Media Moves at Vox, Barron’s & DotDash Meredith, Associated Press Promotes Three

Nov 4, 2022

The Associated Press has promoted three to deputy news directors:

  • Kim Johnson Flodin has been named U.S. news director based in Chicago. She is responsible for managing breaking news assignments. Johnson Flodin joined the AP in 2000 as a staff photographer and editor in Los Angeles and has been the deputy news director for newsgathering and photos for the central U.S. since 2019.
  • Frank Baker have been named as deputy U.S. news director based in Los Angeles. His history with the AP spans more than three decades and he has been the California news editor since 2011.
  • Sarah Rafi has been appointed deputy U.S. news director overseeing reporting teams. She works with teams of journalists covering beats and topics that intersect regularly with the biggest stories, including race and ethnicity, immigration, state government and law enforcement. Sarah has been the deputy director for newsgathering for the central U.S. since 2018. She joined the AP in 2001 as a general assignment reporter in Cleveland.

Dotdash Meredith has named Grace Smith as a commerce writer across Real Simple, Southern Living, and Better Homes and Gardens. In her new role, she oversees news, deals, and first-person reviews. Smith also covers commerce, travel, style, and lifestyle as a freelance writer for other titles.

Slate has hired Shirin Ali as an associate writer for news and politics. She spent the past year at The Hill as a staff writer and before that worked as a news associate for CNN, where she reporter for the trends team. Ali [previously interned at The Fulcrum.US.

Vox has promoted Melinda Fakuade to staff editor for culture and features, upped from associate editor. She has been at Vox since 2020 when she joined the staff as a fellow. Prior to that, Fakuada was a pop culture blogger at The Cut and an intern at The Outline.

Loren Brutsch has been named associate commerce editor for Health and Verywell Health, both titles under the Dotdash Meredith umbrella. She will oversee commerce content for both. Most recently, Brutsch was a senior copywriter at Comcast and before that was a content strategist at LIFX in Melbourne, Australia.

The Oregonian has hired Gosia Wozniacka as an environmental justice reporter. She will cover how climate change and legacy pollution impacts communities of color and other vulnerable groups. Wozniacka was most recently a reporter at Civil Eats, where she reported on food justice, agriculture, the environment, and farmworker/immigration issues. She also previously freelanced for the Associated Press.

Lowen Liu has joined The New York Times's The Upshot as deputy editor. He comes to the paper from Slate, where he worked for 12 years, serving at various times as its deputy editor, managing editor and copy chief. Liu also co-edited Season 4 of “Slow Burn,” Slate’s flagship narrative podcast, on the rise of David Duke, and the first two seasons of “One Year,” a podcast that explores America’s history, one year at a time.

BDG has promoted Michelle Toglia to executive editor of Elite Daily. Most recently, she served as the deputy lifestyle editor of Bustle and has been at BDG since 2015. Prior to that, Toglia was an editor at Tango Media and an associate editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Joi-Marie McKenzie Lewis has been promoted to editor in chief of Insider's Life division. She joined the outlet two years ago as the deputy editor for entertainment. Before that McKenzie Lewis had worked at Essence, Good Morning America, and ABC News. 

Emily Dattilo has joined Barron’s as trending news reporter. She comes to the outlet from Financial Advisor IQ -- a special publication at The Financial Times --  where she covered the registered investment advisor/custodians beat and wrote about mergers & acquisitions, succession plans, ESG, technology and the psychology of finance.

The Washington Post has recruited Evelyn Larrubia as an investigative editor for technology and business, leading a team of journalists who will report on the influence of money and technology on our government and the world. She joins The Post after three years as managing editor of investigations at the Markup, a nonprofit newsroom founded in 2018 to investigate how powerful institutions use technology to shape society. Before the Markup, Larrubia was executive editor of public radio’s “Marketplace” and led news and investigations at KPCC, the NPR news station in Los Angeles. 

Amanda Glodowski has been promoted to assistant managing editor at Crain's New York Business. She was most recently the data editor at the publication and also edited Health Pulse, a daily newsletter examining the business of healthcare in the New York area. Prior to Crain's, Glodowski was a fellow at CNN.

Bloomberg has moved Amanda Albright to report on the wealth team. She now covers billionaires, family offices and CEO comp. Previously, Albright was covering municipal bonds, state budgets, pandemic relief aid and Wall Street banks' public finance divisions. She joined Bloomberg in 2016.

