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Media Moves at Playboy & Paste Magazine, McClatchy Newspapers Hires National Political Correspondent

Playboy has hired three contributors as the magazine continues expanding its political, LGBTQ, and gender coverage:

·         Molly Jong-Fast has joined as a contributing writer and will contribute political coverage and long form Q&A’s that Playboy is known for. She will continue working for The Daily Beast and The Bulwark where she serves as a contributor as well.

·         Ashlee Marie Preston has joined as a contributing writer and will contribute to the magazine’s LGTBQ coverage in print and online and be part of its live events. She will continue writing for VICE Media, Billboard, and Teen Vogue, where she serves as a contributing writer as well.

·         Matt McGorry has joined as a contributing writer and will contribute on topics of civil liberties, masculinity and gender. He is best-known as an actor on “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Orange is the New Black.”

Shruti Singh has switched beats at Bloomberg News and now covers business and government as a editor/reporter on the Municipal Finance Team. She has spent the last 15 years on the food and agriculture beat as one of Bloomberg’s Chicago-based reporters. Singh has been with the newswires since 2004 and before that worked for Crain’s Chicago Business as a reporter.

The Associated Press has named Andrew Drake deputy news director for Africa. He will assume his new role in August and will be based at the AP’s Europe-Africa headquarters in London. In his new role, Drake will be responsible for driving the news report in video, photos and text. He is currently a video assignment editor in London and has previously held leadership roles for the AP in Belgium and South Asia.

Aaron Gregg has been promoted to staff writer on The Washington Post’s business desk, where he will cover the defense industry and government contractors. He joined The Post in 2014 and has been part of the business desk since 2015. Since then, Gregg has written more than 500 stories covering the local economy, defense contractors, military technology, cybersecurity and international trade policy.

Paste Magazine has recruited Allison Keene as TV editor and oversees all television content; she is based in Decatur, Georgia. Keene is a veteran TV editor and critic and previously spent seven years as senior editor and critic at Collider. Prior to that, she worked as a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter.

David Catanese has joined McClatchy Newspapers as a national political correspondent. He comes from U.S. News & World Report where he spent the last five years on the politics beat as a senior writer. Prior to that, he covered politics for POLITICO for two years and before that worked for KYTV in Springfield, Missouri as a reporter.

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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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