Sep 07, 2018 / in Media Blog / by Marissa Connell

Tejal Rao has been named the first California restaurant critic for The New York Times. She reviews restaurants and writes about food and food culture all over the golden state. Rao has experience as a food critic, coming from Bloomberg Pursuits as a food editor and restaurant critic, as well as a senior writer at Tasting Table.

The Washington Post's PostEverything and Post Outlook teams have added the following staff members:

  • Chris Shea joins both teams as assignment editor, covering opinion and news topics. He was previously the senior editor of the Big Idea section for
  • Sophia Nguyen comes into a new role helping people outside journalism write essays and arguments to be included in the PostEverything section. Nguyen was most recently with Harvard Magazine where she was a culture writer. 

Bloomberg says goodbye to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia bureau reporter Pooi Koon Chong. She had been with Bloomberg since 2010, covering Malaysia-based news. Prior to that, her work had been featured in Business Times and News Straits Times Press. As of today, there is no update on her next project or position. 

On air personality S.E. Cupp has moved her HLN program, S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, to CNN. It now airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET. Cupp was on air at HLN for a year, and was a contributing editor for before that. She has been on air before as a co-host at MSNBC. 

Fox News host, Abby Huntsman has officially left the network and joined The View at ABC Television Network. She was a host on Fox & Friends Weekend show, and was previously a correspondent for the channel. Huntsman replaced Sara Haines on The View, who announced her departure on Good Morning America. 

The Washington Examiner has brought on Robert Donachie as a White House correspondent. He comes from The Daily Caller News Foundations where he was a Capitol Hill reporter. 

Paige Yowell, previously a retail reporter for the Omaha-World Herald, moved to the Westword newspaper in Denver, CO as a reporter. Westword is a weekly alternative newspaper started to inform young, active people of Denver. Every week, the new edition is distributed to college classrooms, coffeehouses, corporate offices and at the state capitol.

NBC Eugene, Oregon affiliate station KMTR-TV has hired Stephanie Rothman as a reporter and anchor. Rothman is a 2017 graduate of the Northwestern University Graduate Medill School of Journalism, she started at KMTR in Aug. 2018.

Bryan Truta was named senior director of radio operations and morning host at Kansas City Public Television adult alternative KTBG-FM. Truta has spend time at KCKC-FM as program director and host, as well as KCMO-FM and WEJT-FM as program director.

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