Apr 23, 2021 / in Media Moves USMedia BlogUS Blog / by Anna Marevska

Refinery29 has welcomed Sara Tan as beauty director. She is also the co-host of Gloss Angeles, a podcast about makeup, skincare, and wellness. Tan was most recently the content director of SwearBy and before that spent almost seven years at Bustle, most recently as the senior fashion and beauty editor.

E&E News has reassigned reporter Arianna Skibell to cover the climate and  transportation beat. She most recently reported on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, electric grid and state energy battles. Skibell has been with E&E News since 2020 and before that spent almost two years as a contract editor for Tight Lipped, a podcast on how gender, race, sexual orientation and class impact women and non-binary folks' experiences of healthcare and of their own bodies.

Courtnay Kim is the new  assistant managing editor, business news for the Star Tribune in Minnesota. Her promotion comes after Kim served as the national editor at the paper for almost eight years. She joined the Star Tribune in 2005 from Newsday, where she served as an assistant editor for a little over a year.

CNBC Digital has announced several staff moves across the newsroom:

  • MacKenzie Sigalos has been named a technology reporter for CNBC.com. She will move to San Francisco this summer and will cover everything from cybersecurity to developments in blockchain, along with a side focus on gaming.
  • Maggie Fitzgerald has joined the Markets Team as a reporter working on CNBC PRO, the subscription investor service. She was most recently a news associate for CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley.”
  • Jesse Pound has also joined the CNBC PRO team and will primarily focus on covering market-beating fund managers and investing trends. He has worked at CNBC since June 2019, first as a newsroom fellow and then as part of the markets team. 
  • Greg Iacurci has moved into a personal finance reporter role for the site. He has been working as a contract reporter covering personal finance for CNBC since December 2019.
  • Hannah Miao has joined CNBC.com as a contract reporter, working on the Markets Team. She started with the company last September as an intern writing for CNBC.com’s politics and health teams.

Minnesota Public Radio has hired Sarah Glover as the newsroom’s managing editor. She will lead a team of more than 40 reporters, photojournalists and editors and will be responsible for editorial decisions and planning across MPR News platforms. Glover brings 23 years of experience in local journalism, including more than a decade at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News as a staff photographer. Most recently, she was a social media manager at NBC owned television stations in New York City.

Robert J. Lopez has re-joined the Los Angeles Times as an accountability reporter on the Metro team. His reporting will have a special focus on underserved communities. Lopez previously spent two decades at the paper and became a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He left The Times in 2014 to become the director of communications at Cal State Los Angeles.

The San Francisco Chronicle has welcomed Matthew Fleischer as editorial page editor. He comes from the Los Angeles Times where he spent six years as senior digital editor of the Opinion team. Prior to that, Fleischer was a staff writer for LA Weekly and an investigative reporter for the watchdog site Witness L.A. 

Louis Krauss is the new breaking news reporter for the Register-Guard, the daily paper in Eugene, Oregon.  Most recently, he was a legal reporter for The Daily Record and before that reported for The Baltimore Sun, The Daily World and the Baltimore Brew.

David Cho has been named editor in chief of Barron's, a position he will assume on May 17. Cho is currently wrapping up his duties as the business editor of The Washington Post. He has been at The Post for two decades and has worked as a reporter and editor across the newsroom. In 2014, he was a member of The Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its reporting on the Snowden documents. Before joining The Washington Post, Cho worked at The Star-Ledger and The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

BostInno and sister site Rhode Island Inno have hired Miranda Perez as a reporter. She is about to graduate from Clark Atlanta University and has been a reporter for multiple online outlets during her time at school. She has served as the editor in chief of the college newspaper, and a contributing writer to YR Media, Oz Magazine, the Poynter Institute’s HBCU GA voter guide, and Her Campus Clark Atlanta. 

Christine Idzelis has joined MarketWatch as a reporter. She spent the past four years at Institutional Investor, where she served as a reporter and editor covering the asset management industry. Before that, Idzelis covered Wall Street for Investment News, and the U.S. credit markets for Bloomberg News before that.

WTTG-TV, the Fox station in Washington, D.C., has welcomed Rob Desir as weekday evening anchor and reporter. He comes from WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, where he was an evening anchor and reporter. He has also worked as a weekday anchor at WDCW in Washington, D.C., and as the host of STL-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.

Brandon Evans has become the main anchor at Hearst-owned KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was previously a reporter at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico for three years, and before that worked as a producer at FOX5 in Atlanta, Georgia.

G/O Media has announced the appointment of  Lea Goldman to the role of deputy editorial director and will oversee the company’s ten newsrooms, including Gizmodo, The A.V. Club, Jezebel, Jalopnik, Lifehacker, The Onion, The Root, The Inventory, The Takeout, and Deadspin.  She will also lead original reporting, content creation and investigative journalism across the company. Most recently, Goldman served as editor at large for iHeartMedia, and prior to that held senior editorial roles at A+E Networks, Refinery29, Marie Claire and Forbes. 

Lyndsey Layton has joined The New York Times as deputy editor for policy on the Climate Desk. She is a longtime editor and reporter at The Washington Post, and most recently served as the deputy editor on the climate and environment team at the paper. Before moving to that team, Layton was a metro politics editor and before that covered education, Congress and the Food and Drug Administration for The Post's National Desk.

Institutional Investor has welcomed Jessica Hamlin as a staff writer. She comes from Banyan Hill Publishing, where she served as editorial assistant and ghost-wrote articles for financial analysts, edited and wrote descriptions for YouTube videos and podcasts and crafted promotional newsletters and emails. Prior to that, Hamlin worked for Grady Newsource as  a genders reporter.

Nick Williams has joined the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis as a reporter on the Business News Desk. He covers entrepreneurs, including small, independently owned businesses and venture-capital backed startups. He was most recently a reporter at reporter at the Milwaukee Business Journal for four years.

Morning Brew has brought on Minda Smiley as editor of its Marketing Brew newsletter. She was most recently the deputy agencies editor at Adweek and has been at the outlet since 2018. Prior to that, Smiley worked at The Drum for almost four years.

STAT has announced two editorial staff updates:

  • Usha Lee McFarling has been named national science correspondent. She will focus on the obstacles to racial equity in scientific and medical institutions, government, academia, and business. Lee McFarling has been at STAT since 2016 and most recently she covered  COVID’s impact on marginalized communities,
  • Megan Molteni has joined STAT to cover the biology revolution, including big DNA data, genetic medicine and Crispr. She comes from Wired, where she reported on biotechnology, public health, and genetic privacy. Her freelance articles have appeared  in  Popular Science, Discover, Undark, Nautilus, and Aeon.

Sarah Krouse has joined The Information as a reporter covering Alphabet. She starts April 19. Krouse has been a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for the past six years, reporting on asset management and telecom before shifting to pandemic-related coverage. Previously she wrote about investment banks and asset managers for Dow Jones’ Financial News and covered commercial real estate at the Washington Business Journal.

The Drive has tapped Kristen Lee as a deputy editor. She was most recently a senior automotive reporter for Business Insider, a position she has held since 2020. Before that, Lee was a reporter for Jalopnik for four years and a web writer for Road & Truck.


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