Media Moves at NPR & Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, New EP at Buzzfeed’s AM to DM
Emily Feng has joined NPR as a Beijing correspondent. She comes from the Financial Times where she served as a Beijing correspondent for two years. While there, she won honorable mention for the Anthony Lewis Award, and was shortlisted for both Best Foreign Coverage and Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. She has also worked for The New York Times out of Beijing City as a stringer/researcher.
Buzzfeed's morning online radio show “AM to DM” has hired David Hatcher as an executive producer. He was previously the EP for WNBC-TV in New York City for six years and he won local and national Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow award for the station’s breaking news coverage of Superstorm Sandy. Prior to WNBC, Hatcher worked at Fox’s WNYW (from 2002-06 and then from 2008-12), with a stint in between as assistant news director at CBS’s WBZ TV in Boston.
Kendall Ciesemier has been tapped by The New York Times digital as a video opinion producer and reporter. She was previously a producer for the now-defunct millennial site Mic, and before that worked as a broadcast associate for CBS News.
Bloomberg BNA has tapped Steve Beynon as digital editor. He comes from the Washington Examiner, where he most recently was senior digital engagement editor. Before that, he worked for Politico as a web producer, and a contributor for The Cincinnati Enquirer before that.
Chris McDaniel has joined HBO's “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” as a news producer. He was previously an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed News and had been with the site since 2015 when he joined as a senior reporter. Before that, he spent two-and-a-half years as apolitical reporter at St. Louis Public Radio.
The Penny Hoarder has brought on Molly Moorhead as an editor and team leader, effective March 18. She previously served as an editorial board member at the Tampa Bay Times and had been with the paper since 2002 when she joined the staff as a reporter. In 2011, she joined PolitiFact.com where she wrote fact-checks on national political figures and helped cover the 2012 presidential election. She also served as a bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times’s Pasco County bureau, and a breaking news editor.
Erica Phillips has been named managing editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal. She comes from The Wall Street Journal’s LA bureau, where she spent seven years first as a general assignment reporter and then covering shipping, logistics and global supply chain. Prior to that, she was a contributor for LA Weekly, and a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily Journal before that.
Jalopnik has welcomed Aaron W. Gordon as a senior reporter covering the intersection of transportation and technology. For the past two years, he has been a freelance writer and wrote about New York City for the Village Voice and Gothamist, among others. Before that, he spent two years at Vice Media as a writer.
KMLE-FM and KOOL-FM radio stations in Phoenix, Arizona have swapped morning shows. Maria Knight and Chad Mitchell are now on KMLE-FM and host the “Maria & Chad” show broadcasting daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The show was previously on KOOL-FM, and took the place of Niko Petrou, who can be heard on KOOL-FM from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
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