Journalists on the move – Week of June 18

by | Jun 18, 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

Charlotte Observer: Rick Rothacker (@theobserver) has left for a comms position with Bank of America.

Daily Beast: hires Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) as a National Security Reporter.

Denver Post: Tamara Chuang (@denverpost) has left.

Des Moines Register: promotes Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) to Chief Politics Reporter.

Logic, The: (https://thelogic.co/) launches as a news outlet covering the innovation economy in Canada. David Skok (@dskok) is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief.

Los Angeles Times: Ann M. Simmons (@latimes) has left.

McClatchy: appoints Tim Regan-Porter (@timreganporter) as South Region Editor.

New York Times: hires Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) as a Business Reporter covering start-ups and venture capital. She’s based in San Francisco.

Seattle Times: hires Joy Resmovits (@Joy_Resmovits) as Editor of Education Lab, a section that covers “promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education.” She begins in July.

Wall Street Journal: moves Cara Lombardo (@CaraRLombardo) to the shareholder activism beat.

Washington Post: hires Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) as a Reporter on the politics breaking news team.


Hearst Television: hires Mark Albert (@malbertnews) as Chief National Investigative Correspondent in D.C. His reports will run on the company’s 26 TV stations.

KPNX-TV: hires Mike Gonzalez (@mikekappkvew) as Weekend Anchor and Reporter.

Business and Commerce

Axios: moves Shannon Vavra (@shanvav) to the cybersecurity beat.

Business Insider: hires Sam Fellman (@samfellman) as Military and Defence Editor.

Denver Business Journal: hires Kourtney Geers (@kourtneygeers) as Managing Editor.

San Diego Business Journal: hires Barbara Chodos (@SDbusiness) as President and Publisher.

Consumer Lifestyle

Esquire: hires Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) as Chief Political Correspondent.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Vice Media: hires Amy Rose Spiegel (@AmyRosary) as a Senior Editor for Broadly, its website for millennial women.

Healthcare and Medicine

Drug Store News: Michael Johnsen (@DSN_MikeJohnsen) has left and is now freelancing.

WebMD Health Corp.: (@WebMD) acquired Jobson Healthcare Information, publisher of Review of Optometry, Review of Ophthalmology, U.S. Pharmacist and 20/20. Jobson will operate as an independent subsidiary.

Politics, Government and Education

Politico: hires Sarah Owermohle (@owermohle) as Pharma/Biotech Reporter.


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News and Media (National)

Daily Telegraph: Camilla Tominey (@CamillaTominey) has been appointed Associate Editor.

I: Ruchira Sharma (@ruchosharma) has been appointed Staff Writer.

News and Media (Regional)

Irish Independent: Gavin McLoughlin (@gavmcloughlin) has been appointed Business News Editor.

Metro.co.uk: Harriet Williamson (@harriepw) has been named Lifestyle Reporter.

SWNS: Adam Theofilatos (@adamtheofilatos) has been appointed Reporter.


Sky News: Bethany Minelle (@BethanyMinelle) has been named Entertainment Reporter on the Mobile team.

Consumer Lifestyle

Frow Magazine: Katia Damborksy (@katiadamborsky) has been named Junior Beauty Writer.

Good Housekeeping: Emma Franklin (@FoodieEmma) has been appointed Cookery Editor.

Look.co.uk: Laura-Jane Turner (@ljaneturner) has left.

Ok.co.uk: Catherine Earp (@catherineearp) has left.

Woman: Kira Agass (@KiraAgass) has been appointed Features Brand Director across Woman, Woman’s Own, Now Magazine and Woman’s Weekly.


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