February 04, 2019
/ by Marissa Connell
Online entertainment and news site Gawker, which ceased publication in 2016, is planning a comeback in early 2019. Bustle Digital Group bought the outlet this past July, and the first hires have already been made to prepare for relaunch:
NPR's Weekend All Things Considered has appointed Natalie Winston as executive producer of the show. Winston has been with NPR since 2008, starting as an intern on the election team. Since then, she has served as an associate editor, associate producer, and editor for the network. Winston joined Weekend All Things Considered in 2018 as acting supervising editor.
Greenwire deputy editor, Katie Howell, has been promoted to coordinating editor for the E&E News publication. She started at Greenwire in 2008, where she reported on breaking news concerning congressional energy policy and energy technology. Prior to two different stints as an associate geologist, Howell served as an editorial assistant for Traveler magazine and National Geographic.
Dell Poncet, managing editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal, has announced his retirement. He has been with the magazine for 31 years, and his last day will be March 29, 2019. h/t TalkingBizNews
Lockwood Broadcast Group's Augusta, Georgia station WFXG-TV welcomes Denise Vickers as general manager of the station. She comes from WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, where she was vice president of news and station manager. Before that, she was in Montgomery, Alabama as news director for WSFA-TV.
Reporter Shelby Cashman has relocated to Hearst Television Inc. Albuquerque, New Mexico station KOAT-TV. She comes from KOKH-TV in Oklahoma, where she was a traffic anchor and lifestyle host.
Cumulus Media Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan station, WNTR-FM, has flipped formats from country to alternative music. Prior to the country music format, 94.5 was occupied by WKLQ-FM, with a hit radio format.
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