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Media Moves at The Atlantic & NYT, OUT Magazine Updates Top of its Masthead

Vivian Yee is a new Middle East correspondent at The New York Times. She previously covered immigration for NYT's National Desk, and before that wrote about New York politics and New York City. She has been with the paper since 2012, and joined the staff following her graduation from Yale University. 

The Atlantic has made a couple of roster moves, including a new senior science editor and a White House correspondent:   

  • Sarah Laskow will join the magazine as senior editor of the science team. She comes from the Atlas Obscura, where she wrote features on history, science, and culture, with a focus on unusual places and undercovered stories. She has also freelanced for The New York Times, Politico, The Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, Topic, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. 

  • Elaina Plott is now a White House correspondent for The Atlantic, upped from staff writer. She joined the outlet in January 2018 from The Washingtonian. Plott is also a CNN political analyst.        

Annie Linskey has joined The Washington Post as national politics reporter; her first day is Dec. 10. She was previously a chief national correspondent at the Boston Globe for three years, and before that reported for Bloomberg News out of Boston for two years. Linskey has also worked for The Baltimore Sun.  

OUT magazine has announced three staff additions, updating the top of its masthead:

  • Michelle Gracia has been named managing editor. She was previously senior editor for race and identity at Vox, identities editor for the now-defunct Mic, and managing editor for The Advocate before that. 
  • Fran Tirado is the new deputy editor for the magazine. He comes from Hello Mr. where he worked for five years, most recently as executive editor. He is also the co-host of the podcasts Food 4 Thot with Forever Dog and Queerly Beloved with VICE, and co-creator of the queer artist collective and event series Communion.
  • Mikelle Street has joined OUT as senior editor. He previously spent more than a decade as a freelance fashion and culture editor, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Vice, Ebony, Maxim, Esquire, Fashionista, Men's Journal, Refinery29, among others. 

Ken Brown is the newly minted financial enterprise editor at The Wall Street Journal. He previously spent two-and-a-half  years running The Journal's famous "Heard on the Street" column as editor, and has been with the paper for more than 18 years. Throughout his tenure, he has served as a mutual-fund reporter, a Heard on the Street writer, deputy technology editor, real-estate chief, and Hong Kong bureau chief and Asia finance editor. 

CW's WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, has hired Randall Newsome as an anchor, effective Dec. 17. He succeeds Lauren Lowrey, who is leaving after seven years at the station. Newsome comes from Nexstar Media Group sister station KTVE-TV in West Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked as a reporter. 

Hannah Catlett has joined CBS-owned WOIO-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, as a reporter; her first day was Nov. 28. She was previously a reporter for WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

 

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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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