Media Moves: Who’s Coming and Going the Week of June 26th

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sU3aZZwA bigger Associated Press – Chicago Bureau (Chicago, IL): Sarah Rafi has been promoted to Deputy Editor/Central Region at @APCentralRegion.

puGwQ146 bigger Marketplace – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former NPR Reporter/Host Andrea Seabrook takes the reins as the D.C. Bureau Chief at @Marketplace.

d heP00r bigger Sports Illustrated (New York, NY): Chris Stone (@SI_ChrisStone) has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editorial Director at @SInow.

Jp ryCPI bigger USA Today (McLean, VA): John Brecher enlists as the Executive Story Editor at @USATODAY.

8V5HAi1J bigger Men’s Health (Emmaus, PA): Editor-in-Chief William Philips (@billphillipsMH) is moving on from @MensHealthMag after 13 years.

Bloomberg News – San Francisco Bureau  (San Francisco, CA): Kara Wetzel was named Bureau Chief. Wetzel previously covered real estate. And former Thomson Reuters scribe Sarah McBride (@mcbridesg) joins the team to cover start-ups and venture capital at @technology.

hO92rmSH bigger Bloomberg Markets (New York, NY): Sid Verma, Finance Journalist, has been hired at @markets where he will cover markets. He also serves as an Associate Editor at Euromoney Institutional Investor where he covers market finance.

kyn XW5f bigger Allure (New York, NY): Former Wall Street Journal Digital Editor Seunghee Suh (@seungheesuh) has been named Digital Editor at @Allure-magazine.

BP OL2F6 bigger The New York Times (New York, NY): Film Writer Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) has joined @Watching. This is a newsletter which is focused on movie and TV recommendations.

klTcBowc bigger (New York, NY): Former Vocativ Executive Director Alex Koppelman (@AlexKoppelman) enlists as the Media Editor at @CNNMoney.

image bigger The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Gráinne McCarthy (@grainnemcc) has been promoted from Paris Bureau Chief to Senior Editor of Europe/Middle East/Africa at @WSJ.

mg1 523 bigger Newsday (Melville, NY): Martin Gottlieb (@MartinSgottlieb) has announced he is coming out of retirement and taking on the role of Assistant Managing Editor at @Newsday. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of The Record.

odeAwn6q bigger New York Post (New York, NY): Daniel Halper (@danielhalper) has been named Washington Bureau Chief at @nypost. He was previously Online Editor at The Weekly Standard.

TzloGILw bigger ABC News – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former Channel One New York Reporter Maggie Rulli (@MaggieRulli) moves to Washington to become a Reporter/Anchor at @ABC.

 The New Yorker (New York, NY): Ex-Jezebel Deputy Editor Jia Tolentino (@jiatolentino) has been named a Staff Writer at @NewYorker.

4 Esv2H4 bigger Vice (New York, NY): Jay Caspian Kang (@jaycaspiankang) is now a Civil Rights Correspondent at @vice. He was previously a Contributor at GrantlandFatima Bhojani (@bhojanio) joins as the new Associate Producer. She was formerly an Editorial Fellow at Mother JonesArielle Duhaime-Ross (@arielledross) joins as a Climate and Environment Correspondent. She was formerly a Science Reporter at The Verge. Axel Gerdau (@axelgerdau) makes the shift to Producer. He was formerly a Video Journalist and Producer at The New York Times.

healthlogo biggerCNN Health, Medical & Wellness Unit (Atlanta, GA): Jacqueline Howard (@jacqehoward) is the new Features Writer at @cnnhealth. She arrives from The Huffington Post.

NUHbOG61 bigger CNNTech (New York, NY): The new CNNTech (@cnntech) team has added two Reporters. Seth Fiegerman (@sfiegerman), previously of Mashable, will cover big tech. Matt McFarland (@mattmcfarland), based in the DC bureau, will cover innovations. He was previously with The Washington Post.

CNN en Espanol (Atlanta, GA): Camilo Egana is the new Anchor at @CNNEE. Egana is replacing Ismael Cala, who is moving on. And Rafael Romo joins CNN to host “Mirador Mundial” taking over for Guillermo Arduino, who is now the Host of “Encuentro”.

EU62QJbX bigger StyleCaster (New York, NY): Former Allure Magazine Senior Digital Editor Lauren Caruso (@laurencaruso_) makes the shift to @StyleCaster as the new Beauty Director.

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(Bethesda, MD): Lisa Stark (@LisaStark) signs on as a new Video Correspondent at @educationweek. And former WAMU-FM Reporter Kavitha Cardoza (@KavithaCardoza) will sign on in August as a Correspondent.

 TheStreet (New York, NY): Keith Griffith (@keithgriff) has been named the new Hedge Fund Reporter at @TheStreet. He was formerly a Senior Reporter at SDxCentral.

zzVPCkVi bigger IGN Entertainment (San Francisco, CA): Jonathon Dornbush (@jmdornbush) joins @IGN as the new Associate Editor. He previously held the same title at Entertainment Weekly.

yKZZwFHJ bigger The Detroit News (Detroit, MI): Former MLive Business Reporter Ian Thibodeau (@Ian_Thibodeau) signs on @detroitnews as a Business Reporter.

