Journalists on the move – Week of March 27

by | Mar 31, 2017 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

Time: Mandy Oaklander moves from health writer to deputy health editor, but will continue to write health stories for the publication. Alex Altman moves from Washington correspondent to deputy Washington bureau chief. Julie Shapiro moves from news editor to senior editor. Andrew Katz moves from international multimedia editor to senior editor, multimedia. Brittany Robins becomes audience engagement editor. Samantha Cooney moves from content producer to associate editor of Motto, a times website for millennial women. Alana Abramson, former political reporter for ABC News, joins as news reporter. Jennifer Calfas, formerly with The Hill, and Aric Jenkins, previously a staff reporter for Mic, join as news reporters. Sophia Rosenbaum, previously a reporter for New York Post, becomes a news editor.

The New York Times: Alan Henry, former editor-in-chief of Lifehacker, joins as senior digital strategist. Henry works alongside Karron Skog to co-ordinate services, including The Wirecutter and The Sweethome. Nick Confessore becomes investigations reporter, and writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. Confessore also contributes to MSNBC.

The Washington Post: Amber Ferguson, formerly with The Huffington Post, joins as Morning Mix video editor. Taylor Turner, previously with ABC News, joins as universal desk editor of the video team, alongside Patrick Martin, formerly of Patch Chicago.

Us Weekly: with American Media Inc. acquiring the magazine, Michael Steele, editor-in-chief, and editorial director Jaimee Zanzinger leave. Also leaving are April P. Bernard, Mara Reinstein, Justin Ravitz, Ian Drew, Rebecca Bienstock, and Eric Andersson. The publication is also closing its Los Angeles office.

Houston Chronicle: Paul Bomberger, assistant metro editor, leaves.

VICE Media: Derek Mead, previously editor-in-chief of Motherboard, joins as executive editor for global operations.

Cosmopolitan: Jessica Goodman, former digital news editor for Entertainment Weekly, joins as senior editor.

Allure: Hayley MacMillen, former relationships editor at Cosmopolitan.com, joins as digital wellness editor.

StyleWatch: starting with the September issue,, the publication re-brands to PeopleStyle, reducing its frequency to eight issues a year. Editor-in-chief Bethany Heitman and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal will oversee coverage.

Vox: Dylan Scott, former Washington correspondent for Stat, joins as healthcare writer. Alexia Fernández Campbell, previously with National Journal, joins as policy writer.

CNBC: Benjamin Snyder, assistant managing editor for Odyssey, joins as leadership editor for Make It.

WPIX-TV (New York, NY): David Shenfeld, former director of talent and development of Fusion, joins as executive producer of morning news.

KOTV-TV (Tulsa, OK): Jeff Bardach, previously managing editor/executive producer at KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City, OK), joins as director of content.

Fox Business Network: Tracee Carrasco, formerly with WCBS-TV (New York, NY) joins as general assignment reporter.

BizWest (Boulder/Fort Collins, CO): Jensen Werley, formerly a reporter for Jacksonville Business Journal, joins as reporter. Werley will cover technology, startups, natural products, cannabis, and outdoor industries.

Ventura County Star: former senior editor Darrin Peschka replaces John Moore, who retires, as news director.

Philadelphia Media Network: Gabriel Escobar moves from managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer to editor and VP. William K. Marimow, former Inquirer editor, is now editor-at-large and VP. Michael Days moves from news editor of Philadelphia Daily to VP and editor for reader engagement.

National Journal: Brendan Bordelon, former cyber security reporter for Morning Consult, joins as technology and cyber security reporter.

The Atlantic: Rosie Gray moves from staff writer to White House correspondent.

Playboy: James Rickman moves from senior editor to executive editor. Leila Brillson, previously VP of digital for Nylon, joins as executive editor of Playboy.com.

Modern Healthcare: Aurora Aguilar, former managing editor, replaces editor Merrill Goozner, who enters semi-retirement as editor emeritus. Erica Teichert joins as news editor and is the contact for hospital news.

American Academy of Ophthalmology: Jean Shaw joins EyeNet as senior editor, replacing Peggy Denny.

MarketWatch.com: Jacob Passy, National Mortgage News reporter, joins as personal finance reporter. Angela Moore moves from personal finance editor to senior editor focusing on retirement coverage.

Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine: ceases publication.

Macleans Magazine: Paul Wells returns as senior writer.

Canadian Press: Mia Rabson, former parliamentary bureau chief for Winnipeg Free Press, joins as reporter in Ottawa.

CBC: journalist and writer Martha Troian leaves. Michael Gruzuk, who was working as director of news and digital at VICE Canada, returns as senior director of content experience.

Global Halifax: Alexander Quon, investigative journalist for CBC Nova Scotia, joins as web producer.

Toronto Star: Fatima Syed starts as reporter this summer.

CTV/Bell Media: Bell Media lays off 20 positions at various CTV stations and cuts local sports in Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Windsor, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Barrie. Lisa Bowes, Heath Brown, and Glenn Campbell are among layoffs.

Vancouver Sun/Vancouver Province: multiple staff layoffs are issued, including Julia Piper, Nick Eagland, Patrick Johnston, Bethany Lindsay, Stephanie Ip, Harrison Mooney, Almas Meherally, Dan Fumano, Gord Kurenoff, Kevin Krawchuk, Sandra Boutilier, and Carolyn Soltau.

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