Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of January 2

by | Jan 6, 2017 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The Wall Street Journal: numerous staffers leave the paper, Ron Winslow, deputy health and science bureau chief, among them. John Emshwiller, Scott Thurm, Mary Lu Carnevale, Anna Sussman, Autumn Brewington, and Tracy Armstead also depart. James Taranto moves from “Best of the Web” columnist to editorial features editor.
  • CNBC: Matt Rosoff, former executive editor for Business Insider, joins as editorial director of CNBC Digital. Sally Shin moves from senior producer of “Squawk Box” to San Francisco bureau chief. Shin replaces Mary Catherine Wellons, who moves to deputy D.C. bureau chief.
  • VeloNews: Fred Dreier moves from executive editor to editor-in-chief.
  • Quartz: April Siese, former weekend editor for The Daily Dot, joins as writer covering iPhone and Android apps.
  • Harvard Business Review: reduces frequency to bimonthly and unveils a redesign.
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Paul Snyder, managing editor of American Builders Quarterly, joins as managing editor of Plastic Surgery News. He replaces Mike Stokes, who becomes senior director of communications.
  • Conde Nast: Nicholas Thompson, former digital editor for The New Yorker, joins as editor of Wired. He replaces Scott Dadich, who leaves to launch a communications and design startup.
  • Vox: Laura McGann moves from deputy managing editor/politics editor to editorial director. Lauren Williams moves from managing editor to executive editor. Jim Tankersley, former economic policy correspondent for The Washington Post, joins as politics and policy editor.
  • Recode: Tess Townsend, former Inc. technology reporter, joins as Google/Alphabet reporter covering artificial intelligence.
  • WCVB-TV (Boston, MA): Paige Harrison, formerly with WPBF-TV (West Palm Beach, FL), replaces Andrew Vrees as news director.
  • Cosmopolitan: Faye Brennan, former Elite Daily sex and dating editor, joins as deputy editor overseeing Love and Sex sections.
  • Business Insider: Alexei Oreskovic moves from deputy technology editor to West Coast bureau chief and technology editor. Julie Bort moves from enterprise computing editor to chief tech correspondent.
  • Eater NY: Melissa McCart, former Newsday dining critic, joins as editor. McCart replaces Greg Morabito, who will move to new role.
  • Washington Monthly: Gilad Edelman joins as editor. Saahil Desai joins as digital editor, and Anne Kim moves from policy editor to senior writer.
  • Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry: has now switched to an online-only format alongside Design News and Packaging Digest. Jamie Hartford will continue to direct content.
  • Fox News: Tucker Carlson replaces Megyn Kelly as 9 a.m. anchor. Kelly leaves for NBC News.
  • MSNBC: Greta Van Susteren, formerly with Fox News Channel, to host “For the Record with Greta”. Program replaces “With All Due Respect”, and will air weeknights at 6 p.m.
  • The Hill: Nicholas Hahn, former assistant editorial page editor for The Detroit News, joins as chief opinion editor.
  • Vanity Fair: Mark Rozzo moves from deputy editor to contributing editor.

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