January 24, 2018
/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CisionScoop: Marci Robin Zitner will work her last day at Good Housekeeping on Jan 26, after serving as the senior beauty editor. She held the role for a little under a year, and is now freelancing from Florida.
Teen Vogue has named Phillip Picardi the new chief content editor. This is following Elaine Welteroth’s departure, who had been with the magazine since May 2016. Picardi will be taking over operations of all digital publications, including “Them.”
Changes have come to The Wall Street Journal‘s Middle East coverage: Michael Amon has been named deputy bureau chief for the WSJ Dubai bureau (he will also serve as a reporter), while Sune Engel Rasmussen has been named a correspondent based out of Beirut. Amon has been an energy editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the WSJ; Rasmussen comes from The Guardian, previously a correspondent covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. h/t TalkingBizNews
Martin Hoops, previously art director for Rolling Stone and Vogue, is now the design director for ELLE. This is Nina Gracia’s most recent hire since becoming editor in chief, after tapping Stephen Gan for the position of creative director.
The Washington Post has made several changes to the newsroom in the following areas:
After serving as interim anchor in 2017, Mekahlo Medina has officially been promoted to co-anchor of the Weekend edition of Today in LA, at KNBC-TV. Medina is a past president of the NAHJ, and started as an anchor at KNBC in 2006.
WPEC-TV, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, names Chrissy Funk the new creative services director. She previously worked in Jacksonville, Denver, Pittsburgh, Albany, and most recently in West Palm Beach, Florida as creative services director for WPTV.
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