Adolfo Flores has joined The Wall Street Journal as a Texas-based reporter. He spent the past eight years at BuzzFeed News covering immigration and national security. Prior to that, Flores spent a couple of years at the Los Angeles Times.

The Houston Business Journal has tapped Jishnu Nair as technology and innovations reporter. He comes to the publication from Community Impact Newspaper, where he was a metro reporter for a little over a year. Before that, Nair spent time in TV news and served as a digital content producer for WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

James McCandless has joined the San Antonio Business Journal as a commercial real estate reporter. He was previously a fellow at Newsweek and covered the automotive industry. Prior to that, McCandless spent three years reporting for Distressed Debt Daily and Preferred Stock Daily newsletters.

Lisa Bennatan has joined Cheddar News as a reporter. She was previously an associate producer and a writer at Fox News and before that served as a video journalist a The Daily Caller. Before that, Bennatan was an on-air host at Bleav Podcast Network.

CNN has hired Sara Fischer as an on-air contributor on the media beat. She spent the past six years covering the media at Axios, and will continue to oversee Axios’ media coverage, including writing her weekly newsletter. At CNN she will report on corporate media, technology, deals, entertainment, media regulation, and consumer habits. She will continue to cover CNN and its parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.

Amanda Terkel will join NBC News Digital in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 as senior politics editor. She will oversee the network’s coverage of campaigns and the breaking politics news team. Terkel joins NBC News from HuffPost, where she was most recently editorial director and Washington bureau chief. She spent 12 years at HuffPost and also edited and wrote stories about people across the political spectrum. She also moderated forums for Democratic presidential candidates in 2020, including one hosted by HuffPost and AFSCME that featured Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and more.

NPR will welcome Sadie Babits on Nov. 21 as supervising climate editor. She is currently the board president for the Society of Environmental Journalists, North America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to supporting environmental journalists. Babits joins NPR from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix where she’s been a professor of practice.

WNJU-TV, the Telemundo station in New York, has hired Isabel Peralta-Hill as a general assignment reporter. She joined the station from Univision 41 in New Jersey, where she covered the Tri-State area as a freelance reporter since 2019. Before that, she was a freelance reporter for WNJU’s sister station Telemundo 51 in Miami.

Brennon Gurley has joined KYTX-TV, the CBS station in Tyler, Texas as co-anchor of the evening news. He will co-anchor the evening news alongside Marangeli Lopez at 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Most recently, Gurley was a multimedia journalist at Spectrum News 1 in Kentucky.

WCAU-TV, the NBC station in Philadelphia, has hired Brenna Weick as a general assignment reporter for the weekend morning newscasts. She joins the station from WBBH-TV in Ft. Myers, Florida where she was a reporter and anchor for the past five years. Before that, she was as a correspondent for SNJ Today.

Kimberly Adams has joined Bloomberg Radio as a host based in New York. She will deliver business reports on affiliates including KYW and will also be heard on WBZ in Boston and KMOX in St. Louis, among other stations. Adams was most recently an anchor at Audacy-owned all-news KYW Radio in Philadelphia.

Media Moves at USA Today, Forbes & Fortune, PEOPLE Magazine Names New Editor in Chief

Oct 14, 2022

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.  

Media Moves at Allure, Mashable & CNN Business, Promotions at POLITICO, The New York Times

Oct 7, 2022

New York Times has announced new coverage and responsibilities for several of its staff:

  • Troy Closson will now focus on the education beat, focusing on the New York City school system. He spent the past year as a Metro reporter and joined The Times in 2020 as a reporting fellow.
  • Ashley Southall now covers cannabis industry as city cannabis correspondent; she will work with Zeke Minaya in the Future of New York pod. For the past six years, Southall has covered the police department, eventually becoming the Metro police bureau chief. She joined the paper in 2008 as a news clerk.
  • Jason Bailey has joined the Culture desk as an editor assisting in breaking news coverage. He spent the past three years as the night editor on National and joined The Times in 2016 as a copy editor in Sports before moving on to editing assignments on the Express and Flex desks.

Enrique Limón has been named editor in chief of the Chicago Reader, the alternative weekly paper which recently turned nonprofit. He begins his new duties on Oct. 3. Most recently, Limón led the Independent en Espanol, the latest international endeavor from The Independent, created to serve the Latin American audience in the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking markets across the globe. Before that, he was the editor in chief of Salt Lake City Weekly and the deputy editor for the Santa Fe Reporter.

