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CisionScoops at Observer & Men’s Health, Additions to CNBC

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.

CisionScoopDena Silver‘s last day as lifestyle editor of Observer will be April 27. After nearly three years with the online daily, she is going freelance covering fashion, travel, and lifestyle, and can be reached at dena.silver@gmail.com.

CisionScoop: Melissa Matthews departed from Newsweek and joined the staff at Men’s Health, where she is now a digital staff writer. While at Newsweek, Matthews was a writer and reporter covering science for nearly a year and a half.

CNBC recently announced the addition of three editorial staffers on its digital team:

  • Katie Brigham, formerly of The Wall Street Journal, is now an associate producer. She will be working with the video team in San Francisco.
  • Jimmy Im has joined the network’s personal finance vertical, “Make It,” as a senior lifestyle writer. Im also writes a luxury travel blog called TravelBinger, where he writes on hotel openings, trends, news, and tips.
  • Also joining the “Make It” team as supervising producer is Alana Kakoyiannis. She previously served as a supervising producer for Business Insider for five years, and will now be responsible for steering the “Make It” video team, assigning projects, and developing projects for the staff.

CNN welcomes back Erica Hill as a lead fill-in anchor and national correspondent. This comes after two years as an anchor at CNN’s sister network, HLN, where she has anchored her show, “On the Story” since 2016.

Greg Burton, formerly executive editor of the Desert Sun in Palm Springs and a regional editor for the USA Today Network, has been named as executive editor for the Arizona Republic. While at the Desert Sun, Burton built and expanded one of the most respected Californian newsrooms winning national awards for public service and investigative reporting.

Quartz has added Annabelle Timsit to its staff as an early childhood development reporter. Timsit graduated last year from Georgetown University, and wrote for The Atlantic for nearly a year before stepping into her new role at Quartz.

Aidan McLaughlin was named managing editor of Mediaite, the online outlet focused on the media and media industry. Previously, he served as a reporter for the New York Daily News, before joining Mediaite over a year ago, where he has held a number of roles.

American Banker has a named Nathan DiCamillo as a reporter for its tech team. Previously he served as a general assignment reporter for the Credit Union Journal and he graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois in 2017.

After seven years at WKYC-TV, the Cleveland NBC affiliate, Brennan Donnellan has announced that he will be departing from the station at the end of May. A television news veteran of over 30 years, he looks forward to pursuing opportunities to focus on longer form stories and documentaries.

Fort Worth, Texas NBC affiliate KXAS-TV welcomes Paul Jones as its newest sports multimedia journalist. Before joining KXAS he was the sports director for WZTV in Nashville, Tennessee for fourteen years.

About Cision Media Research

The Cision Media Research Team maintains a database of more than 1.6 million records​, including social influencers, traditional media contacts, outlets and opportunities. We collect and maintain the latest contact and pitching information of bloggers and journalists who can spread your message, broaden your campaign and help you build relationships with the people who matter. Follow us at @Media_Moves

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