Aug 13, 2018 / in Media Blog / by Anna Marevska

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Julie Alnwick has been named global executive editor for Bloomberg Television, and succeeds Jason Kelly who has moved over to Bloomberg Radio. Alnwick was previously the managing editor for Bloomberg News's Top Americas. She has been with the news service since 2005, when she joined the staff as editor. 

CNN Digital has promoted S. Mitra Kalita to VP of  programming, national news and opinion, upped from VP of programming. She has been with CNN since 2016, and prior to that spent four years at Quartz, most recently as managing editor. She has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. 

Mark Katches has been named executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times, effective Aug 20. He is currently the editor and vice president of content at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, he served as the editorial director at the Center for Investigative Reporting in California. Katches also led the investigative team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where his reporters won two Pulitzer Prizes in three years.

Associated Press veteran journalist Ted Bridis will leave the newswires in the fall to join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. He will be the Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting, honoring the journalist and alumnus killed last month in the Capital Gazette newsroom. Bridis spent 11 years as an editor on the AP's investigative team, and prior to that worked for The Wall Street Journal. 

Gerry Shih will join The Washington Post as a China correspondent, based in Beijing beginning Sept. 4. He will succeed Emily Rauhala, who is moving to Washington this fall as part of a Foreign desk initiative. Shih is currently a correspondent for the Associated Press in Beijing, and before that worked in the same capacity for Reuters. He has also reported for The Bey Citizen and The New York Times. 

The Milwaukee Business Journal has welcomed Sari Lesk as a reporter covering retail, banking, and restaurants; her first day was July 30. She comes from Journal Times, where she spent a year as a local news reporter. Prior to that, she worked as public issues reporter for the Stevens Point Journal. 

Britt McHenry has been tapped to host the upcoming FOX News show, FOX Nation, which will air on the network’s new 24-hour digital streaming service in the fall. McHenry is currently the host of Like It Or Not on Washington D.C.’s local WTTG-TV Fox 5, and also serves as a contributor to The Federalist.  

CBS-owned KREM-TV in Spokane, Washington has brought on Brenna Greene is a weekend sports reporter and anchor. She comes from sister station KRTV-TV in Great Falls, Montana, where she spent four years as sports anchor. Prior to that, she worked for Gonzaga University Television as sports reporter. 

After 15 years at ABC's WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, anchor Renee Murphy has left the station and TV news altogether. Her last day was July 27. She swapped the news anchor chair for a job at Jefferson County Public Schools. Prior to WHAS-TV, Murphy worked at WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, and WABG-TV in Greenville, Mississippi. 

Longtime WVTM-TV anchor Lisa Crane has expanded her role at the NBC-affiliated station in Birmingham, Alabama to become the executive producer and host of a quarterly local magazine show, called WTVM 13 Chronicle. The show will air this fall and will feature in-depth, documentary style stories that interest Central Alabamians. Crane has been with WVTM-TV since 2007.

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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.