Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of September 5

by | Sep 9, 2016 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The New York Times Magazine: Caitlin Roper, former Wired articles editor, joins as special projects editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: David Enrich, former European banking editor, moves up to financial enterprise editor on Sept. 25.
  • The Washington Post: Zachary Goldfarb is promoted to deputy business editor, while Michael Miller is promoted to local enterprise reporter. Former London bureau chief Griff Witte also receives a promotion to Berlin bureau chief in August 2017. Sophie Ho becomes hub engagement editor on the Universal Desk.
  • San Francisco Business Times: Chris Rauber, healthcare business reporter, to retire at end of October.
  • Fortune: former Medical Daily front-page editor Stephanie Castillo joins as online associate editor.
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: Nathan Donato-Weinstein, commercial real estate reporter, leaves.
  • Denver Post: Colleen O’Connor, “Now Team” reporter, has passed away.
  • Haymarket Media: Former Medscape associate editor Sweta Gupta joins as infectious disease advisor. Gupta is replacing Colleen Hall, now group managing editor of Haymarket’s Advisor sites. Kirelle Lakhman, former news editor of GenomeWeb, joins as editor of Rheumatology Advisor on Sept. 12. Lakhman replaces Corinna Panlilio MD, now clinical strategist for the sites.
  • Hearst: Michele Promaulayko, former Yahoo! Health editor-in-chief, joins as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and editorial director of Seventeen. Promaulayko is replacing Joanna Coles at Cosmopolitan, who will  become chief content officer for the company’s magazines. Editorial director Ellen Levine to leave at year’s end.
  • Fox News Channel: Brit Hume to replace “On the Record” anchor Greta Van Susteren, who leaves.
  • National Stroke Association: Associated Media Partners, LLC, to produce a newsletter featuring sponsored contributed articles for doctors, nurses, and therapists who treat stroke patients. The publication is yet to be named, but Amy Hamm is to be publisher.
  • Real Simple: former digital food editor of Bon Appetit, Dawn Perry, joins as food director.
  • Bonnier Corporation: ceases publication of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, and moves Islands to online-only format. Islands senior editor Rebecca Kinnear will remain with publication but Travel group editorial director Erika Hueneke leaves.
  • MSNBC: Brian Williams is hosting new “The 11th Hour” program, which will air on weeknights until election day.
  • American Association of Kidney Patients: Sarah McConnell, former Asure Software marketing manager, replaces Jerome A. Bailey as marketing and communications manager; Mr. Bailey leaves.
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel: Randy Roguski, former medical and business editor at The Plain Dealer, becomes metro editor.
  • Glamour: senior entertainment editor of Elle.com, Justine Harman, joins as senior editor.
  • The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC): Zackery Eanes replaces Alan Dixon, who left, as business reporter.
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Sam Black, senior reporter, leaves.
  • CBC: Peter Mansbridge, anchor of “The National”, to retire on July 1, 2017.
  • CTV: managing editor Kevin Newman named managing editor and host of W5. Newman replaces Lloyd Robertson, who becomes special correspondent.
  • Postmedia: publication to restructure debt as proposal gains support of shareholders and debt holders.
  • National Post: David Akin, a member of the Post’s Day One staff, returns as senior political reporter.
  • The Globe and Mail: offers voluntary buyouts to 40 staff in effort to “right-size the business as it adjusts to market forces,” says chief executive Phillip Crawley. Kelly Grant returns from maternity leave to continue as health news reporter.
  • Waterloo Chronicle: James D. E. Jackson leaves to freelance.
  • Toronto Star: Andrea Gordon becomes education reporter.
  • Metro Winnipeg: Lucy Scholey is promoted to managing editor.
  • CBC Radio – Newfoundland and Labrador: Maggie Gillis becomes morning announcer.


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