Friday Roundup: Media Moves at Forbes, Wired & USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter Hires Arts & Culture Critic

The Hollywood Reporter has hired Lovia Gyarkye as arts and culture critic. This is a newly created role at the magazine where Gyarkye will review film, TV and streaming content and write about current cultural topics and trends for both online and print editions. She is based in New York. Previously, Gyarkye was an editor at The New York Times' monthly print section for kids and a researcher for The New York Times Book Review.

Joy Shan has been named features editor at New York magazine. She now edits stories on business, tech, national news, culture, and beyond, in addition to the print magazine’s “Intelligencer” section. Most recently, Shan was a story editor at The California Sunday Magazine and had worked there since she joined the staff in 2016 as an editorial assistant.

Bustle Digital Group has announced the addition of two senior editorial leaders to its Lifestyle Portfolio including Bustle, Elite Daily, NYLON, Romper, and The Zoe Report:

  • Faith Xue has joined BDG as executive beauty director, effective April 19.  She will oversee beauty content across all sites as well as set overall beauty strategy for the company, acting as a partner to the revenue team. Xue joins BDG from Byrdie where she oversaw editorial and creative strategy for over seven years.
  • Melissa Dahl has joined BDG as executive director, health and wellness, effective April 5. She will be responsible for building out health coverage and strategic initiatives across the portfolio, and overseeing special projects related to health. Dahl joins BDG from The Cut, where she most recently served as Executive Editor. In 2014, she joined New York Magazine to launch the popular health and science vertical, Science of Us. Before that, she covered health and wellness for NBC News Digital.

Washington Post staffer Tim Richardson is now the transportation and development editor at the paper. He spent the past nine years as a senior digital producer/digital editor at The Post and joined the staff in 2011 from the Washington Examiner. Before that, Richardson was the digital managing editor for the Las Vegas Sun.  

Manuela Tobias is the new reporter covering housing for CALmatters. She was previously a reporter at The Fresno Bee and wrote primarily about inequality. Before that, Tobias spent almost two years as a staff writer at PolitiFact.

Lifehacker has promoted Jordan Calhoun to editor in chief. He succeeds Alice Bradley, and his position is effective immediately. Calhoun spent under a year as deputy editor at Lifehacker, where he also hosted Lifehacker’s award-winning podcast, The Upgrade. His writing has appeared in outlets such as The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Vulture, and others, and he has also authored his debut book, "Piccolo Is Black," coming later in 2021. 

Kellen Browning has joined The New York Times San Francisco bureau as a technology reporter. He most recently completed a fellowship at the paper and contributed stories on TikTok, Twitter, and the California wildfires Browning is a graduate of Ponoma College and was named the 2016 National High School Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Education Association. 

Karen K. Ho has joined Business Insider as a reporter covering sustainability and business. She comes from Quartz, where she spent the past year as a global finance and economics reporter. As a freelance writer, Ho has contributed business, culture, and media articles to TIME, GQ, Refinery29, The Daily Beast, Toronto Life, The Walrus, The Billfold, Canadaland, CBC Arts, Torontoist, and other publications. 

The Omaha-Herald has hired Dan Crisler as a reporter covering business and higher education. He starts April 26. Crisler is currently wrapping up his duties as a reporter at Watertown Public Opinion in South Dakota. He has been at the outlet since 2013.  

Vivian Salama has re-joined The Wall Street Journal Washington bureau, this time as a national security reporter. Most recently, she served in the same capacity for CNN and before that spent two years as one of  The Journal's White House reporters. Salama has also previously worked for NBC News and the Associated Press.

Law360 has brought on Rachel Stone as a full-time reporter covering employment and the discrimination and employee benefits beats. She was most recently a news apprentice at the outlet and reported on policy changes, court proceedings, and legal happenings in immigration law, environmental law, public policy, employment law, and other areas. 

Wired has welcomed Khari Johnson as senior writer covering artificial intelligence. He comes from VentureBeat, where he served as a senior writer focusing on in-depth stories and breaking news about artificial intelligence and issues at the intersection of ethics and policy as well as advances in natural language processing, computer vision, and deep learning. he also founded Through the Cracks, project that monitors crowdfunding platforms to share the creative ways media entrepreneurs and reporters make storytelling possible.

Thornton McEnery has joined MarketWatch as a reporter covering markets and money. He was previously a reporter for the New York Post for almost two years and covered Wall Street. Before that, McEnery served as the executive editor at Dealbraker and has also worked at Crain's New York Business and SNL Financial.

Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy is the new  reporter at USA Today covering real estate, personal finance and wealth disparities, with a primary focus on home ownership in New York. She most recently covered women and power for the paper and has been on staff since 2018. Prior to that, Ramaswamy worked for The Journal News in White Plains, New York.

Forbes has welcomed Jeffrey Taylor as assistant managing editor, innovation and technology. he is based in San Francisco and oversees coverage of technology, including software and digital products, venture capital, aerospace, manufacturing and transportation. Taylor was most recently a senior political correspondent for Bloomberg News.

Maya Kaufman has joined Crain's New York as a reporter covering healthcare. She was most recently a reporter for Patch New York covering  Astoria, Long Island City, Forest Hills and Bayside. Before that, Kaufman served as a researcher at Bloomberg News, and an intern at the Columbus Dispatch.

Euromoney Institutional Investor has brought on Noah Zuss as Americas IFLR reporter. Most recently, he freelanced for CapitalWatch and before that reported  on asset management, financial regulation and investing for Infopro Digital and Fund Intelligence.

Peter Guest has been promoted to enterprise editor of Rest of World. He works with freelance reporters and editors to produce high-impact, deeply reported projects that help connect the dots on trends in international tech. He is based in Singapore and most recently served as the Southeast Asia editor of the outlet. Rest of World is a nonprofit digital journalism organization focused on the impact of technology beyond the Western bubble.

CNBC has promoted Ylan Q. Mui to senior Congressional correspondent and will continue her work reporting on Capitol Hill and economic policy. She joined CNBC in 2017 after a decade-long run writing for The Washington Post. She started her career at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Kristin Crowley has joined Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV as an investigative reporter. She was previously an anchor at Rockford, Illinois, NBC affiliate WREX-TV, and has delivered the news at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. since 2013. Before that, Crowley worked at WSIL in Carterville, Illinois.

WNYT-TV, the NBC station in Albany, New York, has hired Paulina Bucka as co-anchor of the morning broadcast. She joins Subrina Dhammi, Christina Talamo and Neal Estano on the morning team from 5-7 a.m. Bucka was most recently a weekend anchor at WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky.

WDSU-TV, the NBC station in New Orleans, has tapped Chad Sabadie as a morning anchor; he starts mid-April. Sabadie comes from WGMB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he served as the evening news anchor since 2015. Before that, he worked for WBRZ-TV as a weekend sports anchor for almost a decade.

Abbie Petersen has joined Omaha, Nebraska, ABC affiliate, KETV-TV, as a reporter. She was most recently a reporter for KOLN/KGIN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska, and before that spent three  years as a sales associate at Fossil Group.

 

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Anna Marevska is an editor and writer for Cision Blog, and writes media updates, media influencer and industry features. She is also manager of content and research at Cision’s research department, and the editor of FashionFilesmag.com. Find her on Twitter at @Anna_Mar3.

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