Michael Elsen-Rooney has joined Chalkbeat as a New York schools reporter. He previously covered education for the New York Daily News, Columbia Journalism School's Teacher Project and The Hechinger Report. He is also a former high school Spanish teacher and afterschool program administrator.

POLITICO magazine has promoted three editors:

  • Bill Duryea has been named deputy editor for features, overseeing the magazine’s reported and narrative work. He most recently oversaw the magazine’s signature Friday Read pipeline and has been on staff since 2015. Prior to that, Duryea was an editor at the Tampa Bay Times for three decades.
  • Maura Reynolds, who is currently on the Politics team, will return to the magazine after the midterms in November as deputy editor for ideas, overseeing the magazine’s ideas, analysis and opinion coverage. She joined POLITICO in 2015 as a White House editor and before that worked for Bloomberg LP and Congressional Quarterly.
  • Teresa Wiltz has become the deputy editor for special projects, overseeing reported series as well as the magazine’s feature newsletters, The Recast and Women Rule. She has been on staff since 2020 and most recently served as a senior editor. Before that, Wiltz had worked at The Washington Post’s Style Section, The Chicago Tribune, Essence, The Root and Stateline.

Annie Blay has joined Allure as associate beauty editor. She covers beauty trends and writes evergreen stories, features, and general product reviews. Blay was most recently an associate beauty news editor at The Zoe Report and before that served as the social media coordinator for Moda Operandi.

Mashable has promoted Jae Thomas to deputy shopping editor, upped from shopping reporter. She has been at the site since 202o and joined the staff as an editorial shopping fellow. Thomas had previously interned at New York Magazine and Marie Claire.

The Dallas Morning News has hired Leezel Tanglao as senior digital director. She oversees the newsroom’s research, audience and breaking and trending teams, and partners closely with the marketing and subscription and newsletter departments. Tanglao joins the paper from The Points Guy, where she was director of audience insights and innovation. Prior to that, she has worked at HuffPost, ABC News and The Associated Press.

Nicolás Rivero is the new climate reporter for the Miami Herald. He was previously a reporter at Quartz and has covered transportation with a technology and climate focus since he joined the outlet in 2018. Prior to that, Rivero interned at Mental Floss and Miami New Times.

Morning Brew has hired Jeff Elder as editor of the Incrypto newsletter. He joins the publication from the San Francisco Examiner, where he was a senior tech reporter and columnist writing about cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the future of work. Before that Elder was a correspondent for Business Insider, and editor for the Salesforce Blog, and a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Madison Marriage has been named special investigations editor at the Financial Times, leading a newly created investigations team of three reporters. She joined the FT ten years ago as a reporter, becoming asset management correspondent in 2015, tax and accounting correspondent in 2017 and investigations correspondent in 2019.

STAT has recruited Sarah Todd as an assignment editor. She spent the past seven years at Quartz, most recently a senior reporter. As a freelancer her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Salon, Inc., American Banker, The Billfold, The Hairpin, among others. Todd has also served as deputy editor of BankThink, American Banker's blog about ideas, trends, and other developments in the financial services industry.

BuzzFeed News has recruited Mark Yarm as technology editor. He was previously a features editor at Input Magazine and before that worked freelance for the New Yorker, the New York Times, WSJ Magazine, Wired, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, Vulture, GQ.com, Bloomberg Businessweek online, The Guardian and CNN.com.

Justin Dawes has joined travel industry site Skift to cover global travel technology and startups. He joins the site from the Albany Business Review, where he covered tech, startups, cannabis, and healthcare. Prior to that, Dawes was a staff writer for Grand Rapids Magazine in Michigan, and also a reporter for the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

  Gizmodo has hired Thomas Germain as a senior technology reporter. He spent the past four-and-a-half years ay Consumer Reports, most recently as senior tech reporter covering privacy, digital rights, and the life on the internet. Prior to that, Germain was the editor in chief of The Federalist, Columbia University's satirical newspaper.

Beth Kowitt will join Bloomberg Opinion in New York on Oct. 31 as a senior columnist covering corporate America. She is currently a senior editor at Fortune, where she has worked since 2008 and primarily covers the business of food and consumer behavior, workplace culture, and leadership and management issues. Kowitt also co-edits Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women in Business issue.

