CBS News's David Begnaud has moved from the Dallas bureau to the network's New York bureau as a correspondent. He has been with CBS since 2014, when he joined the staff in Miami. Begnaud gained critical acclaim for his coverage of Hurricane Maria from Puerto Rico. In 2017, he spent 34 consecutive days on the road, covering Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and finally Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Farhad Manjoo has been named New York Times opinion columnist, effective Dec. 17. He is currently a technology columnist for The Times out of the paper's San Francisco bureau, and pens the "State of the Art" technology column covering new software and consumer device reviews. In his new role, he will write about ways new devices, networks and forms of intelligence are changing, and often undermining, society, democracy and the economy. Before joining The Times in February 2014, Manjoo worked for The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Fast Company and other publications.
PoliticoPro has a new budget reporter. Caitlin Emma, who previously covered education for the outlet, has switched beats to report on appropriations and the federal budget. Emma has been with PoliticoPro since April 2012, when she joined the staff as senior web producer.
Three years after joining the financial website NerdWallet, longtime Los Angeles Times editor Amy Hubbard has returned to the paper, this time as multi-platform editor on the breaking news desk. Prior to NerdWallet, Hubbard spent 22 years at the LA Times in various positions, including SEO chief/editorial, copy chief, and senior editor of digital and metro.
Joseph Marks has joined The Washington Posts's PowerPost team as the new anchor of The Cybersecurity 202 newsletter. He comes from NextGov, where he served as senior cybersecurity reporter covering privacy, government cyber authorities, Russian hacking battles and encryption. Prior to that, he was a senior reporter for Bloomberg BNA, and a cybersecurity reporter for Politico before that, where he authored the publication’s Morning Cybersecurity newsletter.
Radio.com has announced the addition of Kirk Minihane, who will relaunch his column and podcast in January and will launch a new national daily radio show with a new co-host early in 2019. He was previously hosting "The Kirk & Callahan Show" on Entercom Sports WEEI-FM in Boston, but went abruptly off-air in September to deal with personal issues.
American Public Media's Marketplace has promoted an editor, and has hired another:
- Jon Gordon has been hired full-time after serving as interim managing editor for Marketplace since August 2016. Before that, Gordon spent 25 years at Minnesota Public Radio in various positions, including producer, reporter, program creator, host and social media editor.
- Herran Bekele has joined senior editor. She comes from ABC News, where she has worked on both digital and broadcast platforms producing breaking news and feature stories. She joined ABC News in 1997 as part of the "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" team.
Melissa Mangini has been named editor in chief of Albany Business Review; she starts in January. Mangini succeeds Mike Hendricks, who will retire from his position after 18 years. She spent the last six years as the managing editor of the publication, and joined the staff in 2012 as creative director.
KGO-AM and KSFO-AM in San Francisco have named Lee Hammer program director. He will continue his current role as Cumulus San Francisco OM and VP/play-by-play programming at sports KNBR. Hammer used to be an interim PD of the two stations in 2015, when he was also programming KNBR and KTCT.
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