Jul 08, 2019 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

The Associated Press has announced the promotion of two seasoned journalists to key leadership positions in Tokyo, Japan:

·         Kiichiro Sato has been named deputy news director for storytelling and photography, rounding out a leadership team directing video, text and photo coverage across the Asia-Pacific region. Sato has been with AP since 2005 and most recently served as the regional photo editor in Chicago overseeing photo operations in 14 states.

·         Foster Klug, AP’s bureau chief in Seoul, South Korea, has been promoted to news director for Japan, the Koreas, Australia and the South Pacific. He will lead coverage of efforts by North and South Korea to improve ties amid a long-running standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile ambitions, and will oversee AP’s bureau in Pyongyang. He will also direct coverage of Japan as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, and manage staff in AP’s Australia and New Zealand bureaus who cover those countries and other Pacific island nations. Klug joined the AP in 2000.

Michael Nuñez has joined Forbes as an associate editor covering Facebook and social media trends. He is a former deputy technology editor at Mashable and a former technology editor for Gizmodo.  He has also worked for Popular Science, Newsweek Media Group, and Ink.

Kaiser Health News has hired Markian Hawryluk as the outlet’s first Colorado correspondent, and covers health care policy in Colorado and throughout the Mountain states. He has been a health reporter for more than 25 years, including at the Bend Bulletin in Oregon, the Houston Chronicle, American Medical News and Provider magazine. Over the years, Hawryluk has won multiple journalism awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2009, he won Oregon’s premier journalism prize, The Bruce Baer Award for Investigative Journalism, and was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2012-13.

Samuel Hardiman is the new reporter at Memphis Commercial Appeal covering City Hall and politics. He comes from the Memphis Business Journal where he covered the government and economic development as a reporter since 2018. Prior to that, he worked at Tulsa World as an education reporter and then as a business reporter.

Business Insider has recruited Meredith Mazzilli as finance editor. She was most recently a desk editor on the America’s desk at Reuters and has been with the newswires for almost eight years. During that time, she has served as an editor on the commodities and energy desk and the special desk editor for finance.

CNBC.com has hired two new editors:

·         Riya Bhattacharjee has been hired as a hotseat editor for the San Francisco bureau. As part of her job, she will help manage the website in the evenings when later breaking news hits. Previously, she was digital managing editor for NBC Bay Area in San Francisco. There, she managed a team of digital editors, producers and video journalists while overseeing breaking news coverage for NBC Bay Area.com and its social platforms. Before NBC, she was an editor and producer for MSN News at Microsoft. 

·         Al Lewis has joined the staff as a markets editor, editing stories on markets, investing, banking and energy in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Previously, he was business editor for the Houston Chronicle, overseeing a team of reporters covering energy, economics and finance. He has previously been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Newswires and The Denver Post. He also formerly served as business editor of The Denver Post.

Cumulus alternative KFOG-FM radio in San Francisco has revamp its on-air lineup:

·         Dayna Keyes has moved from nights to middays and replaces Alicia Tyler. She has been with the station since January 2019 and previously hosted nights at Hot AC “Alice 97.3” KLLC and worked at multiple stations at Clear Channel San Jose.

·         Replacing Keyes in nights is Danica Lopez. She has been hosting weekends/fill-in at KFOG since early 2018 after previously hosted middays at KITS-FM. She will also serve as social media director at KFOG.

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