @theprospect.

Crain’s Detroit Business (Detroit, MI): Adrienne Roberts (@AdrRoberts) has joined Crain’s Detroit Business (@CrainsDetroit) as a Reporter.

Yahoo! Beauty (New York, NY): Former Huffington Post Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor Dana Oliver (@_danaloliver) joins @YahooBeauty as the new Beauty Director.

Mic (New York, NY): Susie Poppick (@SusiePoppick) has left CNBC to sign up at @mic as its new Personal Finance Reporter later this summer.

The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Bob McMillan (@bobmcmillan) is now covering cybersecurity at @WSJ. He formerly covered the business of cloud computing and software. And award-winning CIO Journal Reporter Rachael King (@sfwriter) joins the tech team at the Wall Street Journal – San Francisco Bureau.

Mashable (New York, NY): Former Billboard Associate Editor Erin Strecker (@ErinStrecker) is now the new Deputy Entertainment Editor at @mashable. Ex-NowThis Trending News Producer Ryan Sedmak (@RJSedmak) joins as the new Real-time Producer. Derrick Deblasi joins @mashablestudios as the new Associate Producer. And former NBC News Reporter Keith Wagstaff (@Kwagstaff) makes the shift to Mashable as the new Associate Editor.

The Village Voice (New York, NY): Ex-Gothamist Features Editor Christopher Robbins (@ChristRobbins) is set to join @villagevoice beginning mid-June as City Editor.

Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago, IL): Crain’s Chicago Business Columnist Shia Kapos (@ShiaKapos) has joined @suntimes.

Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC): Managing Editor Robert Terry is moving from @WBJonline to work at a consulting firm.

The Columbian (Vancouver, WA): Business Editor Gordon Oliver (@col_goliver) is moving on from after 5 years at @thecolumbian.

InStyle (New York, NY): Former Harper’s Bazaar Executive Accessories Editor Sam Broekema (@SamBroekema) has been named Accessories Director. Ex-Marie Claire Accessories Editor Elana Zajdman (@ElanaZajdman) tackles the same role at @InStyle.

GQ (New York, NY): John Ortved (@jortved) has been named Senior Associate Editor at @GQMagazine.

Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Ex-New York Times Online News Editor VictoriaShannon has been named Daybreak Editor at @business.

Los Angeles Times – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Russ Mitchell returns to @LATimes in the Bay Area as Tech Editor covering technology and the auto industry. Mitchell left the paper last January for a position with California Healthcare.

Nashville Business Journal (Nashville, TN): Recent University of Missouri graduate Jacob Steimer (@nshbizsteimer) has been hired as a Reporter at @nashvillebiz to cover the music industry, tourism and hospitality.

Upstate Business Journal (Greenville, SC): Veteran Business Reporter David Dykes (@daviddykes) has been hired @UpstateBiz as Senior Reporter. He will also write for sister publication, Greenville Journal.

The Record-Journal (Meriden, CT): State News and General Assignment Reporter Andrew Ragali is now the City Editor at @Record_Journal. Former Journal Inquirer Staff Writer Mike Savino tackles the City Editor role. Leigh Tauss adds government and education beats as she currently covers Wallingford City. Features Reporter Farrah Duffany is now a Digital Content Producer. Former The Hour Multimedia Journalist/Digital Content Producer Pete Paguaga is the new Digital Content Producer.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Kate Galbraith (@KateGalbraith) is now Assistant Business Editor at @sfchronicle. Galbraith was most recently a Reporter for CALMatters but has also reported on energy for the Texas Tribune and the New York Times.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Las Vegas Review Journal scribe Bethany Barnes (@BetsBarnes) is moving Northwest to join on @Oregonian as a Reporter.

The Herald (Sharon, PA): Former Goldsboro News-Argus Editor Renee Carey takes the reins as Editor at @SharonHeraldPa taking over for Jim Raykie, who retired last month.

Tasting Table (New York, NY): Joshua David Stein (@fakejoshstein) is the new Editor-at-Large at @TastingTable. He was previously a Restaurant Critic for the New York Observer.

News & Record (Greensboro, NC): Former Richmond Times-Dispatch Editor/VP Daniel Finnegan has been hired as Executive Editor/Publisher at @newsandrecord.

Shreveport Times (Shreveport, LA): Sports Business Reporter Kevin Connelly has moved on from @shreveporttimes.

Illinois News Network (Springfield, IL): The Illinois News Network (@illnewsnetwork) welcomes Chris Krug as its new Publisher and General Manager. Krug was previously an Editor and Publisher at the Pioneer Press Newspapers.

CNN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Chloe Melas (@Chloe_Melas) has joined @CNN as an Entertainment Reporter. She arrives from Hollywood Life.

WDBJ-TV (Roanoke, VA): Former WFLA-TV Executive Producer David Hughes (@tvproducerdave) heads north to become the News Director at @WDBJ7.

KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO): Former WDBJ-TV Meteorologist Lindsey Anderson (@lnanderson) now forecasts at @41ActionNews.

