Apr 22, 2022 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

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The Washington Post has announced multiple staff updates across the organization:

  • Jacqueline Alemany will be taking on a new position as congressional investigations reporter later this spring. She will lead coverage of the House Select Committee, and report on the House and Senate and how the government uses its resources and power. Since November 2018, Alemany has served as co-author of The Washington Post’s flagship early morning newsletter, "The Early 202." She joined the paper after six years at CBS News.
  • Susan Levine has taken on an interim role as deputy foreign editor and will assume primary responsibility for day-to-day coverage.  Since 2018, she has been editor of the Talent Network. From 1993 to 2008, Levine worked on The Post’s Metro staff covering health, medicine, aging and the death penalty. She spent two years at Politico as deputy editor and returned to The Post in 2015 as the National Desk’s deputy health, science and environment editor.
  • Peter Wallsten has been named senior national investigations editor and will spearhead ambitious investigative pieces across the National staff. In addition, Wallsten will oversee The Post's new Democracy Team, guiding coverage of the pressures being put on voting systems around the country and the fraying public trust in the outcome of elections. Wallsten has been an editor in Politics for the last nine years. Since 2018, he has served as a senior national politics editor.  Wallsten arrived at The Post in 2010 and before that covered national politics for The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Matt Brown has joined The Post as a Georgia-based reporter for the new Democracy Team. He will cover a state at the center of the national debate over access to the polls and the health of America’s democratic system. Brown comes to The Post from USA Today, where he has been a White House correspondent covering the Biden administration.

Jacob Krol is the new senior editor of technology and e-commerce for The Arena Group’s TheStreet, Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, among other brands. He sources the latest deals, curates best-of reviews and covers new product announcements across tech, outdoors and sports. He was most recently a tech an electronics editor at CNN Underscored and before that has worked for Mashable and CNBC.

The Detroit Free Press has announced three top editorial promotions:

  • Anjanette Delgado has been promoted to executive editor and now oversees Free Press digital operations as well as breaking and trending news, sports, photography and video, data and entertainment reporting. She was most recently a senior news director for digital and has been at the outlet for four years. Prior to that, Delgado spent 22 years at Gannett in various roles.
  • James G. Hill has also been promoted to executive editor, upped from senior news director. He has been at the Free Press for 22 years and most recently directed the Metro Desk, as well as the education and watchdog/investigative teams. Hill has also been a columnist and served on the editorial board.
  • Jim Schaefer, previously the senior news director for autos, business and education, has been promoted to executive editor. He has worked at the Free Press since 1988, with a couple of stints at The Toledo Blade and WXYZ-TV in between. In 2009 he won and shared a Pulitzer Prize with his reporting partner M.L. Elrick for their watchdog coverage of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Bianca Nieves has joined The Cut as senior shopping editor. She works alongside editorial leadership to grow the brand’s shopping coverage and help to launch The Cut’s expanded shopping section, set to debut this summer. She was most recently commerce editor at Teen Vogue, where she spearheaded the brand’s shopping strategy. She has contributed to The Cut in the past, and has covered fashion, beauty, and Latinx culture for Refinery29, Glamour, Who What Wear, Fashionista, and Latina.

Variety has promoted Michael Schneider to television editor overseeing coverage of TV news, shows and the television industry. Most recently, he was the deputy TV editor and has been at Variety since 2016. Prior to that, Schneider spent nine years at KCRW public radio in Santa Monica, California.

CALMatters has welcomed Nadia Lopez as a reporter covering the environment, air quality and the California Air Resources Board. She spent the past two years at The Fresno Bee as a reporter covering  the central San Joaquin Valley's Latino community as part of the Central Valley News Collaborative, a a bilingual project that shines a light on how the region's underserved populations have been disproportionately impacted physically, emotionally and financially by COVID-19. Before that, Lopez was a corps member of Report for America.

Intelligencer, New York magazine's daily news, politics, business and tech digital arm, has announced two editorial staff updates:

  • Justin Miller has been promoted to deputy editor and will help set the site's direction. He has been Intelligencer’s news director since 2021, where he has managed the site’s coverage of breaking news events and enterprise reporting. Before that, he spent five years as an editor at the Daily Beast, and earlier in his career was a home-page editor at New York and The Atlantic.
  • Ryu Spaeth has moved from deputy editor of Intelligencer to become a features editor across the magazine. He joined the site in 2021 and since then has edited political coverage and launched the popular Intelligencer Profile. He joined New York from The New Republic, where he edited features for the web and the print magazine.