CNN Business has promoted David Goldman to executive editor; he will oversee markets, companies, strategy and business coverage. Goldman has been the managing editor at CNN Business since January 2020 and oversaw the business news desk. He joined the network in 2007 as a staff reporter.

Lynette Romero has joined KNBC-TV, the NBC station in Los Angeles, as a morning anchor and reporter for the "Today in LA" morning show. Romero will anchor NBC4’s weekday newscast from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. alongside co-anchor Adrian Arambulo, Meteorologist Belen De Leon, and Traffic Anchor Robin Winston. Her first day on-air will be October 10. Romero joins NBC4 after a long career at KTLA Los Angeles where she anchored just about every newscast, most recently serving as weekend anchor for its morning newscast.

Tom Liddyis the new managing editor of ABCNews.com. Liddy most recently served as the deputy managing editor for ABC News Digital and has been on staff since 2015. During his time at ABC News, he served as the evening editor and the senior editor as well.

Marissa Parra has joined NBC News as a Washington, D.C., correspondent. She will report across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Parra comes from CBS-owned WBBM in Chicago, where she spent the past three years as a general assignment reporter. Before joining WBBM, she worked as a freelance producer for ABC News’ Washington, D.C. bureau.

KCPQ-TV, the Fox station in Seattle, has tapped Brian Jackson as an evening anchor. He will anchor the 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. broadcasts. Jackson was most recently at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida, where he was a morning news anchor since 2019. Prior to that, he was a sports anchor/reporter at WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.

Natalie Morales has been named a correspondent at CBS News. She starts November 1 and will work on 48 Hours, CBS Mornings, CBS Sunday Morning and other CBS programs. Morales is a host on the CBS daytime show The Talk and will continue in that role. Morales was the West Coast anchor for NBC’s Today prior to joining CBS in 2021, was a correspondent for Dateline NBC and anchored Behind Closed Doors with Natalie Morales on Reelz.

CNBC.com has hired Stefan Sykes as a reporter covering companies in the beverages, tobacco and firearms space. He comes to CNBC from NBC, where he started as a news associate. In that role and others with NBC he wrote articles for the company’s digital breaking news, investigations and social newsgathering teams.

Justin Dorsey has joined KBTX-TV, the CBS affiliate for Bryan College in Bryan, Texas, as a morning anchor. Dorsey has previously reported for Fox Carolina WHNS Greenville, South Carolina, and BRC13 Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Media Moves at Real Simple, Associated Press & The Business of Fashion, Three Promoted at the Los Angeles Times

Sep 30, 2022

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 Cleveland.com 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 cleaveland.com 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 MarketWatch.com 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.

Media Moves at Robb Report, Rolling Stone & Entertainment Weekly, Three Join the Houston Chronicle

Sep 23, 2022

Barry Samaha has been named senior commerce editor at Robb Report and will oversee all shopping content. He was most recently the style editor at Esquire and before that served as a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, style and culture editor at Forbes, and digital editor at WWD.

Rolling Stone has hired CT Jones as internet culture reporter. She focuses on digital trends and the creator economy. Prior to that, Jones worked for CBS News for two years, where she reported on breaking news and features for CBNS News Digital. Jones has also previously freelanced for several culture publications, including MEL Magazine, Vox, Vulture, Forbes and more.

Fashionista has added three writers:

  • Angela Wei has joined the blog as a staff writer after completing a three-month internship as The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Andrea Bossi has joined Fashionista as fashion and beauty writer. She was most recently a summer news intern at Bloomberg News and also contributes to Byrdie, Insider, and Forbes.
  • India Roby has also joined as fashion and beauty writer. She sent the past year as a fashion writer at Nylon.

POPSUGAR has tapped Lena Felton as director of special content, overseeing feature stories and tentpole projects. Prior to that, Felton was editor of the Gender & Identity section at The Washington Post. She's now based out of Vox Media's San Francisco office. 

Lisa Freedman has joined Real Simple as executive editor. She joins the magazine from Kitchn, where she was the executive lifestyle direct for the past year. Previously, Freedman served as home editor for Every Day with Rachael Ray and senior editor for Food Network Magazine.

