Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of June 13

by | Jun 17, 2016 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Bloomberg News: onboards Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Jared Hopkins as a pharmaceutical industry reporter.
  • Financial Times: Bloomberg News reporter, Alexandra Scaggs, comes onboard as a writer for the Alphaville section.
  • Education Week: onboards former Al Jazeera America correspondent Lisa Stark as broadcast correspondent, education reporter Kavitha Cardoza, formerly of WAMU-FM-Washington (D.C.), joins as a video correspondent.
  • BuzzFeed: technology reporter Brendan Klinkenberg leaves.
  • Nashville Business Journal: Scott Harrison, reporter, leaves.
  • Men’s Health: Bill Phillips, VP/editor-in-chief, leaves; Bill Stump, executive editor, will oversee editorial operations until a replacement is named.
  • Popular Science: onboards former GQ managing editor Ken Gawrych as same.
  • The Intercept: onboards Gawker Media senior writer Sam Biddle as a writer covering “technology and power in Silicon Valley”.
  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.): David Bracken, business editor, leaves to become an associate research analyst with Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology.
  • The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.): Gordon Oliver, business editor, leaves.
  • STAT: launches The Readout, a daily e-newsletter covering biotech; contributors will include national biotech reporter Damian Garde and biotech correspondent Meghana Keshavan.
  • Hearst Digital Media: onboards Shape.com deputy editor Ashley Mateo as site director of Redbookmag.com.
  • Clear View Group: Ebony and Jet magazines, originally part of Johnson Publishing, will be published by a new entity, Ebony Media Operations, after the latter is acquired by CVG; Kyra Kyles, VP and head of digital, moves to editor-in-chief of Ebony, replacing Kierna Mayo.
  • Refinery29: onboards US Weekly staff editor Arianna Davis as entertainment features writer.
  • Fashionista: onboards Allure associate digital editor Stephanie Saltzman as beauty editor.
  • TheStreet.com: upshifts managing editor Tara Murphy to editor-in-chief, and replaces Jeffery Kanige, who becomes the creative director of a new custom media division.
  • Reason: upshifts managing editor Katherine Mangu-Ward to editor-in-chief, replacing Matt Welch, who becomes editor-at-large.
  • CBS News: upshifts CBSN executive editor Marsha Cooke to VP of news services, and replaces Kurt Davis, who becomes executive VP of affiliate relations; Cooke will now oversee the network’s CBS Newspath affiliate service.
  • Arizona Daily Star: Bobbie Jo Buel, editor, leaves.
  • KSTP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul: Craig Cheatham, assistant news director, leaves.
  • FierceBiotech: editor John Carroll leaves to launch Endpoints, a daily biotech report.
  • Condé Nast: acquires Backchannel, the technology business site founded by Steven Levy; Backchannel will become part of Condé Nast’s new Wired Media Group. Joining Levy is executive editor Sandra Upson and Wired senior writer Jessi Hempi.
  • Washington Business Journal: upshifts assistant managing editor Vandana Sinha to managing editor; Sinha replaces Robert Terry, who becomes editor-in-chief at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Columbia Journalism Review: onboards Cory Schouten as senior editor and interim managing editor.
  • WJZY-TV Charlotte: Ned Hibberd, assistant news director, leaves.


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