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Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of August 8

by | Aug 12, 2016 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Dr. Oz The Good Life: Amber Brenza, formerly assistant editor of Prevention, joins as associate editor.
  • Allure: former senior associate beauty editor of Women’s Health, Jessica Chai, joins as senior beauty editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: in January, Asia Bureau chief Paul Beckett gets promotion to Washington bureau chief, replacing Jerry (Gerald) Seib, who becomes executive Washington editor and chief commentator. Former Bloomberg D.C. bureau reporter Tim Higgins joins as tech and autos reporter, working out of San Francisco.
  • Roll Call: Kris Viesselman to replace Melinda Henneberger as editor-in-chief; Henneberger leaves. David Hawkings gets promotion to senior Congressional editor, to replace Phyllis Jordan; Jordan and Warren Rojas leave.
  • VICE News: senior producer for NBC News’s “Meet the Press”, Shawna Thomas, joins as Washington bureau chief.
  • UBM Medica: Susan Kweskin adds Drug Topics to her responsibilities. Julia Talsma and Julianne Stein leave. The publication is searching for replacements to fill their positions (content channel director and content channel manager).
  • Crain’s Detroit Business: Senior political columnist for The Atlantic Ron Fournier joins as associate publisher. He will be responsible for editorial content strategy and will still report on the election for The Atlantic.
  • Marie Claire: Carolina O’Neill gets promotion to senior fashion and accessories editor.
  • Telemundo: Marisa Venegas, executive producer for investigations, leaves.
  • Crain Communications: to stop publishing Business Insurance; final print issue was August 1.
  • The Washington Post: Karen Attiah gets promotion to global opinions editor and producer. Tony (Anthony) Faiola also to get promotion to South America/Caribbean bureau chief effective next summer. Nick Miroff, currently in Faiola’s future position, to take new assignment. Amy B. Wang, former Arizona Republic reporter, joins the general assignment newsdesk. Kristine Guerra, Indianapolis Star courts/legal affairs reporter, joins as reporter for the general assignment newsdesk. Kareem Fahim, formerly Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, joins as Istanbul bureau chief.
  • The New York Times: former terrorism/national security reporter for The Washington Post, Adam Goldman, joins as FBI reporter.
  • Bloomberg: Jack Clark, technology reporter, leaves.
  • InStyle: Angela Matusik, director of branded content strategy, leaves.
  • UBM Life Sciences: email formula for staffers changing to firstname.lastname@ubm.com, and general email addresses for most publications will be using the ubm.com domain.
  • USA Today: former deputy managing editor Ron Smith from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to join as managing editor on September 19.
  • Village Voice: Will Bourne, editor-in-chief, leaves.
  • American City Business Journals: Mark Mensheha becomes director of the national news desk; he is to oversee Bizwomen and Upstart Business Journal. Craig Douglas gets promotion to director of editorial data analysis for ACBJ. Ed Stych gets promotion to editor in charge of digital publications in Los Angeles and Chicago, and will oversee the “How-To” blog. David Arnott gets promotion to national news desk editor. Huntley Paton, executive editor of online operations, leaves.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal: Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s digital editor Jim Hammerand to join as managing editor in September.
  • Chicago Tribune: Lisa Schencker, previously legal affairs reporter with Modern Healthcare, joins as health care reporter.
  • The Huffington Post: Arianna Huffington to leave to manage the health and wellness startup Thrive Global. Startup to provide training, content, and e-commerce on reducing stress and burnout.
  • CNN: Selena Larson, formerly Daily Dot technology reporter, to join on September 12. She will write on the intersection of technology, culture, and human behaviour.
  • Los Angeles Times: ESPN.com reporter Tania Ganguli to replace Mike Bresnahan on Laker’s Beat in September. Bresnahan, Jason Song, and Garrett Therolf all leave. Anna Phillips from Tampa Bay Times to join to report on L.A. Unified School District.
  • El Paso Times: Zahira Torres, formerly education reporter for Los Angeles Times, joins as investigations editor.

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