Journalists on the move – Week of February 18

by | Feb 18, 2019 | 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

Financial Times: moves Hannah Kuchler (@hannahkuchler) to a new beat covering biotech, healthcare and pharmaceuticals in the U.S. She’s based in San Francisco.

Las Vegas Sun: hires Bryan Horwath (@ICTBiz_BHorwath) as a Reporter covering gaming and business.

Los Angeles Times: hires Emily Baumgaertner (@emily_baum) as a Health and Science Reporter.

New York Times: hires Ben Dooley (@BenjaminDooley) as Japan Business Correspondent. New York Times moves Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) to the Editorial Board. He will be the lead Editorial Writer on business and economics. He’s based in D.C.

Orlando Sentinel: promotes Roger Simmons (@RogerSimmons) to Managing Editor.

Wall Street Journal: John Wordock (@JohnWordock) leaves to become Executive Editor of podcasting for radio producer Westwood One.

Washington Business Journal: hires Jonathan Capriel (@WBJonline) as a Reporter covering Amazon’s expansion to the D.C. area.

Washington Post: hires Reed Albergotti (@ReedAlbergotti) as a Consumer Electronics Reporter in San Francisco. He begins March 11.


CBS News: promotes Kimberly Godwin (@KimGodwinTV) to Executive VP of News.

CNBC: hires Dan Colarusso (@Colarusso42) as Senior VP of Business News, effective in March. He will oversee TV news content.

CNN Politics: hires Jessica Estepa (@jmestepa) as Campaign Editor.

WNYC: hires Andrew Golis (@agolis) as Chief Content Officer.

Healthcare and Medicine

Chiropractic Economics: hires Rick Vach (@chiroecomag) as Editor-in-Chief.

Kaiser Health News: hires Kytja Weir (@kytja) as National Editor. She will oversee regional bureaus.

Technology and Telecoms

CNET News: moves Ian Sherr (@iansherr) to Editor-at-Large.

Tech Crunch: launches Extra Crunch, a $15-per-month premium subscription service covering “nuts and bolts issues that confront founders, entrepreneurs, analysts and tech workers.” Topics include hiring and legal issues as well as mental health and wellness in “high-performance environments.” Executive Editor Danny Crichton (@DannyCrichton) and Managing Editor Eric Eldon (@eldon) will oversee coverage.


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News and Media (National)

FT Life & Arts: Horatia Harrod (@horatiaharrod) has been named Associate Editor.

Sunday Express: David Williamson (@dp_williamson) has joined as Deputy Political Editor.

News and Media (Regional)

Penarth Times: Joe Hoppe (@JoeFHoppe) has been named Reporter.

Sentinel, The: Joe Burn (@Journojoeburn) has joined as Local Democracy Reporter.

Business and Commerce

GlobalCapital: Jasper Cox (@jasper_cox) has been appointed People and Markets Deputy Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

AnOther Magazine: Ted Stansfield (@ted_stansfield) has been promoted to Digital Editor.

ES Magazine: Jessica Benjamin (@jessbenja) has been named Social Media Editor.

GQ: Olive Pometsey (@olivepometsey) has been appointed Junior Digital Editor.

Irish Tatler: Ellie Balfe (@elliebalfe) has been named Editorial Director.

Square Meal – Restaurant Guide: Caroline Bradley (@SquareMeal) has been appointed Head of Content.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Lawyer, The: Amar Mehta (@amarmehta94) has been named Litigation Reporter. Amar joins on March 11.

Politics, Government and Education

Inside Housing: Martin Hilditch (@martinhilditch) has been appointed Editor.


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