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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.

CisionScoopWSFA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, has hired Lydia Nusbaum as reporter to cover politics and state government. She replaced Michael Doudna, who left the station for KPNX-TV in Phoenix. Nusbaum comes from KOMU-TV in Missouri, where she spent the last year as news and politics reporter. 

Brittany Hite joined Barron's Online as digital editor. She was previously the senior mobile editor for The Wall Street Journal, and had been with the paper since 2007. She has also reported for the China Economist and the Cincinnati Enquirer, among other publications. 

The Wall Street Journal reporter Alison Sider has switched beats and now covers business of travel. She was previously on the energy industry beat for nearly six years, and joined WSJ in 2012. Prior to that, she spent three years at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. h/t Talking Biz News

Cara Buckley at The New York Times has also changed coverage, and is now part of the Culture desk reporting on Hollywood biases and the efforts to rectify those inequalities. For the past four years, she has been NYT's Carpetbagger, a columnist explaining the annual movies awards season. She joined the paper in 2014.

The English edition of Forward, the weekly paper for members of the Jewish community in the U.S., has brought on Ben Fractenberg as reporter. He covers national and New York State politics from a Jewish perspective. He was previously a reporter for DNAInfo and a freelance photographer and reporter. 

Justin Pelletier has been named sports editor at the Boston Herald. He previously spent six years at the Sun Journal, most recently as the paper's managing editor. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade as a writer for Hockey Night in Boston.

Longtime Chicago news anchor Kathy Broch has retired from WLS-TV, and bid farewell to viewers June 27 after 28 years at the ABC-owned station. Brock joined ABC 7 Chicago in September 1990 as co-anchor of ABC 7 News This Morning. Before that, she spent six years as an anchor/reporter at KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City, and two years reporting for KBCI-TV in Boise.

Fatherly, the parenting site for millennial men, has welcomed Ryan Britt as entertainment editor in charge of the Play section. He was previously a senior editor at Inverse, where he wrote about pop-culture, geek culture, science fiction, films, books, and science. Britt has also freelanced for VICE Media.

Carrie Halperin is the newest producer and booker at Bloomberg Technology. She has been an independent producer since 2017, and previously spent a year producing for CNN. Prior to that, she spent two years as video journalist at The New York Times. 

WKRC-TV, the CBS affiliate for the Cincinnati market, has said goodbye to longtime reporter Deborah Dixon. She retired after 44 years at the station and has covered crime since 1974. Her last day was May 31. 

Rewire.News has named Katelyn Burns political reporter covering Capitol Hill and federal policy. She has previously written for the Washington Post. VICE and them. Rewire.News is not-for-profit independent media and offers sexual and reproductive health and justice news, analysis, commentary and community.

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