May 26, 2023
Hugh Dougherty has joined the New York Post as deputy news features editor. Most recently, he was a digital media consultant and before that spent nearly seven years at the DailyMail.com as executive editor. Dougherty has also served as a supervising producer for DailyMailTV and as assistant editor at MailOnline before that.
Entertainment Weekly has hired Shania Russell as a news writer. She has been an entertainment freelance writer since 2020 and has contributed to Paste Magazine, WhatToWatch, ButWhyThoPC, and Film Daze. Prior to that, Russell was a news writer at SlashFilm.com and a podcast producer at SPNN.
Variety has announced a new addition and a promotion:
- Stephen Rodrick has joined the outlet as chief correspondent and will write long-form features about Hollywood, movies, TV shows, and notable figures in the entertainment industry. He joins Variety after spending the past decade as a writer at Rolling Stone. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Esquire.
- Jem Aswad has been promoted to executive editor, music and will lead all music content across digital, print and live media platforms. Aswad has been at Variety since 2017, when he joined the staff as senior music editor. Prior to that, he served as senior editor of Billboard and editor in chief of SPIN.
Emma Balter has been appointed editor in chief of Houstonia Magazine. She joins the outlet from Chron.com, where she was the food editor since early 2022. Prior to that, Balter was a features reporter at the Houston Chronicle and before that contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Eater, PureWow, Chowhound, Hop Culture, VinePair and more.
Samantha Rollins joined Insider as the deputy editor of entertainment on May 15. Rollins previously held the same role with Bustle from September 2020 until she took over her new role with Insider. She also worked at New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Week.
W Magazine has brought over Matthew Velasco to its team as a news writer and he will be covering fashion, style, celebrity, and pop culture for the title's website. Velasco arrives from CNN where he has been an editorial contributor covering beauty and grooming for over a year.
Josh Wood is The Courier-Journal's new watchdog & news reporter on their enterprise and investigation team. He previously also worked for another Louisville-based newspaper, The Leo Weekly, as a staff writer. Wood’s article also appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Louisville Magazine, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor and The Independent.
Forbes has tapped Jennifer Aldrich as social media editor and will oversee the social strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram at Forbes Vetted, the title's shopping vertical. She was most recently the social media editor at Dotdash Meredith and prior to that worked at Hearst Magazines as digital editorial assistant.
JP Mangalindan has joined People magazine and People.com as a senior writer and focused TV-related stories, interviews, news and features. He joins the outlet from Insider, where he was an entertainment correspondent for two years. As a freelance writer, Mangalindan has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, dot.LA, TechCrunch (Extra Crunch), and other.
The Chicago Sun-Times has appointed a new business editor in Subrina Hudson. Hudson previously spent almost four years at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and her last role with the media was also a business editor. She also worked at CSQ, Orange County Business Journal, The Real Deal and the Los Angeles Business Journal just to name a few.
Thornton McEnery is the latest addition to the newly launched The Messenger and will be covering hedge funds and other money managers in his business journalist role. He arrives from The Daily Upside where he spent the last eight months as an executive editor. McEnery’s work also appeared in MarketWatch, New York Post, Dealbreaker, Crain’s New York Business and many more.
Barron’s has tapped Megan Leonhardt as senior economics writer. She was previously a senior reporter at Fortune and before that covered money as senior reporter for CNBC. Leonhardt has also worked at Money magazine and Penton Media.
Ariana Perez-Castells has joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as a general assignment reporter on the Business Desk. Most recently, she was a reporting intern on the Health & Science team at The Wall Street Journal, and before that served as a breaking news fellow at The Texas Tribune.
Flavia Krause-Jackson has been promoted to executive editor at Bloomberg News at the London bureau. She oversees economics and government coverage in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Krause-Jackson has been at Bloomberg News since 2002 and has held many editorial positions. Most recently, she was the managing editor for U.S. government coverage in the Washington bureau. Before that, she was managing editor for political coverage of Western and Eastern Europe, based in London
CBS News has recruited Alisa Wiersema as a politics producer. She spent the past decade at ABC News in a variety of producing positions, most recently as politics producer out of the network's Washington, D.C., bureau.
Cheryl Corley has been named Midwest bureau chief at NPR. She has been a reporter and correspondent for NPR for 28 years, covering all varieties of stories from her home base in Chicago. She’s also been heard as a regular substitute host for "All Things Considered Weekends", "Morning Edition," "Tell Me More" and "News and Notes."
Bloomberg Television has named Arielle Berger senior producer for “The David Rubenstein Show." She has been a news desk editor at the network since 2021 and before that sent nearly four years at CNBC, including a year-and-a-half as the creator and showrunner of "CNBC After Hours."
Ashley Sutton has been promoted to morning co-anchor for KABB-TV (Fox) in San Antonio, Texas. She will deliver the news alongside Ernie Zuniga and meteorologist Brad Sowder during the 5 - 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. news hours. Sutton joined the Sinclair Media Group San Antonio stations of Fox 29 and News 4 San Antonio WOAI in 2009 as a producer.
