Journalists on the move – Week of November 20

by | Nov 20, 2017 | 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

Bloomberg News: Katia Dmitrieva (@katiadmi) has moved to the economics team in D.C.

LA Weekly: hires Brian Calle (@briancalle) as Editor.

New York Times: Jesse Pesta (@JessePesta) is now Deputy Editor of the Climate Desk.

Onion Inc., The: launches The Takeout, a non-satirical website covering food “through the lens of pop culture and Americana.” Staffers include Editor-in-Chief Kevin Pang (@pang), Managing Editor Jen Sabella (@jensabella) and Staff Writer Kate Bernot (@kbernot). The site is based in Chicago.

Wall Street Journal: promotes Adam Horvath (@azhorvath) to Senior Editor of “Review,” the paper’s weekend “ideas” section.

Washington Post: promotes Peter Wallsten (@peterwallsten) to Senior Politics Editor. Erica Werner (@ericawerner) joins as Congressional Economic Policy Correspondent.


Bloomberg Television: David Gura (@BloombergTV) has left.

Vox Media: hires Sean Rameswaram (@rameswaram) as Host of a “daily news explainer” podcast set to launch early next year. He will be based in DC.

Business and Commerce

Barron’s: senior editors Robin Blumenthal and Jack Willoughby (@barronsonline) have left.

Charlotte Business Journal: Hilary Burns (@CBJburns) has left to pursue a freelance career.

Crain’s New York Business: editor Jeremy Smerd (@smerd) has left.

Denver Business Journal: Neil Westergaard (@NeilWestDenBiz) will retire early in 2018.

Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing

Curbed NY: Zoe Rosenberg (@zoe_rosenberg) has left.

Consumer Lifestyle

Bauer Media Group: hires James Heidenry (@bauermedia) as Editorial Director. He will oversee the Entertainment Group, which includes In Touch, Life & Style and Closer Weekly.

PeopleStyle: has ceased print publication. It will remain as a section in People under the oversight of Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal (@andilavs).

Healthcare and Medicine

Health: food director Beth Lipton (@CookiePie0402) has left.

Sports and Leisure

OC Weekly: editor Gustavo Arellano (@GustavoArellano) has left.

Active Interest Media: promotes Yoga Journal’s Tasha Eichenseher (@yoga_journal) to Co-Brand Director. The other Brand Director is Greg Brenton, who was previously the brand’s executive director, marketing and creative services.



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News and Media (National)

Daily Express Online: Joe Barnes (@daily_express) has been appointed Deputy Video Editor.

Femail: Kerry McDermott (@kerrynmcdermott) has been named Acting Editor.

I: Daisy Wyatt (@daisy_wyatt) has been appointed Acting Digital News Editor.

Mirror Sport: Jon Livesey (@JonLiveseyDM) has been named Associate Editor, Sport.

News and Media (Regional)

Eastern Daily Press: Jacob Massey (@EDP24) has been appointed Reporter.

Mercury Press and Media: Harriet Whitehead (@Harriet_Mercury) has been named Reporter.


CNBC Europe: Natasha Turak (@NatashaTurak) has been appointed Markets Correspondent.

Newsnight: Jess Brammar (@BBCNewsnight) and Daniel Clarke have been appointed Acting Editors. Lizzi Watson has been named Executive Producer.

Consumer Lifestyle

Blackhair: is now online only (@Blackhairmags), having ceased the print edition.

Closer: Anna Tabrah (@anna_tabs) has been appointed Senior News Writer.

Glamour: Deborah Joseph (@GlamourMagUK) has been appointed Chief Content Officer.

Red: Alisha Motion (@RedMagDaily) has been promoted to Fashion Editor.

Wallpaper: Nick Compton (@wallpapermag) has been appointed Acting Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Macworld UK: A series of promotions have been made across Macworld UK and TechAdvisor UK. Dominic Preston (@dompreston) is now Senior Staff Writer. Marie Black (@MarieLouBlack) has been named Group Editor. Chris Martin (@mrcjmartin) is now Reviews Editor. Henry Burrell (@hrburrell) has been promoted to Deputy Reviews Editor. Lewis Painter (@lewwypaints) is now Games Editor and Ashleigh Macro (@AshleighMacro) has been named Ecommerce Editor.


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