Aug 08, 2018 / in Media Blog / by Anna Marevska

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CisionScoop: Katie Leslie has joined the I-Team at WRC-TV, the NBC station in Washington, D.C., as a producer covering investigative news.  Leslie was most recently a Washington correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, following over seven years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she covered City Hall, wrote for the front page, and also covered breaking news, features, home and garden. 

CisionScoop: ELLE has parted ways with its executive fashion director Kyle Anderson. His last day at the magazine was August 7. Anderson returned to ELLE in the fall of 2017 to join the staff of newly minted editor in chief Nina Garcia. Prior to that he spent several years at Maria Claire as the senior accessories editor, and later as market accessories director. 

Spencer Bailey has been named architecture and design contributor at Town & Country. He is the former editor in chief of Surface magazine, a position he held between 2015 and 2017. Prior to that, he contributed to The New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek. 

Esquire has welcomed Joanna Rothkopf as deputy editor for She comes from Jezebel, where she most recently served as senior editor. Rothkopf has spent most of her career at Jezebel, and joined the blog in 2015 as a staff writer. Prior to that, she had a brief stint at Salon as assistant editor. 

Matthew Nussbaum has exited POLITICO after a little more than two years as the outlet's White House reporter. He also worked for POLITICO Pro as budget reporter. His last day was July 20. Nussbaum has decided to go to law school. He holds a bachelor degree in history from Yale University. 

WRCB-TV, the NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will add an extra hour of news to its weekday broadcasts starting this fall. With that, comes the addition of duties and shuffling of the following staff:

  • Reporter/anchors David Carroll and Cindy Sexton will add the 4 p.m. time slot, in addition to their 5 and 6 p.m. duties.
  • Brittany Beggs will become the primary meteorologist for Eyewitness News at noon, and will also join Carroll and Sexton at the 4 p.m. broadcast. 
  • Anchor Michelle Heron has moved from the 4:30 a.m. weekday show to weekends, anchoring on Saturday and Sundays, from 6-8 a.m., effective July 28
  • Reporter Tim Pham is the new 4:30 a.m. anchor/reporter, effective July 23. 

Stephania Jimenez has joined the news team of WCAU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, as a morning anchor. Her first day was July 27. Jimenez has replaced Rosemary Connors, who was upped to the 11 a.m. weekday anchor spot. Prior to joining WCAU-TV, Jimenez worked as the evening news anchor at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before that, she was an investigative and consumer reporter/anchor for NBC Connecticut in Hartford.

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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 Find her on Instagram @AnnaMar3.