Jan 30, 2020 / in Media Moves USMedia BlogUS Blog / by Roberto Rosas

The Wall Street Journal has announced two new hires and a beat change: 

  • Orla McCaffrey has joined the paper as a banking reporter covering consumer finance and regional banks. She previously served as a business reporting intern at The Dallas Morning News, as well as a digital news intern for Ad Age. 

  • Alvin Chang has joined The Journal as a graphics reporter. In this position Chang will help develop a new digital magazine aimed for young audiences. Prior to this move he spent more than four years at Vox, first as a graphics reporter then as a senior reporter. 

  • Russell Gold has been assigned a new beat and will now serve as senior energy reporter for the paper, focusing on climate and business. He has been with the WSJ for more than 19 years covering a wide range of beats including renewables, oil & gas, national economics and more. Prior to joining the WSJ in 2000 Gold had worked as a staff reporter for the San Antonio Express – News and as correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  


Tim McDonnell has joined Quartz as an energy and climate reporter. He most recently served as a deputy editor at NPR under their global health and development blog, ‘Goats and Soda’. McDonnell has also previously worked as a freelancer journalist where his work appeared in National Geographic, New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Washington Post and more outlets. 

Crain’s Detroit Business has announced a beat change for Annalise Frank, who will now cover Detroit’s government and business issues. She has been with the outlet for more than three years. Prior to that she worked as a copy editor for Viet Nam News for more than a year.  

Vincent Barone has joined the New York Post as a reporter covering metro general assignments. He most recently worked as a transit reporter for amNewYork covering the city’s infrastructure, transit systems and government policies relating to transit.  

GQ has tapped Chris Cohen as a wellness editor. He previously spent more than two years as senior editor for Saveur Magazine, and prior to that he served as associate editor at Outside Magazine for more than two years. 

Seth Tupper has joined South Dakota Public Broadcasting as a reporter covering business and economics. He most recently held the title of enterprise reporter at the Rapid City Journal for more than five years, and prior to that he spent more than four years with The Daily Republic. 


KWJJ-FM  radio in Portland, Oregon, has announced a new morning show. 

  • Nick Steele has joined as a co-host for the new show. He previously served as a morning show co-host for KOIT-FM in San Francisco for more than three years. He returns with his longtime fellow co-host and wife, Kristin Steele. 

  • Kristen Steele has joined as a co-host for the KWJJ-FM morning show. Like her partner Nick, she most recently served as a morning show co-host at KOIT-FM for more than three years. The radio duo has been on the airwaves since 2014 when they got their start as a joint show at KNTY-FM in Sacramento, California.  



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