CNN has promoted Kaanita Iyer to associate writer for CNN Politics, upped from associate producer, politics. She joined CNN in 2021 as a news associate and before that served as a breaking news intern at USA TODAY. She has also previously interned at CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time."
A week after moderating the town hall with former President Donald Trump, Kaitlan Collins has been announced as CNN’s new 9 p.m. show anchor. The show will officially launch later this summer in June. Collins had been a chief correspondent and co-anchor on “CNN This Morning”.
WNDU-TV (NBC) in South Bend, Indiana, will bring back the award-winning journalist Joshua Short as an anchor on “16 News Now”. His first day will be on June 5th. Short previously worked as a news anchor for the station from May 2017 until October 2021 and he most recently was a news anchor at KDVR-TV (Fox) in Denver, Colorado.
WNBC-TV (NBC) in New York has announced the promotion of two anchors, effective mid-June:
- Previously a weekend news anchor, Gilma Avalos will now handle co-anchoring duties during the week for the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. Avalos will also appear on “News 4 New York” at 1 p.m. exclusively on the NBC New York News streaming channel.
- Rana Novini will take over Avolos’ role as the weekend news anchor and will lead the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Novini joined the station in April 2016 as a general assignment reporter.
May 19, 2023
Yahoo News has promoted Lauren Johnston to executive editor. She will lead Yahoo’s team of journalists across news, entertainment and lifestyle, while overseeing the creation and implementation of the strategy for original content to expand into new audience segments and deepen engagement. She joined Yahoo News in 2014 and most recently served as head of programming. Before that, she was at the New York Daily News, where she worked for more than five years in various roles, including deputy managing editor for digital and digital editorial director.
Vincent Perella is now social media and culture editor at IndieWire. His promotion comes nearly two years after he joined the outlet as social media manager. Prior to IndieWire, Perella was a digital editor at ODDA Magazine, an assistant strategist at The New York Times, and an intern at VICE Media.
CalMatters has appointed Kristen Go editor in chief. Go joins the staff from USA Today, where she was vice president and executive editor for news and initiatives since 2022. She has been a reporter and editor at major journalism organizations across the West including the Denver Post, the Arizona Republic, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Fashion Dives has hired Laurel Deppen as a fashion and apparel reporter and will be covering the business side of the fashion industry. Previously a reporter at Louisville Business First, she also interned at GeekWire, The Charlotte Observer, Courier Journal and TechRepublic.
Jaclyn Palermo is now a senior fashion editor at HearstMade. Palermo has been with Hearst Fashion Group since June 2019 as a freelance fashion editor before moving to the position of accessories editor. Prior to that, she was a content editor at Quiet Storm and also spent over four years at Condé Nast’s Glamour Magazine.
One of the largest automotive news and opinion sites covering anything related to cars Jalopnik has appointed a new editor in chief in Rory Carroll. Carroll actually rejoins Jalopnik as he held the same title between 2020 and 2022. Before returning to the media, he was the editor and publisher of Autoweek.
Andrew Brinker has joined The Boston Globe’s business team as a housing reporter and will also cover the cost of living in Boston. Brinker had been a business intern for the past year and also held the title of weekend correspondent for the metro section and co-op on the Express Desk since he joined the newspaper in June 2021.
The Los Angeles Times has announced the addition of Jeremy Childs to its team as a night reporter on their breaking news team, the Fast Break Desk. Childs spent the last six years and a half at Ventura County Star where he also was most recently a general assignment reporter. His articles also appeared in The Occidental Weekly and FEAST Literary Magazine.
Nicole Avery Nichols has been appointed the new executive editor of the Detroit Free Press. She has been with the newspaper since 2000 when she joined as a features writer and was, since 2019, the senior news director of current affairs and entertainment. Nichols is an experienced journalist who began her career in 1993 as a features writer at the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Ryan Gould has been promoted to chief U.S. correspondent with Mergermarket and will now oversee mergers and acquisitions in North America. Gould joined in August 2019 as a reporter covering mergers and acquisitions in Europe before moving into a senior reporter position in April 2021.
Chelsea Emery has been named executive editor at Staffing Industry Analysts(SIA), a division of Crain Communications. In this role, Emery will lead the development and execution of SIA’s news and editorial products, including daily, weekly, monthly digital and print coverage. In her prior two roles before joining SIA, Emery was editor in chief at The Expert Press and editor in chief at Financial Planning Magazine.
Bloomberg News has tapped Nadia Lopez as a reporter covering California policy stories about the environment, politics, energy, health and other topics. She spent the past year as a reporter at CalMatters and covered environment and climate policy. Before that, Lopez reported for The Fresno Bee.
Stacy Elliott is now the markets editor at Dercypt and the main host of the "GM from Decrypt" podcast. She has been on staff at Decrypt since 2021 as a senior writer and before that covered crypto for Crypto Investor and TheStreet.
