July 02, 2021
Media Moves US,
/ by Parker Guidry
Alana Peden has been promoted to editor in chief of StyleCaster. She was most recently a deputy editor at the site and has been on staff since 2018. Prior to that, Peden served as senior fashion and beauty editor at Elite Daily, beauty editor at Star and OK! magazines, and assistant beauty editor at More.
The Washington Post has announced multiple new hires and staff updates across the newsroom:
Kristin Stoller has been promoted to deputy editor, business and consumer at Forbes. She oversees coverage of retail, food and drink, real estate, media and entertainment, games and sports money. Stoller was most recently a staff writer at Forbes and reported on careers, jobs and the workplace. She joined the magazine in 2016 from The Hartford Courant.
The Austin Business Journal has welcomed Justin Sayers as a reporter covering the economic development in the suburbs. He comes from Park Labrea News, where he spent several months covering the West Hollywood City Council. Prior to that, Sayers was a local government reporter at the Arizona Daily Star.
The Washington Post has announced the latest additions to its breaking-news staff for its London hub:
Business Insider has promoted Dave Levinthal to the role of deputy Washington bureau chief. For the past year, he has served as a Washington correspondent for the outlet. Before that, he served as editor at large for Center for Public Integrity, where he also served as a federal politics reporter, and as a reporter for Politico.
Olivia Singh has been promoted to senior entertainment reporter at Insider. Singh joined the outlet in 2017 as an entertainment intern. Her writing can also be seen in NKD Magazine, Her Campus Media, US Weekly, TigerBeat Media, and DEFY Media.
Elyssa Cherney has moved to Crain's Chicago Business, now working as a reporter covering higher education, philanthropy, labor, and more. Previously, she worked for the Chicago Tribune for over four years, first as a breaking news reporter, then on the metro desk covering higher ed. She has also reported for the Orlando Sentinel and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Columbia, SC NBC affiliate WIS has found a new morning anchor in Intisar Faulkner. Previously, Faulkner spent two years as an executive producer and anchor for WTOK in Meridian, MS.
Brittany Hardaway is joining the anchor team at WREX, an NBC affiliate in Rockford, IL, where she will be on the weekday newscasts at 5, 6, and 10pm. Previously, Hardaway has worked as an anchor for WICS in Springfield, IL, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. She has also worked as an associate producer for WSIL in Carbondale, IL.
Fort Wayne, IN CBS affiliate WANE has named Emily Dwire as its new weekday morning anchor. Dwire most recently worked at WOWT in Omaha, NE, and WPTA in Fort Wayne before that.
The New York Times has announced two relocations and one addition:
Savannah Morning News has hired Zoe Nicholson as a reporter, covering growth and development in Savannah. Currently, she covers Clemson for the Greenville News and Anderson Independent in South Carolina. She will be starting with Savannah Morning News later this month.
Kevin Graeler is officially the new managing editor for The Columbia Daily Tribune, after serving as the interim managing editor for the past six months. Previously, he has worked at the Daily Tribune as a night and weekend editor, as well as a sports editor. he also served as a sports editor for the Hannibal Courier-Post.
The Des Moines Register has named Nic Garcia as the newest member of its politics team. Garcia will be starting later this month, as he departs his current role as a senior politics writer for the Dallas Morning News. He has also previously covered politics for the Denver Post, and operated in several roles at both Chalkbeat and Out Front.
Maria Cristina Curi is joining Bloomberg Law as a reporter, covering cybersecurity and telecom. Previously, Curi worked as a trade reporter for Inside U.S. Trade. She has also interned for Politico, The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, and American Public Media Group.
Jacksonville Business Journal has tapped Brent Godwin as its new real estate reporter. In his new role, Godwin will be covering both commercial and residential real estate. Previously, he has reported and edited for the Birmingham Business Journal for nearly a decade, and most recently served as the email operations manager for the Cahaba Media Group.
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