Journalists on the move – Week of April 17

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The New York Times: Ellen Pollock, former editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, joins as “Business Day” editor.

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New York Magazine: Allison P. Davis, former The Ringer staff writer, joins as senior writer for “The Cut”.

NBC News: David Firestone, managing editor of FiveThirtyEight podcast, becomes managing editor for digital.

Bloomberg: launches new website,, with Eric Roston overseeing coverage.

Esquire: Jon Roth joins as style editor.

Cosmopolitan: Meredith Bryan, previously contributing editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, joins as senior deputy editor, news. She will cover features packages and the “Body” section.

Glamour: Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief for Essence, joins as deputy editor.

SLACK Inc.: Talitha Bennett replaces Melinda Stevens as online managing editor of Healio Hepatology. Melinda Stevens moves to staff writer for publication.

Bustle Media Group (BMG): acquires Elite Daily and rebrands as Bustle Digital Group. Gabrielle Prescod, former Interview market editor, joins Bustle as senior fashion market editor.

Columbus Business First: Doug Buchanan moves from managing editor to editor. Buchanan replaces Dominic Cappa, who retires.

Observer: Salvador Rizzo, statehouse reporter for The Record, joins as politics editor in New Jersey.

KTVU-TV (San Francisco/Oakland, CA): Amber Eikel moves from assistant news director to news director. She replaces Dana Hahn, who left.

Modern Luxury: acquires GreenGale Publishing. The acquisition will include the publications Aspen Peak, Austin Way, Boston Common, Capitol File, Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Michigan Avenue, Ocean Drive, Philadelphia Style, and Vegas.

Hearst Magazines: Laura Brounstein is now director of editorial and business development for two Hearst publications, Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.

Institutional Investor: Alicia McElhaney, previously a reporter for TheStreet, joins as general assignments reporter.

New York Law Journal: B. Colby Hamilton joins as reporter covering white collar crime and Wall Street.

Men’s Fitness: Barret Wertz moves from style and grooming editor to the section’s director.

Mic: Stephanie Wu, former senior editor of Travel + Leisure, joins as editor of “Out of Office”, a new food and travel vertical.

Better Government Association: David Kidwell, former investigative reporter for Chicago Tribune, joins as special projects editor.

The Tennessean: Jim Myers, food columnist, leaves.

CBC News: Roberto Rocha moves from web journalist to investigative data journalist. Frances Willick, former reporter for The Chronicle Herald, joins as reporter in Halifax.

Global News: David Akin, senior political writer for National Post, replaces Tom Clark as chief political correspondent in Ottawa. Vassy Kapelos, interim host, becomes permanent host of “The West Block”. Arti Patel, former editor at Huffington Post Canada, joins as national online journalist of “Global News Smart Living”.

Transcontinental: puts up for sale 93 local Quebec and Ontario newspapers.

National Post: Maura Forrest joins as reporter in Ottawa’s parliamentary bureau. Lauren Heuser, former editorial fellow with The Walrus, joins as comments editor. Alicja Siekierska, previously a reporter for the Toronto Star, joins as transportation reporter.

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