February 26, 2021
Media Moves US,
/ by Anna Marevska
The Atlantic has added two staff writers:
Rebecca Blumenstein has taken on a new role at The New York Times: deputy editor, Publisher’s Office. This is not a newsroom role and she will work with leaders across the Newsroom, Opinion and throughout the company to ensure support of journalism operations. Blumenstein has been at The Times since 2017 and most recently oversaw the expansion of Live coverage as deputy managing editor.
Track the Vax is a new weekly podcast in collaboration with MedPage Today and Everyday Health, which explores the science and state of the COVID-19 vaccines. Host Serena Marshall speaks with leading experts, pharmaceutical companies, and other physicians and patients on the latest news and science behind the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. Lara Salahi is the executive producer.
The New York Times has announced four promotions on the National Desk:
Hemal Jhaveri has been named race and inclusion editor for USA Today Sports Media Group. She will continue as editor at large at For the Win, USA Today's fan-focused site. Jhaveri has been with Gannett since 2013 and before that worked for Politico and AOL
Anissa Gardizy has been promoted to digital producer for The Boston Globe business section. She oversees the online business page and the section's digital strategy. Gardizy also reports for the business team with a specific interest in breaking news, the biotech industry, last-mile delivery, and the intersection between technology and cities. Gardizy joined The Globe in 2020 as the business co-op.
Morning Brew has tapped Andrew Nusca as executive editor. He will remain based in Los Angeles. He was most recently the digital editor at Fortune, a position he has held since 2016. He joined the magazine in 2013 as senior editor, and before that spent three years at CBS Interactive as an associate editor and editor.
Greg Weaver has joined the Indianapolis Business Journal as managing editor. He will coordinate the daily news coverage and e-newsletters, social media accounts and stories for the weekly print edition. Weaver succeeds Lesley Weidenbener, who was promoted to IBJ’s top editor in January. Weaver has previously worked for The Indianapolis Star for almost three decades.
Silicon Valley Business Journal has promoted Ryan Fernandez to assistant managing editor. He is responsible for managing the production of the weekly print edition as well as SVBJ special sections. Fernandez has worked for the SVBJ as an associate editor since 2013, tackling various writing and editing assignments for both print and online.
Reporter Lucas Aulbach now covers new businesses, neighborhoods, transportation and other development topics for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. He was most recently a general assignment reporter and a sports reporter, covering University of Louisville basketball.
Variety has announced the promotion of three writers:
Marissa Evans will join the Los Angeles Times in March as a health reporter focusing on Southern California's communities of color. She was most recently a reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis covering social issues. Before that Evans reported for the Texas Tribune, CQ Roll Call, and Keiser Health News.
Business Insider has welcomed Emma Cosgrove as senior reporter and covers logistics with a focus on e-commerce. She comes from Industry Dive, where she covered supply chain. Before that, Cosgrove reported for The New Food Economy and AgFunder. She is also the co-founder of Well-Fed a destination empowering youth-serving organizations to serve their students healthier food.
AdAge has promoted three staff members to management and reporting positions:
NBC News has promoted Liz Johnstone to senior digital politics editor. She now oversees the network’s entire digital politics team. Johnstone succeeds Gregg Birnbaum who is leaving the network. Johnstone has been the politics editor at NBC News digital since she joined the team in 2016. Before that, she spent five years at D Magazine, most recently as managing editor.
FOX News Digital has announced a new hire and two promotions:
Iris Rodriguez is the new news director for KTLM-TV, Telemundo's station in Rio Grande, Texas. She has been the executive producer for station since 2015. Before that, she worked at Telemundo 39 (KXTX) in Dallas and Entravision Communications in McAllen, Texas.
WLOS-TV, the ABC station in Asheville, North Carolina, has welcomed Ty Russell as evening news anchor. He co-anchors the 6:30, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts and also works on News 13 Investigates. Russell was most recently a reporter and anchor at WFOR-TV in Miami.
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