Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of January 16

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The New York Times: Celia Dugger will lead new health team that merges Business, National, and Science desks. Changes are also made to the D.C. bureau: Lara Jakes moves from managing editor of foreign policy to Washington night editor; Sharon LaFraniere moves from investigative reporter to D.C. investigations team; Gardiner Harris gets State Department beat; Alan Rappeport to cover Treasury Department; Jeremy Peters will cover the conservative movement in the Trump era; Matt Rosenberg gets C.I.A beat; Michael Gordon to cover the Pentagon, and; Katie Rogers and Yamiche Alcindor will both cover the impact of the Trump administration on culture and everyday life. Kim Barker moves from metro investigative reporter to enterprise/investigative reporter for the International Desk; Patrick Kingsley, formerly Cairo bureau chief for The Guardian, joins as Istanbul bureau chief until he moves to enterprise/investigative reporter in London this summer.
  • The Washington Post: launches new PowerPost vertical targeting political decision makers. Under this vertical, healthcare policy, financial services/economic policy and energy/environmental policy newsletters will be launched. Terence Samuel moves from deputy national political editor to senior correspondent on the America desk.
  • CNBC: Leslie Picker, former deals reporter for The New York Times, joins as financial reporter. Ylan Mui, former reporter for The Washington Post, joins as reporter covering economic and regulatory policy.
  • Vox: Susannah Locke moves from associate editor to editor, special projects.
  • The Seattle Times: Mark Watanabe and Mary Ann Gwinn leave.
  • The American Lawyer: Gina Passarella moves from senior editor to executive editor. George Haj, Kim Kleman, and Michael Goldhaber leave.
  • Politico: Allison Hoffman, former senior editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, joins as national editor managing coverage of the Trump administration.
  • Cosmopolitan: Rebecca Nelson, contributor for GQ, joins as senior writer covering politics.  
  • GQ Style: S. Lili Gosenin, former feature associate at Vogue, joins as digital editor.
  • FierceMarkets: Evan Sweeney replaces Dan Bowman as senior editor for FierceHealth IT. Bowman becomes editor of health technology for Manifest LLC.
  • Rodale’s Organic Life: adopts digital-only format, and promotes Melanie Hansche to editorial director.
  • American Media Inc: newly formed Fitness Group, including Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness, to combine editorial staff. Shawn Perine will oversee editorial coverage, while David Zinczenko and David Jackson leave.  
  • LifeHealthPro: Warren Hirsch, senior editor, leaves. Emily Holbrook leaves to oversee sister publications National Underwriter Life & Health and Retirement Advisor.
  • Corporate Counsel: Anthony Paonita and David Hechler leave.
  • Albuquerque Business First: May Ortega, former crime reporter for The Monitor, joins as reporter on healthcare, technology, and professional services beats.
  • High Times Magazine: moves editorial and business offices to Los Angeles.
  • American Association for Physician Leadership: Jason Davis, former senior editor for AAA Going Places, becomes editor for Physician Leadership Journal and will oversee Physician Leadership Library. Davis replaces Bill Steiger, who left.
  • The Canadian Press: Bruce Cheadle, national affairs reporter, leaves.
  • The Globe and Mail: Tamsin McMahon, real estate reporter,  relocates to California to help expand U.S. coverage. Adrian Morrow named Washington correspondent.
  • Montreal Gazette: Basem Boshra becomes managing editor. Allison Hanes moves from editorial writer to city columnist.
  • Global News: Matt Gurney returns from hiatus.
  • Strategy: Josh Kolm appointed news editor, marketing tech editor.
  • Sun Media: Rebecca Thompson leaves to join the office of Ontario Conservative leader Patrick Brown.
  • Canadaland: Jonathan Goldsbie appointed to editor.
  • Metro Toronto: reporter Luke Simcoe leaves for position at new non-profit.
  • Toronto Star: Ken Fidlin retires and Alex Ballingall relocates to Ottawa to cover federal politics.
  • CBC: Rachel Ward joins CBC Go Public.

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