Univision – KXLN-TV (Houston, TX): Former Univision – KAKW-TV Reporter David Herrera (@davidherreratv) moves to Space City to become a Reporter at @noticiashouston.

Telemundo – KTAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Jimena González signs on as a News Anchor at @TelemundoAZ.

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KSNV-TV (Las Vegas, NV): News Reporter Sandra Gonzalez (@SandraGonzalez2) has moved on from @News3LV.

WCAU-TV (Bala Cynwyd, PA): Former KVIA-TV Meteorologist Krystal Klei (@KrystalKlei) is now a forecaster at @NBCPhiladelphia.

WXIA-TV (Atlanta, GA): Former KVUE-TV Reporter Andy Pierrotti has been hired at @11AliveNews. He will remain an Investigative Reporter.

KTHV-TV (Little Rock, AR): This CBS affiliate (@thv11) has hired two Reporters. Former WVLA-TV Reporter David Lippman (@david_lippman) has already joined the station while former KPLC-TV Reporter Erika Ferrando (@erikaaferrando) officially starts next week.

KGW-TV (Portland, OR): Former WAND-TV News Director Tai Takahashi (@newsheimers) is moving to Portland, OR to become Assistant News Director at @KGWNews, effective June 27.

WGME-TV (Portland, ME): Dan Lampariello has joined the newsroom @WGME as a Reporter. Most recently, Lampariello was a Multimedia Journalist for WBBJ-TV in Tennessee.

WTIC-TV (Hartford, CT): Multimedia Journalist Kaitlin Goslee (@KaitlinGoose) joins @FOX61News. Previously, Goslee was also a Multimedia Journalist for WWLP-TV in Springfield.

KTRK-TV (Houston, TX): Veteran Reporter Deborah Wrigley has moved on from @ABC13Houston after more than three decades.

KXAS-TV (Fort Worth, TX): Consumer Reporter Deanna Dewberry has moved on from @NBCDFW.

WXYZ-TV (Detroit, MI): Rhonda LaVelle (@RhondaErrer) has been named News Director at @WXYZDetroit.

WWSB-TV (Sarasota, FL): Jennifer Hardy (@JenniferHrdy) is the new News Director at WWSB-TV (@MySunCoast).

WBNS-TV (Columbus, OH): Former WKEF-TV Meteorologist Jeff Booth (@JeffFOX45Now) has taken the same position at @10tv.

WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL): WMAQ-TV (@nbcchicago) has named Kalee Dionne (@KaleeDionne) as its new Meteorologist. She was previously a Meteorologist at KSHB-TV.

WISN-TV (Milwaukee, WI): KSPR-TV Meteorologist Lindsey Slater (@LindseySlaterTV) has moved to @WISN12Newsas a Meteorologist.

WLEX-TV (Lexington, KY): Former WDTV-TV journalist Jill Szwed (@JillSzwedWx) has joined @lex18news as a Meteorologist.

KMGH-TV (Denver, CO): Shannon Ogden (@ShannonOgden1) is joining the ABC affiliate (@denverchannel) as Evening Anchor. He makes the move from WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, FL.

KUSA-TV (Denver, CO): The NBC affiliate (@9NEWS) has named Steve Carter as President and General Manager. He was previously in the same role at WCSH-TV in Portland, ME.

KSDK-TV (St. Louis, MO): General Manager Marv Danielski has announced his resignation from the NBC affiliate (@ksdknews), effective July 1.

KTVI-TV (St. Louis, MO): John Brown (@fox35john) is returning to the FOX affiliate (@FOX2now) as a Political Analyst, Host and Reporter. He was last with the station in 2011, and has been with WOFL-TV in Orlando, FL since then.

KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO): Anchor Alissa Reitmeier (@alissareitmeier) has announced that she is moving on from the CBS affiliate (@kmov). She has been with the station since 2014.

KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA): The FOX affiliate (@q13fox) is adding Nadia Crow (@nadianewsnow) as an Anchor and Reporter. She was most recently with KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, UT.

WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): James Tully (@JamesTullyTV) has joined WFTS-TV (@ABCActionNews) as a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter.

WTLV-TV (Jacksonville, FL): Patty Crosby (@FCNPatty) says goodbye to WTLV-TV (@FCN2Go) after 20 years with the station.

KPRC-TV (Houston, TX): Sports Anchor/Reporter Simone Eli has moved on from @KPRC2.

KILT-FM (Houston, TX): Afternoon DJ Zakk United has moved on from @TheBULLHouston.

XHPRS-FM (San Diego, CA): Broadcast Company of the Americas’ station @1057MAXFM  welcomes Karen “Cha Cha” Harlow (@chachaharlow) as Afternoon Drive Host. Harlow was previously with XHTZ-FM in San Diego.

KFOG-FM (San Francisco, CA): Alicia Tyler moves to the West Coast as she joins @KFOGradio in San Francisco fromWZNE-FM in NY. Tyler joins as Music Director/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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