Journalists on the move – Week of March 12

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

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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 (, 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.


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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.


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