Syndicated Talk Show Harry to End, New Appointments at Reuters, WSJ & NYT
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Harry Connick Jr.‘s syndicated talk show, Harry, has been cancelled midway through its second season. Dubbed an entertainment-variety program for the “new millennium,” Harry combines comedy, live musical performances and celebrity appearances. It premiered in September 2016.
Reuters named Paritosh Bansal Americas managing editor for news, based in New York. Bansal has worked for the news service as South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi since 2015, and first joined a decade earlier as a stringer in Los Angeles. Before Reuters, he was on staff at the Los Angeles Times and Times of India.
Rumaan Alam joined the books desk at The New York Times as special projects editor, a newly-created position. Alam is the author of two novels, and has also worked as an editor at New York, Details and Lucky. His writing as appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and BuzzFeed.
The Wall Street Journal brought on Walter Russell Mead as an opinion page columnist focusing on foreign affairs. Mead also serves as a professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College. He was previously an editor at large for American Interest magazine.
Noah Buhayar switched beats at Bloomberg News and now covers West Coast real estate from Seattle; his previous coverage of Warren Buffett has been picked up by Katherine Chiglinsky, who also covers life insurance. Buhayar joined Bloomberg in 2010 and has previously worked at the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. Chiglinsky has covered General Electric and financial service companies in New York since joining the news service in December 2014. h/t Talking Biz News
The Chicago Sun-Times will part ways with sports producer Dan Cahill, who has taken a web position at Boeing. Before re-joining the paper last year, Cahill spent a two year sting as managing editor at SportsChatter.com, and previously worked as digital sports editor at the Sun-Times from 2009 to 2015.
Longtime host and producer Enrique Cerna retired from KCTS-TV, Seattle’s PBS affiliate, after 23 years at the station. Cerna hosted the weekly news program KCTS 9 Connects for 13 seasons and Conversations with Enrique Cerna for four. During his tenure, he received nine Northwest Regional Emmy Awards.
Weekend evening anchor and reporter Heather Waliga signed off at Raleigh ABC affiliate WTVD-TV. Waliga joined the station in 2013 and previously worked for Spectrum News in Charlotte, North Carolina. She previously spent two years reporting for WJGH-TV in Panama City, Florida.
Milwaukee Business Journal hired Nick Williams as a reporter covering residential real estate, transportation and technology. He joins from sister-publication Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and previously reported for several Florida papers including the Tampa Bay Tribune and Bradenton Herald. h/t Talking Biz News
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