Bloomberg Law has hired two new reporters to its team:
· Shayna Greene is now an energy litigation reporter with the media after spending almost two years and a half as a digital producer over at POLITICO. Greene’s articles also appeared in Planet Forward, Newsday Media Group and MediaFile just to name a few.
· Also joining is Drew Hutchinson as a reporter and will be covering energy and environmental litigation. She arrives from the Nashville Business Journal where she was a commercial real estate reporter since October 2020.
Bloomberg Opinion has named Howard Chua-Eoan as their new senior columnist based in London. Chua-Eoan previously was the international editor of Bloomberg Opinion and also was the deputy editor and managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. He spent 20 years at Time magazine, including almost 13 as the news director.
Cassie Martin has been promoted to deputy managing editor with Science News. Martin has been with the magazine since March 2016 when she joined as an editorial assistant. She was previously a science writer for the now-defunct Ocean at MIT and a staff science writer at The Wildlife Society.
CNBC in Singapore has hired Clement Tan to be their Asia-Pacific senior correspondent. Tan’s most recent media job was with Bloomberg News as the China Correspondent from May 2014 until May 2016. He also worked at Thomson Reuters, The Los Angeles Times and interned at The Atlantic back in 2009.
Chandler R. Duster has been promoted to race and equality reporter at CNN. She previously was a breaking news reporter at CNN Politics from August 2019 until April 2023 and covered agriculture, justice, Congress, White House and campaigns. Before joining CNN, Duster spent over three years with NBC News where she held the roles of reporter, associate producer, interim managing editor and news desk assistant.
KVUE-TV (ABC) in Austin, Texas, has named Travis Sattiewhite as their new news director and will begin on June 5. Sattiewhite arrives from NBC affiliate WVIT-TV in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he spent the last year and a half as the station’s assistant news director.
Miranda Kennedy is now the executive producer of Vox’s flagship daily news podcast and radio show, “Today, Explained” and will lead its editorial team. Kennedy comes from NPR where she spent seven years and a half, most recently as an editor leading their international teams developing true crime episodic podcast series for NPR.
Wisconsin Public Radio has announced Mallory Cheng as their new midday host and news producer for its new podcast “Wisconsin Today.” Prior to joining the media, she was a producer at NPR station WUWM-FM in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Daniel Murphy has been named a commerce writer for Today.com. Murphy began as a contributing writer in October 2020 before joining the team full-time as an associate editor in April 2021.
KMVT-TV (CBS) and KSVT-TV (Fox), the sister stations in Twin Falls, Idaho, have welcomed Eric Walters as general manager. He starts June 12 and is currently wrapping up his duties as the news director of WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia. Before that, Walters was the news director at WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
David Kaplar has been hired by WTVG-TV (ABC) in Toledo, Ohio, as news director. He joins the station after spending the past five years at WOWT-TV (NBC) in Omaha, Nebraska, as news director. Kaplar has also held top newsroom positions at WEWS-TV (ABC) in Cleveland, Ohio, and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
May 12, 2023
Los Angeles Magazine has named Shirley Halperin as its next editor in chief. The veteran journalist will join the magazine on June 15 after spending the past seven years as the executive editor for music at Variety. Prior to that, Halperin was the news director at Billboard and the music editor at The Hollywood Reporter.
HuffPost has promoted Kevin Robillard to senior politics editor. He was previously a senior political reporter at the outlet, a position he has held since joining the staff in 2018. Prior to that, Robillard covered Senate and gubernatorial races at Politico for seven years as campaigns reporter.
Lauren Williams has been appointed deputy editor for race and equity at the Guardian US. She will lead editorial coverage on race, identity, and inequality across all teams and desks in the Guardian US newsroom and starts on May 30. Williams joins Guardian US following a five-year tenure at The Atlantic, most recently as a senior editor where she launched a vertical dedicated to the complexity of American identity. Prior to that, she was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, and before that was the features editor for Essence.
Vivian Jones is now a state politics and government reporter at The Tennessean. Jones previously held a similar position at Main Street Media of Tennessee as a government reporter for over two years. She also worked at The Center Square and WORLD Radio.
Sally Holmes has joined InStyle as their new editor in chief. Holmes previously spent over five years at Marie Claire; first as a digital director from February 2018 until September 2020 and then as the editor in chief from September 2020 until April 2023. Her articles also appeared in ELLE Magazine and New York Magazine.
The Washington Post as announced that Sarah Ellison has taken the new role of national enterprise reporter. She will now focus on the intersection of democracy, politics, and media. Ellison has been a staff writer at The Post since she joined in January 2018.
Christi Calucchia will now handle senior commerce editor duties at Prevention and will oversee the shopping guides and product roundups in the health, fitness and wellness sections. Calucchia spent the last year at Shape.com as their News Editor.
New York Daily News has added Téa Kvetenadze to its team as a real estate reporter. She was most recently freelancing as a stringer for The New York Times. Prior to joining The Times, Kvetenadze was a breaking news reporter at Forbes and an editorial intern at POLITICO in New York.
