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Media Moves at ABC News & WSJ, New Music Editor at The New Yorker

The Wall Street Journal has hired Chip Cutter as a reporter covering work and management issues. He comes from LinkedIn, where he had been since 2011, most recently as managing editor. Before that, he spent two-and-a-half years at the Associated Press covering the financial markets and economy.

Former Huston Chronicle deputy business editor, Ronnie Crocker, has been named editor of the Beaumont Enterprise, another Hearst-owned newspaper in Texas. Crocker spent 24 years at the Chronicle, and joined the paper in 1994 as assistant state editor. Before that, he worked for the Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia for eight years.

ABC News has named Devin Dwyer  senior Washington reporter. He has been with the network since 2009, and joined the staff as White House and Capitol Hill reporter. Dwyer also helped launch ABC News’s Penn Ave team in 2014 and led the team of correspondents and producers covering the final year of the Obama administration. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Dwyer was a  on-air contributor to weekend editions of “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.”  

Briana Younger is the new music editor at The New Yorker. She also writes for the magazine's "Goings On About Town" column, and is based in Washington, D.C. She was previously a music programming coordinator for SiriusXM Radio for six years. Younger is also a freelancer writer, and her work has appeared in the FADER, Pitchfork, Washington Post, Noisey, NPR Music, Washington City Paper,Bandcamp, Consequence of Sound, and Bandwidth.

The Washington Business Journal has promoted Emily Van Zandt to special projects editor. She was previously an associate editor for the magazine, and has been on staff since 2016. Before that, Van Zandt worked for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as associate features editor, Arlington Magazine as associate editor, and Arkansas Life as a writer.

Puja Patel has been named editor in chief of Pitchfork, the the web-based music publication Condé Nast acquired in 2015. Patel previously helmed Spin as editor in chief for two years and turned the outlet -- which ceased print in 2012 -- into a digital-first publication. Before Spin, she was a senior editor at Deadspin, and has also contributed to the Village Voice, Rolling Stone and MTV.

Deadline has hired Geoff Boucher as genre editor covering breaking news, features and analysis of Comic-Con culture. He was previously a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly for six years, and before that launched the vastly popular "Hero Complex" vertical in the Los Angeles Times, which won awards and spawned an annual film festival. Boucher started his career at the Los Angeles Times, where he worked for 21 years covering the film and music industries, crime, courts and local politics.

Melissa Francis is a new host on "Outnumbered", the Fox News Channel show featuring an ensemble of rotating female panelists and one rotating male tackling news headlines from all angles and perspectives. She is also a host of "After The Bell" on Fox Business Network, and has been with Fox since 2011. Before that, she spent eight years at CNBC. 

Also on Fox NewsJon Scott is now an anchor on Fox Report Weekend. He was previously an anchor for America's Newsroom, and before that anchored Happening Now. Scott joined Fox News in 2007.

WAMJ-FM urban radio in Atlanta, Georgia has brought on Ryan Cameron as PM drive time on-air personality; he starts Nov. 5. Cameron was previously a morning host for  WVEE-FM in Atlanta for five years. This is the veteran Atlanta broadcaster's return to Radio One, where he hosted mornings on “Hot 107.9” in the early 90s. 

 

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About Anna Marevska

Anna Marevska is an editor and writer for Cision Blog, and writes media updates, media influencer and industry features. She is also manager of content and research at Cision’s research department, and the editor of FashionFilesmag.com. Find her on Twitter at @Anna_Mar3.

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