Jul 30, 2021 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

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Vanity Fair has three new hires:

  • Maggie Coughlan has joined the staff as senior editor of Vanities, VF's site dedicated to covering the highs and lows of contemporary celebrity and style. She previously had a brief stint as content strategy director at My Subscription Addiction, and before that spent seven years as the editorial director of PageSix.com.
  • Delia Cai has joined the staff as senior vanities correspondent. She comes from BuzzFeed, where she was most recently a trends lead.
  • Nate Freeman will join the magazine August 2 as art columnist. He is currently wrapping up his duties as senior art business reporter at artnet.

Noah Shachtman has been named editor in chief of Rolling Stone magazine, effective September 8. He comes from The Daily Beast, where he served as editor in chief since 2018. Prior to that, Shachtman was the executive editor of the site. He has also spent six years at Wired as the editor of the Danger Room.  

Pride Media has appointed Daniel Reynolds (they/them/he/him) as editor in chief of Out magazine. He most recently served a dual role at Pride Media as deputy editor at The Advocate and editorial director at Pride.com. Reynolds first joined The Advocate as an intern in 2012 and has risen to the top at three of the company’s brands: The Advocate, Pride.com, and Gay.com.

Holly Meyer has joined the Associated Press global religion team as a news editor. She spent the past seven years at The Tennessean as religion reporter. Prior to that, Meyer reported for The Post-Crescent and the Rapid City Journal.

Elizabeth Turner and Alturo Rhymes have been named co-senior broadcast producers of CBS Evening News. Turner has been with CBS Evening News as a senior producer since 2019, and before that, oversaw overnight and morning broadcasts for CBS This Morning for five years. Rhymes has served many roles at CBS News since he joined in 2005 and has earned an Emmy and several Sigma Delta Chi and NABJ awards for his work.

Insider has promoted Akin Oyedele to senior editor, investing. Most recently, he served as an editor at Business Insider and before that held a variety of positions, including markets reporter, senior reporter, correspondent and most recently as editor. Oyedele has been at Insider, Inc. since 2014.

Amy Yee is the newest reporter at Bloomberg News covering equality. She is a former Financial Times staffer and worked for the outlet from 1999 until 2006. She has also served as a research associate at Harvard Business School As a freelance writer, Yee has bylines at The New York Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Asia, Washington Post, Financial Times, National Geographic, International Herald Tribune, The Lancet, Forbes, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Slate, among other publications.

PBS has announced that Phil Maravilla is the new senior producer of PBS NewsHour West, its bureau at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He replaced Richard Coolidge, who joined the team in Washington, D.C., to serve as the first senior managing producer for the program. In that role, he’ll be responsible for “PBS NewsHour’s” breaking news specials and will play a key leadership role in the nightly program’s operation.

Emilie Ikeda has joined NBC News as a correspondent. She was previously a reporter at Fox-owned WAGA in Atlanta, where she had been since 2019. Before that, Ikeda was part of Fox’s Multimedia Reporters Training Program and wrote, shot, conducted interviews and edited packages for Fox News Channel and Fox affiliates nationwide.

The Los Angeles Times has announced new promotions and an addition to its arts staff:

  • Craig Nakano has been promoted to deputy editor, Arts & Entertainment. Nakano has been with the Times for over two decades and has led its arts coverage since 2016.
  • Amy Kaufman, who has been with the Times since 2009 as a staff writer covering film, has been named senior entertainment writer. In her new role, she will be pursuing high-profile interviews and features concerning cultural figures across all entertainment genres.
  • Greg Braxton has been named senior writer, culture and representation. Braxton has been with the Times in a number of roles for nearly four decades. His new role will continue his work covering issues of racism and representation in popular culture.
  • Nate Jackson is returning to the Times as deputy editor, Arts & Entertainment. Jackson reported for the LA Times from 2009-2012 and has since then written and edited for OC Weekly and TheWrap. Most recently, he has served as a legal writer for Continuing Education of the Bar, a nonprofit law resource of UCLA.

Trudi Gilfillian has been named the new opinion editor for four McClatchy newspapers in South Carolina: The State (Columbia), The Beaufort Gazette, The Island Packet (Hilton Head, and The Sun News (Myrtle Beach). She previously served as the director of communications for the New Jersey Business Action Center, and the assistant director of journalism at Oregon State University.

The St. Louis Business Journal has hired Gloria Lloyd as its newest commercial real estate reporter. Previously, Lloyd was with Call Newspapers covering government and education, and The News & Observer covering business and community news.

Evan Hoopfer has joined The Triangle Business Journal as a commercial real estate and economic development reporter, covering several counties in the area. Hoopfer joins the Triangle Business Journal from the Dallas Business Journal, a sister publication, where he served as an assistant managing editor and reporter.

Amanda Peacher has joined American Public Media's Marketplace as a senior reporter. As a freelancer, Peacher's work has been featured in NPR, the Washington Times, US News & World Report, News & Observer, The State, and Marketplace. She is also an audio storytelling instructor at the University of California-San Diego.

Jason Tidd has joined The Topeka Capital-Journal as a statehouse reporter. Previously, he was a breaking news reporter, covering stories for The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com, and before that Todd was also a staff writer at Marion County Record and has interned at The Washington Times.

Columbus Business First has hired Owen Milnes as a reporter covering real estate in Franklin County. Most recently, he was a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University and a campus producer at The Lantern, the school's  daily newspaper. Milnes has also interned at Sports and Society Initiative and Ohio State National Broadcast.

Veteran journalist Vivien Lou Chen is the new reporter at MarketWatch covering rates and currencies. She was previously a longtime Bloomberg News reporter and spent the past 22 years at the news service covering bonds and fixed income markets, currencies, central banks, and the economy.

Crain's Chicago Business has welcomed Katherine Davis as a reporter covering tech, startups, venture capital and other Chicago business news. She spent the past four years at Chicago Inno, most recently as associate editor writing and editing news stories, profiles, round-ups and features on technology, startups and venture capital in Chicagoland. Prior to that, Davis spent four years at Chicago Business Journal as associate editor.

Zoe Sagalow has joined S&P Global Market Intelligence as bank regulation reporter. She was previously an insurance reporter of CQ Roll Call and before that covered federal taxes for Tax Analysts and multimedia business for Capital News Services before that.

Fox-owned WTXF-TV in Philadelphia has tapped Shaynah Ferreira as a reporter and fill-in anchor. She comes to the station from WTNH-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was bilingual reporter since 2019. Ferreira has also previously reported for WSAV-TV in Savannah, Georgia, and WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.

Hannah Mackenzie has joined WLOS-TV, the ABC affiliate in  Asheville, North Carolina, as a reporter. She was most recently a freelance reporter for KPRC-TV in Houston and before that spent three years at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Pensacola, Florida, and almost three years at KFXV-TV in McAllen, Texas, before that.  


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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 the senior manager of content and client data at Cision’s research department, and the editor of FashionFilesmag.com. Find her on Instagram @AnnaMar3.