Journalists on the move – Week of May 15

by | May 19, 2017 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The New York Times: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger takes over editorial pages from Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
Sheera Frenkel, previously with BuzzFeed News, joins as cybersecurity reporter.

The New Yorker: David Rohde, formerly national security investigations editor for Reuters, joins as news director.

The Washington Post: Paulina Firozi, formerly a blogger for The Hill, joins as researcher. Joan Greve also joins as a researcher.

Chicago Tribune: Kathy Bergen, business reporter, retires.

Buzzfeed News: Ryan Mac, formerly staff writer for Forbes, joins as technology reporter. He will cover “the intersection of wealth, tech and power” out of San Francisco.

The Associated Press: Kathleen Hennessey moves to White House news editor. Bradley Klapper moves to national security news editor.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: sports writers Dwain Price and Charean Williams leave.

MSNBC: launches new business news program titled “Velshi & Ruhle,” with Stephanie Rhule and Ali Velshi as co-anchors. Aaron Volkman will be executive producer.

Esquire.com: Michael Sebastian moves from news director to site director. Sebastian will replace Steve Kandell who left.
Kate Story moves from senior features editor to news director. Megan Friedman moves from senior news director to deputy news editor.
Ben Boskovich moves from social media director to managing editor.  

Wired: Ashley Feinberg, formerly senior reporter for Gizmodo, joins as senior writer.

Politico: Pradnya “P.J.” Joshi, previously assistant business editor of The New York Times, joins as agriculture and trade editor.

TheStreet.com: Tara Murphy, leaves.

Dr. Oz The Good Life: Jill Herzig, editor-in-chief, and publisher Jill Seelig leave. Lisa Bain, executive editor, will now oversee reduced coverage. The magazine will now be published quarterly as a “bookazine.”

WDJT-TV/Milwaukee: Kent Harrell, former with WIC S/WR SP-TV/Springfield, Ill., joins as news director. Harrell will also oversee news coverage for Telemundo Wisconsin.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Matthew Sauer moves from business and enterprise editor to executive editor. He replaces Bill Church who moves to senior VP for news at GateHouse Media.

Tronc Inc.: intends to acquire Wrappors Holdings LLC, whose holdings include the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Reader.

Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.): Scott Maben, business editor, leaves.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Mireille Grangenois, publisher, leaves.

AARP The Magazine: Dierdre Donahue, contributing editor, leaves.

American Spa: Natalie Maneval, former online editor of Luxury Travel Advisor, joins as managing editor. Samantha Reed moves to editorial and sales coordinator. Reed replaces Darby Radcliff who moves to Islands.com. Jennifer Nied, senior editor, leaves to freelance.

Macworld: Susie Ochs and Caitlin McGarry leave.

Network World: Bob Brown leaves.

The Tumbler Ridge News: ceases publication.

The Walrus: Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief, resigns.

Writers’ Union of Canada: Hal Niedviecki, editor, resigns.


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