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Media Moves at the Washington Post & Morning Brew, The Atlantic Adds Two Senior Editors

The Atlantic has announced that two new senior editors have joined the staff of the print magazine: 

·         Laurie Abraham has joined the staff after spending the last two years as an executive features editor at New York magazine. Prior to that role, she was a senior editor and executive editor at ELLE, and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine.

·         Thomas Gebremedhin has joined the staff as senior editor and will produce coverage on culture and the arts. He was previously the culture editor at WSJ Magazine, and before joining the Journal in 2015 he was an assistant editor at Random House and a features assistant at Vogue.

Halie LeSavage is the new retail writer at Morning Brew where she compiles the Retail Brew, a newsletter that targets retail and the e-commerce space. LeSavage comes from Glamour, where she spent the last two years first, as fashion features assistant, and later as associate fashion editor.

The Washington Post has named two new editors on the Features and Foreign desks, and will welcome a political features writer on the Style team:

·         Tamer El-Ghobashy, the outgoing Baghdad bureau chief, will become an assignment editor on Foreign, overseeing early-morning operations as well as the Today’s WorldView newsletter. He spent the past eight years as a Middle East-based foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal first and joined The Post in 2017 as the Baghdad bureau chief.

·         Amanda Finnegan is the new editor of The Post's By The Way newsletter, covering travel and local city guides. She joined the paper in 2012 as homepage editor, and most recently served as an assignment editor. She has also worked as a web producer for Bloomberg and reporter for the Las Vegas Sun.

·         Jada Yuan will join Features July 15 to be a political feature writer. She is part of the Style general assignment team to cover the East Wing of the White House and First Lady Melania Trump. She was most recently the first “52 Places Traveler” for The New York Times, reporting on every destination in its annual 52 Places to Go list during a single year. Before that, she spent more than 17 years at New York magazine, writing celebrity profiles, covering presidential conventions, film festivals and other cultural events.

Caleb Harshberger has joined the Triangle Business Journal as a reporter covering commercial and residential real estate, contracting, architecture and construction. He was most recently a staff writer at the Butler Eagle, a daily newspaper published in Butler, Pennsylvania, and before that led The Collegian, the daily student newspaper of Colorado State University, as editor in chief.

iHeartMedia has named Jay Cruze director of country programming, national. He will continue his afternoon co-hosting duties at WAMZ-FM in Louisville, Kentucky. Cruze was most recently the company’s Kentucky/Indiana reginal programming director and had oversight for country outlets WAMZ-FM in Louisville, Kentucky and WBUL-FM in Lexington, Kentucky.

WKYS-FM radio in Washington, D.C. has added two new co-hosts alongside Angie Ange and the revamped “Morning Hustle” show:

·         ‘Shorty da Prince’ has returned to the station under the air name Jordan. He previously worked at WKYS from 2014 to 2017 and has worked at sister stations in Cleveland, Detroit, and St. Louis. 

·         Monica ‘Lore’l’ Torres, former Love & Hip-Hop New York cast member has also joined the show. 

 

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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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