The Wall Street Journal has announced multiple staff updates across the newsroom:

  • Liz Hoffman has been promoted to senior reporter.  She joined The Journal in 2013 and most recently covered Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In her new role, she will write widely on Wall Street.
  • Cara Lombardo has also been promoted to senior reporter. She will continue to primarily cover mergers and acquisitions and activist investing as well as dealmakers, the business of dealmaking and more. She has been at The Journal since 2017 and has previously reported for the Associated Press and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • Emily Gitter has been named deputy Enterprise editor. She will handle daily stories, especially on big news. Gitter is the founding editor of Exchange, The Journal's weekly business and finance section, and before that founded Mansion, which she built into a successful WSJ franchise. Before joining The Journal in 2005, Gitter worked at New York Magazine and the New York Sun.
  • Vivyan Tran has returned to the paper as deputy Enterprise editor for audience and innovation, where she will help expand the breadth and sophistication of the digital footprint. Tran previously helped launch tech-news site Protocol in 2020 and helped build it into a 45-person newsroom as head of digital.

·       Karen Hao has joined the paper as a reporter covering China technology and society. She comes to The Journal from MIT Technology Review, where she spent the past year as a senior AI editor, and the year before that as senior reporter. Prior to that, Hao worked as a junior data scientist at Quartz.

Renuka Rayasam has joined Kaiser Health News as senior correspondent in the Southern bureau. She joins the outlet from Politico, where she was a Texas correspondent since 2017. Before that she spent five years as a freelance writer covering breaking news and features for The New Yorker, BBC, Quartz, The Atlantic, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and other international publications.

Bloomberg Technology has tapped Min-Jeong Lee as a reporter covering SoftBank Group and Japan's startup scene. She was previously a reporter at The Wall Street Journal based in Seoul, South Korea and mostly focused on Japanese stocks. Before that, Lee was a reporter for Dow Jones.

Yahoo Finance has named Brian Cheung full-time anchor. He has been a reporter/fill-in anchor since he joined the outlet in 2018 and has since focused on the Federal Reserve, economics, and banking. Cheung previously reported for S&P Global Market Intelligence for two years and covered bank regulations, lobbying groups and policymakers.

The NBC News flagship program "Meet the Press" has promoted two producers:

  • Justice Gilpin-Green has been named producer of the MTP content strategy team. In this role, she will lead the cross-platform planning process for MTP’s special programming and events, including the 2022 primary night specials on News Now and Meet the Press Reports. She will also drive the daily digital operation and look for new opportunities to attract additional audiences. She has been at NBC News since 2019.
  • Caitlin Hartman has been promoted to associate producer at "Meet the Press." She was previously a researcher at NBC News and has been a member of the MTP team for two years.

Justyna Syska has been promoted to senior producer at Chicago's ABC affiliate, WLS-TV. She has been at the station for 11 years and joined the staff to help launch "Windy City Live" in 2011. Before that, Syska was a producer for Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Stevens’s morning show at Audacy country WUSN-FM.

Aria Bendix has joined NBC News as a reporter covering health news. She focuses mainly on COVID-19 and the pandemic. She was previously a senior reporter at Insider where she covers health news and urban and environmental science.  Bendix has also worked at The Atlantic as an assistant editor for nightly news.

Michelle Toh has moved into a reporting and writing position at CNN. She continues being based in Hong Kong and most recently was the programming editor at CNN Business. Toh joined CNN in 2017 as a multiplatform editor for CNNMoney and before that worked for Fortune Magazine and Fox News.

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey has joined WBUR-FM public radio in Boston as senior health reporter. She joins the station from the Boston Globe, where she was a healthcare reporter for eight years. Before that, Dayal McCluskey covered health topics for the Boston Herald and general news for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

WBBM-TV, the CBS station in Chicago, will welcome Joe Donlon as main news anchor starting May 2. He will anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Monday-through-Friday newscasts with Irika Sargent. Donlon stepped down last month after a stint at Chicago-based cable news startup NewsNation. Before that, he was the main news anchor at WGN-TV in Chicago. Before joining WGN in 2018, Donlon spent 21 years as main anchor at NBC affiliate KGW in Portland, Oregon.



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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.