Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of December 19

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The Wall Street Journal: health columnist Laura Landro, energy reporter Rebecca Smith, global economics editor Neil King, real estate reporter Candace Jackson, labor reporter Melanie Trottman, and Justice Department reporter Gary Fields all leave.
  • The Washington Post: deputy editor Rachel Van Dongen will lead expanded Congress/PowerPost team with Amy Gardner. Kelsey Snell will cover Congressional actions on the Affordable Care Act, as well as spending and budget issues. Robert Costa will report on the relationship between Republican leaders in Congress and President Trump. Mike DeBonis leads coverage of the House of Representatives. Ed O’Keefe to cover Senate Democrats, while Sean Sullivan covers Senate Republicans. Karoun Demirjian will report on Congressional activities. Paul Kane becomes senior congressional correspondent and columnist but continues to write @PKCapitol column. Elise Viebeck becomes enterprise reporter on the Congressional team. Dave Weigel to cover Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the House Freedom Caucus. Dan Eggen becomes White House editor; Dave Clarke to act as deputy, with Philip Rucker as White House bureau chief on Eggen’s team. Other members of the White House team include Jenna Johnson, David Nakamura, Ashley Parker, John Wagner, and Abby Phillip. Ylan Mui to cover economic policy, with Lisa Rein covering government accountability. Eric Yoder continues to cover federal worker pay and benefits. Jose DelReal starts on American desk, reporting on the divide between rural and urban America. Mary Jordan starts a year-long project on “the grievances that led so many people to vote for radical change in Washington”. Janell Ross to cover race and changing demographics beat. Vanessa Williams will be on gender-related issues. Katie Zezima to report on policy issues related to drugs, guns, and gambling. William Wan will focus on class in America.
  • Tampa Bay Times: Jeff Harrington moves from business reporter to business editor. Chris Tisch, former business editor, joins as audience editor.
  • Detroit News: Brian O’Connor, personal finance columnist, leaves.
  • WISN-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Ben Hart, formerly of WAPT-TV (Jackson, MS) joins as news director in January; Hart replaces Chris Gegg, who is leaving.
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence: Kristin Hallam, deputy health editor from Bloomberg News, joins new team reporting for a subscription-based healthcare news service. Donna Young, former Washington editor for Scrip/Pink Sheet, will act as a senior reporter on policy issues affecting the drug industry. Varun Saxena, former news editor for FierceMedicalDevices, joins as healthcare reporter.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: J. Jennings Moss joins as editor-in-chief, replacing Scott Ard who left.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer: Caitlin McCabe moves from Delaware County reporter to residential real estate beat.
  • Chain Drug Review: John Schultz, pharmacy editor, retires.
  • Fox News Channel: Tom Lowell, executive producer of “The Kelly File,” becomes VP and managing editor.
  • Politico: Blake Hounshell replaces Steve Heuser as editor-in-chief of Politico Magazine; Heuser now editorial director of ideas and features. Tim Alberta, former chief political correspondent for National Review, joins as national political reporter for Politico Magazine.
  • Women’s Wear Daily: Miles Socha moves from WWD Europe executive editor to editor-in-chief; Socha replaces Edward Nardoza who retires.
  • The Associated Press: releases new assignment on White House team. Team will be led by Kathleen Hennessey. Catherine Lucey to cover Ivanka Trump, family/child-care policies, and Medicare. Julie Bykowicz to cover “conflicts, ethics and influence at the White House and Congress”. Josh Boak will report on economic policy, the federal budget, and spending. Darlene Superville to cover Melania Trump and the social calendar. Jon Lemire to cover Donald Trump’s New York operations and business activities. Vivian Salama will cover foreign affairs, Guantanamo Bay, and Supreme Court nominees. Jill Colvin to cover environment and climate issues. Julie Pace stays on as White House correspondent.
  • Bloomberg News: assembles new team to report on “Money and Influence” and the Trump Organization. Shannon Pettypiece, Jennifer Jacobs, Kevin Cirilli, and Jennifer Epstein join White House team. Mike Dorning moves from White House correspondent to White House editor, working alongside editor Alex Wayne. Chris Flavelle will cover climate and environmental issues. Josh Gallu will lead “Money and Influence” team covering campaign finance, lobbying, and government contracting. Mark Niquette to cover infrastructure spending for the team. John McCormick will focus on data reporting of money and politics. Ben Brody will cover lobbying out of D.C. Ethan Bronner leads Trump Organization team, which will include Caleb Melby, David Kocieniewski and Stephanie Baker, and will focus on Trump’s global business interests and possible conflicts.
  • The New York Times: Mark Mazzetti moves from national security correspondent to Washington investigations editor; Mazzetti will oversee Matt Apuzzo, Sharon LaFraniere, Eric Lipton, and Mike Schmidt.
  • Reuters: Suzanne Barlyn moves from financial enforcement reporter to cover the insurance beat. Karen Freifeld moves from bank investigations reporter to financial enforcement beat.
  • Axios: Kia Kokalitcheva, formerly with Fortune, joins as technology reporter. Sara Fischer, former digital producer for The Washington Post, joins as media trends reporter.  

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