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Media Moves at WSJ & WaPo, New National Editor at Kaiser Health News

Viveca Novak has been named justice and judiciary editor at The Wall Street Journal, and will be based in Washington, D.C. She was most recently the investigative editor in McClatchy’s Washington Bureau, and before that spent six years at the Center for Responsive Politics as an editorial and communications director.

The Washington Post has announced the formation of a team of reporters focused on immigration as part of the America desk. The following staff has moved to the new team led by Americas editor Josh White:

  • Nick Miroff has moved from the National Security team to Team America, where he will continue to cover the Department of Homeland Security. He has been with The Post since 2006.
  • Maria Sacchetti, who covers immigration enforcement and other policy issues, has moved from the Metro staff to Team America. She joined The Post in 2017 after more than a decade at the Boston Globe. 
  • Abby Hauslohner, whose focus on Muslims in America will broaden to take in more immigration-related stories. She joined the paper in 2012 as Cairo bureau chief, and previously worked for TIME magazine as a foreign correspondent. 

Kytja Weir has joined Kaiser Health News as national editor, where she’ll oversee growing regional bureaus.She was previously a state politics editor at the Center for Public Integrity, and is also a longtime freelance reporter whose work has been published in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Newsday, The San Diego Union-Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, National Journal, among others. 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has promoted James Nelson to business editor overseeing all business and finance coverage of the paper. Nelson spent the last 15 years on the Business desk as deputy business editor. He started with the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1985 as local, state government and business reporter, and became a metro editor after the 1995 merger of the Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal. Succeeding Nelson as deputy business editor is Jen Steele, who has been with the business news department for the last two years, and previously worked on the Journal Sentinel’s copy/production desk.

Blake McCoy will join WTTG-TV, the Fox-owned station in Washington, D.C., March 18 as an anchor and reporter. He is a former NBC News correspondent out of Chicago, and  before that served as an anchor and reporter for KARE-TV in Minneapolis and KTNV-TV in Las Vegas.

ABC's WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, has promoted Josh Breslow to breaking news anchor, upped from weekend morning anchor at the station. He has been with the station since 2016 and joined the staff from WDRB-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. 

 

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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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