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CisionScoops at CBS News, WVPB & Student Housing Business, Additions at WaPo & NYT

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: CBS News homepage editor, Justin Michael, has been named breaking news editor at CBS News online. Prior to joining the network, Michael was a national reporter for The Independent. 

CisionScoop: Brittany Patterson has joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting as a reporter covering energy and the environment. She comes to WVP from Climatewire, where she covered the Department of the Interior, public lands policy and domestic and international forest policy.

CisionScoop: David Russell Cohen has been brought on as editor for Northeast Real Estate Business, covering real estate in the Northeast region of the U.S. He is also the associate editor for Student Housing Business, covering on- and off-campus real estate for college students, as well. He was most recently the editor for the Atlanta Jewish Times.

The Washington Post welcomes back Jason Rezaian as a staff writer for the Global Opinion section, covering human rights, press freedom and related topics. Rezaian first joined WaPo in 2012 as a correspondent. Meanwhile, deputy national politics editor, Amy Gardner, has moved to WaPo’s political enterprise and investigations teams as a national political reporter, with a focus on untold stories of political leaders and candidates. Gardener has served as a senior local politics editor, national political reporter and regional political reporter since joining WaPo in 2005. 

Chris Cuomo, New Day reporter for CNN, will be leaving the morning slot to take over primetime at the station this spring. Prior to joining CNN, Cuomo anchored for ABC’s 20/20, as well as Good Morning America. 

The New York Times has brought on Alex March as the Opinion Newsletter editor. March comes from HuffPost, where she was also a newsletter editor. Prior to that, she served as the editorial director of audience engagement and the mobile programming editor for Mic.

Manager of music programming, Kristin Yasuda, is no longer with Radio Disney. Yasuda had been with Radio Disney since 2011 where she started as the executive assistant of music programming. 

iHeartMedia’s WEND-FM and WRFX-FM have hired Jessica Rifenburg as promotion director. Rifenburg replaces Phillip Higginbotham, who exited the stations earlier this year. 

Social media producer, Ji Suk Yi has left WLST-TV’s Windy City LiveShe joined the station in 2006 as a newsroom desk assistant and was tapped for the job of social media producer when Windy City Live premiered in 2011. Her role on the show eventually expanded to daily on-air contributor.

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