Journalists on the move – Week of August 28

by | Aug 28, 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

Bloomberg News: Laura J Keller (@LauraJKeller) has left.

Boston Globe: hires Jess Bidgood (@jessbidgood) as a National Political Reporter in D.C.

Columbus Dispatch: hires Megan Henry (@megankhenry) as a Business Reporter.

Los Angeles Times: Amy Scattergood (@AmyScattergood) moves to Staff Writer for the Food section. Jenn Harris (@Jenn_Harris_) has been named Acting Food Editor. Andrea Chang (@byandreachang) is now a Food Writer.

Reuters: hires Chris Kirkham (@c_kirkham) as a Consumer Enterprise Correspondent in Los Angeles.

San Diego Union-Tribune: hires Brittany Meiling (@BrittanyMeiling) as a Startups Reporter, effective in late August.

Wall Street Journal: promotes Christopher Stewart (@csstewart) to Deputy Editor on the investigations team.

Washington Post: hires Chris Shea as an Editor on the Outlook/PostEverything team. He begins August 27. Sophia Nguyen (@sophiah_n) also joins on Sept. 4 She will work with inexperienced outside writers to develop first-person essays and other pieces.

Healthcare and Medicine

HealthiNation: Lauren Wiener Gelman (@laurenbgelman) has left to become Editorial Director of the Global Healthy Living Foundation. The organizations aims “to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illness.”

Politics, Government and Education

Atlantic, The: hires Prashant Rao (@prashantrao) as Global Editor in London. He will oversee coverage of U.S. foreign policy, democracy, and global conflict, managing reporters in Washington, London, and Paris. He replaces Kathy Gilsinan (@kgilsinan), who will become a Staff Writer covering counter-terrorism.

CALmatters: hires Shawn Hubler (@ShawnHubler) as Deputy Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

TechCrunch: hires Kate Clark (@KateClarkTweets) as a Reporter covering venture capital and startups, effective later this month.


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News and Media (National)

Freelancer: Rhiannon Curry (@rhiannoncurry_) is available for freelance opportunities.

Times, The: Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) and Oliver Moody (@olivernmoody) have been appointed Defence Correspondent and Berlin Correspondent respectively.

News and Media (Regional)

Newsquest are launching two new titles next month – The Herald on Sunday and the Sunday National. The Sunday Herald (@newsundayherald) will cease publication.


BBC London: George Greenwood (@georgegreenwood) is leaving.

Bloomberg News: Rebecca Smith (@bloomberg) has been appointed Breaking News Editor.

Outlook: Matthew Bannister (@bbcoutlook) is leaving at the end of September. Jo Figden will continue to present.

PM: Owenna Griffiths (@omrgriffiths) has been named Editor.

World at One, The: Victoria Wakely (@BBCRadio4) joins as Editor.

Business and Commerce

Business Insider UK: hires Trista Kelley (@BIUK) as Editor of Finance and Markets, effective in mid-September. She was previously with Bloomberg.

Technology and Telecoms

Techworld UK: Charlotte Jee (@charlottejee) joins MIT Technology Review as a News Writer.


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