Dympna Ugwu-Oju has been hired as a K-12 editor at EdSource, a nonprofit journalism outlet. Ugwu-Oju was previously the senior editor of Fresnoland Lab at The Fresno Bee, a platform focusing on reporting news at the intersection of housing, water, neighborhoods, and inequality.
Bloomberg News announced that Julie Fine will be joining as Texas’ bureau chief on June 5th. The Emmy-award winning journalist spent the last ten years at NBC 5, co-hosting “Lone Star Politics” and reporting on state-wide and national events.
The Messenger has made more announcements and adds two new editors as it is gearing up to launch:
- Ciro Scotti has joined the news startup as a business and finance editor. Scotti most recent media role was deputy editor of The Americas at Reuters. His work also appeared in The Fiscal Times, BusinessWeek, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Also joining is Tom Lowry and he will handle business senior editor duties. He spent the last four years as the editor in chief of Skift, a website he joined in March 2018 as a managing editor.
Crain's New York Business has tapped Mario Marroquin as as a real estate reporter; he started May 1. He has covered real estate at Markets Group and NJBiz, and in a freelance capacity for The Real Deal and the San Diego Business Journal, among other publications. Before that Marroquin was a New York state economy correspondent for USA Today.
Diane King Hall has joined Yahoo Finance as an anchor and reporter. She joins the outlet from CBS News, where she was a correspondent and fill-in anchor for "CBS Morning News" since 2017. Prior to that, King Hall reported for Spectrum and CNN.
SportsBusiness has welcomed Jonathan Rest as global sports reporter. He spent the past two years as head of content at TransferRoom, and before that spent 11 years at Sportcal writing about all facets of the sports business sector.
Bloomberg Government has added one analyst and one reporter to its team in Washington, D.C.:
- On April 24, Cooper Lohr joined as a legislative analyst. Lohr previously was writing posts and reports for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
- Also joining the media during the last week of April was Omma Seddiq as a Technology Policy Reporter. Before joining Bloomberg, she spent almost three years at Business Insider where she was a politics fellow, a junior politics reporter and a politics reporter.
Meg Marco will now handle executive editor duties at Wired in New York. Marco had previously been the editor in chief of the Observer for almost two years. Her articles also appeared in ProPublica, Axios, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports and Gawker Media.
Anthony Antoine will join KRIV-TV, the Fox station in Houston, Texas, as an anchor. He starts in July and will co-anchor the evening news alongside Caroline Collins. Most recently, Antoine was the morning news anchor on WWBT-TV in Richmond, Virginia. He worked in Virginia for five years and before that spent six years at WCIA-TV in Champagne, Illinois.
NBC-affiliate station KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas, has brought over Clara Benitez as an anchor and reporter. Benitez returns to Texas as she spent nearly three years between 2018 and 2021 at Nexstar Media Group. She previously was a reporter with Fox affiliate station KSWB-TV in San Diego, California.
Phil Reed has been named co-anchor at KHBS-TV and KHOG-TV both in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Arkansas. On the ABCs affiliated stations, he will be seen and heard during the weekday morning newscast. Reed has been with the stations as a reporter since August 2022.
NBC-affiliate KPNX-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, will officially add Allison Rodriguez on May 15 when she will be joining as a co-anchor on “Today in AZ”. Rodriguez arrives from the ABC-affiliated KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, where she has been a news anchor for the past three years.
KCRG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has welcomed Danielle Wagner as an anchor and reporter. She joins the station from WEAU-TV in Wisconsin, where she was an evening anchor since 2015. Prior to that, Wagner reported for KWWL-TV in Eastern Iowa.
Erica Hill-Rodriguez is the new news director at KTLA-TV, the CW station in Los Angeles. She was previously the VP and news director at Fox Television Stations and before that spent more than a decade leading stations owned by Tribune Media.
Isabel Rosales has been promoted to the position of national correspondent at CNN based in Atlanta. Rosales was a newsource correspondent since she joined CNN in Washington in April 2021. She also worked four years and a half as a news anchor and crime reporter at the ABC-affiliated station WFTS-TV, in Tampa, Florida.
NBC affiliate WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana has appointed Gary Wordlaw as the news director of the station. He will take on his new role on May 22nd. Wordlaw has over 35 years of experience in broadcasting with the largest local television markets and also won numerous awards.
John Ehrhart has been named the new news director of WGME-TV in Quincy, Illinois, an NBC affiliate station. Ehrhart had been the interim news director at KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming, from September 2022 until January 2023.
May 5, 2023
Kayla Cobb has joined TheWrap as senior TV reporter. She previously spent nearly eight years at the New York Post, most recently as senior reporter and producer for Decider. Before that, Cobb reported for MECLABS, where she wrote B2B and B2C stories for MarketingSherpa.com.
V Magazine and VMAN have recruited Savannah Sobrevilla as editor, where she will work mostly on print. Previously, Sobrevilla was the editorial manager at Diane von Furstenberg and before that had stints as a copy writer at Mood Fabrics and The Edge360.