The Houston Chronicle has added an editor and two reporters:

  • Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas has joined the paper as deputy metro editor. She comes to Houston from the Chicago Tribune, where she was the deputy senior content editor of breaking news and a reporter on the Quick Response team before that.
  • Sarah Smith has re-joined the paper as a senior enterprise reporter. She spent the past year covering housing, poverty, mental health, and religion for ProPublica. Prior to that, she was a metro reporter at the Houston Chronicle and covered housing and homelessness.
  • Neena Satija has joined the Houston Chronicle as an investigative reporter based in the Austin bureau. She most recently held the same position at The Washington Post and before that worked as an investigative reporter at The Texas Tribune.

Emlyn Travis has joined Entertainment Weekly as a news writer. She was previously a writer at E! News, where she reported on celebrities, film, TV, and music news. Travis has also written for BuzzFeed News, Bustle, Dazed, Viacom, Teen Vogue, and i-D. 

S&P Global Market Intelligence has promoted Lauren Seay to sector editor of U.S. banks. She leads a team of bank and financial regulation reporters to deepen and sharpen coverage of the U.S. bank space. Seay has been with S&P since May 2019, and since then had worked as banking reporter. Prior to that, she was an investigative editor at Fourth Estate.

San Francisco Business Times has added two:

  • Simon Campbell has joined the Business Times as special projects in charge of all special publications and award supplements, including 40 Under 40, Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and Most Admired CEOs. Campbell was most recently a freelancer and wrote local and international business, tech, immigration, education, real estate and sports stories for publications including The Guardian, EdSurge, the San Francisco Business Times and Wareable.com.
  • Ahavah Revis has joined the newsroom full-time as data reporter responsible for researching the publication's Lists. A decade ago, she served as the Business Times's researcher and has filled in in contract roles and part-time since.

Catherine Marfin has been recruited by Law360 as state and federal courts reporter based in Houston, Texas. She joins the publication from The Dallas Morning News, where she was a breaking news reporter for a little over two years. Prior to that, Marfin spent four months as a media relations intern at the City of Austin.

Chandler France has joined the Houston Business Journal as money and finance reporter. He was most recently a Texas digital reporter at Hearts and before that reported on community news for Impact, a community newspaper in Tomball, Texas.

Connor Perrett has been recruited by Retail Leader as editor. He most recently covered the internet and misinformation for Business Insider and joined the publication in 2020. Prior to that, Perrett freelanced for Bethesda Magazine.

MarketWatch has hired two additional reporters:

  • Katherine Huggins has joined the staff as a reporter covering the midterm elections and politics. Most recently, she interned on the money and markets team at Forbes, and before that served as a part-time reporter for Mediaite.
  • Bill Peters has joined the site as a reporter. He spent the past eight years at Investor's Business Daily and wrote breaking news stories and features about the stock market and trends in the broader financial world.

Green Market Report has welcomed John Schroyer as a senior reporter. He spent the past eight years at MJBiz, most recently as chief correspondent, where he covered anything and everything related to the modern U.S. cannabis industry. Prior to that, Schroyer worked for The Colorado Springs Gazette and the Colorado Statesman.

Laila Harrak has joined CNN International as an anchor at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta. She will anchor Europe morning editions of "CNN Newsroom" on Saturday and Sunday as well as weekday news programs. Harrak comes to CNN International from Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, where she spent nine years as an anchor for the network’s Berlin-based world news broadcasts. Before joining Deutsche Welle, Harrak spent 10 years with the Associated Press.

Fox News has promoted Jennifer Griffin to chief national security correspondent. Based at the Pentagon, Griffin has been a fixture on Fox’s news programming during coverage of defense or national security-related news. Griffin joined Fox News in 1999, serving as its Jerusalem correspondent before shifting to the national security beat. Along the way she was reported on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. 

NPR's "Life Kit" show has updated its roster:

  • Marielle Segarra has been named the show's first regular host of “Life Kit.” Most recently, she was a senior reporter and fill-in host of “Marketplace” and before that worked at WHYY in Philadelphia. 
  • Andee Tagle has joined Segarra as a reporter-produce, a newly created role. She was previously an associate producer on the show and has been at NPW since 2019, when she joined as desk intern.

