Dec 12, 2019 / in Media Moves USMedia BlogUS Blog

The New York Times has announced a couple of new roles for staff in the Beijing bureau:

  • Steven Lee Myers has been named bureau chief. He is a veteran NYT staffer and has been with the paper for three decades reporting from three continents and dozens of countries. Most recently he was a correspondent out of Beijing.
  • Chris Buckley has been named chief China correspondent, a newly created role in the Beijing office. He was most recently a correspondent at the bureau and has been on staff since 2012. Prior to that, he spent several years at Reuters.

Graham Starr has joined Business Insider as a senior editor and oversee the technology industry focusing on business and technology including IPOs, mergers, and labor. He comes from The New York Times, where he spent the past year as a senior staff editor editing and covering breaking news, special reports, visual storytelling projects and business news. Before that, Starr worked for New York magazine as a special projects editor.

POLITICO has announced the addition of two editorial staff on the Policy and Technology teams:

  • John Yearwood will join the Policy Team Dec. 17 as deputy editor for agriculture and trade. Most recently, he was president of his own Yearwood Media, a media consultancy that specializes in emerging markets. Previously, he spent almost 13 years as the Miami Herald’s World Editor, directing its national and international coverage. Before joining the Miami Herald, Yearwood was National/International Editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas.
  • Leah Nylen will join the Technology Team Jan. 7 as an antitrust and investigations reporter, with primary responsibility for covering the Justice and FTC investigations into the major tech companies. She previously spent eight years reporting on U.S. antitrust for and has also worked for Bloomberg, Main Justice and Congressional Quarterly.

Katishi Maake now covers hospitality, retail and sports business as a reporter for the Washington Business Journal.  He spent the past year and a half largely writing general assignment stories with a focus on sports business, tied to the recent success of D.C.'s professional sports teams and the city's attempt to implement sports wagering. Maake joined the Business Journal in 2018 and before that interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

WKYC-TV, the NBC station in Cleveland, Ohio, has shifted Jay Crawford to an anchor on the upcoming new 5 p.m. news broadcast, set to launch early next year. He will anchor alongside Betsy Kling. Crawford is currently anchoring the midday news called “Lunch with Jay Crawford.”


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