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Top Staff Changes at WSJ, Departures at Fortune, AARP Bulletin

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.

Brian Murphy has be promoted to Asia and Russia editor at the Washington Post. He will oversee the correspondents based in Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong, and moves to the Foreign Desk in August. He was previously an editor on the breaking news team at WaPo, and joined the paper in 2014. Prior to that he worked for the Associated Press.  

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires have named Matt Murray editor in chief, succeeding Gerard Baker, who is now editor at large. Murray was promoted from the executive editor position, and joined WSJ in 2008 as national news and deputy managing editor. Baker served as the paper's top editor for five-and-a-half years. 

Valentina Zarya has left Fortune. She was associate editor for the Most Powerful Women, Fortune's daily newsletter for and about powerful women. Zarya had been on staff since 2015 and has previously worked at Teneo Holdings as intelligence associate, and Propher. 

After three years as a tech reporter, Quartz has been promoted Mike Murphy to deputy tech editor. He helps guide tech news coverage and writes about major consumer electronics companies like Apple and Samsung. Murphy joined the staff four years ago as an intern. h/t Talking Biz News

ThinkProgress has parted ways with Natasha Geiling. She was a reporter covering climate change and the environment, and joined the staff in 2015. Prior to that, she was a reporter for Smithsonian magazine. ThinkProgress is a progressive blog fighting for social and economic justice.

Clark Boyd is no longer with PRI/Public Radio International. He left his position as senior producer after five years at the post. Boyd joined PRI in 2012 as producer/reporter, and prior to that worked at BBC and PR's The World. 

Longtime AARP Bulletin editor, Larry Lipman, has exited the publication after almost a decade as executive editor for State News. He joined the staff in 2009, and is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University. Lipman was previously the Washington bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post and State Capital bureau chief for the Orlando Sentinel. 

KSAT-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, has promoted Adam Caskey to chief meteorologist. He succeeds Steve Browne, who retired June 6. Caskey has been with the station since 2014 and joined the staff from WJLA in Washington, D.C.

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