Cristian Benavides has joined CBS Newspath, CBS News and Stations’ affiliate news service, as a correspondent. He is based out of CBS-owned station WFOR in Miami. Benavides was previously a news reporter at WTVJ-TV in Miami, and before that had stints at WPIX-TV and NBCU in New York

Black Information Network has announced two staff promotions:  

  • Andrea Coleman has been upped to vice president of news operations. She joined BIN at its 2020 launch as a news anchor and was promoted to news director in February. Coleman has served as an anchor and reporter for CNN and WGCL-TV Atlanta earlier in her career before moving into publishing where she launched two Atlanta area magazines.
  • Mike Stevens has been promoted to managing editor. He has served as an anchor for BIN since its launch, and previously has served as a television news anchor in markets including Philadelphia, Columbus, Atlanta, Sacramento and New York.

Alex Harring has joined CNBC as a reporter on the Markets Team. He most recently interned as The Wall Street Journal and before that worked for four years at The Michigan Daily, the student newspaper of he University of Michigan.

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Jake Lahut has joined The Daily Beast as a campaign reporter. He reports on national campaigns in the Republican Party with a focus on key races in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 GOP presidential primary, as well as the messaging of the party from the trail to conservative media. Lahut joined the outlet from Insider, where he was a senior politics reporter since early 2020. Prior to that, he was a political reporter for The Keene Sentinel in Boston.

PureWow has promoted Nakeisha Campbell to associate editor, news and entertainment, upped from assistant editor. She has been on staff since August 2020 and before that worked as SEO writer for Distractify, entertainment writer at Yolla Media, and lifestyle writer at DEFY Media.

The Center for Public Integrity has added two investigative reporters:

  • Kristian Hernández has joined the staff as an investigative reporter focused on inequality in the United States. He spent the past year as a state policy reporter for Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline project, and before that served as an investigative reporter for Fort Worth Telegram.  
  • María Inés Zamudio has joined the staff as an investigative reporter. She was most recently a reporter covering immigration and other topics for WBEZ public radio in Chicago, where she went on to receive a Peabody Award for her reporting. Before that, Zamudio worked as an investigative reporter at American Public Media, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and the Chicago Reporter.

Anna Betts has joined BuzzFeed News in New York as breaking news reporter. She was most recently an intern at Spectrum, where she covered breaking news and national stories. Betts has also previously interned at NBC Universal and has freelanced for The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and The Verge.

L'Officiel USA has promoted Caroline Grosso to editor in chief, upped from global head of content projects and fashion initiatives. She joined the title in 2019 from Conde Nast, where she spent five years at W Magazine in as fashion market editor, senior fashion editor, and digital fashion director.

Sam Knoll has been promoted to fashion market editor at Highsnobiety. They were previously an assistant fashion editor at the outlet and have been on staff since December 2021. Knoll previously worked at V Magazine as an assistant market editor.

The Miami Herald has assigned reporter Aaron Leibowitz to the Miami Beach beat. He has covered local government since joining the paper in 2019. Prior to that, Leibowitz covered Boston courts for Law360 and worked for Wicked Local Media Solutions before that.

Francesca Trianni has been named senior editorial producer at VICE News, based in New York. She spent the past nine years at TIME in a variety of producing roles and most recently served as a supervising producer. Prior to that, Trianni worked as a stringer for Reuters.

New York magazine has tapped John Herrman as contributing editor. He will cover technology, the tech industry, digital culture, and the ways all are combining to change us as individuals and as a society. Herman was most recently at The New York Times, where he served as a David Carr Fellow. Previously, he was co-editor of The Awl and editor of BuzzFeed’s technology section.

The Associated Press has announced two editorial updates at its New York bureau:

  • Jill Colvin will cover former President Donald Trump and the GOP. She has covered the White House since 2017 and joined the AP in 2014 from the New York Observer.
  • Steve Peoples will continue as AP’s chief political writer with a focus on the biggest political trends, voter behavior and major statewide campaigns. He has been at the news service since 2011 and before that reported for CQ Roll Call.

Chris Lehmann has joined the Washington, D.C., bureau  of The Nation as a bureau chief covering politics and the political economy. He has been a contributor of The Nation since 2008 and is a contributing editor at The Baffler and The New Republic. Lehmann is a veteran journalist and is the former editor of both The Baffler and The New Republic. He has also served as co-editor of BookForum, a D.C. correspondent at The New York Observer, senior editor at CQ Weekly, and a columnist at The Awl.

Slate has tapped Alexander Sammon as politics writer. He joins Slate from The American Prospect, where he was a staff writer for three years. Prior to that, Sammons was a contributing writer for The New Republic and Pacific Standard Magazine, and a senior fellow at Mother Jones before that.