Three new reporters have joined The Washington Post:
- On April 10, Samantha Chery joined The Post as a breaking news reporter. Chery has been with the newspaper since June 2022 when she joined as a features intern and then moved on to be a multiplatform editor. Her articles also appeared in The Lily, Andscape and South Florida Sun Sentinel.
- Herb Scribner also joined on April 10 as a breaking news reporter. He arrives at the newspaper from Axios where he spent the last year as a reporter. Before Axios, Herb spent eight years at Deseret News as an entertainment reporter and editor.
- After spending the last three year in a half as an assistant editor, Mikhail Klimentov has been appointed an afternoon & evening editor on the foreign desk. Before joining the media, he was an associate editor at Atlantic 57.
The Boston Globe welcomed Sean Philip Cotter as a reporter focusing on the city’s police department. Cotter was previously a reporter at The Boston Herald covering politics and city hall. His work also appeared in The Patriot Ledger and The York Dispatch.
Lizzy Briskin is the new print food editor at Food Network Magazine, where she will covers food news and products, recipes, and reported culinary features. She joins the team from Real Simple, where she was a food editor for a little over a year. Briskin is also a freelance writer, chef and recipe developer and her work has appeared in Runner's World, Simply Recipes, Popular Mechanics, and more.
The Messenger has announced they have brought over nine reporters from Grid, a digital media company based in Washington, D.C., The Messenger bought in March 2023:
- Joshua Keating is now a global security reporter with the media. He previously held the same title with Grid from September 2021 until April 2023.
- Also coming from Grid is Lili Pike and she is joining as a China reporter. Her work also appeared in Vox, Inside Climate News and China Dialogue.
- Mariana Labbate will now be reporting for the soon-to-be-launched media. Labbate was an editorial assistant at Grid for the last ten months.
- Previously a reporter at Grid, Khaya Himmelman will now handle misinformation reporter duties with The Messenger. She also spent over two years at The Dispatch as a reporter.
- Suzette Lohmeyer is now a senior editor at the media and is overseeing a team of six political breaking news reporters covering the White House, Congress, elections, agencies and media. Lohmeyer held the same role with Grid for over a year and previously was a newsletter editor and writer at NPR.
- The messenger has brought over Anna Deen to be a data visualization reporter. She had the same role with Grid and previously interned at The Washington Monthly.
- Matthew Zeitlin is now a reporter with the media and was a domestic economics reporter at Grid. Also a freelance writer, his work also appeared in Vox, The Nation, n+1, Barron's, Business Insider, and OneZero.
- Coming in to fill the investigative reporter role is Steve Reilly. Reilly held the same role at Grid from October 2021 until April 2023 but also at The Washington Post for less than a year in 2021.
- Dave Levitan is now a climate reporter at The Messenger. Most recently a climate reporter at Grid, he is also a freelance science journalist and his articles appeared in The Washington Post, Wired, Scientific American, Slate, the Daily Beast, Gizmodo, and many others.
- A politics reporter at Grid, Sophie Tatum has joined The Messenger also as a politics reporter. Her other experience includes producer and reporter at ABC News and a digital producer and reporter at CNN.
Morning Brew has added a producer and a reporter to its team:
- Carl Mueller has joined the staff as supervising producer working on the outlet's video efforts. He comes to Morning Brew from Cheddar, where he spent nearly six years as direct of on-demand video and executive producer of multiple shows.
- Courtney Vinopal has joined the staff as a reporter at HR Brew. She was previously a labor and management reporter at Observer, and before that worked as business news reporter at Quartz. Vinopal also previously spent three years at PBS NewsHour.
Bob Mook has rejoined the Denver Business Journal as a senior reporter. He will cover the intersection of business and government and transportation along with other beats. Most recently, Mook was a content specialist at The University of Colorado College of Nursing, and before that held marketing and communications positions at Contexture and Colorado Center of Law and Policy. Between 1996 and 2010 he was an editor and reporter at the Denver Business Journal.
Bloomberg News has hired Naomi Shavin to be a senior podcast producer. Shavin previously spent four and a half years at Axios mostly in producing roles and was involved in the development and launch of “Axios Today” and “How it Happened” and the relaunch of “Axios Re:Cap.”
Shubham Saharan has joined 9fin as a private credit reporter. Before joining 9fin, she was a markets reporter at ETF.com and an intern reporting for Bloomberg News, RippleMatch and the Financial Times.
Technology news site The Information added Kalley Huang to its team as a reporter on April 24. Huang arrives from The New York Times where she spent almost a year as a technology reporting fellow. Before joining The Times, her bylines could be found in The Texas Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and the El Paso Times.
CNN has tapped Meg Tirrell as medical correspondent. She will report on health and wellness stories across all CNN platforms. Tirrell joins the network from CNBC, where most recently she was the senior health and science reporter. Prior to joining CNBC, she spent nearly seven years at Bloomberg News as biotech/health/science/pharma reporter.
