Apr 23, 2020 / in Media BlogUS Media MovesUS Blog / by Roberto Rosas

Rex Maynor has been named publisher for The Natchez Democrat, Natchez The MagazineThe Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related digital platforms for those outlets, all of which cover news and lifestyle in the Southwest Mississippi area. Most recently, he was the publisher at The Branson Tri-Lakes News for a little under two years. Prior to that he spent more than five years as publisher for The Opelika-Auburn News, and before that as the publisher for The Stillwater News Press as well as the student newspaper from Oklahoma State University.

The New York Times has promoted Vivian Yee to serve as the Cairo bureau chief. She's upped from her current role as a Middle East correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon, where she has held that role for more than a year. Yee has been with The Times since 2012, originally as a reporter covering New York politics and New York City, and then covering immigration policy and impact for the National desk.
Bloomberg Technology has tapped Priya Anand to cover startups and venture capital amid the worst economic downturn witnessed by Silicon Valley. Serving most recently as a reporter for The Information, she covered Amazon and E-commerce for more than two years. Prior to that Anand worked as a transportation reporter for Buzzfeed based in San Francisco. She's also covered cybersecurity as it related to the finance industry for MarketWatch, as well as  municipal bonds for Bloomberg News.
Saloni Sardana has joined Business Insider as a markets reporter. She previously served as a features writer for the Financial Times, covering pensions, insurance, regulation, investments, mortgage features for FTAdviser.com and Financial Adviser. Sardana has also held roles at Verdict as a private banker international reporter, at Reed Business Information as a commodities market reporter among others.
WCTV-TV , the CBS affiliate Tallahassee, Florida, has hired Joey Lamar as sports director. He most recently held that same role at the CBS affiliated KXMB-TV in Bismark, North Dakota, for more than three years. Lamar has also spent time at KFBB-TVin Great Falls, Montana, and WFXL-TV in Albany, Georgia, as a sports anchor and reporter at both stations.
WWOF-FM in Tallahassee, Florida, has shuffled its weekday schedule:
  • Woody Hayes has moved into the weekday afternoon slot for the station. Better known by his on air name "Big Woody Hayes", he makes this move to fill the vacancy left by departed host Jeff Horn.
  • Jimmy Bone has moved into the weekday midday slot, now on air during the 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. timeslot. Bone has been on the airwaves in the Tallahassee area since 2003. Prior to working for radio, he was heard state-wide as the booth announcer for the Florida Lottery. His voice was broadcast via satellite across Florida announcing the winning numbers.
  • Casey Daniels joins the morning show which is now dubbed "Mornings with Cash & Casey." Daniels will be doing double duty for WWOF-FM while also serving as the program director. Prior to joining WWOF-FM, she spent more than six years as a producer and host for South Bend, Indiana based CBS affiliated WSBT-TV. No stranger to being on the airwaves, she also was an on air personality for WZPL-FM.
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