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Jesse Ashlock has been named editor, U.S. of Condé Nast Traveler. He is based in New York and serves as editorial deputy, charged with content creation, strategy and partnerships across all platforms in the U.S. Ashlock joins Traveler from his position as executive editor at Travel + Leisure where he had been for the last five years. Prior to that, he served as online director at T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine and deputy editor at Details.

The Daily,” the news podcast and radio show by The New York Times, has welcomed new hires and has announced new roles for several staff members:

·         Monika Evstatieva has joined the Audio team as senior editor, a new role focused on launching series and shows. She comes to The Times from NPR, where she most recently served as a line producer for “Weekend Edition.” In her time at NPR, she reported from Afghanistan, Russia, Western Europe and the Balkans, produced breaking news and music features for “All Things Considered” and was a founding producer of “Tell Me More With Michel Martin,” a daily news-talk program.

·         Austin Mitchell has joined as a narrative producer for “The Daily.” He was previously with Crimetown Presents, where he’s produced for “Crimetown” and “The RFK Tapes,” and most recently served as senior producer for the critically acclaimed podcast “The Ballad of Billy Balls.”

·         Sayre Quevedo has joined the team as an associate producer for radio. He comes from Latino USA, where he reported on Mexican-American miners, Salvadoran poets and his own family. Last year, he won the Director’s Choice award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival, an award that honors innovation and creativity in storytelling.

·         Clare Toeniskoetter has moved from news to narrative producer for “The Daily.” She has been with The Times and “The Daily” since 2017 and joined the staff after two years as a producer for podcasts at Marketplace by APM. Toeniskoetter has also produced for WNYC Radio and Slate.

·         Jessica Cheung has been promoted to news producer for “The Daily,” upped from associate producer. She joined The Times in 2018 from NPR’s “All Things Considered” where she worked as production assistant and director.

·         Jonathan Wolfe has moved from radio producer to podcast producer. He has been with The Times since 2014 and worked on the Metro desk as a reporter and columnist. Wolfe eventually joined The Daily and has been responsible for turning the podcast version of the broadcast into something heard on over 150 stations on the radio every day. 

Seth Fiegerman has been promoted to tech editor at CNN in New York. He was most recently a senior tech writer for the network and will continue to write occasionally. Fiegerman joined CNN in 2016 from Mashable, where he had been a senior business reporter for four years and wrote features about the ups and downs of today's most influential technology companies and the key personalities who shape them. He has also covered technology for Business Insider and has freelanced for Playboy.com, Big Think, Kirkus Media, Portfolio and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, among others.

The Information has recruited Carleton English as a reporter covering Wall Street. Previously, she spent three years at the New York Post covering hedge funds as a reporter. Before that, English reported for TheStreet and worked for CNBC as a special projects producer.

Chicago’s WCIU-TV has revamped its weekday morning talk and entertainment show, “The Jam,” and announced the following additions and staff changes:

·         Amy Rutledge, former traffic and feature reporter at Tribune Broadcasting WGN-TV, has signed on as a co-host. She joined WGN and CLTV in 2005 after working for stations in Knoxville, Tennessee; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Evansville, Indiana; and Marion, Illinois.

·         Jon Hansen has been promoted to co-host after spending the last three years as an on-air contributor and social media producer. Prior to joining WCIU in 2015, he worked as a rotating guest co-host at WGN Radio. Hansen has also served as radio news director for the now-defunct DNAInfo and as Midwest bureau chief for Clear Channel.  

·         Carly Henderson, who has co-hosted for the last year, will shift to a contributing role as field reporter. She joined WCIU in 2018 from E! where she had a brief stint as a producer. Henderson has also previously produced for MTV and Hollywire TV. 

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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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