August 05, 2019
/ by Anna Marevska
The New York Times in Washington, D.C., has added two veteran journalists to the paper’s Political Investigations unit:
· Matthew Rosenberg has shifted to covering political investigations with a focus on the disinformation and other types of digital malfeasance for the 2020 campaign in Washington and across the country. He was most recently covering the CIA for The Times and was part of the Washington team that won the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Trump administration’s Russian entanglements. Rosenberg joined the paper in 2011 as a correspondent in Afghanistan. Before coming to The Times, he spent more than a decade overseas in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press.
· Glenn Thrush has joined the Political Investigations team as a reporter covering investigative pieces on the candidates and the 2020 campaign. He joined The Times in 2017 and since has covered the White House, the social safety net, Congress and other beats. Prior to The Times, he was chief political correspondent for Politico, a national and City Hall reporter for Newsday, an education, poverty and prisons reporter for The Birmingham Post- Herald in Alabama, and editor of City Limits in New York City.
Money.com has launched Dollar Scholar, a weekly newsletter covering financial issues faced by Millennials. The newsletter is issued every Wednesday morning, and is written by Money reporter Julia Glum. She consults with financial experts to cover personal finance, answer financial questions and address the trials and tribulations concerning millennial spending habits. Dollar Scholar is the brand's first long-form newsletter and first brand initiative following parent company Meredith Corporation's recent decision to maintain and grow Money.com.
Jodi Rudoren will leave The New York Times to join The Forward as editor in chief in September. She is currently the associated managing editor for audience at The Times and has been with the paper for more than two decades. She started as a reporter on Metro, became a national education correspondent and Chicago bureau chief. As deputy Metro editor, Rudoren was an executive producer of One in 8 Million, a multimedia series that won an Emmy. She later became Jerusalem bureau chief, deputy International editor, editorial director of NYT Global, and ultimately a member of our masthead.
The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press have named Kris Worrell editor in chief. She will begin August 26. Worrell is currently the executive editor and vice president of news at The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and has held that position since 2014. She previously served as executive editor and regional editor at the Observer-Dispatch in New York, managing editor of the Beaumont Enterprise in Texas, assistant managing editor of The Times Union in New York and special projects editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Abraham Martinez is the new digital editor for V Magazine and VMAN, covering fashion, men's fashion, music, and culture. He comes from L’Officiel USA where he served as digital editor and before that contributed as an intern to CR Fashion Book, Nylon, and i-D.
Kaiser Health News/California Healthline has hired Anna Almendrala as a correspondent in Los Angeles, covering California health policy developments and their impact on the state’s residents and health care systems. For the past nine years, she has worked at HuffPost as a health enterprise reporter and host of a Webby-nominated podcast, IVFML. Almendrala has also contributed as a freelancer to the Guardian, NBC News, Medium.com, and The Daily Beast.
Jon Ballard has joined KOZZ-FM radio in Reno, Nevada, as morning host. He replaces Tina Smash, who left the station in June. Ballard was most recently a PD/afternoon host at KKBZ-FM in Fresno, California, for five years. Before that, he worked for WVRK-FM in Columbus, Georgia, as a PD/afternoon host.
WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky, has named Brian Neal news director of the station. He comes from WXII-TV in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he served as the assistant news director. Neal has also previously worked for WGHP-TV in High Point, North Carolina, and WPIX-TV in San Francisco.
Race Taylor is the new midday host at WCBS-FM in New York City, effective July 22. He replaces Dan Taylor who exited the station in July. Taylor hosts weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He is a veteran radio personality and previously spent two decades at Cumulus Media’s recently shuttered WPLJ-FM. Currently, Taylor is the billboard voice for ABC-TV’s prime-time, daytime, and late-night programming.
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