Sep 30, 2022 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

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Melissa Matthews has joined Real Simple as features editor. She covers a variety of topics, including personal finance, fitness, health, and relationships. Most recently, Matthews served as an associate health director at SELF and before that spent two years at Men's Health.

The Detroit News has hired Amy Elliott Bragg as an assistant city editor on the Metro desk. She joins the outlet from Crain’s Detroit Business, where she was a special projects editor. As a freelance writer, Elliott Bragg has written for Crain's, Atlas Obscura, the Detroit Metro Times, and has also previously served as content director at Issue Media Group.

Andrew Tobias has been promoted to chief political reporter for and The Plain Dealer. He was previously a statehouse reporter and covered Ohio state government and politics working out of the Columbus bureau. Tobias joined in 2013 after a stint as a correspondent at Dayton Daily News.

The Associated Press has announced additions to its education reporting network:

  • Cheyanne Mumphrey, an editor on the West Desk, who will start a new job next month as an education reporter. She has been at the AP for three years reporting national stories for the Race & Ethnicity team. Mumphrey will begin education reporting full time on Oct. 3. She will continue to be based in Phoenix.
  • Jocelyn Gecker has covered education as a subbeat for several years and has joined the team full time on Sept. 12. In her career at AP, Gecker served as a reporter in Bangkok, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. In her new job, she will continue to work out of San Francisco.

Jessica Wozinsky Fleming has joined Health magazine as senior commerce editor. She oversees, assigns, and edits health and wellness commerce and product content. Previously, Wozinsky Fleming was a marketing manager at Aha Media Group, and before that worked as a social media strategist at Mediterra Nutrition.

The Los Angeles Times has announced several promotions across the newsroom:

  • Ben Muessig has been promoted to assistant managing editor for storytelling, a newly created role. In addition to leading an expansion of voice, including essays and first-person writing he will oversee Column One. Muessing joined the paper in 2016 and before that edited at the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Daily News.
  • Jeff Bercovici has been promoted to business editor. He was most recently the deputy business editor with a focus on technology and has been at The Times since 2019. Prior to that, Bercovici was the San Francisco bureau chief for Inc. magazine.
  • Nancy Rivera Brooks has been promoted to deputy business editor. In her 40-year run with the department, Rivera Brooks has shaped the Business desk’s culture and coverage.

Al Weaver has been promoted to Senate reporter at The Hill. Most recently, he was a national politics reporter and has been at the outlet since 2019. Prior to that, Weaver worked as a reporter for the Washington Examiner and The Daily Caller.

The St. Louis Business Journal has tapped Connor Hart as a reporter. Most recently, he was a reporting interned at The Wall Street Journal's Real Time news desk, covering breaking news for the Dow Jones Newswire, as well as earnings coverage and corporate reporting for The Journal.

Beth Pinsker has joined as an investing columnist. She joins the site from Buy Side from WSJ, where she was the personal finance editor until July. Before that, Pinsker was director, editorial services at Fidelity Investments in Boston. She has also worked as a columnist and deputy personal finance editor at Reuters. 

The Business of Fashion has recruited Malique Morris as a reporter covering digitally native direct-to-consumer brands and the broader shifts in the online shopping industry. He comes to BoF from The Information, where he was a retail and e-commerce reporter.

Bloomberg Law has hired Skye Witley as a reporter covering privacy and data security. He joins the wired after completing an internship at Axios. Witley has also previously interned The Durango Herald in Colorado and NBC Washington.

Bloomberg News reporter Olivia Rockeman has moved from the US economy beat to the consumer team, covering retailers including Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, and Levi’s, as well as smaller brands like Warby Parker and Allbirds. In addition to company news and earnings coverage, Olivia will focus on corporate sustainability within the retail and apparel space. She’ll report on how and where clothes are produced, the environmental and economic consequences associated with modern apparel production, and the emerging solutions within sustainable fashion.

Yahoo Finance has hired Brett LoGiurato as senior front page editor. He has more than a decade of experience in the media and academic publishing industries, and most recently served as a senior editor at Future of Work. Prior to that, LoGiurato was a senior editor at The Wharton School Press and the executive editor for Insider, Inc.

Catherine Leffert has joined American Banker as a reporter covering the intersection of finance and technology. She was most recently a reporter for the Dallas Business Journal covering finance and money, and before that interned for Bloomberg News.

Alexandra Sternlicht has joined Fortune magazine as a reporter covering technology startups and founders. She joins Fortune from Forbes, where she was the Under 30 editorial community lead. Previously, Sternlicht directed marketing at a mobile app startup and worked at The New York Times and New York Observer.

Industry Dive has named Edwin Lopez  managing editor. He spent the past nine months as the lead editor for Supply Chain Drive and was responsible for the daily operations and strategy of the publication. Lopez has been at Industry Dive since 2016.

Dr. Tara Narula has joined CNN as a medical correspondent.  She will report across CNN platforms and is based in New York. Dr. Narula joins CNN from CBS News where she was the senior medical correspondent reporting for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including CBS Mornings, the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell, CBS Saturday Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, and CBS Streaming Network.

CNBC has promoted Ashley Capoot to a reporter on the tech and weekend news team covering breaking news. Previously she was a digital associate on a rotation basis. Before joining CNBC in July 2022, Capoot was an audience intern at Chicago Tribune Media Group.

Lewis Kamb is the new national FOIA reporter at NBC News Digital. He will pursue news-driven scoops and long-term investigative projects based on public records. He’ll work across the newsroom, running training sessions and coaching reporters on how to file FOIA requests. Kamb will remain in Seattle and most recently worked at Axios. Before that, he was a longtime watchdog reporter at the Seattle Times.

Anamaria Artemisa Sayre has joined the Alt.Latino podcast from NPR Music as a co-host, alongside Felix Contreras. They will focus on exploring history and cultural context through music in a conversational way, including feature stories and personal experiences of Latinx artists. Artemisa Sayre was previously a producer of Alt. Latino and joined NPR Music in 2021 as an intern.

NewsNation has expanded live programming by launching a 10 a.m. show anchored by Marni Hughes. The "NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes" made its debut on Sept. 19 and broadcasts from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. E.T., giving the channel 96 hours per week of news programming. Hughes has been with NewsNation since it launched in 2020 and has been hosting NewsNation Prime with Marni Hughes at 9 p.m. NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes will be executive produced by James Holm, who continues as executive producer of News Nation’s Early Morning.

Leigha McNeil has joined WWL-TV, the CBS station in New Orleans, as a morning reporter. She was previously at KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas, where she was a weekend anchor and had been on staff since 2020. She started her TV career with News15 KADN/KLAF Lafayette, Louisiana.

Julia Furukawa is named the permanent host of "All Things Considered" on New Hampshire Public Radio. She has been the interim host since May and joined the staff as a producer a year ago. Furukawa was previously an assistant managing editor of The Paris News.


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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 Find her on Instagram @AnnaMar3.