USA Today has tapped David Oliver as social media editor of its Travel vertical. He starts Nov. 12. Oliver comes from U.S. News & World Report, where he served as associate editor, social media for two years. There, he wrote trending news stories and features for the Health vertical, and helped manage the social accounts at U.S. News, specifically handling the consumer advice content and the Healthcare of Tomorrow conference accounts.
After 18 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, David R. Baker has left the paper and joined Bloomberg News as a reporter covering energy and cleantech. He had been with the Chronicle since 2000 and covered the energy beat, everything from fossil fuels to renewables. Before that, he worked for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.
Replacing David R. Baker at the San Francisco Chronicle is J.D. Morris, who will join the paper as a reporter, covering energy and transportation on Nov. 12. Morris comes from The Press Democrat, where he served as a county government reporter for two years. Before that, he reported for the Las Vegas Sun.
StyleCaster has hired Alana Peden as deputy editor. She comes from Elite Daily, where she spent the last year as senior editor of fashion and beauty. Before that, she worked for OK! and Star Magazine as beauty editor, and prior to that, spent three years at the now defunct More magazine as associate beauty editor.
Republican strategist, Ana Navarro, has joined ABC's The View as co-host. She will join Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman around the table each Friday. Navarro will continue as a contributor on CNN, talking about politics. She has also been an ABC News political contributor since 2015.
Rosalie Chan has joined Business Insider as enterprise tech reporter based out of San Francisco. She was previously a software engineer at Cisco, and a freelance writer reporting on health, science, technology, the environment and social justice. Her work has appeared in HuffPost, Teen Vogue, VICE, the Pacific Standard and more.
D CEO has named Jeremiah Jensen as real estate editor covering the commercial and residential real estate industries in Dallas. He was previously a multi-housing reporter for HousingWire, and a freelancer for BisNow. D CEO is written for business people in Dallas and focuses on trends and leisure opportunities in the area.
Veteran country music radio journalist Phyllis Stark is the new senior editor of Nashville at AllAccess.com, covering country music. She started Nov. 5. In this newly created role Stark will oversee all aspects of one of the fastest-growing divisions of the company, including the editorial, promotional and sales/marketing efforts. Most recently, Stark was a contributor for Billboard and has also worked for Rare Country, CMA Close Up, and E.W. Scripps Company among others.
CBS-owned WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York has welcomed back George Richert as a reporter. He returns to the station after a two year absence; in 2016 he became the director of communications for Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Before that, he had spent 17 years at WIVB-TV as a reporter.
Dan Caplis has joined KHOW-AM talk radio in Denver, Colorado as PM drive time on-air personality taking the 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. timeslot. He succeeds Michael Brown, who is moving to evenings at KOA. Caplis most recently hosted afternoons at Salem Media’s 710 KNUS Denver, and is also an attorney.
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