Christie Barbour has been promoted to executive producer at WTTG-TV, the Fox station in Washington, D.C. She has been at the station since 2015, and most recently served as a senior producer. Prior to that, Barbour was a producer at WJLA-TV in Virginia, and WMAR-TV in Maryland.
ABC's KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, has upped Destaney Sperry to morning executive producer. She has been a producer at the station since joining the staff in 2010. Prior to that, Sperry was a producer at KBTX Media in Texas.
Jaysha Patel has been named morning reporter at KABC-TV, an ABC affiliate station in Glendale, California. Patel will be reporting for the 4, 5, 6 and 11 a.m. newscasts, Monday through Friday. She has been with the station since July 2021 as a community reporter.
ABC-affiliated station WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia, has promoted Kimberly Eller to the position of news director. Eller has been with Hearst Television since April 2018 when she joined as the assistant news director at NBC affiliate KSBW-TV in Salinas, California.
Tyler Laporte has been promoted to assistant program director at WTMD-FM in Towson, Maryland. The Non-commercial station owned by Towson University hired Laporte back in 2008 as a music director and host after he interned there in 2007.
KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas, promoted Larry Ramirez to the position of sports director. Ramirez has been with the ABC-affiliated station since October 2004 and has been the station's weekend sports anchor and noon sports anchor ever since.
April 28, 2023
Alison Herman has been named TV critic at Variety and writes reviews, columns, and features for the magazine. Previously, she was the founding TV critic at The Ringer. Prior to that, she spent some time editing and writing for Flavorpill Media.
Women's Health has hired Lily Wohlner as associate e-commerce editor. She works on the title's shopping content including gift guides, roundups, product reviews and deals across beauty, sex and relationships, fashion and fitness. Prior to that, she was a content associate at THG and an editorial assistant at NewBeauty before that.
Sam Jacobs is the new editor in chief of TIME, effective immediately. He oversees the magazine's journalism across all platforms and manages TIME's newsroom. Jacobs joined the outlet in 2013 and has since held a variety of top editorial roles, including his most recent stint as deputy editor. Prior to TIME, he was a correspondent at Reuters, an associated editor at Newsweek, and a reporter at The Daily Beast.
POLITICO has announced a couple of moves on its Politics team:
- David Siders has moved from national political correspondent to politics editor. He has been on staff since 2016, starting with California Playbook before turning to the national desk.
- Sally Goldenberg has moved from New York’s City Hall bureau chief to a role as politics reporter with a focus on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the ‘24 primary. She’s been with POLITICO since 2013, covering everything from city hall to the Bill de Blasio administration, to real estate.
The Chicago Sun-Times has appointed Dave Newbart as managing editor. Newbart was already serving as the interim managing editor since June 2022 and has been with the Sun-Times since August 2018.
Danyel Smith has joined The New York Times Magazine as a contributing writer. Smith, who is also the author of “Shine Bright”, worked previously for over three years at ESPN as a media executive. She was also an editor at Billboard and served as chief content officer of Vibe Media Group.
The Advocate has welcomed Lara Nicholson as a crime reporter where she interned in 2019-2020 and also in 2021. Nicholson has spent the last year as a Florida Parishes reporter at The Times-Picayune.
Wyatte Grantham-Philips has recently been hired by The Associated Press to be their new business reporter focusing on trending news. Grantham-Philips was previously a trending reporter at USA Today for almost three years.
Cosmopolitan has named Christen A. Johnson to the position of lifestyle editor and will be covering topics including home, health and wellness, travel, food, and much more. She joined the magazine in August 2021 as an associate news editor and was previously with the Chicago Tribune.
Lilly Blomquist has been promoted to assistant editor at Brides after spending the last two years as an editorial assistant. Blomquist past work includes editorial assistant at Real Weddings, lifestyle writer at Elon News Network and over a year of freelance writing.
E&E News will soon welcome Nidhi Prakash as a reporter covering energy and the environment from Congress. Her most recent media role was at Buzzfeed as a White House reporter. Prakash actually spent over five years at Buzzfeed and also held the posts of news reporter, politics reporter and campaign reporter.
Christie Wilcox has joined Science Magazine as newsletter editor. She joins the staff from The Scientist, where she was senior editor since 2021. Wilcox previously worked as an editor at Complexly: SciShow and has freelanced for National Geographic, Popular Science, and The Washington Post.
Maddie Ngo has returned to the Washington bureau of The New York Times as a reporter. She covers economics and follows the money to see where all those billions of dollars in stimulus funds went. Ngo comes back to The Times after covering economic policy, the Fed and inflation at Vox for most of the past year. She was also a 2021-22 Rosenbaum fellow at the paper.
Lee Howard is now the business editor of The Day in New London, Connecticut. He has been with the newspaper since 1983 and has held multiple roles such as copy editor, page one editor, business reporter, and most recently community editor, business reporter and podcaster.
Joining Arc Network is Jonathan Tully as a digital content editor where he will work closely with Human Resource Executive. Tully had a brief stint at Mashable as an editor and writer and previously worked as a special projects editor for City & State Florida.
