June 04, 2019
Media Moves US,
/ by Anna Marevska
Mark Landler, a veteran foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will take over as London bureau chief this summer. He will succeed Ellen Barry, the current London bureau chief, who returns to the U.S. to work for the National desk. Landler has been The Times’s White House correspondent since 2011, and before that served as the paper’s diplomatic correspondent covering Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Barry has been leading the London bureau since 2017 and before that worked as a bureau chief at the New Delhi, India, and Moscow bureaus. She has been with The Times since 2007.
The Los Angeles Times has welcomed Matt Brennan as television editor, effective June 3. He comes to from Paste Magazine, where he has been the television editor since 2016. Before that, he worked for Anne Thompson, first at Thompson on Hollywood! and later at Indiewire.
Jodi Xu Klein is the new deputy bureau chief for the South China Morning Post in North America. She was previously the U.S. business and finance correspondent for the paper and has been on staff since 2017. Before that, she was a reporter for Bloomberg News and covered corporate finance, private equity and bankruptcy for four years. Klein has also worked for Debtwire, The Wall Street Journal, and TIME magazine.
After four decades in journalism and more than 30 years at the Associated Press, Jeff Donn has retired. He was most recently an investigative reporter at the AP, apposition he has held since 1986. Before that he spent several years at The Palladium Times as managing editor and bureau chief.
Vogue has hired Robert Semmer as the new vice president of vide, a new position for the fashion magazine. He comes from Premier Music Group, a small music agency founded by industry executive Josh Deutsch, where he worked as head of content. Before that he worked in various content roles at The Fader, Viacom and Vice.
Cumulus Media Pensacola has appointed Adrian Kulp as the new executive producer of the “Ty Bentli Show.” This is Kulp’s first venture into radio -- he spent much of his career as a writer or television executive. He has been a comedy booker for the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” vice president of development for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Chelsea Handler’s Borderline Amazing.
KROQ-FM alternative radio in Los Angeles has restructured its on-air lineup, following the exit of mid-dayer Kat Corbett:
· Nicole Alvarez is now on-air midday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She was previously a late-night host at the station.
· Ted Stryker has shifted to the PM drive and can be heard on-air from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Kevin Klein. He has been a radio host for Entercom since 1999.
· Kevin Klein has also shifted to the PM drive and can be heard on-air from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Ted Stryker.
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