November 12, 2021
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/ by Anna Marevska
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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:
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:
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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