Media Moves at Associated Press & Forbes, Reorg Hires Lead Reporter
The Associated Press has named Alison Kodjak Washington investigations editor; she starts in September. Kodjak will manage a team of investigative reporters in the capital and work with colleagues across the AP to do deep reporting about how politics, policy and money in Washington affect the nation and the world. She is currently a health policy correspondent at National Public Radio and has previously spent 15 years at Bloomberg as an investigative reporter.
Tanya Klich has joined Forbes Finds as a reporter. She was most recently reporting for ForbesLife and prior to that worked as a video journalist for NY1 News. Forbes Finds is a e-newsletter and Forbes.com vertical, as a shopping service for readers. New products are independently curated from premium retailers and linked on the site for shopper convenience.
CNBC has announced two promotions on the “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” show:
· Heather Gaines is now senior producer, upped from coordinating producer. She has spent her entire career at CNBC and joined the staff in 2011 as news associate.
· Linda Dimyan is now a senior line producer. She joined the show in 2018 and since then has been a line producer.
Surani Fernando has joined Reorg as lead reporter, regulated industries. She will be cover the M&A deal space across regulated industries, focusing on healthcare, energy and FIG sectors. Prior to this move, Surani spent nine years working for BioPharm Insight (a GlobalData product, formerly part of the Mergermarket/Acuris Group) covering the drug development industry.
Bonnier Corp’s Outdoor Life has promoted Alex Robinson to editor in chief. He has been at the outlet for nine years, and has experience in the online, print, and social media extensions of the brand. He most recently served as the executive editor and joined Bonnier in 2010 as the online editor.
American City Business Journals has launched Charlotte Inno, an outlet covering regional business news of innovation, startups, entrepreneurs, and technology communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the 13th market launched by America Inno, a division of the Charlotte Business Journal. Helming the new outlet is Courtney Gabrielson, the new market editor for Rhode Island Inno and Cincy Inno. She has been with ACBJ since 2017.
Matt Mangas has returned to programming as program director at WJPT-FM radio in Ft. Myers, Florida. He will maintain his role as PD/midday host in sister rock station WRXK-FM, apposition he’ s held since April 2019. Mangas is a radio veteran and has previously also worked at Sun Broadcasting.
WJPT-FM radio has also brought in Ralphie Marino as an assistant programming director and morning host, effective July 15. He was most recently on air mornings at WQRC-FM in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and also did weekends and weekday fill-ins at WKLB-FM country radio in Boston.
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