Media Moves at The Daily Beast & Variety, Boston Globe & Washington Post Announce Multiple Staff Updates


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New York magazine has tapped Errol Louis as a columnist. He writes a weekly column for the magazine and Intelligencer, its news and politics site. Louis's column focuses on the mayoral race and new administration, as well as policy questions in the areas of criminal justice, transportation, and more. Louis is a political anchor and host of “Inside City Hall” on Spectrum News NY1, as well as a CNN contributor, an adjunct professor of the Urban Reporting program at the Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York.

Mia Maguire has joined The Daily Beast as commerce editor. She was most recently the shopping and e-commerce editor at StyleCaster for two years and before that covered e-commerce at Penske Media. Maquire has also served as a visual merchandiser and buyer at San Souci Clothing and as fashion director for Fashion Quarterly Magazine.

The New York Times has named Patricia Cohen global economics correspondent based in London. She has been at the paper since 1997 and has held numerous editorial positions, including ideas editor, investigative reporter on the Culture desk, and most recently covered the U.S. economy as a correspondent. Before joining The Times, Cohen worked at The Washington Post and Rolling Stone.

Ian Phillips has taken on a new role at the Associated Press, and now focuses on journalism safety. This is a one-year assignment for Phillips, who is also the vice president for international news at the AP. In his new position, he will focus the AP’s preparedness and rapid response to physical and online threats for its staff around the globe, as well as other crisis situations. Phillips has been at the AP since 1994.  

Tyler Coates has joined The Hollywood Reporter as awards editor. He will manage print and online content that covers the Oscars and Emmys, as well as awards season's main players. Coates was most recently a freelance writer contributing culture stories to The Awl, Billboard, Brooklyn Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Decider, Entertainment Weekly, GOOD, Gothamist, and other publications. Before that, he was a senior culture editor at Esquire

The Washington Post has announced multiple new hires, staff promotions and assignment updates across local and international newsrooms:

  • Kat Downs Mulderhas been promoted to chief product officer and managing editor, a hybrid role between News and Engineering. She will continue to oversee journalists focused on storytelling in video, audio, photos, graphics and design, as well as news curation, audience development and emerging news products. 
  • Krissah Thompson has added oversight of Features and the climate/environment team as managing editor. She was promoted to the managing editor position in August 2020 and before that spent almost two decades as a reporter at the paper.
  • Heather Long will join the Opinions section as an editorial writer and columnist, focusing on economic policy, the future of work and other topics. She has been at the post since 2017 and most recently served as economics correspondent. Long begins her new role on December 1.
  • Gabe Hiatt has returned to The Post as deputy editor of By The Way. For the past three years, he was the editor of Eater DC, where he led coverage of Washington’s restaurant scene. Before that, Hiatt spent five years at The Post, first as a reporter and editorial aide in Sports, and then as the sports editor of Express.
  • Katy Burnell Evans has joined The Post as an assignment editor on the local government and politics team and working on coverage of politics and government in the District, Maryland and Virginia. She was previously at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where she was news editor.
  • Amy Cheng has joined The Post as a breaking-news reporter for hub in Seoul. She comes to the paper from NPR, where she was a news producer in Beijing.
  • Adam Kilgore has taken on an expanded role as a general assignment reporter, with a particular focus on high-impact features and quick-turn analysis. He will continue to play a major part in coverage of the NFL and will also cover baseball, basketball, hockey, track and field and whatever else is relevant at the moment.

Meredith Haggerty has been named senior culture editor at Vox. She oversees the Culture team and its coverage of film, TV, music, gaming, celebrity, and other cultural topics. Haggerty was most recently the deputy editor for The Goods vertical at Vox and has been on staff since 2015.

Elizabeth Wagmeister has been named chief correspondent of Variety. She spent the past eight years as a senior correspondent at the outlet and covered breaking news, investigative reporting, celebrity profiles, features and cover stories across print, digital and video platforms. Prior to joining Variety in 2014, Wagmeister has held editorial positions at Hollywood Life, Page Six TV, and TV Guide Magazine.

BuzzFeed News will welcome Katharine Schwab January 3, 2022 as deputy tech editor. She was most recently the deputy editor of Fast Company's tech section and left the outlet on Nov. 10. Schwab spent five years at Fast Company and has previously contributed to The Atlantic, The Seattle Times and Los Angeles Magazine.

The Boston Globe has announced three staff promotions and an addition:

  • Dharna Noor has joined the staff as a climate writer. She was previously with Gizmodo Media Group and covered climate for Earther.
  • Anissa Gardizy has taken on a new role as business reporter, after spending the past six months as a digital producer and reporter. She joined the paper as an intern in 2020.
  • Tim Logan has been promoted to deputy business editor. He has been at The Globe since 2015 and has since covered commercial real estate, development and housing on the Business Desk.
  • Diti Kohli has joined the business team as digital producer/reporter. She joined the Globe in 2020 as an intern.

Erik Bojnansky is the new reporter at South Florida Business Journal and covers emerging market trends in real estate. He spent the past year at The Miami Times as a contributor and contributed breaking news stories. Bojnansky has also freelanced for Miami New Times, Daily Business Review, The Miami Herald, The New York Times, and Ocean Drive Magazine. He also sent a decade at Biscayne Times.

The Wall Street Journal has hired Omar Abdel-Baqui as breaking news reporter. He spent the summer as a corporate reporting intern at The Journal and before that has reported for the Detroit Free Press and interned at NBC News.

Insider has welcomed Diamond Naga Siu as a reporter covering Apple's and Google's mobile platforms and the app developer ecosystem. She was previously a reporter for Law360, where she reported on data privacy and Indigenous American rights. Siu has also previously worked for Vice News, The Boston Globe, Politico, NBC News, and other outlets.

Kenrick Cai has been promoted to senior reporter, technology at Forbes. He covers startups and venture capital in Silicon Valley and the West Coast. Cai has been at Forbes since 2019, when he joined the staff as an editorial intern. Most recently, he served as a wealth reporter.

Bloomberg News has welcomed Devika Krishna Kumar as a financial oil reporter. She spent the past eight years at Reuters, most recently as energy and commodities markets reporter. She has also covered U.S. tech, media, and telecom beat for Reuters and has also previously worked as a copywriter for Lintas.

Virginia Matos has been promoted to executive producer for ABC's WLS-TV in Chicago. She produces the station's 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts. Most recently, Matos was the producer of the 4:30 p.m. newscast and has been on staff since 2004, when she joined as a news writer. Before that, Matos was a producer at WTVO-TV in Rockford, Illinois.

Kevin Reynolds has been named editor in chief of CoinDesk and will oversee news and long-form editorial. Before joining CoinDesk in 2020, he was at Bloomberg News for more than 23 years, where he started, scaled, and ran First Word, a 250-person global news/analysis service for professional clients.

FOX News has named Carley Shimkus co-host of "Fox & Friends First," replacing Jillian Mele who has left the program to pursue an MBA. Shimkus was most recently a reporter for FOX News's Headlines 24/7.

Lauren Sessions has joined KTFM (Energy 94.1) in San Antonio as assistant program director/music director and afternoon host. She joined the staff from sister station KBFF-FM in Portland, Oregon, where she hosted nights.

 

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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.

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