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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

 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.

 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.

 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.

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.

 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.

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

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”.

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

Education Week
(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.

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

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.

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

 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.

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

Media Moves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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.

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

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

 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.
 WSVN-TV (Miami, FL): Long-time @WSVN Reporter Carmel Cafiero (@CCafieroOn7) is retiring after 40 years.
 WOFL-TV (Orlando, FL): Morning News Anchor Keith Landry departs from @Fox35News.
 WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo, MI): Mike Krafcik (@MKrafcik) has joined @WWMTNews as a General Assignment Reporter.
 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.

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

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

 KWIN-FM (Stockton, CA): Daniel “Jiggy” Diaz (@jiggyfm) replaces Joe Roberts as Program Director at @KWINradio.
 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.
 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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