Journalists on the move – Week of August 20

by | Aug 20, 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

New York Times: hires Lisa Lerer (@llerer) as Lead Writer for the Politics newsletter, effective in late August.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Samantha Liss (@samanthann) has left to cover healthcare for Industry Dive. She starts her new job in September.

USA Today: hires Michelle Maltais (@mmaltaisLA) as Consumer Editor, overseeing coverage of retail, food, and personal technology. She will remain in L.A.

Wall Street Journal: promotes Ben Fritz (@benfritz) to West Coast Bureau Chief.

Washington Examiner: hires Robert Donachie (@RJDonachie3) as White House correspondent.

Wirecutter, The: hires Taylor Tepper (@TaylorTepper) as Senior Reporter.


Fox News: promotes Cherie Grzech (@foxnews) to VP of the DC bureau.

Business and Commerce

Axios: hires Felix Salmon (@felixsalmon) as a Contributor to Axios Edge, a newsletter covering financial markets and finance.

Financial Post: Barry Critchley (@financialpost) has left.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Westword (Denver, Colo.): hires Paige Yowell (@denverwestword) as a Reporter, effective Sept. 4.

Technology and Telecoms

TechCrunch: Matt Lynley (@TechCrunch) has left.

Verge, The: promotes Elizabeth Lopatto (@mslopatto) to Deputy Editor overseeing the science and transportation teams.


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News and Media (National)

Financial Times: Stephen Morris (@sjhmorris) has been named European Banking Correspondent.

Guardian, The: Sarah Ann Harris (@smallest_sarah) has been appointed Deputy Audience Editor.

I: Chloe Chaplain (@ChaplainChloe) has been named Digital Staff Writer.

Independent, The: Cathy Adams (@Cathman) and Christopher Hooton (@ChristophHooton) have been appointed Head of Travel and Film TV Critic at Large.

Sun Online, The: Helen Knapman (@HelenKnapman) has been named Deputy Digital Consumer Editor.

News and Media (Regional)

Halifax Courier: Chris Lever (@HxCourierChris) has been appointed Deputy Editor.


BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Kathryn Emerson (@kathrynemerson8) has been named Reporter. Emma Trim (@BBCGlos) has been appointed Social Media Producer.

BBC Radio Guernsey: Hayden Atkins (@brummiehayden) has been named Reporter.

BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester: Charlotte Broadbent (@wheycharl) has been appointed Reporter.

BBC West Midlands: Max Banner (@bbcmtd) has been named Reporter.

Business and Commerce

Thomson Reuters (Financial): Virginia Furness (@virginiafurness) has been named European Bonds Correspondent.


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