Fresh Faces at Buzzfeed, Promotions at NYT & Meet the Press 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


  • CisionScoopSheila Kim stepped down from her position at Architizer in July to pursue freelance writing. Her past coverage includes different topics related to architecture and design. She served as products editor of Architizer since 2015.
  • Tariq Panja has been promoted at The New York Times. Operating out of the London bureau, he will serve as global sports editor starting Aug. 29. He previously served as a sports reporter for Bloomberg News in London. His coverage will continue to have a heavy focus on soccer.
  • After nearly 4 years with the network, general assignment reporter Susan Li has stepped down from her role at CNBC Cable Network. While at CNBC, Li covered a wide range of topics across the globe. h/t Talking Biz News
  • Joining Buzzfeed as senior technology reporter is Davey Alba. Alba joins the outlet from Wired, where she served as staff writer from 2014 up until earlier this month. Alba begins her new role in September.
  •  Three staffers at Meet the Press have received promotions.
    • Sally Bronston has been promoted from associate producer to producer. Bronston has been with the show since 2015.
    • Sarah Blackwill has been named senior producer after three years as producer for the show.
    • Promoted to senior coordinating producer is Natalie Cucchiara, who has been with the show since 2013. She originally served as associate producer.
  • Amanda Fung has joined Yahoo Finance as an editor. Prior to her move to Yahoo, Fung served at Crain’s New York Business in several roles including reporter, news producer, senior news producer and web editor.
  • Shareef Abul-Ela has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area as news director for FOX’s KTVU-TV. Abul-Ela has worked for many television stations including KDKA-TV, KTNV-TV, WPXI-TV and WVEC-TV.
  • Replacing Andy Swanson, Nick Longworth has joined Snow Goer as managing editor. Snow Goer provides technical tips, product evaluations and other information for snowmobile enthusiasts.


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