Kathleen Thomas has a new role at Conde Nast and is now an associate fashion editor for Allure, Glamour, and Teen Vogue. Most recently, she was an assistant editor at Vogue and before that spent four years as a fashion market assistant at Glamour.  

The New York Times has hired Allison Benedikt as editorial director of Opinion, a newly formed role. She spent the past decade at Slate -- most recently as the executive editor -- and oversaw its news and politics coverage, and before that, its women, family and gender coverage. Benedikt also launched and managed Slate’s daily morning news podcast, “What Next.” Before Slate, she was the film editor at The Village Voice and an arts and lifestyle editor-writer at the Chicago Tribune. 

Women's Health has named Lydia Wang love and life editor. In her new role, she will focus on sex, relationships, lifestyle, and pop culture. Most recently, Wang was a contracted news writer for Netflix and before that spent two years covering news and entertainment for Refinery29.

David Luhnow has been named UK bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. He was most recently the Latin America bureau chief of the paper and has been on staff since 2013. Prior to the Journal, Luhnow worked at Reuters.

Fortune has welcomed Leo Schwartz as a reporter covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Previously, he covered global technology for the Rest of World and focused on Latin America. Schwartz has also worked as web editor for North American Congress on Latin America.

Gabrielle Saulsbery is the newest reporter to join Banking Dive, Industry Dive's sister publication. She comes to the outlet from NJBiz, where she spent five years covering a variety of topics, including law, retail, food, and small business.

Adweek has promoted Jason Lynch to editor. In his new role, he will oversee the magazine and digital covers and will take a bigger role moderating event. Lynch has been at Adweek since 2015, when he joined as a TV writer. Since then, he has served as senior TV editor and media editor at the title. Lynch has also previously contributed to The Daily Beast, Quartz, and Parade.

Jill Cornfield is the new deputy editor of Money magazine. She joins the outlet from Investopedia, where she was a senior editor for personal finance. Prior to that, Cornfield was a self-employed digital creator and some of her clients included Wall Street Journal Custom Studios and Time Out New York Kids. Before that, she was the lead writer on partnerships with fintech at CNBC.

Fortune has hired Justin Doom as an editor. He was most recently the U.S. news editor at Decrypt and before that served as editor and writing coach at ABC News. Doom has also contributed to The Atlantic for three years and served as adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Dhruv Mehrotra has joined WIRED as a data reporter working with technology to tell big stories about law enforcement, privacy and security.  Most recently, he worked in the same capacity at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, Mehrotra worked at Gizmodo as an investigative data reporter/technologist.

Barron’s has promoted Daren Fonda to managing editor. He spent the past nine months as crypto and finance editor at Barron’s and has been on staff since 2018, when he joined as senior special writer. Prior to that, Fonda worked for Kiplinger, AssetGrade LLC, and Fidelity Investments.

Sofia Gonzalez has joined the Houston Business Journal as a reporter covering economic development, education and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. She joins the Biz Journal from Community Impact, where she covered economic development and new business around the Houston area. Prior to that, Gonzalez held an internship at Houstonia Magazine.

Anna Oakes has been promoted to editor of Quartz at Work. She spent the past nine months as the chief people officer at Quartz. Oakes previously ran her own company, Oakes Co., offering strategic consulting and leadership coaching.

Financial Planning has recruited Victoria Zhuang as a reporter. Most recently, she wrapped up an internship at Dow Jones News Fund, where she was a business reporting intern for American Banker. Prior to that, Zhuang was a freelance arts and culture writer for the Boston Globe.

Dana Gerber has joined The Boston Globe as a reporter on the business news desk; she started Sept. 6. Gerber joined the paper after completely an internship on the entertainment desk of the Dallas Morning News. Gerber has also been published in Cosmopolitan, Mic.com, Bethesda Magazine, and Boston Magazine.

The Information has announced two editorial staff updates:

  • Jon Victor will re-join the tech site in October as a San Francisco-based reporter covering Alphabet, the parent company of Google. He is currently wrapping up his duties as a fintech reporter at The Logic in Montreal, Canada, and before that worked for The Canadian Press as a business reporter. Victor's first reporting stint at The Information was from 2018 to 2019.
  • Reporter Becky Peterson now covers Tesla, SpaceX and all things Elon Musk. She has been on staff since May and has since covered technology, finance and cryptocurrencies. Prior to The Information, Peterson was a tech reporter at Insider.

