Journalists on the move – Week of March 19

by | Mar 19, 2018 | 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

BuzzFeed: Doree Shafrir (@doree) has left.

Chicago Tribune: hires Christine Taylor (@chrissywtaylor) as Managing Editor, Audience. Peter Kendall (@pkendalltribune) moves to Managing Editor, Content.

New York Times: hires Alexandra March (@byalexmarch) as Newsletter Editor for the Opinion section.

Palm Beach Post: Tom Peeling (@pbpost) has retired.

Reuters: moves Liana Baker (@LianaBaker) to the shareholder activism and corporate governance beat in New York.

Washington Post: appoints Jason Rezaian (@jrezaian) as a Global Opinions Writer focusing on human rights and freedom of the press. Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) has been appointed Reporter on the political enterprise and investigations team.


ABC News: hires Whit Johnson (@WhitJohnson) as a Correspondent in New York.

NPR: hires Ayesha Rascoe (@ayesharascoe) as White House correspondent, effective April 2.

WNBC-TV: hires Amy Morris (@nbcnewyork) as VP of news, replacing Susan Sullivan who took a position with the Standards & Practices department at NBC News.

Business and Commerce

American City Business Journals: appoints Mary Huss as Publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal, in addition to her current role as Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times (@SFBusinessTimes).

Business North Carolina: hires Taylor Wanbaugh (@TaylorWanbaugh) as Assistant Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Elle.com: hires Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) as Deputy Editor.

Men’s Health: Alisa Hrustic (@alisaa_hrustic) has left. Brad Wieners (@BradWieners) has also left.

Healthcare and Medicine

AAMCNews: Eve Glicksman (@evewrites) has left to freelance.

Cannabis Wire: is set to launch as a subscription-based news organization covering the cannabis industry. The co-founders are Nushin Rashidian (@nushinrashidian) and Alyson Martin (@alysonrmartin). It will be hosted on Civil, a publishing platform set to launch this spring that will use blockchain technology.

Sports and Leisure

Athletic, The: hires Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) as a Writer covering sports media.

Runner’s World: hires Danielle Zickl (@danizickl) as Associate Health and Fitness Editor.


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News and Media (National)

Alphaville: Jemima Kelly (@jemimajoanna) has been named Reporter.

Indy100: Ryan Butcher (@ryanjohnbutcher) has been appointed Acting Editor.

LoveYourSunday: Rosie Hopegood (@RosieHopegood) has been named Deputy Features Editor.

Notebooklive: Flavia Bertolini (@fluffyberty) and Emma Jones (@jonesemmie) have been appointed Executive Editor and Features Editor respectively.

Sun, The: Dan Wootton (@danwootton) has been named Executive Editor.

Sunday Times, The: Andrew Byrne (@aqbyrne) has been appointed EU Correspondent.

We Love TV: Neil Batey (@MirrorTV) has been appointed Deputy TV Features Editor.

News and Media (Regional)

Chronicle, The: (@ChronicleLive) has moved to new offices at Eldon Square.

Evening Standard: Amelia Heathman (@ameliax1) has been named Tech Reporter.

Gloucestershire Echo: Ellis Lane (@ellislane3) has been promoted to Senior Digital Reporter.

HuffPost, The: Jess Brammer (@jessbrammar) has been appointed Head of News.

News, The: Kieran Davey (@KieranDavey1) has been promoted to Head of Digital.


BBC Look East: Leigh Milner (@EyupLeigh) has been named Essex Reporter.

Bloomberg: Geoffrey Smith (@business) has been appointed Europe Finance Editor.

Business and Commerce

City AM: Emma Haslett (@emmahaslett) and Caitlin Morrison (@citycait) have left to join Bloomberg Business and the Independent respectively.

Technology and Telecoms

Eureka: Paul Fanning (@eurekamagazine) has been named Editor.

Trusted Reviews: Jon Porter (@JonPorty) has been appointed Senior News and Features Writer.

UKTN: Sian Bradley (@_SianAbigail) has been named Reporter.


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