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Media Moves at Washington Post & Skift, ESPN Radio Shuffles Morning Lineup

The Washington Post has announced a new addition to its tech team, and the debut of a digital video series:

·         Marie C. Baca will join The Post in San Francisco July 8 as a breaking news technology and business reporter. She has spent the past 13 years writing for national and regional outlets including The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica and California Watch, where she contributed to the "On Shaky Ground" investigation that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting in 2011. 

·         The Post has debuted “Secret Table,” a new video series taking viewers inside the nation’s most exclusive restaurants. Hosted by food editor Mary Beth Albright, the series features behind-the-scenes footage of the restaurants and cuisine, interviews with the chefs and tips on how viewers can dine at the restaurants themselves.

Mike Baker has joined The New York Times as the Seattle bureau chief. He comes from the Seattle Times, where he spent the last five years as an investigative reporter, and most recently he has been part of a team investigating the development of Boeing’s 737 Max airplane. Before the Seattle Times, Baker spent almost a decade reporting for the Associated Press.

The New York Times has also welcomed Adam Pasick as editorial director of newsletters. He was previously with Quartz, where he was senior editor for newsletters and apps and helped invent the “Obsession” email. He has also worked as a correspondent for Reuters in London and for Quartz in Bangkok. 

Skift has recruited a new travel business reporter and promoted a senior editor:

·         Isaac Carey has joined the team as a full-time travel business reporter. He was previously an editorial intern at the Financial Times and The Hechinger Report, and has also interned at Skift.

·         Andrew Sheivachman has been promoted to senior enterprise editor covering high-impact stories. He was previously a senior editor on the corporate travel beat and has been with Skift since 2015 when he joined as a writer.

Harrison Miller is the new assistant editor at Business North Carolina. He previously spent a year reporting from the national desk of American City Business Journals and before that worked as a reporter for Triangle Business Journal, and a business journalist for Dow Jones News Fund.

WCBS-FM and WNEW-FM in New York have brought on Michelle Stevens as assistant program director. Prior to joining Entercom, she served as director of brand management for Connoisseur Media. She rose through the ranks at Nassau Broadcasting as vice president, senior vice president and eventually executive vice president of programming. Throughout her career, Stevens has guided more than 100 stations in over 20 markets.  

Adam Chapman is the new midday host at WBOS-FM radio in Boston and can be heard on-air Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. He comes from indie617, where he served as the director of operations. Before that he spent six years at Boston.com, most recently as production director.

ESPN Radio has shuffled its morning lineup and has moved Jason Fitz to morning duties. He is a former musical director and has frequently filled in for Trey Wingo on the network's "Golic & Wingo," will now contribute to all four hours of Wingo, Mike Golic, and Mike Golic Jr.'s show. Fitz will also host the "First & Last" early morning show solo. 

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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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