Journalists on the move – Week of March 12

by | Mar 12, 2018 | Media Moves

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


Follow us on Twitter @MEDIAlertUSA and @MEDIAlertCANADA

News and Media

Associated Press: promotes Scott Mayerowitz (@GlobeTrotScott) to Deputy Business Editor for storytelling.

Billy Penn: promotes Danya Henninger (@phillydesign) to Editor.

New York Times: appoints John Herrman (@jwherrman) as a Business Reporter focusing on “media, the big social platforms and disinformation.” He had been a David Carr Fellow at the paper.

Wall Street Journal: promotes Kate Linebaugh (@kate_linebaugh) to Deputy U.S. News Coverage Chief.


Fox News Channel: promotes Nancy Harmeyer (@FoxNews) to VP of Domestic Bureaus. She retains her role as Los Angeles Bureau Chief but will also oversee bureaus in Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Denver, Seattle and San Francisco.

NBC News Digital: hires Julie Shapiro (@JulieShapiro) as Enterprise Editor.

WRAL-TV: hires Dave Hendrickson (@WRAL_DaveH) as Enterprise Editor. His responsibilities include special projects and investigations.

Business and Commerce

Bloomberg News: hires Kamaron Leach (@Kamaron) as a Technology, Media and Telecommunications Reporter in New York.

CNNMoney: launches “Pacific,” a newsletter covering the “Innovation Economy” on the West Coast. Senior Reporter Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) leads editorial coverage from Los Angeles.

Troy Media: launches Calgary’s Business (https://calgarysbusiness.ca/), a website covering regional business news. Key staffers include Editor-in-Chief John Stewart and Chief Correspondent Mario Toneguzzi (@MTone123).

Consumer Lifestyle

Penske Media Corp.: (@PenskeMedia) acquires She Knows Media, publisher of BlogHer, StyleCaster and HelloFlo.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Grok Nation: have relaunched their website and are interested in news related to women’s general interest, entertainment, food, drink, lifestyle and beauty. Dalene Rovenstine (@RealDaleneR) is point of contact.

New Yorker, The: hires Emily Witt (@embot) as a Staff Writer. She will write feature stories from various locations around the U.S.

Rolling Stone: hires Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) as Senior Writer.

Politics, Government and Education

CNN Politics: promotes Rebekah Metzler (@rebekahmetzler) to Senior White House Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Scientific American: hires Andrea Thompson (@AndreaTWeather) as Associate Editor for sustainability.


Follow us on Twitter: @UKMEDIAlert

News and Media (National)

Daily Mirror: Anthony Bond (@Bondy81) has been named News Editor.

Financial Times: Brooke Masters (@brookeamasters) has been appointed Comment & Analysis Editor. Leslie Hook (@lesliehook) has been named Environment & Clean Energy Correspondent. Nicholas Megaw (@NicholasMegaw) has been appointed Retail Banking Correspondent. Janan Ganesh (@JananGanesh) has been named Chief US Political Commentator.

Luxx: Kate Reardon (@timesluxx) has been appointed Editor-in-Chief.

Telegraph Business: Ben Woods (@Ben_Woods01) has been named Senior Business Correspondent. Lauren Davidson (@laurendavidson) has been appointed Personal Finance Editor. Isabelle Fraser (@izzyfraser) has been named Property Editor.

News and Media (Regional)

Chronicle, The: Laura Hill (@laurahillnews) has been named Local Democracy Reporter.

Shropshire Weekly: has been launched by the Midlands News Association. Martin Wright (@ShropsWeekly) is point of contact.

Wales Online: Matt Discombe (@mattdiscombe) has been named Local Democracy Reporter.

Consumer Lifestyle

Big Issue, The: Ben Sullivan (@_BenSullivan_) has been named Digital Editor.

ELLE: Clare Pennington (@elleuk) has been appointed Picture Editor.

Marie Claire: Lucy Abbersteen (@marieclaireuk) has been named Acting Digital Beauty Writer.

New!: Luke Chilton (@lukechilts) has been appointed Acting True Life Editor.

Woman & Home: Rosie Green (@womanandhome) has been named Beauty Director.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

New Musical Express: is now digital only (@nme), having ceased the print edition.

Technology and Telecoms

Information Age: Nick Ismail (@ishers123) has been named Acting Editor.

Pocket Gamer: Ric Cowley (@riccowley) has been appointed Editor.


Take control of your profile and let us update your details so that communications professionals are able to reach you with relevant news and content, or send your comments or suggestions to researchrequests@agilitypr.com

Agility PR Solutions
Agility PR Solutions provides powerful, yet easy to use media database, monitoring, and analytics solutions for tomorrow’s communicators. Since 2003, clients have trusted our tools and services to help them identify and connect with influencers, capture coverage, and measure impact of everything they do. Whether we do it for you or help you do it yourself, our team of media experts make it easy to monitor and measure traditional, broadcast, social and online coverage.


6 tips for mastering product ranking for maximum conversion impact

6 tips for mastering product ranking for maximum conversion impact

Did you know that, on average, a customer doesn’t interact with search results in two out of every three searches? It doesn’t even matter what segment or product you’re offering if the results are consistent throughout. This can lead to potential missed sales and...