April 22, 2019
/ by Anna Marevska
Newsweek has announced two additions to the top of its masthead, including a promotion and a newly created position:
· Melissa Jewsbury has been promoted to managing editor, upped from production director. She joined Newsweek in 2018 from Rodale’s Men’s Health, where she was managing editor. Before that, she was assistant managing editor at Elle.
· Hank Gilman has been named to the newly created role of editorial director and will working on both online and print content. Gilman spent the last eight years as deputy editor of Fortune, and earlier in his career, he worked as a senior editor at Newsweek and a reporter at the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal.
Terrance McCoy, currently a social issues reporter at The Washington Post, will relocate to Brazil as a correspondent. He joined The Post in 2014 as a foreign affairs reporter and writer of the Morning Mix, and before that spent two years at the Miami News Times.
Debtwire has promoted Al Yoon to assistant editor. He most recently served as a reporter for the outlet and has been on staff since 2014. Prior to that, Yoon spent three years at Dow Jones Newswires as a reporter, and five years at Reuters as a correspondent.
Ben Pershing has joined The Wall Street Journal in Washington as politics editor. He comes from the Washington Journal where he spent five years in top editorial positions, most recently as the editor. Prior to that Pershing reported for the Washington Post and worked as deputy editor for Roll Call.
WPOZ-FM, the Central Florida Educational Foundation Christian AC station in Orlando, has announced the addition of Coppelia Marie as afternoon co-host. She will also serve as program director of Spanish Christian W273CA, which launched last October. Coppeilia has previously worked at KSBJ-FM Houston and Educational Media Foundation.
Mike Puccinelli has been promoted to morning news anchor for WBBM-TV, the CBS station in Chicago. He will co-anchor the morning newscast alongside Erin Kennedy. Puccinelli has been with the station since 2004, and before that spent some time at WMC-TV.
KBKS-FM radio in Seattle has hired two additional co-hosts for the station’s morning “Carla Marie & Anthony Show:”
· Amber "Alabama" Cole has joined the station as a morning personality. She most recently served as midday host at WEBG-FM in Chicago prior to exiting in December. Prior to that, she served as MD/afternoon host at WNOH-FM in Norfolk, Virginia, and worked on-air at WJIM-FM Lansing, Michigan.
· "English Evan" Omelia has joined the station as a morning personality. He was previously a sales account executive for iHeartMedia in Seattle.
Katrina Trinko has been named editor-in-chief of The Daily Signal. She has served as managing editor of outlet since the 2014, and before that reported for the National Review. The Daily Signal is the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation covering policy and commentary.
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