Jul 11, 2018 / in Media Blog / by Anna Marevska

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. Also, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/Media_Moves 

CisionScoopBrooke DiPalma has joined Yahoo Finance as associate editor of its morning show, Market Movers. She was previously a general production and talent intern for Late Night With Seth Meyers, and graduated from Marist College in 2018 with a journalism degree.  DiPalma has also interned for WABC-TV Eyewitness News. 

The Washington Post has welcomed back Felicia Sonmez as reporter on the new politics breaking news team.  She will report the latest political stories each day from the White House, Congress and the campaign trail. Sonmez previously spent five years in China, working first as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and later as the editor of The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report. Prior to that, she worked for WaPo as a reporter. 

In an effort to grow its digital presence, CBS Evening News has brought on two new digital producers:

  • Gena Wolfson has joined the digital unit, effective June 18. She comes from SiriusXM, where she managed social content for the company’s feeds with a focus on politics.
  • Shayna Freisleben has also joined the CBS Evening News team as a digital producer, effective June 11. She has been with CBS since 2014 and previously worked for CNN. 

Meghann Farnsworth is now on staff with Wired as the magazine's social media director, effective July 9. She previously spent two years at Re/code as engagement editor. Prior to that, she was senior digital media manager at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C., and has also worked as associate editor of Forums at PBS NewsHour. h/t Talking Biz News 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has parted ways with editorial page editor Bart Hinkle, who has decided to join utility provider Dominion Energy in a writing role. He had been with the paper since 2007 when he joined the staff as deputy editorial page editor. Bob Rayner has taken over for Hinkle as editorial page editor. Rayner was previously the commentary editor/columnist for the Dispatch for a decade, and joined the paper in 1996 as business reporter, editor and columnist. 

Jake Reiner, the son of actor and director Rob Reiner, will leave Houston's NBC-owned KPRC-TV August 3 to return to Los Angeles and join the family business. Reiner has been a reporter for the station since 2016, and previously worked at KION-TV in Monterey, California as a multimedia journalist. Prior to that, he was a blogger for HuffPost. 

Guitar Player magazine has named Christopher Scapelliti editor in chief. He previously spent 10 years at NewBay Media, where he most recently served as brand content director for Guitar Aficionado. He is also the author of several books including Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

Longtime sports broadcaster Gary Radnich will retire in August from KRON-TV, the MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Francisco. He is currently the sports director and head sports anchor at the station, and has been with KRON since 1985. Radnich plans to maintain his local sports talk radio show which airs daily from 10am to 1pm on Sirius XM. 

After almost three decades in operation, the Central Valley Business Journal in California has ceased publishing. The June issue was its last. The magazine focused on financial trends of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, and featured expert tax analysis, business insights, financial profiles, and local spotlights.

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Anna Marevska is an editor and writer for Cision Blog, and writes media updates, media influencer and industry features. She is also the senior manager of content and client data at Cision’s research department, and the editor of FashionFilesmag.com. Find her on Instagram @AnnaMar3.