March 11, 2020
Media Moves US,
/ by Anna Marevska
ProPublica and the Texas Tribune have announced five new hires for the outlets’ jointly operated investigative reporting unit:
Manny Fernandez has been named Los Angeles bureau chief of The New York Times and will begin his duties in the summer. He is currently the Houston bureau chief at the paper, a position he has held since 2011. Fernandez joined The Tomes in 2005 as politics reporter and before that spent five years at the Washington Post.
Quartz and Quartz at Work has promoted Heather Landy to executive editor, upped from editor. She will continue to lead the team and will also oversee the talent lab. Landy has been with Quartz since 2014 and helped launch Quartz at Work in 2017. Before that, she was the editor in chief of American Banker magazine.
Pamela Mitchell is the new editor in chief of Pets+ Magazine. She was promoted to the top editorial position after spending the past three years as a senior editor. Previous roles include writing and editing for Dogster, Village Voice Media, Houston Chronicle and The Hartford Courant.
KQRA-FM rock radio in Springfield, Missouri, has welcomed Scott Ellis as program director. He was previously a PD at KMOJ-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and before that spent more than a decade in the same capacity at KSPW-FM in Sparta, Missouri.
Isabel Sanchez is the new general assignment reporter for Telemundo’s WWSI-TV in Philadelphia. She comes from WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, where she spent two years as bilinguals reporter/anchor.
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