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Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of January 9

by | Jan 13, 2017 | Journalism, Media, Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The Wall Street Journal: Rachel Emma Silverman, HR/workforce reporter, and Robin Sidel, senior special writer, leave. Monica Langley, special writer, leaves to become executive VP of global strategic affairs for Salesforce Inc.
  • The Washington Post: Josh White moves from education editor to lead the newly expanded America Desk. Simone Sebastian will join White, serving as deputy America editor. The publication will also be hiring for new “rapid-response” investigative team.
  • The New York Times: Ian Fisher moves from weekend assistant editor to Jerusalem bureau chief. Jason Horowitz moves from political features writer to Rome bureau chief.
  • Associated Press: Anna Johnson moves to deputy editor for the U.S. West.
  • Fortune: Jennifer Reingold, editor-at-large, leaves.
  • Reuters: Eric Effron, company news editor, leaves.
  • CNN: Alison Kosik moves from CNNMoney reporter to general assignment correspondent at the New York bureau.
  • WKYC-TV (Cleveland, OH): Danielle Serino, former anchor and consumer reporter for WOIO-TV (Cleveland, OH), joins as investigative consumer reporter.
  • Racked: Alanna Okun, formerly a senior editor with BuzzFeed, joins as same.
  • Wired U.K.: Greg Williams moves from executive editor to editor-in-chief.
  • Quartz: Zoë Schlanger, senior reporter for Newsweek, joins as environment reporter.
  • InStyle: Sarah Cristobal joins as executive features director January 17.
  • NJBiz: Anjalee Khemlani, moves from healthcare reporter to deputy managing editor, but will continue on healthcare and life sciences beats. Eric Strauss moves from digital content editor to managing editor.
  • Popular Science: Susan Murcko, former senior editor at Wired, joins as features editor January 23.
  • Crain’s Detroit Business: Ron Fournier moves from associate publisher/editor to editor and publisher. He replaces publisher Mary Kramer, who left.
  • Breitbart News: John Carney, formerly Wall Street reporter for The Wall Street Journal, to oversee upcoming finance and economics section.
  • Omaha World-Herald: Melissa Matczak moves from managing editor to executive editor. She replaces Mike Reilly, who becomes VP of news for parent company BH Media Group.
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte: Mark Kemp, former senior editor of String Letter Publishing, joins as editor-in-chief.
  • Retinal Physician: Jennifer Ford, former HMP Communications managing editor/web editor, joins as managing editor. She will replace Andrew E. Mathis, who leaves. Pitches may be directed to Ford or executive editor Christine Bahls.
  • Allergy & Asthma Today: reduces publications from quarterly to semi-annual with one special issue focusing on a single disease state. Gary Fitzgerald continues as managing editor.
  • R&D Magazine: Laura Panjwani, former web editor for OncLive, joins as editor. She replaces Anna Spiewak, who joins sister pub Drug Discovery & Development as editor. Former editor Stephanie Guzowski leaves to become digital content specialist for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
  • Advantage Business Media: Michelle Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Forensic Magazine, joins as editor-in-chief. She replaces Sean Allocca who leaves. Lauren Scrudato moves from associate editor to managing editor of Laboratory Equipment. Laura French joins as associate editor of Forensic Science.
  • Kaiser Health News: JoNel Aleccia, health reporter at The Seattle Times, joins as senior correspondent.
  • American Media, Inc.:  Shawn Perine, editor-in-chief of Muscle & Fitness, becomes editorial director of AMI Fitness Group.

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