Feb 04, 2022 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

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The Washington Post has announced three promotions:

  • Abha Bhattarai has been promoted to economics correspondent at the paper. She has been on staff since 2010, and most recently served as national retail reporter.
  • Olga Massov has been upped to assistant recipes editor. She was previously a part-time assignment editor on the food team since 2019. Before that, Massov was a food and lifestyle freelance writer, stylist and photographer, and her work has appeared on the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Maskable, and The New York Times.
  • Steven Ginsberg has been promoted to managing editor of Metro, National and Sports. He has been the national editor at The Post since 2017 and joined the paper as a nighttime copy aide in 1994. Throughout the years, Ginsberg has served as a reporter covering numerous beats, deputy national politics editor, and senior politics editor.

Michelle Legro has joined Wired as a deputy editor on the features team. She was most recently a deputy editor, GEN at Medium, and before that spent a couple of years at WNYC New York Public Radio as a story developer for the Radiolab.

The Los Angeles Times has announced a newsroom organization aimed to sharpen focus on news and enterprise, by promoting three editors:

  • Shelby Grad has taken on a new role as deputy managing editor for news, supervising daily report on all platforms. He has been the California and Metro editor since 2014 and has been on staff since 1993 when he joined as a stringer.
  • B.J. Terhune has been named assistant managing editor for news and will oversee the Fast Break Desk. She spent the past two years as deputy Metro editor, and assistant Metro editor before that. Terhune has been at the paper since 2015 and before that worked for the Orange County Register.
  • Hector Becerra has become deputy managing editor for California and Metro, upped from deputy Metro editor. He began his journalism career in The LA Times newsroom in 1999 and has since worked as a general assignment reporter editor, and City editor.

Justin Fenner has been promoted to senior editor in the features department at Robb Report.  He continues writing stories on men's style, watches and grooming for the website. Fenner spent the past three years as the deputy digital editor at the magazine, and before that worked as senior accessories editor at Gear Patrol and a deputy editor at Men's Journal before that.

McClatchy has promoted Alex Mena to managing editor of the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. He succeeds Rick Hirsch, who retired after four decades in journalism. Mena was most recently the deputy managing editor of both papers and has been with the Herald for more than 25 years. During this time, he has covered high school games, worked as a designer, copy editor, deputy sports editor, news editor and sports editor.

Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Randazzo now covers K-12 education after more than a decade of covering the legal industry. She has been at The Journal since 2014 and before that worked for American Lawyer Media as a reporter of The AM Law Daily. Prior to that, Randazzo spent three years at The Daily Journal.

Bloomberg News has added four staffers across the organization:

  • Maxwell Adler has joined Bloomberg’s City Lab team as a full-time reporter. Previously, he was an intern on the power and renewables team.
  • Madison Muller has joined Bloomberg as a reporter covering trending coronavirus news for the health team. She comes to Bloomberg from Chicago Public Media, where she was a digital producer and freelancer.
  • Jeff Stone has joined Bloomberg News as an editor overseeing the investigative reporters team. He was most recently the editor in chief of CyberScoop, where he oversaw cybercrime, disinformation and the U.S. justice system. 
  • Lauren Dezenski has joined the Washington, D.C, team as an editor on the breaking news desk. She was previously a reporter for Politico Massachusetts and the author of the Massachusetts Playbook. She has also worked for CNN as a political reporter and editor.

Brendan Bordelon has joined Politico as a tech policy reporter and author of the "Morning Tech" newsletter. He started Jan. 25. Bordelon will cover major developments around policy and emerging tech. He comes to Politico from the National Journal, where he was ta tech reporter for five years. Before that, he worked at Morning Consult and the Daily Caller.  

The Wall Street Journal has hired Lindsay Ellis as a reporter covering business schools; she starts Jan. 31. Ellis was most recently a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she covered Covid-19, campus diversity, political polarization and governance. Before that, she reported on higher education issues for the Houston Chronicle.

Alfred Maskeroni has been promoted to  deputy digital editor at  Ad Age, upped from managing editor of the site. He has been at the magazine since 2017, when he joined as the digital managing editor. Before that, Maskeroni spent four years at Adweek as director of video.

Natalie Jennings has joined Vox as senior politics editor. She was previously at the Washington Post for 11 years, where she was deputy Washington editor, editing coverage of the Biden White House and Congress and previously covered three presidential elections on the national politics and video teams. Jennings was also the editor of The Fix, the Post’s signature politics blog. In addition, she has worked as a Senate staffer and a legislative analyst at a government affairs firm.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has promoted Charlotte Sutton to managing editor. She will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the newsroom. Sutton has been at The Inquirer since 2015, and most recently served as assistant managing editor for Business, Health and the Built Environment. Prior to joining The Inquirer, Sutton worked at the Tampa Bay Times for more than two decades in a senior newsroom role.

Wendy Sheehan Donnell has been named editor in chief of PCMag. She will also serve as vice president of content for Ziff Media Group. Sheehan Donnell has been at the company since 2007, when she joined as the managing editor of consumer electronics and mobile content. Most recently, she worked as the editor and VP of content and managed the editorial, staff and day-to-day operation of the magazine.

The Information has welcomed back Stephen Nellis as a reporter covering semiconductors, hardware and related matters. Most recently, he was a San Francisco corresponded for Reuters for six years. HIs first stint at The Information was in 2014 and covered Salesforce.com, Microsoft and Amazon for two years. Prior to that, Nellis spent seven years at Pacific Coast Business Times.

Alexandra S. Levine has joined Forbes as senior writer, tech and innovation. She joined the magazine from Politico, where she most recently served as a reporter covering privacy and data protection, and wrote Politico’s daily newsletter, Morning Tech. Before that, Levine worked for The New York Times as a columnist.  

CNN Business will welcome Lucy Bayly Feb. 14 as senior economy editor. She is currently wrapping up her duties as the digital business and finance editor at NBC News, a position she has held since 2016.Bayly has also previously freelanced for Davler Media, Original Penguin and Gawker.

Allie Raffa has joined NBC News as a Capitol Hill correspondent. She was most recently a reporter at KNSD-TV, the NBC station in San Diego, where she covered a wide range of stories from Southern California. Prior to that, Raffa spent five years at Fox News as a political reporter, multimedia reporter and associate producer.

WLS-TV, the ABC station in Chicago, has announced the appointment of two assistant news directors succeeding Sarah Dunlap Burke, who resigned in August 2021:

  • Doug Whitmire, who was the executive producer of the station's 10 p.m. newscast, now oversees news gathering, daily newscasts and operations. He is an 18-year veteran of ABC 7 and started at the station in 2003 as a news writer.
  • Nneka Nwosu Faison has joined the station as an assistant news director and oversees digital (including ABC 7’s new streaming newscasts), specials and storytelling. She comes to the station from WCVB-TV, the ABC station in Boston, where she most recently served as executive producer of "Chronicle," the longest running local news magazine show in the country

CNN has promoted Camila Bernal to national correspondent. She will continue being based in the Los Angeles bureau. Bernal joined CNN Newsource in 2018 as a bilingual national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. Before that, she was a general assignment reporter at KRON-TV in San Francisco, and a bilingual reporter for CBS/Telemundo duopoly in Austin, Texas, before that.

Daniella Guzman has returned to KPRC-TV, the NBC station in Houston, as a weekend anchor for the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, alongside Kris Gutierrez. She comes from NBC Los Angeles, where she has been a anchor of "Today in LA" since 2014.  Guzman's first stint at NBC Houston was in 2006, when she was a reporter and weekend anchor. She has also worked at WMAQ-TV in Chicago and Univision in Miami.

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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.