Journalists on the move – Week of July 3

by | Jul 10, 2017 | Media Moves

Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week.


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News and Media

Canadian Press: Jeffrey Hodgson (@JeffreyHodgson1) has left.

Commercial Appeal, The: Mark Russell has been promoted to Executive Editor.

CQ Roll Call: Mary Ellen McIntire (@MelMcIntire) has been appointed Healthcare Reporter.

News Journal: Meredith Newman (@MereNewman) has been appointed Health Reporter.

ProPublica: Peter Elkind (@peterelkind) has been appointed Senior Reporter covering the Trump administration, including the president’s business activities. Nicholas Varchaver (@nickvarchaver) joins as a Senior Editor covering the same topic.

Wall Street Journal: has closed eight blogs, including “Law Blog,” “India Real Time,” “China Real Time,” “Speakeasy,” “Off Duty Daily,” “The Daily Fix,” “Dispatch,” and “Numbers.” Additionally, Julie Steinberg (@JBSteins) is now covering Asia M&A. Chuin-Wei Yap (@YapCW) has moved to Hong Kong to cover Asia banking.

Washington Post: Kyle Swenson (@kyletalking) has been appointed Reporter for the “Morning Mix” team.


BuzzFeed: Tom Gara (@tomgara) has been named Editor of a new opinion section, effective July 10. The site plans to appoint a new business editor in the near future.

CBC: Peter Mansbridge has retired from his role as Host of The National.

MSNBC: Greta Van Susteren has left. Legal Analyst Ari Melber (@AriMelber) will replace her in the 6 p.m. weeknight slot.

Business and Commerce

Business Journal, The: Donal Strong has been named Reporter, covering healthcare and nonprofits.

Heat Street: will cease production as a standalone website, effective August 4. Content will be folded into sister site MarketWatch.com.

Pittsburgh Business Times: Evan Rosenberg has been appointed Publisher, effective July 17.

Quartz: Lianna Brinded (@LiannaBrinded) has been named Europe News Editor, effective at the end of July.

Washington Business Journal: government contracting reporter James Bach has left. He’s now an Analyst with Bloomberg.

Consumer Lifestyle

Glamour: Ana Colón (@anavcolon) has been appointed Digital Fashion Editor.

RealClearLife: Tom Anderson (@bytomanderson) has been appointed Executive Editor. The site, from the publisher of RealClearPolitics, features aggregated and original content on lifestyle topics, including entertainment, culture, luxury, health and technology.

Salon Communications: Erin Torrance has left to pursue freelance opportunities. She contributed to Elevate and Salon Magazine. Direct queries for the former can be sent to Editor-in-Chief Amanpreet Dhami (@PreetsD). Direct queries for the latter can be sent to Editor-in-Chief Anna Lee Boschetto (@boschettoal). Elevate covers anti-aging and cosmetic treatments for Canadian women. Salon is a trade pub for the Canadian beauty industry.

Healthcare and Medicine

GIE Media, Inc.: launches “Quality Measurement and Inspection”, a website covering measurement, testing and metrology for manufacturers in multiple industries, including medtech. Editor Elizabeth Modic is point of contact and also oversees “Today’s Medical Developments”.

Sports and Leisure

Sports Illustrated: launches SI Eats, a digital channel covering the intersection of food and sports. Contributors include Senior Writer Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples).


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News and Media (National)

Fabulous: Beth Neil (@bethneil) has returned from leave to resume her role as Assistant Editor (Celebrity).

Independent, The: Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) has been named Chief Sports Writer.

S Magazine: Kate Barbour (@Kate_anya) has been appointed Acting Deputy Fashion Editor.

Telegraph.co.uk: Yasmin Jeffery (@YasminAJeffery) has been named Content Writer.


BBC Wales: Steffan Storch (@SteffanStorch) has been appointed Broadcast Assistant (Newsgathering).

Yahoo! UK & Ireland: Sabuhi Gard (@sabuhi_gard) has left to pursue freelance opportunities.

Consumer Lifestyle

It’s Nice That: Ayla Angelos (@aylaangelos) has been appointed Staff Writer.

Technology and Telecoms

Alphr: Victoria Woollaston (@vickywoollaston) has been appointed Editorial Director across Alphr, IT Pro, Cloud Pro and Expert Reviews.

TechRadar: Basil Kronfli (@Basil_Knows) has been named Senior Video Producer.


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