The Oxford Eagle (Oxford, MS): Former Birmingham Magazine Publisher David Magee is the new Publisher at @oxfordeagle.

dbus detprembusjourn low bigger DBusiness (Detroit, MI): Emma Klug (@EmmaKlug) has been named Associate Editor at @DBusiness.

aeadc69d0b87342b5eb815f5fbf1e0b2 bigger The Meridian Star (Meridian, MS): The publication (@meridianstar) welcomes Dave Bohrer as its new Editor. He was previously a Content Coach at the Star-Gazette in NY.

camera bigger The Daily Camera (Boulder, CO): Assistant Sports Editor Chris Schmaedeke (@ChrisSchmaedeke) has been promoted to Sports Editor at @dailycamera.

Media Moves

zlw7RdIL bigger KVUE-TV (Austin, TX): Kristie Gonzales (@GonzalesKristie) is the new General Manager at @KVUE.

B6d53ww8 biggerTelemundo – WNJU-TV (Fort Lee, NJ): Cristina Navarrete enlists as a News Reporter at @Telemundo47.

KkBytAqR bigger KOVR-TV (West Sacramento, CA): This CBS affiliate (@CBSSacramento) welcomes Drew Bollea as a new Reporter from WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, TN.

JRsHpE7o bigger WJLA-TV (Arlington, VA): Former WFMZ-TV Reporter Ryan Hughes joins the team (@ABC7News) as a Reporter.

JjILBklO bigger KXTV-TV (Sacramento, CA): Journalist Sam Cohen moves from Executive Producer of Digital & Social to News Director at @abc10.

mh rh Gf bigger WISH-TV (Indianapolis, IN): Former KTKA-TV News Director Al Carl has taken the same position at @wish_tv.

f9eadad3dca877d25cbf13cc034b8c02 bigger KTTV-TV (Los Angeles, CA): News Director Bill Mondora has moved on from @foxla.

H 2ol 6R bigger KMOV-TV (St. Louis, MO): News Director Brian Thouvenot has moved on from @KMOV. Assistant News Director Amanda Purdum (@awoz1) will handle the duties until a replacement is found.

gQCs KMTV-TV (Omaha, NE): Meteorologist Jim Flowers (@jimflowers_wx) has announced that he will be moving on from @action3news, effective July 1.

zoW9lraa bigger KOMO-TV (Seattle, WA): Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter Tim Lewis has moved on from the ABC affiliate, @komonews.

CX4Kgeb7 bigger KDEN-TV (Denver, CO): The Telemundo station @telemundodenver has hired Melissa Sandoval (@meli_sandovaltv) as a Multimedia Journalist. She makes the move from Univision affiliate WLTV-TV in Miami, FL.
vWW4QIUC bigger WSVN-TV (Miami, FL): Long-time @WSVN Reporter Carmel Cafiero (@CCafieroOn7) is retiring after 40 years.
ygPEf0vP bigger WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL): Morning News Anchor Keith Landry departs from @Fox35News.
6dD dgYu bigger WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, MI): Mike Krafcik (@MKrafcik) has joined @WWMTNews as a General Assignment Reporter.
Sn7MQw7X bigger MIRA TV (Miami, FL): Beatriz Moncayo (@BeatrizMoncayo1) has joined @MiraTVMiami as Assistant News Director.
 WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): Beginning on July 11th, Diane Chow (@ABC7Diane) will join @WCVB as a General Assignment Reporter.  Most recently, Chow was a Reporter for WJLA in Washington, D.C.  Also joining in July is Reporter David Bienick.
 New England Cable News (Newton, MA): Ex-WISN-TV Meteorologist Chris Gloninger has joined @NECN as a Meteorologist. Also joining the network is former KXAS-TV Reporter Caroline Connolly.

K77BYs3c biggerWXYY-FM (Savannah, GA): Midday DJ Mia Amini has been promoted to Assistant Program Director at @Y100savannah.
UtNgChv6 biggerKKHH-FM (Houston, TX): Rich Pangilinan joins the station (@HOT957) as Music Director/Assistant Program Director.  Also, Evening DJ CoCo Dominguez moves to afternoons.

MfeDlKhp bigger WFPL-FM (Louisville, KY): Former Kaiser Health News Reporter Lisa Gillespie (@LVGillespie) has been named Health and Innovation Reporter at @wfplnews.  

2m8KhuAa bigger KWIN-FM (Stockton, CA): Daniel “Jiggy” Diaz (@jiggyfm) replaces Joe Roberts as Program Director at @KWINradio.
0zZeL1Fi bigger KQMT-FM (Denver, CO): Dan Hardee (@danhardee) is joining the classic rock station (@995themountain) as an Afternoon Host. He has recently been with cross-town station KYGO-FM. Hardee is replacing long-time host Dan Mitchell, who recently announced his retirement.
PApzpqLa bigger WQHH-FM (Lansing, MI): Ricky Burns (@ItsRickyBurns) has been named Program Director for WQHH-FM.


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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