Journalists on the move – Week of July 23

by | Jul 23, 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

Daily Beast: hires Tracy Connor (@TracyConnor) as Executive Editor.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: promotes Nicole Raz (@Nicole0Raz) to Business Editor.

Newsweek: hires Fred Guterl (@fredguterl) as Special Projects Editor. James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) joins as a Staff Writer focusing on national security and the military.

New York Times: hires Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) as an Opinion Columnist focusing on technology, effective later this summer. She will retain her current role at Recode. Christine Spolar (@christinespolar) joins as International Business Editor, effective Sept 17. She will move to London in October.

ProPublica: hires Patricia Callahan (@SheInvestigates) as a Senior Reporter, effective Aug. 31. She will focus on business stories.

Virginian-Pilot: appoints Marisa Porto (@marisaporto) as Executive Editor.

Wall Street Journal: hires Anthony Galloway (@liveanthony) as Global Head of Video and Audio.


CNBC: hires Jill Cornfield (@jill_cornfield) as a Personal Finance Reporter.

WFSB-TV: hires Keith Connors (@jkeithconnors) as News Director.

Business and Commerce

Bloomberg: promotes Cesca Antonelli (@CescaAntonelli) to Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg BNA.

Harvard Business Review Press: promotes Melinda Merino (@HarvardBiz) to Editorial Director and Associate Publisher.

Quartz: hires Whet Moser (@whet) as Deputy Obsession Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Elle: hires Melissa Giannini (@melgiannini) as Features Director.

InStyle: hires Laura Norkin (@inlauraswords) as Online Deputy Editor.

Healthcare and Medicine

Neurology Now: relaunches as Brain & Life, along with a new website, brainandlife.org. New features include the Healthy Living department with info on nutrition, therapy, finances and other topics for neurology patients. Also new is a Wonders of the Brain department focusing on “neurologic mysteries.” The consumer publication is produced by Wolters Kluwer on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology. Mary Bolster (@MaryBolster) remains Managing Editor.


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News and Media (National)

Daily Express Online: Molli Mitchell (@mitchell_molli) and Samuel Spencer (@s_spencerwrites) have been appointed SEO TV Reporters.

Financial Times: Alice Ross (@aliceemross) and Ben McClannahan (@bmclannahan) have been named Wealth Correspondent and Lex Writer respectively.

YOU: Shelly Vela (@shellyvella) has been appointed Fashion Director.

News and Media (Regional)

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Andrew Fitchett (@EDPAndrew) has been named Editor.

Hastings & St Leonards Observer: Huw Oxburgh (@hoxburgh) has been appointed Local Democracy Reporter.

Johnston Press, South England: Paul Fisher (@PaulFisheredit) has been named Head of Audience.


BBC News & Current Affairs: Millicent Cooke (@millierosecooke) has been named Broadcast Journalist.

ITV News: Carol Jordan (@CarolJordanTV) has been appointed Head of Planning.

TalkRadio: Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) has been named Political Editor.

TV 3: Richard Chambers (@newschambers) has been appointed Reporter.

Business and Commerce

Asset Service Times: Rebecca Butcher (@BeckyButcher092) has been named Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Hello!: Lauren Mulligan (@hellomag) has been named Acting PA to the Editor-in-Chief.

Porter Magazine: Charlie Miller (@PORTERmagazine) has been appointed Executive Fashion and Jewellery Director.

Sloane Square: Charlotte Pasha (@charlottepasha) has been named Editor.

Style at Home: Vanessa Richmond (@styleathomemag) has been appointed Editorial Director across Style at Home, Ideal Home and Country Homes & Interiors.

Women’s Health: Gemma Yates (@ukwomenshealth) has been named Acting Fitness and Beauty Editor.


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