November 19, 2019
Media Moves US,
/ by Anna Marevska
Newsy, the next-generation video news network, has announced several new hires:
Brian Price is a new senior producer at Barron’s and the “MarketBrief” new video show. He was most recently a booking producer for Cheddar and prior to that had a brief stint as an executive producer at Real Vision. Price has also worked at CNBC and Bloomberg before that.
The Wall Street Journal has welcomed Deborah Acosta as a reporter for a new digital magazine launching in early 2020. She has previously worked as a reporter/producer at The New York Times and a public insight analyst at The Miami Herald. Acosta has also freelanced for the Sun-Sentinel and interned for Dow Jones Newswires before that.
Paul Rivera has joined WESH-TV, the NBC station in Orlando, Florida, as a news reporter. He was previously a reporter at WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, where he covered hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. Before that, Rivera reporter on devastating tornadoes for KLTV in East Texas.
Country radio WIRK-FM in West Palm Beach, Florida, has added Garrett Phillips as a producer of the “Tim and Chelsea” morning show. He has been with the Hubbard Radio cluster since January 2019, most recently producing local radio broadcast for News Talk WFTL-AM. Prior to that, Phillips spent three years at Alpha Media USA as board operator.
Jeff Dean, the University of Arizona football and men’s basketball PA announcer, has joined KFFN-AM radio, the ESPN station in Tucson, Arizona, as a morning host of his own namesake show. Dean is a former host at KGME-AM Fox radio and KQFN-AM in Phoenix.
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