Jul 24, 2017 / by Cision Media Research

Cision’s research department makes over 20,000 media updates to our influencer database each day! Here are the latest moves to keep your media lists up to date and on point. All CisionScoops reflect original reporting from the Media Research team; if you have a scoop, send it to mediamoves@cision.com.

  • The Associated Press has announced three key updates to its staff:
    • Noreen Gillespie has been promoted to deputy managing editor of U.S. news. She started at the news service in June 2002 as a reporter, and served as deputy sports editor since March 2014.
    • Sarah Nordgren has been named deputy managing editor, covering sports, business, entertainment, lifestyle, health and science. She has served in a number of roles with the organization since joining in 2004, including her most recent one as operations director for U.S. News. She will continue to serve as executive director of Associated Press Media Editors for a few more months.
    • Lisa Gibbs has been named director of news partnerships. In her new role, she will be helping expand and manage partnerships with other news organizations, companies and foundations. She most recently served as the global business editor there since August 2014.
  • Kara Brown has left Jezebel after serving as a senior writer since August 2016. She was a staff writer for the site since June 2014.
  • The New York Times has named both Susan Ellingwood and Lauren Christensen as senior staff editors for the books desk. Christensen will edit fiction and nonfiction, as well as overseeing visual books coverage beginning in late July. She comes to the paper from Harper’s Bazaar where she served as associate features editor since July 2016. Prior to that, she was assistant editor for Vanity Fair for four years. Ellingwood will work on news, features, nonfiction book reviews and global books starting in August. She joined the paper in 2004 as a staff editor on the Op-Ed page. Prior to that, she worked in various editorial positions with The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and The New Yorker.
  • CisionScoopNathan McAlone has replaced Paul Schrodt as the Entertainment Editor for Business Insider. He previously served as the associate tech editor, and started at the outlet in August 2015 as a technology reporter.
  • Cision Blog regrets to inform its readers that Jim Vance has passed away. He was a long-time anchor for NBC owned WRC-TV in Washington, having started at the station in 1969. He was most recently an anchor for the 6 p.m. evening weekday newscast. Before that, he was a reporter for WHAT-AM and WKBS-TV in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vance was a teacher in Philadelphia.
  • Donald Promnitz has been hired as a reporter for The Business Journal, covering non-profits and healthcare. The Business Journal provides business news covering trends, international trade, technology, retail and media serving the business community in Fresno and central San Joaquin Valley. h/t Talking Biz News




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