Journalists on the move – Week of December 3

by | Dec 3, 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: Derek Wallbank (@dwallbank) will become a Senior Editor for breaking news in Singapore.

New York Times: hires Alexa Weibel (@nytimes) as Senior Staff Editor for NYT Cooking. Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) will move to the opinion section, effective in December. His first opinion columns will appear early next year.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: hires Mel Leonor (@MelLeonor_) as a Local Government and Environment Reporter.

Wall Street Journal: moves Deepa Seetharaman (@dseetharaman) to a new role writing enterprise stories about social media.

Washington Post: hires Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) as National NBA Writer.


CNBC.com: hires Kerri Anne Renzulli (@kerenzulli) as a Careers Reporter for “Make It.”

Business and Commerce

Albany Business Review: promotes Melissa Mangini (@AlbBizMelissa) to Editor-in-Chief.

Barron’s: hires Sarah Green Carmichael (@skgreen) as Ideas Editor.

CNN Business: hires Annalyn Kurtz (@AnnalynKurtz) as Senior Editor for Features.

Puget Sound Business Journal: promotes Ryan Lambert (@PSBJ) to Editor-in-Chief.

St. Louis Business Journal: hires Erik Siemers (@stlouisbiz) as Editor.

Politics, Government and Education

Atlantic, The: promotes Gillian B. White (@gillianbwhite) to Online Deputy Editor.

Hill, The: hires Alex Gangitano (@AlexGangitano) as a Lobbying Reporter.

Sports and Leisure

Pocket Outdoor Media: promotes Triathlete’s Erin Beresini (@eberesini) to Editorial Director for all publications, which also include Women’s Running, Competitor Running, and VeloNews. She will retain day-to-day responsibility for Triathlete.

Yoga Journal: Melissa Strome (@Yoga_Journal) has left to become Automotive and Finance Director at Meredith Corp.

Technology and Telecoms

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: will reduce print frequency from 20x per year to monthly, effective in January. It will also reduce size from tabloid format to somewhat larger than a journal format. Breaking news will run on the website, which recently underwent a redesign. Editor-in-chief John Sterling (@GENbio) remains the primary editorial contact.

Verge, The: hires Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) as Feature Editor.


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News and Media (National)

Daily Express: Callum Hoare (@callumhoare_) has been named Senior Special Project Reporter. Alex Davies (@lexyyyD) joins the online team as TV SEO Reporter.

Fabulous: Ellie O’Mahoney (@Ellieomahoney) has been named Deputy Editor.

Financial Times: Matthew Rocco (@matthewrocco) has been appointed Reporter.

Press Association: Alain Tolhurst (@alain_tolhurst) has been appointed Parliamentary Reporter.

Telegraph Magazine: Mike Higgins (@higginsmike) has been named Acting Associate Editor (Features).

Times, The: Harry Shukman (@hshukman) has been appointed News Reporter.

News and Media (Regional)

Birmingham Mail: Jane Haynes (@janerockhouse) has been appointed Politics and People Editor.

Express & Star: Martin Wright (@mwright_star) has been appointed Editor.

Wiltshire Times, The: Amy Pantall (@AmyNewsWilts) has been named Trowbridge Reporter.


Captial Xtra: Matt Tarr (@MattTarrJourno) has been named Senior Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Glamour: Marie-Claire Chappet (@mcchappet) has been named Contributing Features Editor.

Jackal, The: Nick Carvell (@NickCarvell) has been appointed Editor.


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