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Business Insider
China Dialogue
EachOther
Evening Standard
Express.co.uk
The Garden
The Herald
LADBible
Leicestershire Live
Manchester Evening News
Marie Claire
POLITICO (European Edition)
The Times
Trickstar Radio
Tripwire
Virgin Radio UK
Freelance Update - Melissa Hobson
Freelance Update - Rebecca Younger
International Media Moves


Business Insider
Grace Dean
is now a Junior Business Reporter at Business Insider, covering breaking business news across Europe, the US, and the rest of the world. She covers retail, transport, tech, healthcare, and other business news. She joined the team in August last year as a Retail Fellow. Find Grace tweeting at @graceldean

China Dialogue
Aron White
is now Asia Pacific Editor for China Dialogue and The Third Pole. Aron, previously at the Environmental Investigation Agency, will be covering climate and biodiversity crises and other topics. He can be found tweeting at @AronTWhite

EachOther
Dhruva Balram
will be joining UK-focused charity EachOther on 9 March as their new Editor. EachOther uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. Dhruva, who takes over from Interim Editor Jem Collins, can be found on Twitter @dhruvabalram

Evening Standard
Avinash Bhunjun
is now Assistant Audience Editor (SEO) at the Evening Standard. Previously SEO/Trends Editor at Microsoft News, Avi can be found on Twitter @AviBhunjun

Express.co.uk
Fay Watson
is now a Senior Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Alongside still covering television, she can be reached with pitches on all things celebrity, from interview opportunities to unique angles. Fay can still be reached at the same email address or found on Twitter @FayAnnaWatson

The Garden
Tom Howard
has been appointed Head Of Editorial at The RHS, and editor of The RHS’ members magazine The Garden. Previously Deputy Editor at NME, he can be found tweeting at @tomahoward and instagramming at @acatfordgarden

The Herald
The Herald has launched a new opinion section, Voices Live, a new platform for digital-only content which will be exclusive to subscribers. Among the new high-profile writers to join the newspaper, include BBC Scotland journalist Brian Taylor, the popular former Scotsman columnist Lesley Riddoch, ex-Labour MP Brian Wilson, and The Scottish Farmer’s political affairs editor Claire Taylor. Professor of public health and Covid expert Linda Bauld also joins the title’s team of health journalists with a regular column. In sport, former Scotland managers Alex McLeish and Shelley Kerr will spearhead the paper’s coverage of Euro 2020 while Adam Hastings will contribute a regular column during major rugby events. Comedian Janey Godley will also have a weekly column. Voices Live will have additional comment, analysis and insight from its regular writers like Iain Macwhirter, Neil Mackay and Alison Rowat.

LADBible
Robert Mann
has joined LADBible from his role as a Mobile News Reporter at Sky News. Robbie, now an SEO Journalist, can be found on Twitter @robertkylemann

Leicestershire Live
Corey Bedford
will be joining Leicestershire Live as a Reporter at the end of March. Corey is currently a Grimsby Live Reporter and can be reached via email or found on Twitter @CoreyBJourno

Manchester Evening News
Kit Vickery
has joined the Manchester Evening News as a Reporter covering Oldham for the My Oldham section of the website. Kit, previously a reporter at the Bolton News, can be via email. Her Twitter handle is @KitVickery

Marie Claire
Journalist Ally Head has joined Marie Claire as a Channel Editor and Writer. Ally will be working on health, mental health, sustainability and relationships content at the title and on related campaigns, events and affiliate content. She is interested in receiving pitches related to the above topics and is contactable via email. Ally previously worked at Women's Health and freelanced on a variety of women's titles including Cosmopolitan and Glamour

POLITICO (European Edition)

  • Esther Webber has been appointed as a Senior UK correspondent at the European edition of POLITICO, covering all the big stories in British politics. Esther, currently a Reporter for the Red Box newsletter at The Times, starts her new role at the end of March. She can be found tweeting at @estwebber
  • Emilio Casalicchio has been promoted from UK Reporter to Political Correspondent at POLITICO. Emilio, who covers Westminster, can be reached via email. His Twitter handle is @e_casalicchio

The Times
Patrick Maguire
has been appointed Red Box Editor at The Times. A Reporter on the team since last summer, Patrick has also covered politics for the New Statesman and The Observer. He can be found tweeting at @patrickkmaguire

Trickstar Radio
The underground Hip Hop, electronic and dance music station Trickstar Radio is being relaunched with new programmes, digital presence and with on-demand shows. As well as brand new studios, the station will also be added to Arqiva DAB multiplexes in South Hampshire and Sussex to reach a wider audience. More information will be available here.

Tripwire
Tripwire has released a print magazine for the first time in ten years, a winter special which is available now on Welsh and English newsstands. Tripwire covers graphic novels, film and TV, and has been available as a website since 2015. At the end of March they will launch a new bi-monthly, digital-only magazine.

Virgin Radio UK
Giovanna Fletcher
, Sharleen Spiteri and Gaby Roslin have been appointed guest hosts of Kate Lawler’s Virgin Radio UK weekday Drive Time show, whilst Kate is on maternity leave. Giovanna Fletcher will be covering Kate’s show from 1-12 March. As well as Giovanna, lead singer of rock band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, will host from 15-26 March, while TV presenter Gaby Roslin will present the show in April. 

 

Freelance Update - Melissa Hobson 
Freelance writer and comms consultant Melissa Hobson is available for commissions covering sustainability, conservation and responsible travel. Passionate about nature and the ocean, Melissa has been writing about marine conservation and eco-travel for several years as well as working with a wide range of charities and for-purpose organisations. She recently launched the weekly marine conservation digest Baleen and is available for one-off and ongoing work for publications as well as charities and organisations. Melissa can be reached via email or found on Twitter and Instagram as @mel_pud

Freelance Update - Rebecca Younger
Former Surrey Life Editor Rebecca Younger is now a Freelance Editor for online English wine magazine www.thesouthernquarter.co.uk, covering the vineyards of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. She is keen to hear news about new English wine releases, as well as overseas wine-related travel news and can be contacted via email. She is also available for freelance food, travel and lifestyle commissions at @youngerbex on Instagram and Twitter.

 


International Media Moves

NewsOnline
The digital newspaper NewsOnline has now been launched by publisher Italiaonline. It covers national and international news and current affairs, as well as politics, economics, sport, entertainment and culture, in addition to science, technology and health. Director Luca Paglicci can be found on Twitter @LucaPaglicci

ScuolaZoo 
Valerio Mammone
 is now Managing Editor of the Italian website ScuolaZoo, where he was previously Editorial Coordinator. Valerio succeeds Francesco Marinelli, who has moved to the La Gazzetta dello Sport newsroom as Managing Editor of Digital Content. Valerio can be found on Twitter @ValerioMammone

 

 


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About Natalie Beale

Natalie is Cision's Senior Content Editor in London and is responsible for the UK Media Moves.

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