Oct 26, 2020 / in Media Moves USMedia BlogUS Blog

The New York Times has announced two promotions on its Culture desk in New York and another in Paris:

  • Michael Cooper has been promoted to deputy editor in charge of news coverage. He has been the classical music and dance reporter for the paper since 2013, but in the past six months has helped with paper's live briefings covering the pandemic and the election. Cooper has been with The Times for 25 years and has also served as political reporter, Albany bureau chief, and national correspondent.
  • Nicole Herrington has been promoted to theatre editor. She has been with The Times since 2005, when she joined from The Miami Herald. She joined the Culture desk in 2007 and since 2017 has helmed the Weekend section.
  • Columnist Roger Cohen will return to Paris in December as bureau chief. His career at The Time started in 1990 as a business reporter. Throughout the years he has covered the war in Bosnia from Sarajevo, worked in the Paris bureau between 1995 and 1998, then moved to Berlin as bureau chief in 2004. He was named columnist in 2009.

Trey Williams is the new race and social issues editor at the Kansas City Star. He was most recently a business reporter covering Wall Street for MarketWatch, and in Los Angeles, covering Hollywood for The Wrap. He also worked as a Star intern in the summer of 2013.

The Washington Post has hired Dalvin Brown as innovations reporter, effective Nov. 9. He will explore new products and services as well as emerging technologies that may impact lives at home and work. Brown comes from USA Today, where he spent the past two years covering consumer technology and the automotive industry from New York. Before that, he covered consumer tech for Mashable.

Christopher Haberli has joined NBC News as line producer. He comes from Fox Business where he served as a writer and line producer for "Varney & Co" for almost two years. Prior to that, Haberli worked for MSNBC for three-and-a-half years where he produced and researched for "Morning Joe." He has also worked for CBS Interactive and Deutsche Welle.

WJXB-FM (B97.5) radio in Knoxville, Tennessee, has hired Roger Todd as a morning host alongside Ashely Adams and Michele Silva. He succeeds Brad Jeffries. Todd comes from WPCV-FM in Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida, where he was the morning host.

WVPE (88.1) public radio in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan has added two on-air staff:

  • Kent Fulmer has joined as host of "Morning Edition." He comes to WVPE with more than 20 years of experience in radio in the Michiana area and has worked at WGTO, WKAM, and WVHQ among others.
  • Gemma DiCarlo has joined the staff as a reporter. She has previously worked as an associate producer of "Athens News Matters," the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.


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