Jul 17, 2019 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

The Wall Street Journal has announced staff additions at several bureaus:

·         Jaewon Kang has joined the Chicago bureau as a reporter covering food retail. She was most recently The Journal’s private equity reporter out of New York and previously covered the telecom industry at The Deal.

·         Katherine Sayre has joined the Los Angeles bureau as a reporter on the gambling beat. She comes from the Times-Picayune where she was an investigative reporter for five years.

·         Bowdeya Tweh is the newly minted New York-based editor for the San Francisco technology bureau. He handles news, features, newsletters and live blogs. Tweh has been with The Journal since 2017 and most recently served as spot news editor.

·         Anna Isaac has joined the London bureau as a financial markets reporter. She comes from The Telegraph where she spent three years as an economics reporter and small business editor before that.  

Michael Wayland will join CNBC.com in July to cover the global auto industry as a Detroit-based reporter. He will focus on news coming out of General Motors, Ford, Toyota, and other global automakers. Wayland comes to CNBC from Automotive News where he spent the last two years reporting about GM and labor relations. Prior to that, he worked as a beat reporter on Fiat Chrysler for The Detroit News.

Wirecutter continues its editorial staff expansion and has added two deputy editors:

·         Annemarie Conte ha joined the site as deputy editor and oversees Wirecutter Money, its personal finance vertical, and Deals. She was most recently an executive director at Hearst Lifestyle Group and before that spent four years as the executive editor for Woman’s Day magazine.

·         Christine Cyr Clisset has been promoted to deputy editor at Wirecutter and oversees kitchen and dining, appliances, baby and kid, and most home goods coverage. will also oversee the team tasked with managing Wirecutter’s testing operations in the company’s new Long Island City facility. She was most recently a senior editor.

Jill Manuel has been named director of content at KXTV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California. She will oversee content creation online and on-air and will be responsible for increasing audiences across multiple platforms. Manuel is a former television news executive in Chicago and Cleveland and has worked as news director of Tribune Broadcasting CLTV and assistant news director of Fox-owned WFLD-TV.

WKTU-FM Top 40 radio in New York has named Chris Conley  program director. He will continue his role as a PD at WLTW-FM and as brand manager for iHeartMedia. Conley has been the PD at WLTW since 2008 after previously serving as VP/AC programming for McVay Media Consulting. He also spent 11 years programming WBEB in Philadelphia from 1996-2007 and has programmed in Denver, Boston and Pittsburgh.

Cheron Sanders has been promoted to program director for WMXD-FM urban radio in Detroit. She will continue to be a midday host at the station. Sanders has been on staff since 2001 and previously served as director of urban programming for the cluster where she oversaw WMXD and Urban WJLB. 


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