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

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Y0uJvF1b bigger 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.

66f5c772364ed46d474ccba06c1c8a68 bigger Washington Business Journal (Washington, DC): Assistant Managing Editor Vandana Sinha (@VandanaWashBiz) has been promoted to Managing Editor at @WBJonline.

KVtl fK bigger 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 bigger 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.
dTrM7spN bigger 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.

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

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

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

d0Q4voGK bigger CBS News (New York, NY): Errol Barnett (@errolbarnett) has been named a Correspondent at @CBSNews. He was previously a Reporter/Anchor at CNN International.

8FE2NXHE bigger 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.

h43yU43V bigger Popular Science (New York, NY): Ken Gawrych has been named Managing Editor at @PopSci. He previously held the same position at GQ.

1008914c0ae75c9efb5f9c0161fce9a2 bigger 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.

YKsUbrco bigger 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.

4fgNVF4H bigger 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.

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

OY5G3poi bigger 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.

Ygj 8pgd bigger The Real Deal (New York, NY): Jill Noonan (@jill_noonie) has been promoted from Managing Editor to Senior Content Director at @trdnyl.

Q Z60oou bigger 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.

XYsXl0cC bigger Free Times (Columbia, SC): Andy Shain (@andyshain) is the new Editor at @FreeTimesSC. He arrives from just across town at The State.

ZFty7bte bigger 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

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

pu3QZiVu bigger Journal News (Hamilton, OH): Former @journalnews Assistant Editor Jennifer Burcham (@JenniferFuria) is now Editor at the publication.

pqqHtMN9 bigger 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.

Wkc945Es bigger Morning Express With Robin Meade (Atlanta, GA): Former Pittsburgh Steelers football player Hines Ward joins @MorningExp next month as a Sports Correspondent.

dBvwNi4 bigger Martinsville Bulletin (Martinsville, VA): Ex-News Virginian Managing Editor Brian Carlton (@bcarltonmtv) is the new Editor at @MVilleBulletin.

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

Wjp4Go4t bigger News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, IN): Susan Duncan is the new Editor at @newsandtribune.

I58EQMCH bigger 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.

JAqGEa7U bigger Fashionista (New York, NY): Former Allure Magazine Associate Digital Editor Stephanie Saltzman (@ssaltzman) has been named the new Beauty Editor at @Fashionista_com.

X thv9uj bigger Refinery29 (New York, NY): Ex-US Weekly Staff Editor Arianna Davis (@ariannagdavis) has been named the new Entertainment Features Writer at @Refinery29.

L0XOSBUW bigger 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.

Kv cNNub bigger 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

fkTAzulr biggerWBTW-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.

UBI1DGgi bigger 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.

cbschicago twitter bigger 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.

hi9KHMQ0 bigger WITI-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Former KAKE-TV journalist Madeline Anderson (@Mad_Talk) has joined @fox6now as a Reporter.

4C 6sSjc bigger Telemundo – KTAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Miguel Gaytán, former News Director at Univision – KAKW-TV, is now News Director at @TelemundoAZ.

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

jaI8cZ16 bigger 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.

Dz1fSWM3 bigger 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.

N3wDCmg2 bigger 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)([email protected]) has been named as a new Anchor for @FOX19.

287126d804cad818ca4b8bcf2c987aec bigger 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.

D1ovuXL bigger WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Beginning in July, WNYW-TV Anchor/Reporter Ben Simmoneau (@bensimmoneau) will join @WCVB.

YLd49O1P bigger 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.

2QN2eobO bigger WPYA-FM (Birmingham, AL): Jim Clerkin (@JCPlay973) as the new Program Director (@973PLAY).

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

Movi3am bigger WTVT-TV (Tampa, FL): Sorboni Banerjee (@Sorbonified) has joined @Fox13News as a Consumer Reporter.

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

JjILBklO bigger KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA): ABC affiliate @abc10 is happy to welcome Mark S. Allen (@tvmarksallen) as a Morning Anchor from KMAX-TV.
sH8 Pa F bigger 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.

Yt06Nojp bigger KSTP-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Assistant News Director Craig Cheatham (@cheechcheatham) has moved on from the ABC affiliate @KSTP.

V2lQGcir bigger 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.

2ju5zSJ7 bigger WRXK-FM (Bonita Springs, FL): Lance Hale has been named Program Director at @96_KROCK.

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

gjdd11fC bigger 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.

Arch Logo copy bigger 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.