Journalists on the move – Week of October 9

by | Oct 9, 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

New Yorker, The: hires Troy Patterson (@untitledproject) as an Online Cultural Critic focusing on television. Author Masha Gessen (@mashagessen) will write a twice-weekly column for the website. She will cover domestic and foreign political topics.

New York Times: Stephanie Strom (@nytimes) has left.

Splinter News: promotes Aleksander Chan (@aleksnotalex) to Managing Editor, replacing Joyce Tang (@joycectang), who became Deputy Managing Editor for Gizmodo Media Group.


ABC News: hires Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) as White House Correspondent.

CNN: hires Kara Scannell (@KaraScannell) as a Reporter in the D.C. Bureau. She begins Oct. 9. Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) will move to Atlanta and work as a Correspondent for the main network.

Fox News Channel: Kenneth Tucker has left.

Wisconsin Public Radio: host Joy Cardin (@WPR) has retired.

Business and Commerce

Adweek: Christopher Heine (@Chris_Heine) is leaving for a new role with Bateman Group.

Dayton Business Journal: promotes Don Baker (@DBJnews) to President and Publisher, replacing Carol Clark, who left.

Los Angeles Business Journal: Tom Hicks and Chelsea Schreiber (@LABJnews) have left.

NJBiz: hires Vince Calio (@vincejcalio) as a Reporter covering healthcare and manufacturing. Arthur Augustyn (@ArthurAugustyn) joins as a Reporter covering politics and education.

Washington Business Journal: Karen Goff has left.

Consumer Lifestyle

Conde Nast: plans an Oct. 26 launch for Them, a digital editorial brand targeting the LBGTQ market. Teen Vogue Digital Editorial Director Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) is overseeing the launch. He also serves as Digital Editorial Director of Allure and will retain both of his current roles.

Rachael Ray Every Day: promotes Lauren Iannotti (@laureniannotti) to Editor-in-Chief and Content Director.

Texas Monthly: hires Kathy Blackwell (@kathyblackwell) as Executive Editor, effective later this month. She will manage lifestyle coverage.

Time Inc.: hires Julie Alvin (@JulieAlvin_) as a Digital Director for its lifestyle publications, including InStyle, Real Simple and Hello Giggles.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Entertainment Weekly: will move its offices from New York to Los Angeles in March 2018. It will occupy the same location as People’s West Coast bureau.

Technology and Telecoms

Gizmodo Media Group: John Cook has left.

MIT Technology Review: Martin Giles (@martingiles) joins as San Francisco Bureau Chief, effective in November.

Wirecutter: launched a redesign that incorporates the previously separate website, The Sweethome. The site focuses on product reviews. Health and fitness is a major category of coverage (@wirecutter).



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News and Media (National)

Daily Express Online: Matt Atherton (@Athers92) has been named Online Health Reporter.

Express Sport: Bruce Archer (@Bruce_Archer89) has been appointed Online Sports News Editor.

Financial Times: Olaf Storbeck (@OlafStorbeck) has been named Frankfurt Banking Correspondent. Jamie Chisholm has left to freelance.

News and Media (Regional)

Cambridge News: Katy Hallam (@Katy_Hallam) has been appointed Homepages Editor.


LBC: Oli Dugmore (@OliDugmore) has been appointed Content Editor.

Smooth Radio: Tom Eames (@eamezey) has been named Online Senior Content Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Bella: Kate Martin (@KateMartin79) has been named Style Editor.

Harper’s Bazaar: Laura Morrissey (@BazaarUK) has been appointed Bookings Assistant.

Hello!: Laura Sutcliffe (@hellomag) has been named Online Fashion and Beauty Writer.

Motherborad (Vice): Ben Sullivan (@_BenSullivan_) has left to pursue freelance opportunities.

Red: Tanita Montogomery (@TanitaM) is leaving to pursue freelance opportunities.

Superdrug’s Dare Magazine: Chloe Alexandrou (@superdrug) has been appointed Beauty Assistant.

Woman & Home: Miranda McMinn (@womanandhome) has been named Executive Editor.

Politics, Government and Education

FE Week: Pippa Allen-Kinross (@pippa_ak) has been named Senior Reporter.

TES Magazine: Charlotte Santry (@CharlotteSantry) has been appointed Chief Reporter.

Technology and Telecoms

Freelancer: Alistair Charlton (@AlistairJ90) has left International Business Times and is available for freelance commissions. He covers consumer technology, smart phones, gadgets and tablets, as well as topics related to cars.

WIRED: Matt Reynolds (@mattsreynolds1) has been named Technology Reporter.


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