CNBC's digital newsroom has made several editorial staff announcements:

  • Chelsey Cox joined the politics team as a general assignment reporter with a focus on the economy and breaking news. She previously covered politics for USA Today as a breaking news and general assignment reporter.
  • Joy-Marie Scott has joined the newsroom as a news editor on the Hotseat Team. For the past eight years, she worked at the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Carmen Reinicke has joined the newsroom as markets reporter. She was previously covered personal finance for CNBC's Invest in You financial literacy initiative and has been at the network since 2020.  

Lilia Luciano has taken on a new role at CBS News. She has relocated to the New York bureau of the network and will report for CBS’ Northeast Bureau for all programs and will contribute to the CBS News Streaming Network. Luciano had been reporting out of the West Coast for CBS News and—most recently—has covered the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. She spent more than three years at Tegna before joining CBS News in 2020.

ABC News has hired Jay O'Brien as a reporter based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was an investigative reporter for WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida, and before that spent a couple of years as ab anchor at KAGS-TV in Texas.

Steven Romo has been named correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He has been freelancing as an anchor/correspondent for NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News NOW since October 2021, and before hat anchored and reported for ABC 13 in Houston.

Stacey Vanek Smith has moved to NPR's Business Desk as a global economics correspondent. This is a one-year assignment for her and started on Sept. 12. She joins the desk after nearly a decade at NPR, where she has served as a correspondent and host for the award-winning Planet Money podcast and was one of the founding hosts of Planet Money’s daily Indicator podcast. Prior to NPR, Vanek Smith worked at Marketplace as a host and correspondent.

NewsNation has continued its expansion and announced the addition of two journalists:

  • Jake Novak has joined the cable news network as deputy managing editor, based in the New York Bureau. He has been the executive producer of financial news TV programs, an editorial columnist, podcaster and political analyst for 28 years. He’s created a variety of successful shows, including CNN’s “In the Money” and FOX Business’ “Varney and Company.” He was also an executive producer and senior editorial columnist at CNBC for six years. 
  • Ali Bradley has joined the network as a Southwest correspondent, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the last 12 years, she served as an anchor at K2TV in Casper, Wyoming; WTOL in Toledo, Ohio; WMPT Fox 43 in York, Pennsylvania and at KCPQ Q13 Fox in Seattle.

NBC premier magazine "Dateline" has welcomed Maria Roach as a producer. She most recently was an executive producer of special projects at the Black News Channel. Roach has also served as an independent media strategist, a producer for PBS series "The Contenders - 16 for 16," and a field producer for BET Talks Black.

NBC News has added three journalists to its business, technology, and innovation desk:

  • Brian Cheung will join the staff Sept. 19 as a business and data reporter. His will cover the current state of the American economy as it emerges from a global pandemic and as the midterms approach. Previously, Cheung was a writer and on-air reporter at Yahoo Finance.
  • Laura Wides-Muñoz joined the team Sept. 6 as senior tech investigations editor. Most recently, she was the deputy Washington bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, and before that worked for ABC News in D.C. as executive editor.
  • Candace Kuo has returned to NBC News after a ten-year stint as a producer for the Today show. In her new role she will provide content across all NBC News video programs. Kuo has been at NBC since 2008. 

Amy Qin has joined WBEZ-FM, the NPR station in Chicago, as data reporter. She was previously part of a grant-funded team at the Arizona Republic covering housing insecurity and homelessness. Prior to that, Qin was an intern for Block Club Chicago, and has also worked in product strategy for Politico.  

CNN has promoted Alison Main to producer for "Inside Politics." She was most recently a writer/producer for CNN's Boris Sanchez and also produced segments for "New Day Weekend."  Main joined the network in 2019 as a desk assistant and before that interned for Crooked Media.

Deepa Fernandes has joined NPR and WBUR-FM in Boston as a co-host of "Here & Now," the live midday news program distributed nationwide. She is the show's third host and will make her debut on Oct. 10 alongside Robin Young and Scott Tong. Fernandes joins "Here & Now" from the San Francisco Chronicle where she was an immigration correspondent and senior newsroom adviser on race and equity. Prior to that, she was a freelance correspondent for KCET-TV, BBC, PRI, NPR, and Marketplace. 

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