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Ariel Cohen has joined CQ Roll Call as a healthcare reporter covering politics and policy. She comes from Inside Health Policy, where she spent four years as a reporter covering the COVID-19 pandemic, drug pricing and health reform. Prior to that, Cohen worked for the Washington Examiner and covered the 2016 presidential election.

Sarah Paynter is the new luxury real reporter at the New York Post. She was previously covering real estate for Yahoo Finance, and before that worked for The Real Deal writing about Chicago real estate. Paynter's bylines have also appeared at Newsday, HuffPost and Cashay.

Market Watch has promoted Rob Schroeder to Washington bureau chief. He has been at the outlet since 2004 and throughout the years has written about financial regulation, politics and corporations. In the late 90s he worked for BridgeNews  as a reporter, and also has bylines in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Jennifer Hijazi has joined Bloomberg Environment as senior air reporter covering air quality laws, regulation, pollution and quality. She comes from E&E News and has previously reported for PBS NewsHour, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Arizona Daily Star.

Jonathan Capehart, a Washington Post opinion writer and anchor of MSNBC’s 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart,' has been named a regular contributor to the PBS NewsHour. He will provide political analysis and commentary alongside New York Times columnist David Brooks for the Friday discussion segment Brooks & Capehart, moderated by anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, in addition to PBS NewsHour political specials. Capehart has served as an occasional PBS NewsHour contributor since 2018, succeeds syndicated columnist Mark Shields, who was a PBS NewsHour regular for more than 33 years before stepping down in December 2020.

FOX News has named Peter Doocy White House correspondent. During the 2020 election cycle, Doocy covered President-elect Biden’s presidential campaign since the launch of his candidacy in April 2019. Prior to that, he reported on the 2020 Democratic presidential field. He has been with the network since 2009 and is the son of Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy.

Shawna Thomas will become the executive producer for CBS Television Network's 'CBS This Morning,' effective February 1. She was most recently a content development executive at mobile platform Quibi, where she developed short-form news programming with NBC News, CBS News and BBC New. Prior to that, Thomas was the DC bureau chief of VICE News Tonight on HBO, and before that spent a decade at NBC News in various producer roles including senior producer at 'Meet the Press.'

Akilah Johnson has joined The Washington Post’s Health and Science team as a reporter covering health disparities. She comes from ProPublica where she spent the past year writing about the intersection of health, politics and race. Prior to that, Johnson spent eight years at the Boston Globe covering politics and immigration.

Modern Healthcare has hired Nona Tepper as a reporter covering the health insurance industry. She was most recently a news reporter at Built In and wrote breaking news and feature articles on technology trends, professional development advice, and venture capital deals. Prior to that, Tepper worked as a reporter/editor at Wednesday Journal and as a news intern at Crain's Chicago Business.  

Yael Grauer is the new deputy editor, Digital Lab at Consumer Reports covering privacy and security, and working on digital rights investigations. She is also the lead content creator of CR Security Planner, a free, easy-to-use guide to staying safer online. Grauer has worked as a consultant at Consumer Reports since April 2020 and before that was a freelance investigative reporter for Ars Technica, The Intercept, Slate, Vice, Wirecutter, WIRED, and more. 

Erika Wheless has joined Digiday as commerce reporter. She is a recent graduate of Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and before that interned at Financial Planning and WNYC Public Radio.  

ABC News has announced the new White House and Congress political team to lead the network's coverage of the new Biden administration:

  • Cecilia Vega has been named chief White House correspondent and will also continue her role as an anchor at ABC.
  • Mary Bruce is the new senior White House correspondent. She spent the past four years covering Congress.
  • Rachel Scott has moved over to Capitol Hill to be a Congressional correspondent.
  • MaryAlice Parks is now weekend White House correspondent after spending the past four years as deputy politics director.
  • Jonathan Karl is now the chief Washington correspondent at ABC News and the co-anchor of 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos.'

Protocol has welcomed Benjamin Pimentel as senior reporter covering fintech with a focus on how technology is changing and disrupting the world of financial services. He was most recently a senior tech reporter at Business Insider, where he reported on major players in corporate IT and trends shaping the industry. Pimentel has also worked in PR as head of content and communications for BlueVine, a small fintech SMB startup in San Francisco.

Jon Fasman has been named US digital editor of The Economist. He has relocated to the outlet's New York office after spending the last four years in the DC bureau as Washington correspondent. Fasman has also served as The Economist's Southeast Asia bureau chief from 2014-17 and Atlanta correspondent before that. His book, "We See It All," about the dangers posed by surveillance technology came out on January 6.

Amelia Lucas is the new staff reporter at CNBC.com covering restaurants, food and consumer products. She has been a business news associate at CNBC since 2018 covering the restaurant industry. Before that, she was a newsroom fellow. Lucas has also worked as a digital media editor at The Flat Hat, the College of William and Mary's all-volunteer, all-undergraduate, student-run campus newspaper.

The Wall Street Journal joins a slew of other outlets with a brand-new White House reporting team. Four additional reporters join Alex Leary, Andrew Restuccia and Catherine Lucey to lead the paper's coverage of the new Biden administration.

  • Gordon Lubold, who previously covered national security and the Pentagon, has shifted to a White House reporter.
  • Tarini Parti has joined The Journal's White House team as a reporter. She was most recently a national politics reporter.
  • Sabrina Siddiqui, who previously served as national political reporter, now also covers the White House. She will remain a regular analyst on CNN.
  • Ken Thomas has also joined the White House press corps after spending the past two years as national politics reporter.

Columbus CEO has hired Jessica Deyo as associate editor. She is a recent graduate from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has previously held positions as a writer and intern for Ohio Magazine, as the sports and entertainment editor for the school’s Backdrop magazine, and as a department editor for Southeast Ohio magazine.

INDY Week has named Jane Porter editor in chief. She spent the past three years at Raleigh Magazine and before that she worked at INDY Week as a staff writer from 2012 to 2016. Porter has also previously reported fir he News & Observer. INDY Week is a community newspaper written for the residents of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy's media site, has named Nina Elder executive food director. She was most recently the executive food editor at Rachael Ray In Season, a position she held for six years. Prior to that she worked at Bon Appetit for almost a decade and held editorial positions at Better Homes & Gardens.


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