March 08, 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: Will Mendelson is joining the team at Entertainment Weekly as a staff editor starting on March 12. He recently departed from ChicagoMOD where he served as editor for a year.
CisionScoop: NBC’s TODAY welcomes a new associate commerce editor, Aline Peres Martins. She most recently served as assistant e-commerce editor for Rodale Inc. Martins starts at Today on March 12.
Evan Weinberger is the new assistant managing editor for Bloomberg Law, part of Bloomberg BNA, where he will cover banking and financial service regulations. He previously served as a banking reporter for Law360, where he worked since 2008. h/t Talking Biz News
ESPN has named a new president, James Pitaro. He will also serve as co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Pitaro has worked with the Walt Disney Company since 2010 and held various positions, including president of Disney Interactive and most recently chairman of Disney Consumer Products.
Senior health writer Jessica Firger has departed from Newsweek, where she has worked since 2015, and is now available for freelance opportunities. Firger previously worked at CBS Interactive as health editor and Everyday Health as a senior staff reporter.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website goop has welcomed a new editor in chief, Danielle Pergament. She joins goop from her most recent potion as executive editor of Allure magazine where she had worked since 2016.
Fionna Agomuoh has exited Business Insider where she served as a product reviewer. She was previously a review editor and reporter for Newsweek Media Group, contributing to iDigitalTimes and International Business Times.
Us Weekly says goodbye to digital staff writer Abby Feiner who is joining WME Speakers as digital strategy manager. She worked at Us Weekly since 2015 holding various roles such as editorial assistant and assistant social media editor.
Steve Virgen has joined the Albuquerque Journal as assistant sports editor and a golf reporter. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Times Community News as sports editor since 2006.
WREG-TV said farewell to sports director Glenn Carver. He was with the Memphis CBS affiliate for over 30 years, starting as an intern and working his way to sports director in 1995.
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