Bloomberg Law added a new associate litigation reporter when Billy Jean Louis joined in late March. Jean Louis most recently was a diversity, equity and inclusion reporter at The Baltimore Sun. His work also appeared in the Charlottesville Tomorrow, South Florida Business Journal, The Washington Times, The Miami Herald, and many more.
After a year as a venture capital reporter, Maria Heeter will now handle deals reporter duties at The Information. Heeter will now cover shareholder activism and M&A as a member of the finance team.
Yahoo Finance has named Josh Schafer for the position of markets reporter and will now be covering trending stock stories, economic data and anything market-related. Schafer has already been handling writing and producing roles with the media since 2021.
After more than 15 years at CNN, Adam Levy has joined BBC News as executive producer and news editor based in Washington, D.C. MOst recently, Levy served as a showrunner of "Jake Tapper's Book Club" and "20 Questions with Audie Cornish" on CNN+, and before that produced "State of the Union with Jake Tapper" and "Fareed Zakaria GPS."
David Rohde will move to NBC News as senior executive editor, national security, starting next month. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was most recently the executive editor of the New Yorker‘s digital site. Rohde has also previously spent nearly six years at Reuters as a national security investigations editor and reporter, and prior to that reported for The New York Times for 14 years.
CNN has hired a reporter and promoted another one:
· Elisabeth Buchwald has been hired by CNN and will be handling economy explainer reporter for the media’s New York Bureau. Previously at USA Today as a personal finance and markets reporter, she also worked at MarketWatch, CNBC and MediaFile.
· The television network has named Haley Britzky Pentagon reporter and producer in Washington. Britzky spent six months with CNN as a national security writer prior to accepting this new role. She was previously an army reporter at Task & Purpose.
Megan O’Rourke is returning to Fox-affiliated WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a reporter and co-anchor for the 3 and 5 p.m. newscast. O’Rourke spent almost two years, from July 2014 until April 2016, with the station as a reporter and fill-in anchor. She was most recently an evening news anchor at the ABC-affiliate WKEF-TV and Fox-affiliate WRGT-TV, both in Dayton, Ohio.
ABC-affiliated KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon, will welcome on May 1st Ricardo Lewis as a reporter. Lewis has been a multimedia journalist at KEYE-TV, a CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas, for almost two years. He also was a multimedia journalist at WSAV-TV, an NBC affiliate in Savannah Georgia and at KSFY-TV, an NBC/Fox affiliate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Sierra Hignite has joined WXIN-TV a Fox station in Indianapolis, Indiana as a weekend morning anchor. Hignite was a multimedia journalist and reporter at WISH-TV, a CW affiliate also in Indianapolis.
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Maya Kachroo-Levine has been promoted to senior editor at Travel + Leisure, upped from luxury and experiences editor. She has worked at Dotdash Meredith since 2021 and before that spent a year as a copywriter at Expedia Group. Kachroo-Levine previously spent three years as a freelance editor at Meredith Corp and contributed to Departures.
The San Francisco Chronicle has welcome Vanessa Labi as assistant arts and entertainment editor for Datebook. She comes to The Chronicle after serving as deputy editor for Comstock’s Magazine, based in Sacramento. Labi also produced the magazine’s weekly newsletter and hosted its podcast “Comstock’s Talks.” Prior to the magazine, Labi was a social media strategist for various marketing agencies.
Brian Stelter has been named special correspondent at Vanity Fair and will cover the Fox News trial. He spent the past eight years at CNN, where he was chief media correspondent and anchor of “Reliable Sources.” Stelter was also a media reporter at The New York Times, where he worked for more than six years.
Real Simple has named Nicole Lund as associate commerce editorial director and will handle commerce editorial content and strategy. Lund has been with Dotdash Meredith for the past two-and-a-half years and has held various positions including commerce editor and senior commerce editor.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns is now an editor with Artsy and will be covering museums, galleries, artist profiles and more things art-related. She has already been contributing to Artsy since January 2022 and was writing The Gallerist, a monthly market newsletter. Thaddeus-Johns freelance work also appeared New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, and more.
The Kitchn has brought over Lindsay Funston to be the new editor in chief of the magazine. Funston was most recently an executive editor with Delish from February 2021 until she accepted her new role. Her other writing experience includes words in Real Simple, Whole Living, The Oprah Magazine, Fitness to name a few.
Soon-to-launch news website The Messenger has hired nine reporters and editors. The media start-up is getting ready to operate in May and plans to have 175 journalists ready to cover everything from entertainment, business, politics and sports. The Messenger hopes to have over 500 journalists within a year and aims to be an alternative to national news media.
· Benjamin Powers is now a technology reporter with the website. Powers arrived from Grid where he was also a technology reporter for the past year-and-a-half.
· Coming in to fill the congressional reporter position is Nolan D. McCaskill. He previously held the same position with the Los Angeles Times and has been a political task force deputy chair at the National Association of Black Journalists.
· Former associate producer at CNN Dan Merica joins as a national political reporter.
