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Media Moves at WaPo & Vogue, New York Mag Staffs Its New Site Intelligencer

The Washington Post has announced a few updates for its Morning Mix team::

  • Morning Mix editor Fred Barbash will change his coverage to legal affairs on the national desk in 2019. He is the inaugural editor of Morning Mix and has been in the post since 2014, when he joined the paper from Reuters. 
  • Tim Elfrink will succeed Fred Barbash as the editor of Morning Mix in 2019. He is currently with the Miami New Times, where he's been the managing editor since 2011. He joined the paper as a a staff writer in 2008.

Longtime Vogue staffer, Selby Drummond, has exited the magazine to join Snapchat as head of fashion and beauty. She has been with Vogue since 2011, and most recently served as the accessories director, where she oversaw a department of 11 editors and freelancers responsible for all shoes, bags, jewelry and small accessories covered by Vogue.  Prior to that, she contributed to HuffPost, and spent a year at Sotheby's, American Paintings. 

Quartz has promoted Oliver Staley to deputy finance editor, and will oversee all finance and economics reporters, as well as help edit the Private Key cryptocurrency email. He was previously a senior reporter for the publication, and covered management, careers, employment and workplace issues. Prior to that, he worked for Bloomberg. 

New York magazine has announced the launch of an expanded Intelligencer, covering politics, business, technology, media, and innovation. The site will incorporate the company’s tech vertical Select All into Daily Intelligencer, and will launch in October. Three writers have been announced to join: 

  • Josh Barro has been added as business columnist. He comes from Business Insider, where he served as senior editor and on politics, business, and the economy. He is also host of KCRW’s “Left, Right & Center,” and a contributor to MSNBC.
  • Zak Cheney-Rice will join as a senior staff writer covering race and identity. He has spent the past four years as a staff writer and editor at Mic, where he covered race, politics, and culture, and ran the Movement, the publication’s identity and inequality vertical.
  • Sarah Jones will be the site's new writer, covering progressive politics and policy. She comes from The New Republic, where she has worked as a staff writer, focusing on social inequality across labor, gender, and poverty. 

Lauren Dezenski has joined CNN as a writer of The Point, and will work with Chris Cillizza co-authoring the newsletter. She previously spent three years at POLITICO as a Massachusetts playbook author and reporter. She is a 2014 graduate of Boston University. 

The Athletic - Washington, D.C. has hired Gregory Lee as senior managing editor. He comes form NBA.com, where he served as the site's editorial director for three years. Prior to that, he was the executive sports editor for  South Florida Sun Sentinel, and before that worked for the Boston Globe as senior assistant sports editor. 

Longtime anchor Angela Davis will leave WCCO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oct. 23, to join Minnesota Public Radio as anchor and host. She starts her new gig in November. Davis has been with WCCO-TV since  2006, and before that anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis for six years.

 

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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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