Oct 14, 2022 / in Media Moves USMedia Blog / by Anna Marevska

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The Washington Post has welcomed two climate and weather reporters:

  • Amudalat Ajasa has joined The Post as a climate and weather reporter. She covers extreme weather news and write stories about how extreme weather and climate change are affecting communities in the United States and abroad. Ajasa comes to The Post from the New York Times, where she was an Ida B. Wells Society fellow and aided ongoing investigations, gathered data and conducted surveys for its Covid tracking team. Previously, she was a freelancer for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the Star Tribune and the Guardian.
  • Scott Dance has also joined The Post as a climate and weather reporter, covering extreme weather news and the intersections between weather, climate, society and the environment. Dance spent the past decade at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered a variety of beats, including the environment, science, health, politics and business.

Max Chesnes has joined the Tampa Bay Times as a reporter covering the environment. Most recently, he was an environmental reporter at TCPalm, the digital news site for Treasure Coast Newspapers, where he had been since  2019. Prior to that, Chesnes was an environmental reporter at WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida.

USA TODAY has promoted  Cristina Silva and Jennifer Portman to managing editors and will lead the national news desk. Silva was most recently the deputy managing editor for enterprise and led the enterprise teams that cover education and beats focused on social justice, equity and inclusion, and immigration. Before joining USA TODAY in 2018, she worked as News Director at Newsweek. Portman leads enterprise teams focused on health care and climate change and has been the lead editor on COVID-19 coverage. Before joining USA TODAY in 2019, she served as news director at the Tallahassee Democrat.

Grace Panetta has joined The 19th as a political reporter. She comes from Insider, where she started as an intern and stayed on to cover the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, the pandemic and the 2020 election. 

PEOPLE magazine has named Wendy Naugle editor in chief. She spent the past three-and-a-half years as a deputy editor at the magazine and before that spent 18 years at Glamour in a variety of editorial positions, including deputy health editor and executive editor. Prior to that, Naugle was a senior health editor at Ladies' Home Journal.

Amanda Ross has been named beauty editor at The Zoe Report. She covers beauty trends, product launches, celebrity beauty news and happenings, first-person reviews, shopping roundups, and viral crazes. Ross was most recently a freelancer and her work has appeared in Byrdie, The Zoe Report, Nylon, Bustle, Avenue, BuzzFeed, Tab Media, Austin Monthly, and other publications.

Condé Nast Traveler has promoted Meaghan Kenny to associate commerce editor. In her new role, she covers shopping content, including luggage, travel bags, beauty, skincare, clothing, shoes, gift guides, and major sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Kenny has been at the magazine since 2020 and has since served as an editorial assistant.

Peter Davis is now the editor in chief of Avenue magazine. Most recently he helmed L'Officiel USA for almost four years and before that held top editorial positions at The Daily Front Row, SCENE Magazine, and Guide Groups.

Chris Gentilviso has joined Forbes as deputy editor, contributors. He comes to Forbes from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where he was an opinions editor managing opinion content appearing in the daily print edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, online at Richmond.com and in the 3-page Sunday Commentary section. Prior to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Gentilviso had produced content for Capitol Broadcasting Company and edited political coverage for HuffPost.

WIRED has promoted  Alan Henry to special projects editor. He has been at the magazine since 2020 and has since served as senior editor for service. Prior to that, Henry was the Smarter Living editor at The New York Times and the editor in chief of Lifehacker.

Fortune has hired Indrani Sen as senior features editor. She was most recently a culture editor for The New York Times opinion section for a little over a year. Before that, Sen worked at Medium as editor in chief of Forge.  

Christine Romero-Chan has joined Digital Trends as a reporter for the the mobile section. She was most recently a senior editor at iMore at Future and had been on staff since 2020. Romero-Chan also contributed to Mobile Nations, a subsidiary of Future. She was also a lead review editor and managing editor at AppAdvice.

Bloomberg News reporter Francesca Maglione has joined the investing team to cover college endowments and the business of higher education. She was previously a reporter on the legal, energy Americas and personal finance teams, and has been at Bloomberg since 2021.

The Houston Business Journal has named Chris Mathews as its energy reporter. He covers all aspects of the energy industry which includes upstream, midstream, downstream, chemicals, consumer power, and the professionals behind them. Mathews will continue to focus on renewables and the energy transition. He's a veteran to the Houston Business Journal, previously covering finance, innovation and renewable energy. He also oversees the Houston Inno newsletter.

David Crook has been named managing editor of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report. He is a former long-time Wall Street Journal editor and ran its Sunday metro-newspaper supplement for its entire 15-year run. After leaving the Journal in 2015, he co-founded DCReport.org with ex-NYT Pultizer Prize winner David Cay Johnston.

HR Brew has recruited Adam DeRose as a senior reporter. He joins the Morning Brew team from The Hill, where he was a video producer for almost six years. Prior to that, DeRose was a freelance reporter for Reuters and assisted the national affairs desk in data collection and analysis on long term data journalism projects.

Marc Stewart has joined CNN and CNN International as an international correspondent based in Asia responsible for reporting on key stories from the Asia-Pacific region for the network’s television and digital platforms. Prior to joining CNN, Stewart worked for The Wall Street Journal in London where he hosted its flagship morning podcast, “What’s News.” Before that, he reported for ABC News in New York, appeared on Yahoo Finance’s video streaming service, and contributed regularly to the aviation-focused publication “The Points Guy.”

Erika Stanish has been promoted to weekend evening anchor at KDKA-TV, the CBS-owned station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was most recently a reporter at the station and has been on staff since October 2021.  Prior to that, she was an investigative reporter at KOKH-TV in Oklahoma and a weekend anchor at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

NBC News has tapped longtime CNN congressional correspondent Ryan Nobles as the network’s newest Capitol Hill correspondent. Nobles worked at CNN for eight years both on and off the Hill, and before that spent seven years as an anchor at WWBT-TV, the NBC station in Richmond, Virginia.

Award-winning journalist Lori Lizarraga is NPR's "Code Switch" newest co-host, joining Gene Demby, B.A. Parker and senior correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates. Previously, Lizarraga reported at television stations including KUSA 9News in Denver and KGET/Telemundo in Bakersfield, California. "Code Switch" explores how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between.

MSNBC has tapped James Downie as a writer and editor for MSNBC Daily. He spent the past 11 years at The Washington Post as an opinions editor. Before that, Downie worked for The New Republic and Foreign Policy magazine.

WCCO-TV, the CBS station in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has welcomed Beret Leone as a morning reporter. She joins the station's morning team after spending the past four years as a weekend anchor/reporter and multimedia journalist at KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota.  


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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.