· Rebecca Morin will be covering the White House and Politics as a reporter for the media. She was previously a White House reporter at USA Today.
· Arriving from People magazine where he was a senior staff writer, Steve Helling has joined as a senior crime reporter.
· Elaine Aradillas will be a crime reporter with The Messenger after spending the last 15 years with People magazine as a staff writer.
· The senior editor position is filled by Darren Samuelsohn. Also a freelance journalist, he previously worked at Insider as the Washington, D.C.’s bureau chief.
· Noelene Clark, after spending four months at Fandom as the editorial director, is joining as the head of TV and Evergreen content.
· The Messenger also brought over Frank Craig as an opinion editor. Craig held the same role with The Hill.
American Public Media's Marketplace has hired Elizabeth Trovall as a Houston-based reporter. She spent nearly two years at the Houston Chronicle as an immigration reporter and before that covered the same beat for Houston Public Media. Trovall has also reported on energy, business, immigration, education, health and culture for Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, Texas.
Science and technology journalist Michael Reilly has joined The Markup as managing editor; he starts April 24. Most recently, he was the editorial director at Protocol and before that had an impressive run at MIT Technology Review in various leadership editorial roles. While at Technology Review, Reilly pioneered the magazine’s newsletter operation, established an award-winning podcasting team, led several long-haul investigations, and edited countless print and online features.
Bloomberg News promoted an editor and hired a reporter:
· Alan Goldstein gets promoted to the position of executive editor of Global Weekends. Goldstein has been with Bloomberg News since March 2007 when he joined as an editor covering corporate finance. His last role was as a senior editor of Bloomberg Today.
· Bloomberg News hired Kendra Pierre-Louis to be a climate solution reporter. Pierre-Louis, who also freelanced between January 2014 and April 2023, was most recently a senior climate reporter on the “How to Save a Planet” podcast at Gimlet Media.
The North Bay Business Journal has named Allison Gibson interim editor. She temporarily replaces Anthony Borders, who is leaving the business. Gibson is a 30-year journalism veteran and has been the senior editor of multimedia and innovation at the Business Journal since late 2021. Before that, she was the news director of KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa.
Mirtha Donastorg has joined the economy team of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a reporter. She will mainly focus on Black wealth, entrepreneurship, and minority businesses. Donastorg was previously with The Plug, where she developed a weekly newsletter providing analysis on HBCUs and the future of work.
Bloomberg Law has hired Randi Love as a junior litigation reporter. Previously, Love had been a freelance journalist for the past two years and worked with Black Entertainment Television, Salem Radio Network and many other radio stations in the Midwest.
At the end of the month, Molly Bohannon will join Forbes as a reporter on its breaking news desk. Bohannon was most recently with Fort Collins Coloradoan as a city government reporter and also covered education when she joined in January 2021.
Bloomberg Television has welcomed Simone Foxman to its team in New York as a reporter. Foxman has been with Bloomberg News since 2014 and was most recently a Middle East correspondent. Since she joined, she also has been a wealth reporter and an investing reporter.
Ana Cabrera is the new 10 a.m. anchor on MSNBC in New York. Cabrera arrives from CNN also in New York and had been the “Weekend Prime Time” anchor for the last six years. She originally joined CNN in August 2013 as a national correspondent in the greater Denver area.
Cheddar News has hired Kayla Jardine to be a producer. She arrives from The Wall Street Journal where she was a NEO Studios executive producer, Snapchat. Jardine has also been a producer with CBS, Yahoo News and Entercom.
Kalup Phillips is the new assistant news director at KFVS-TV, the CBS station in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was previously the news director at WBKO-TV in Kentucky and before that spent eight years at KAIT-TV in Arkansas.
NBC's WMAQ-TV in Chicago has promoted Akemi Harrison to news director. She has served as assistant news director for NBC Chicago since August 2021, and has more than 20 years of media and newsroom experience. She joined WMAQ after holding the same position for NBC Connecticut / WVIT. Previously, she was executive producer for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.
Ariel Plasencia has joined WTVT-TV, the Fox station in Tampa Bay, Florida as a reporter. She joined the staff from WFAA-TV in Dallas, where she was a multimedia journalist since 2019. Before that, Plasencia reported for WCNC-TV and WITN-TV in North Carolina.
Jeffrey Ballou has joined ABC News in Washington, D.C., as a producer of the daily packages and live shots. Ballou was previously a news editor of the American content at Al Jazeera Media Network.
Nishka Dhawan is now an associate commerce editor at NBC News in New York. Dhawan was most recently an e-commerce writer at Rolling Stone. Her work also appeared in Reviewed, USA Today and Digital Trends.
On April 24, CNBC in New York will welcome Hayden Field to cover technology as a senior reporter on “Morning Brew”. Hayden was previously with Protocol as a reporter focusing on AI, the business of technology and the industry’s shifting power dynamics. Her freelance work appeared in OneZero, WIRED UK, MIT Technology Review, Digital Trends, Fortune Magazine, Mashable, and many more.