CisionScoop at WSJ, News at Men’s Health, And More Media Updates

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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

  • CisionScoop : The Wall Street Journal has a new editorial page writer in Jillian Kay Melchior, who got her start in journalism at the outlet as a Bartley fellow in 2009. She was most recently a politics editor at Dow Jones’ Heat Street.
  • After six-plus years as assistant bureau chief for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., Wendy Benjaminson recently took over as national news editor. Aside from a three-year stint at the Houston Chronicle, Benjaminson has been with the AP since 1992.
  • Lianna Brinded was recently named Europe news editor for Quartz, a role she’ll take over on July 26. She most recently had been deputy editor of Business Insider UK since 2015. h/t Talking Biz News
  • The commercial real estate beat for the Cincinnati Enquirer was recently taken over by Randy Tucker, who was a business reporter and assistant editor there from 1998 to 2010. Since then, he spent nearly seven years at another Ohio newspaper – the Dayton Daily News – as an enterprise reporter.
  • WGCL-TV in Atlanta recently named Steve Doerr its news director. He was previously sales manager for Comcast Spotlight.
  • Kera Mashek recently joined WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, as a news reporter. Before that, she was a reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, and WCHS and WVAH in Charleston, West Virginia.

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