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Cision Scoops at NBC News & Decider, New EIC at NewBeauty

Cision’s research department makes over 20,000 media updates to our influencer database each day! Here are the latest moves to keep your media lists up to date and on point. All CisionScoops reflect original reporting from the Media Research team; if you have a scoop, send it to mediamoves@cision.com.

CisionScoop: After more than a decade with ABC’s flagship station in New York, Jamie Nguyen has joined NBC News as a coordinating producer. She covers national consumer investigations for Rossen Reports. Before joining WABC-TV, Nguyen was a newscast producer for KTRK-TV in Houston.

CisionScoopAlex Zalben has joined Decider as managing editor after two years in the same role at TV.com and TVGuide.com. Before that, he was movies editor at MTV News. Decider is an entertainment website created to help readers discover the best content on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.

Longtime ESPN executive Craig Bengtson is now vice president of programming at CNBC, overseeing production of Business Day programs. Most recently, he was vice president and managing editor of news and reporting at ESPN, and previously was vice president of SportsCenter.

Jodi Rudoren has been named associate managing editor at The New York Times. Most recently, she was editorial director of NYT Global, and has worked for the paper in various roles including deputy international editor, Jerusalem bureau chief, education editor and correspondent.

Emily Dougherty has been named editor in chief of NewBeauty, starting on Feb 26. She will oversee the editorial, digital and social teams. Dougherty was most recently beauty and fitness director of ELLE, and previously worked at Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar and Mademoiselle.

Eleftherios Kardamakis is now creative director for Hearst Design Group, which includes House Beautiful, ELLE Decor, Veranda and Metropolitan Home. Also at Hearst Design Group, market editor Carisha Swanson was promoted to senior market editor and section editor, focusing on kitchen, bath, building and smart home technologies.

Associated Press Portland correspondent Gillian Flaccus is now reporting on marijuana policy as part of the AP’s brand new beat team. She also continues to cover regional news stories. Flaccus joined the news service in 2000, and previously reported for McClatchy Newspapers.

Pittsburgh City Paper’s arts and entertainment editor Bill O’Driscoll left to cover arts and culture for WESA-FM, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station. He had been with the City Paper since 1997. 

About Cision Media Research

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