Journalists on the move – Week of June 5

by | Jun 9, 2017 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The New York Times: Nellie Bowles, correspondent for VICE News, joins as business reporter on technology and digital culture beat. Ken Vogel, former chief investigative reporter for Politico, joins as reporter covering lobbying conflicts and money in politics. Hannah Beech, former East Asia bureau chief for Time, joins as Southeast Asia bureau chief. Ben C. Solomon joins as video correspondent.

The Washington Post: launches “The Finance 202” newsletter, with Tory Newmyer as primary contributor.

Bloomberg: Sarah Halzack, previously retail business reporter for The Washington Post, joins as retail columnist for Bloomberg Gadfly.

New York: Stella Bugbee moves from editorial director of “The Cut” to president and editor-in-chief of the web channel for women.

Business Insider: Frank Chaparro joins as finance reporter.

Los Angeles Business Journal: Jerry Sullivan, previously with Orange County Business Journal, joins as editor. Sullivan replaces Jonathan Diamond, who moves to editor for magazines and conferences.

Orange County Business Journal: Peter Weitzner joins as editor, replacing Jerry Sullivan (see above).

American City Business Journals: launches website covering startups, “Minne Inno”, with Maddy Kennedy as editor.

ProPublica: Hannah Dreier, former Venezuela correspondent for The Associated Press, joins as immigration reporter.

Fortune: Brian O’Keefe moves from managing editor to deputy editor. Kristen Bellstrom moves from senior editor to deputy digital editor. Nick Varchaver moves from assistant managing editor to investigations editor. Matt Heimer moves from senior editor to features editor. Leigh Gallagher moves from managing editor to senior editor-at-large. Anne VanderMey moves from associate editor to senior editor. Jen Wieczner and Erika Fry become senior writers.

BuzzFeed: Zahra Hirji, previously reporter for InsideClimate News, joins as energy and climate reporter.

HuffPost: Jennifer Kho, formerly with Guardian US, joins as managing editor. Hillary Frey joins as director of editorial strategy. Shelley Venus, previously head of video for Mic.com, joins as head of newsroom video. Kate Rodemann, former editorial director of Texas Monthly, joins as deputy editor of “Highline”.

Lifehacker: launches new parenting channel “Offspring” with Beth Skwarecki and Patrick Austin as contributors. Alice Bradley, SheKnows senior parenting editor, joins as deputy editor. Caitlin Schneider joins as social editor.

Voice of San Diego: launches podcast “I Made it in San Diego” with Brittany Meiling, formerly with San Diego Business Journal, as host.

KMGH-TV (Denver, CO): Lindsay Radford, news director, leaves.

MobiHealthNews: Brian Dolan, co-founder and publisher, leaves.

Modern Healthcare:  Rachel Z. Arndt moves from general assignments to IT and data security reporter. Arndt replaces Joseph Conn, who retires. Mara Lee, former business reporter for Hartford Courant, joins as policy reporter. Lee replaces Shannon Muchmore, who moved to Healthcare Dive.

DNAinfo Chicago: Justin Breen, senior editor, leaves.

Orlando Sentinel: Sandra Pedicini, tourism business reporter, leaves.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Sarah Self-Walbrick joins as business reporter contributing to monthly business magazine.

Winsight, LLC: Meg Major, previously chief content editor for Progressive Grocer, joins as director of Grocery Content Group.

Women’s Running: Rebecca Warren, former managing editor of Lonely Planet Magazine, joins as editor-in-chief. Warren replaces Jessie Sebor, who moves to VP of media.

Runner’s World: Betty Wong Ortiz, former editor-in-chief of Fitness, joins as same.

Elite Daily: Julia Guerra, previously beauty editor of BestProducts.com, joins as personal health and wellness writer.

CBC: Lianne Elliott becomes executive producer of news gathering.

Montreal Gazette: David Rudin joins digital team.

The Globe and Mail: Angela Murphy becomes foreign news editor. Nicole MacIntyre and Christine Brousseau become deputy national editors. Dennis Choquette moves from national editor to head of enterprise.

CBC PEI: Jay Scotland moves from CBC Toronto to CBC PEI. Louise Martin is host on CBC PEI‘s “Compass”.

Bell Media: announces major expansion of local news with weekday newscasts at 5 p.m. on CTV Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Winnipeg, Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Ottawa, and Montreal.

Global News: Stewart Bell, formerly reporter for National Post, joins investigative team.

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