Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of June 19th

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USA Today (McLean, VA): Managing Editor Patty Michalski (@pmmichalski) was named Interim Editor-in-Chief at @USAToday taking over for David Callaway who joined TheStreet.

TheStreet (New York, NY): Former USA Today Editor-in-Chief David Callaway takes the helm as the new CEO at @TheStreet in July.

Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC): Assistant Managing Editor Vandana Sinha (@VandanaWashBiz) has been promoted to Managing Editor at @WBJonline.

Education Week (Bethesda, MD): Publisher Michele Givens (@michelejgivens) is succeeding Editor-in-Chief/President Virginia Edwards as the President of @educationweek. Edwards is moving on after over two decades at the helm at the end of July.

Reason (Washington, DC): Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward (@kmanguward) has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief at @reason. She takes over for Matt Welch who is now Editor-at-Large.
Town & Country (New York): Former Architectural Digest Contributing Editor Norman Vanamee has joined @TandCmag as Articles Director. Adam Rathe (@adam_rathe) has joined the magazine as Senior Editor for Arts and Culture.Danielle Stein (@danisteinchizz) has been promoted from Features Director to Deputy Editor. William Kahn has been promoted from Senior Market and Accessories Editor to Director of Fashion Market and Accessories.

Financial Times – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Alexandra Scaggs (@alexandrascaggs) joins the “Alphaville” (@FTAlphaville) blog team to cover financial markets.

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA): Editor Paige Mudd (@rtdpaigemudd) is now the Executive Editor (@RTDNEWS).

 NBC News (New York, NY): Hans Nichols (@HansNichols) is joining @NBCNews as a Pentagon Correspondent. He was previously a Foreign Correspondent for Bloomberg News.

 CBS News (New York, NY): Errol Barnett (@errolbarnett) has been named a Correspondent at @CBSNews. He was previously a Reporter/Anchor at CNN International.

 The New York Times (New York, NY): Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) has been named a Film Writer at @nytimes. She was previously an Entertainment Reporter for International Business Times.

 Popular Science (New York, NY): Ken Gawrych has been named Managing Editor at @PopSci. He previously held the same position at GQ.

Thomson Reuters – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Thomson Reuters Wall Street Editor Linda Stern (@lindastern) moves back to D.C. to become the Financial Regulations Editor.

 Indianapolis Business Journal (Indianapolis, IN): Reporter Susan Orr (@SusanOrr) signs on at @IBJnews to cover manufacturing and transportation. She was previously a Reporter at the Evansville Courier & Press.

Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Jared Hopkins (@jaredshopkins) has joined @business as a Reporter focusing on pharmaceutical companies. He most recently served as Investigative Reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

 Bloomberg Pursuits (New York, NY): Nikki Ekstein (@nikkiekstein) has been named Travel Editor at @luxury. She was previously a Travel Correspondent for Food & Wine.

Cosmopolitan (New York, NY): Esther Perel (@EstherPerel) now has her own monthly column at @Cosmopolitan titled “Close Encounters with Esther Perel” which focuses on sex and relationships.

The Real Deal (New York, NY): Jill Noonan (@jill_noonie) has been promoted from Managing Editor to Senior Content Director at @trdnyl.

Allure (New York, NY): Jessica Chia (@jess_chia) has joined @Allure_magazine as Senior Beauty Editor. She was formerly Senior Associate Beauty Editor at Women’s Health.

Free Times (Columbia, SC): Andy Shain (@andyshain) is the new Editor at @FreeTimesSC. He arrives from just across town at The State.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA): Mike Griffith (@mikegriffith32) has been hired to cover Tennessee football and the Southeastern Conference at @AJC. He previously covered
the Big Ten for

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC): Business Editor David Bracken (@brackendavid) is moving on from @newsobserver.

 Journal News (Hamilton, OH): Former @journalnews Assistant Editor Jennifer Burcham (@JenniferFuria) is now Editor at the publication.

HLN – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Next month former NBC Anchor Erica Hill (@EricaRHill) joins @HLNTV as a Dayside Anchor. She will also contribute to sister network, CNN.

Morning Express With Robin Meade (Atlanta, GA): Former Pittsburgh Steelers football player Hines Ward joins @MorningExp next month as a Sports Correspondent.

Martinsville Bulletin (Martinsville, VA): Ex-News Virginian Managing Editor Brian Carlton (@bcarltonmtv) is the new Editor at @MVilleBulletin.

The News Virginian (Waynesboro, VA): Rob Longley is the new Managing Editor at @newsvirginian.

News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, IN): Susan Duncan is the new Editor at @newsandtribune.

The Huffington Post(New York, NY): Former National Journal White House Correspondent Shirish S.V. Date (@svdate) joins @HuffingtonPost as the new Senior Political Reporter.

Fashionista (New York, NY): Former Allure Magazine Associate Digital Editor Stephanie Saltzman (@ssaltzman) has been named the new Beauty Editor at @Fashionista_com.

Refinery29 (New York, NY): Ex-US Weekly Staff Editor Arianna Davis (@ariannagdavis) has been named the new Entertainment Features Writer at @Refinery29.

 Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA): Newspaper veteran Tom Bray (@tbray) is now Senior Editor at @presstelegram. Bray is also Managing Editor of news for the Southern California News Group.

 The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA): Kimberly Guimarin (@KimGuim) is now a Senior Editor at @pecom_news. Guimarin also serves as senior editor of The San Bernardino County Sun, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Redlands Daily Facts.

 ABC News – Los Angeles Bureau (Los Angeles, CA): Melissa Etezadi departs from KNBC-TV to join @abc in Los Angeles as a Reporter/Correspondent.

Media Moves

WBTW-TV (Myrtle Beach, SC): Weekend Anchor Matt Gittins (@Matt_Gittins) has been promoted to Morning Anchor at @wbtwnews13. He will also Anchor news at sister station, WFXB-TV.

WJZY-TV (Charlotte, NC): Morning Anchor Brien Blakely (@bblakelyFox46) has been promoted to Evening Anchor at @FOX46News. Meanwhile, Assistant News Director Ned Hibberd has moved on from the station.

 WBBM-TV (Chicago, IL): Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) has been named General Assignment Reporter at @cbschicago. Before the move he was a Multimedia Journalist at WXIN.

 WITI-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Former KAKE-TV journalist Madeline Anderson (@Mad_Talk) has joined @fox6now as a Reporter.

Telemundo – KTAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Miguel Gaytán, former News Director at Univision – KAKW-TV, is now News Director at @TelemundoAZ.

(Tucson, AZ): Former WTAE-TV Sports Anchor Pat Parris (@PatParrisTV)  is now the Morning Anchor at @kgun9.

WPLJ-FM (New York, NY): John Mingione (@JohnMingione) has been added as Morning Co-Host at @955PLJ. Mingione comes to the station from WBIL-FM in NY.

KNOE-FM (Monroe, LA): Ex-WJCL-TV Anchor Jenifer Andrews is set to join (@KNOE8) newsroom as Evening Anchor, beginning August 1. Andrews previous served as Anchor at WJCL-TV in Savannah.

 WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Per Diem Reporter Mike Lowe (@MikeLoweReports) has been promoted to full time General Assignment Reporter at @WGNNews.

 WXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH): Former KSLA Anchor Charisse Gibson (@OkayCharisse)( has been named as a new Anchor for @FOX19.

 WRTV-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Former KSBYTV Reporter Amanda Starrantino (@AStarrantino) has been named Anchor/Reporter at @rtv6.

WBZ-TV (Boston, MA): Ex-WHDH-TV’s Executive Producer Brad Tatum signs on as Assistant News Director (@cbsboston) in July.

WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Beginning in July, WNYW-TV Anchor/Reporter Ben Simmoneau (@bensimmoneau) will join @WCVB.

WLNE-TV (Providence, RI): Ex-KGUN-TV Reporter/Anchor Christina Myers (@ChristinaM_TV) joins @ABC6 as an Anchor for their evening news broadcast.

New England Cable News (Newton, MA): Anchor Phil Lipof will join @NECN beginning July 1st. Phil comes from WCVB where he’s been a Co-host since 2013.

WPYA-FM (Birmingham, AL): Jim Clerkin (@JCPlay973) as the new Program Director (@973PLAY).

 WFTS-TV (Tampa, FL): Paul LaGrone has joined @ABCActionNews as an Anchor and Reporter.

 WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Sorboni Banerjee (@Sorbonified) has joined @Fox13News as a Consumer Reporter.

 WESH-TV (Orlando, FL): Robert Lowe (@RobertLoweTV) has joined @WESH a Reporter.

 KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA): ABC affiliate @abc10 is happy to welcome Mark S. Allen (@tvmarksallen) as a Morning Anchor from KMAX-TV.
 KCTV-TV (Kansas City, MO): Charlie Misra (@CharlieMisra) is joining this CBS affiliate (@KCTV5) as a Reporter. He makes the move from KSBY-TV in Santa Maria, CA.

 KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Assistant News Director Craig Cheatham (@cheechcheatham) has moved on from the ABC affiliate @KSTP.

 KDVR-TV/KWGN-TV (Denver, CO): Matt Makens (@mattmakens) is joining the Fox and CW affiliates (@KDVR) as a Meteorologist. He comes over from crosstown rival KMGH-TV. Also at the stations, Meteorologist Jennifer Broome has announced that she is moving on.

 WRXK-FM (Bonita Springs, FL): Lance Hale has been named Program Director at @96_KROCK.

 WCSX-FM (Detroit, MI): Longtime General Manager Veteran Tom Bender is set to retire from @WCSX.

 KDWB-FM (Minneapolis, MN): The pop music station @1013kdwb has named Zach Dillon (@DillonRadio) as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host. He was previously with KHFI-FM in Austin, TX.

 WARH-FM (St. Louis, MO): The adult hits station @1065thearch has announced a programming change, with Robert Fithen (@robertfithen) moving from Evening Host to Afternoon Host, replacing Van Lorenz.

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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