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Journalists on the move – Week of March 20

by | Mar 24, 2017 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The New York Times: Michael LaForgia, former Tampa Bay Times deputy investigations editor, joins as investigative reporter, as does Ellen Gabler, formerly with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Brian M. Rosenthal, former Houston Chronicle statehouse reporter.

USA Today: Joanna Lipman, former chief content officer, becomes editor-in-chief. Lipman replaces interim editor-in-chief Patty Michalski.

The Washington Post: Tory Newmyer, former Washington correspondent for Fortune, joins as anchor of PowerPost newsletter. Richard Just, former editor of National Journal, joins as editor of The Washington Post Magazine.

The Wall Street Journal: Eli Stokols, former White House correspondent for Politico, joins as White House Reporter. Chester Dawson moves from energy reporter to auto industry beat in Detroit. Jonathan Cheng moves from acting bureau chief to Korea bureau chief. Yun-Hee Kim moves from Asia technology editor to senior editor of live journalism for Asia. Andrew Peaple moves to deputy markets and finance editor for Asia.

The Washington Examiner: Kimberly Leonard, formerly with U.S. News & World Report, joins as senior healthcare reporter. Leonard replaces Paige Winfield Cunningham, who is leaving. Travis Tritten, former Capitol Hill reporter for Stars and Stripes, joins as defense and national security writer.

The Charlotte Observer: Rick Thames, executive editor, retires.

CNNMoney: Donna Borak, former D.C. reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins as senior economics writer.

Advertising Age: Brian Braiker, executive editor of Digiday, replaces Ken Wheaton as editor.

Bloomberg: Kevin Orland moves from consumer news deputy team leader to Calgary bureau chief. He will also cover the Canadian energy industry beat.

Vanity Fair: John Homans, former features editor of Bloomberg Politics, joins as executive editor of “The Hive”.

Variety: Joe Bel Bruno, former news director for Hollywood Reporter, joins as managing editor.

Diabetes Daily: Allison Caggia replaces Ginger Vieira as editorial director. Vieira moves to editor emeritus.

AmNewYork: Robert Levin moves from senior editor to editor-in-chief.

Austin Business Journal: Mike Cronin, formerly of Asheville Citizen-Times, joins as reporter covering technology, startups, and finance. However, biotech pitches should be directed to digital editor Will Anderson.

WNYT-TV (Albany, NY): Eric Hoppel, news director, leaves.

American Media, Inc.: the publisher of Star, OK!, Radar, and the National Enquirer acquires US Weekly from Wenner Media.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Thomas Content, business reporter, leaves.

Eater Philly: Rachel Vigoda joins as editor.

Pain.com: site is currently on hiatus and not accepting pitches.

Omaha World-Herald: Paul Goodsell moves from deputy metro editor to managing editor. Thad Livingston moves from covering sports to assistant managing editor.

1105 Media: launches new all-digital publication called Government Cloud Insider. Under editor-in-chief Troy K. Schneider and executive editor Susan Miller, the publication will look at cloud computing in government.

Maclean’s Magazine: Adrian Lee moves from assistant digital editor to opinions and arts and science editor.

Surrey Now/Surrey Leader: Surrey Now and the Surrey News Leader will combine, and will publish every Wednesday and Friday.

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