July 21, 2023
Nikki Ogunnaike is the new editor in chief of Marie Claire; she starts August 8. Ogunnaike will lead the editorial strategy for print, digital, experiential and social for the publication. She joins the Marie Claire team after nearly three years as senior digital director at Harper's Bazaar, where she covered culture and style. Before that, she held director and editor positions at the likes of GQ, Elle, Glamour and InStyle.
New York magazine has named Sara Holdren theatre critic. She will write for both the print publication and Vulture. Holdren previously served as New York’s theater critic from 2017 to 2019, during which period she received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. She is the co-founder of the theater project Tiltyard, and in 2019–2020, she served as the artistic director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford.
Forbes has named Jabari Young as senior editor, ForbesBLK. Young was previously a senior writer at Forbes covering business and before that covered sports business at CNBC. He has also previously worked at The Athletic as an NBA/Spurs beat reporter and has covered the Spurs for The San Antonio Express-News before that.
POLITICO has added two senior reporters in Sacramento, California:
- Melanie Mason has joined the team as senior political reporter covering politics, power and influence in Los Angeles. She was previously a state and national politics reporter at the Los Angeles Times, and before that spent nearly six years covering the state capital in Sacramento.
- Jeremy B. White has taken on a new role as a senior reporter covering the intersection of politics and policy in the California legislature, including the influence of organized labor and ballot initiatives. He has has co-authored POLITICO's California Playbook for the past five years, and before that worked at The Independent as West Coast correspondent.
ProPublica has announced the promotions of two staff to assistant managing editors:
- Sarah Blustain has been upped to assistant managing editor after spending the past two years directing the Local Reporting Network. She joined ProPublica from Type Investigations, where for seven years she spearheaded longform investigative projects as deputy editor and executive editor.
- Talia Buford has also been promoted to assistant managing editor. She was previously ProPublica's first-ever talent development director and before that served as a reporter, covering the lax enforcement of environmental policies from Flint, Michigan, to Alaska to Salem County, New Jersey.
Sarah Schweppe has joined VOX as deputy style and standards editor. Previously, Schweppe served as a senior copy editor for BuzzFeed News and is also an adjunct instructor at New York University. Prior to BuzzFeed, she spent two years as an assistant editor at The Cheat Sheet.
Mirror US, which is set to launch in July, has named Joshua Taylor as deputy editor. He has been with the Daily Mirror for more than six years, holding various roles, including online news reporter, assistant news editor, deputy news editor, associate news editor and assistant editor, digital.
Jason Wells is the new managing editor of daily news at the LAist. He was previously the executive editor of news at BuzzFeed, where he has worked for more than eight years. Before that, Wells spent 18 years at the Los Angeles Times in various positions.
Michael Brady has been promoted to senior editor at Automotive Dive. He will report on how electric and autonomous vehicles, software, new business models, and policy and regulation are changing the automotive industry. Brady was previously a senior editor at Smart Cities Dive and has been on staff since 2022. Prior to that, he spent nearly three years at Modern Healthcare.
Susanna Vogel has joined Industry Dive as a reporter covering healthcare with a focus on staffing and labor. She joins the outlet from Morning Brew, where she was an HR reporter for nearly two years. Prior to that, Vogel was an associate consultant at DCI Consulting Group, Inc.
Silicon Valley Business Journal has tapped Andrew Mendez as a reporter covering startup, venture capital, and small business. He spent the past year as a reporting fellow at TechCrunch and before that interned at KUNR Today radio.
CoinDesk reporter Eliza Gkritsi now covers the crypto and artificial beat as senior reporter. She joined the outlet in 2021 and has since covered data mining. Prior to that, Gkritsi was a reporter at TechNode and a journalism intern for WikiTribune.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal has reassigned reporter Caitlin Anderson to cover commercial real estate. Since joining the outlet in 2022, she has covered technology, startups, residential real estate and health care. Prior to that, Anderson spent two years as community editor for the Edina Sun Current.
Jackie Snow has joined The Messenger as an artificial intelligence and tech reporter. She has previously served as an associate editor, artificial intelligence at MIT Technology Review and worked as an associate video producer at Fast Company. As a longtime freelance writer, Snow has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and others.
The Information has tapped Stephanie Palazzolo as a reporter helming a newsletter on artificial intelligence, how AI is changing industries, boosting some companies and maiming others, and upsetting the power balance in the technology sector. Palazzolo joins The Information from Insider, where she pioneered its coverage of a new crop of AI startups. She is also a former tech banker at Morgan Stanley.
Austin Metz has joined The Holland Sentinel as a reporter on the business and development beat. He started at The Sentinel as a freelancer in 2016 before working at the paper full-time for nearly two years, then returning as a freelancer in 2022.
NPR has promoted Kelley L. Dickens to deputy executive producer of "Morning Edition" She joined NPR in 2020 as a supervising producer and before that worked as an assistant news director and news director at WBND-LD ( ABC) in South Bend, Indiana.
Adam Sabes has been named digital reporter at FOX News. He joined the network in 2021 as a writer and before that worked as an assistant editor at Campus Reform. Prior to that, Sabes spent less than a year as a war room analyst for America Rising Corporation.
CNN in Washington, D.C., has tapped Piper Hudspeth Blackburn as a breaking news reporter. She was previously with Law360 and before that worked at the Associated Press out of Louisville, Kentucky.
PJ Randhawa has joined WMAQ-TV (NBC) in Chicago as a consumer investigative reporter. She most recently worked at KING 5 in Seattle, where she was a race and equity reporter. Randhawa has also previously served as lead investigative reporter at KSDK-TV (NBC) in St. Louis, Missouri.
Shelbey Roberts has joined WCSC-TV (CBS) in Charleston, South Carolina, as a morning co-anchor. She will anchor alongside co-anchor Katie Kamin on the morning newscast. Roberts joins the station from WMBD in Peoria, Illinois, and has also worked at WTGS in Savannah, Georgia.
Colorado Public Radio has promoted Alexandra Scoville to audience editor, upped from digital news producer. She has been at the station since 2018 and before that worked for the Denver Post for almost a year.
Ashlyn Webb has joined WFTV-TV (ABC) in Orlando, Florida, as an investigative reporter. She was previously the weekend evening anchor WMAZ-TV (CBS) in Macon, Georgia, and had been at the station since 2019 when she joined as an intern.