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CisionScoops at Us Weekly, Fox Business & The Tennessean, New Hire at Forbes

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: Rachel LeWinter was named fashion director at Us Weekly. She was formerly the senior market editor for the magazine. Before joining Us Weekly, LeWinter was an editor for Time Out New York. 

CisionScoop: Senior producer Matthew Libassi is leaving Fox Business in order to pursue a new new PR job with Ketchum as a media specialist. Libassi spent ten years with Fox, and prior to that he was a producer with Telecare TV.

CisionScoopThe Tennessean brought on Sandy Mazza as a reporter. She covers economic growth and development in Nashville. Mazza comes from the Southern California News Group, where she was a city reporter.

Associated Press associate Europe editor, Cara Rubinsky, will transition into the role of deputy business editor for news gathering. She has been with AP since 2005, where she has held positions as a reporter, New England editor and assistant central region editor. Rubinsky starts her new role April 23, and will remain in London. h/t Talking Biz News

John Fritze has departed from the Baltimore Sun and rejoined the USA Today White House team as a correspondent. He has previously served as a congressional reporter for USA Today during his first stint at the paper in 2008. This isn’t Fritze’s first time leaving the Baltimore Sun either, as he served as a general assignment reporter there in 2005.

Variety welcomes Brian Crecente as  video games editor. Crecente comes from Rolling Stone’s Glixel, where he was the editorial director. He was previously with Polygon, where he held positions as executive editor and news editor. 

Jonathan Ponciano joins Forbes as an assistant editor, covering investments. Ponciano is a recent graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied Journalism. h/t Talking Biz News

Crain’s Detroit Business publisher and editor, Ron Fournier left the magazine in order to take over as president of Truscott Rossman public relations. During his editorial career, Fournier served as the associated publisher for Crain’s Detroit Business, as well as the editorial director and editor-in-chief of the National Journal.

Bitcoin Market Journal tapped the former head of CNET.com, Patrick Houston, to be editorial director. In his new role, Houston covers cryptocurrency and ISO investing. In the past, he has worked for PC Week as executive editor, and bureau chief for BusinessWeek.

Mike Sacks joins Fox New York affiliate station WNYW-TV as a reporter. He comes from E.W. Scripps Company, where he was a national political correspondent. Prior to Scripps, Sacks was a congressional correspondent for ALM Media. 

The Tribune-Review named longtime staff member Jonna Miller features editor. She covers and coordinates coverage pertaining to arts, entertainment and lifestyle. Miller has been with the Tribune-Review for twenty years in a number of roles, ranging from reporter and photographer, to page designer and overnight editor.

Kerry Flynn began her hew new role as a social media reporter for Digiday. Flynn previously covered business as a reporter for Mashable. She has also reported for HuffPost and International Business Times. h/t Talking Biz News 

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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