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Media Moves at The New York Times & Associated Press, Splinter Shuts Down

The New York Times has added three on the Metro, Food and Business desks:

·         Nicole Hong has joined Metro as a reporter. She spent the last seven years as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she was a member of the team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for exposing President Trump’s role in hush payments arranged by Michael Cohen.

·         Rich Barbieri has joined the paper as deputy business editor, effective Oct. 14. He comes to The Times from CNN, where he was the executive editor of CNN Business. Barbieri has been at CNN for 12 years, and before that he was managing editor of CNNMoney.

·         J. Kenji López-Alt has joined The Times as a monthly columnist for the Food department, exploring the intersection of home cooking and science. He is also the chief culinary consultant for Serious Eats and the author of the cookbook “The Food Lab.”

Aamer Madhani will join the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21 as a White House reporter. He is a longtime correspondent for USA TODAY, where he has been covering the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He previously served as the newspaper’s Chicago-based national correspondent, covering a range of stories. Medhani has also covered the Obama White House for USA TODAY and National Journal and was a national security correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. 

CoinDesk, the news site focused on the cryptocurrency industry, has hired Bradley Keoun as senior markets reporter. He was most recently a senior global finance and economics correspondent with TheStreet. Keoun is a two-time Loeb Awards finalist, and has previously worked for Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune and the Gainesville Sun.

Splinter, the political and media focused news site, shut down on Oct. 10. Despite its excellent reporting the site failed to bring adequate traffic. Splinter was launched in 2017 after Univision acquired most of Gawker Media’s assets.

Nick Schultz has transitioned to host of “Sunday Sports Shootout” on WLUW-FM, the college radio station owned and operated by Loyola University Chicago. Schultz succeeds Darrell Horwitz, a Chicago freelance writer, who has hosted the show for 15 years. Schultz is also the sports editor/sports podcast executive producer at the Loyola Phoenix and has previously interned at NBC Sports Chicago.

CBS-owned WBBM-TV in Chicago has hired Chris Tye, as a reporter. He spent the past 15 years as a reporter and fill-in news anchor at WKYC, the NBC affiliate in Cleveland. The Chicagoland native has also worked for station in Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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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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