Media Moves at Wired.com & American Banker, Chicago Magazine Hires a New Dining Editor
Chicago magazine will bid farewell to senior dining editor Carrie Schedler Sept. 3, who has been on staff since 2013. She will continue contributing to the publication. Replacing Schedler as dining editor is Amy Cavanaugh, who comes to Chicago magazine after three years as a senior editor at Plate. She has also previously served as an associated editor at Time Out Chicago.
Megan Greenwell will join Wired.com as editor on Sept. 3. She is currently wrapping up her duties as editor in chief of Deadspin, apposition she has held since 2018. Prior to that, Greenwell was an executive features editor at Esquire, features editor at The Cut, and senior editor at ESPN The Magazine.
American Banker has hired Brendan Pedersen as a staff writer covering FDIC, OCC and financial tech regulation. He starts in September. He was most recently a writer at Kiplinger where he wrote for Kiplinger’s Finance magazine and covered technology, healthcare, banking, fraud, economics and millennial finance. Prior to that he was an intern reporter at the Dow Jones News Fund and wrote daily business news covering the Denver metro area.
Allie Kirkman is the new education reporter at South Bend Tribune in Indiana. She was previously a reporter for The Times of Northwest Indiana covering South Lake County and before that served as the editor in chief of the Ball State Daily News, the student-run newspaper at Ball State University.
KGO-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco, has recruited Chris Alvarez is a sports anchor and reporter. He comes from KFSN-TV in Fresno, California, where he spent the last four years as a sports director. Before that, he was the sports director at KESQ-TV at Palm Springs, California.
Mike McClain has become vice president and general manager for Fox-owned WOFL-TV, WRBW-TV, and WOGX-TV in the Orlando, Florida. McClain was most recently vice president and general manager of the Fox duopoly in Charlotte, N.C., WJZY-WMYT. Prior to that, he held the same title at WAGA, the Fox station in Atlanta for eight years.
Cox Media Group Atlanta has named Chris Centore assistant program director for WALR-FM, WSB-FM and WSRV-FM, effective immediately. Centore will also host the afternoon drive on WSB-FM, weekdays from 2 to 7 p.m. Centore is a radio veteran and has worked at several high-profile stations in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. He started his career at WHOB in New Hampshire before being recruited to Richmond, Virginia to help launch the market’s first-ever alternative rock station, WDYL. He’s also worked with WFNX and WBQB before joining the WSB team in April 2019.
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