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Media Moves at Politico & CNN, Hearst Magazines Makes Major Changes Across Titles

Politico is in the midst of a California expansion, and has hired Kevin Yamamura as editor of the Politico Pro California team. He comes from the Sacramento Bee, where he has been the assistant managing editor since April. Yamamura has been with the Bee since 1999, when he joined as a senior writer. 

Jessica Dean has started as Washington correspondent at CNN, covering politics and government. She was previously an evening anchor for CBS in Philadelphia, and before that reported and anchored for NBC's KARK-TV  and ABC's KATV-TV, both in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Hearst Magazines has announced new editorial leadership roles across multiple titles: 

  • Michele Promaulayko, editor in chief and editorial director of Cosmopolitan, Women's Health and Seventeen, has exited Hearst after two years with the company. Succeeding her at Cosmo is Jessica Pels, who has been promoted to editor in chief of print and digital. She most recently served as the digital director of the magazine, and before that worked in the same capacity for Marie Claire. 
  • Joey Bartolomeo, executive editor of Seventeen, has left the magazine. She has been with Hearst since 2015, when she joined Seventeen as executive editor.  Replacing her is Kristin Koch, who has been promoted to the executive editor position for print and digital. Koch was previously the digital director for the magazine, and has been with the title since 2013. 
  • House Beautiful editor in chief Sophie Donelson has left the magazine. She had been at the helm of the outlet since 2015, and before that served as senior editor of Blueprint Magazine. Joanna Saltz has been named editorial director of House Beautiful, directing print and digital content across platforms. She joined Hearst Magazines in 2004 as deputy editor of Seventeen. 
  • Steele Marcoux has been named editor-in-chief of VERANDAleading editorial initiatives across print and digital for the luxury interior design brand. Marcoux was most recently style director of Country Living. Previously, she was editor in chief of Coastal Living and before that, executive editor of Country Living. 
  • Ryan D’Agostino, editor in chief of Popular Mechanics, now handles brand’s digital operations. Before joining Popular Mechanics in 2014, D’Agostino was articles editor at Esquire, which he joined in 2006.
  • Women’s Health editor in chief Liz Plosser will now oversee print and digital content for the brand. She joined the outlet in early 2018 from Well+Good, where she was vice president of content. Previously, she was deputy editor at SELF and senior health and fitness editor at Cosmopolitan.
  • Beginning in January 2019, Redbook magazine will cease its print issues and become an online-only destination. The magazine was established in 1903 for the young working woman ages 25 to 45 years old, who strives to sustain a happy balance between a career, social life and busy home life. 

 

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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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