Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of October 17

by | Oct 24, 2016 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves, News

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • Medical Design Technology: Lexie Metzler joins as associate editor of online content and e-newsletters.
  • Entrepreneur: former executive editor Jason Feifer replaces Amy Cosper as editor-in-chief; Cosper leaves publication.
  • Salon.com: Alex Bhattacharji joins as executive editor, while former New York Daily News digital copy editor Jeremy Binckes joins as cover editor. Chauncey DeVega joins as senior reporter of news and politics, alongside Manny Howard, who becomes deputy editor. Carrie Sheffield joins as senior politics and business reporter, and Matthew Sheffield joins as political reporter. Lauren Schiller, who hosted Inflection Point, joins as executive producer for podcasts.
  • Yankee: Jennifer Johnson joins as editor.
  • WNBC-TV (New York, NY): Stacy Bell joins as noon and 5 p.m. co-anchor.
  • O, The Oprah Magazine: Corrie Pikul replaces the departing Jihan Thompson as health editor.
  • Mashable: Jessica Coen, formerly beauty editor at Vocativ, joins as executive editor.
  • Bustle: Sam Escobar, former beauty editor of Good Housekeeping, joins as senior affiliate editor.
  • The Associated Press: Scott Mayerowitz, formerly on the airlines and travel beat, becomes editor of digital-platform storytelling for the business team. Jonathan Mattise moves from West Virginia to Nashville bureau on October 24.
  • WSET-TV (Roanoke, VA): former news director for WCTI-TV (Greenville, NC) Scott Nichols joins as news director on November 7.
  • New York Daily News: former editorial page editor Arthur Browne replaces the departing Jim Rich as editor-in-chief.
  • Vice: Mike Darling, former senior editor of Men’s Health, joins as managing editor of Health vertical. Rajul Punjabi joins as wellness editor.
  • Barron’s: under senior editor Alex Eule, Barron’s NEXT launches. The venture is a digital publication covering investing topics aimed towards millennials.
  • The New York Times: A. G. Sulzberger moves from associate editor to deputy publisher.
  • MSNBC: Ali Velshi, formerly an anchor for Al Jazeera America, joins as on-air economic analyst.
  • WTVJ-TV (Miami, FL) and WCSV-TV (Miami, FL): former news director of WMAQ-TV (Chicago, IL),  Debra Juarez, joins as VP of digital in January.
  • MedCity News: Juliet Preston replaces Meghana Keshavan as pharma and biotech reporter.
  • Triangle Business Journal: Jennifer Henderson replaces Jason deBruyn as reporter covering healthcare, life sciences, law, and higher education. deBruyn becomes investigative reporter for North Carolina Public Radio.
  • KQED: Lisa Aliferis leaves position as health blogger to become senior communications officer for the California Health Care Foundation.
  • Reader’s Digest: Aviva Patz joins as senior digital editor.
  • KYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Brooke Thomas, morning anchor, leaves.
  • Rogers Communications Inc.: John Natale, former CEO of Telus Corp., will replace Guy Laurence as CEO. Alan Horn will act as interim CEO, as Natale is currently in a non-compete clause.
  • CBC: reopens Turkish bureau, headed by correspondent Nil Koksal.
  • Glacier Community Media: ceases publication of The Yorktown News Review as of October 27. Yorkton This Week will continue as Yorkton’s only publication.
  • Toronto Star: Royson James retires as municipal affairs columnist but will still provide weekly columns.
  • Canadaland: announces new crowdfunding push after almost half of the publication’s staff departs.
  • Metro News: Vicky Mochama joins as national columnist.  
  • Global Edmonton: editor Darlene Young leaves.
  • National Post/Calgary Herald: Zane Schwartz receives the 2017 Michelle Lang Fellowship in journalism. Reporting on politics and money, she will spend six months at the National Post and move on to six months at the Calgary Herald.
  • Bloomberg Canada: Eric Lam leaves Bloomberg Canada for Bloomberg Asia in Hong Kong.
  • The Canadian Press: senior editor for business & Ontario Lee-Anne Goodman leaves.
  • Global BC: after 18 years, news anchor Steve Darling‘s position is eliminated.
  • Postmedia: announces plans to reduce salary costs by 20 per cent through voluntary staff buyouts. Layoffs are possible if targets are not met. Staff have until November 8 to apply for buyouts.

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