Journalists on the move – Week of June 25

by | Jun 25, 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

Detroit News: hires Breana Noble (@BreanaCNoble) as a General Assignment Business Reporter.

Los Angeles Times: hires Norman Pearlstine (@latimes) as Executive Editor.

New York Times: hires Alex Marshall (@alexmarshall81) as a European Culture Reporter in London. Matt Apuzzo (@mattapuzzo) is promoted to Investigative Correspondent on the International desk, effective in August. He will be based in Brussels.

San Francisco Chronicle: hires Bill Nagel (@sfchronicle) as Publisher.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: hires Laura Finaldi (@lauraefinaldi) as Retail and Tourism Business Reporter.


CNN: hires Erica Orden (@eorden) as a Reporter covering legal affairs, including the special counsel investigation.

Business and Commerce

Bloomberg Businessweek: hires Silvia Killingsworth (@silviakillings) as Digital Editor.

Crain’s New York Business: Caroline Lewis (@clewisreports) has left to work as a freelancer. Topics of interest include healthcare, drugs and criminal justice.

Consumer Lifestyle

GQ: hires Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) as a Correspondent covering politics and national security.

O, The Oprah Magazine: plans a fall launch for OprahMag.com, a new website that will extend the coverage of the magazine. Arianna Davis (@ariannagdavis) joins as Digital Director for the new site.

Thrive Global: hires Marina Khidekel (@MarinaKhidekel) as Editorial Director.

WWD: promotes Kathryn Hopkins (@_KathrynHopkins) to Senior Financial Editor.

Healthcare and Medicine

24x:7 Keri Forsythe-Stephens will soon be going on leave and expects to return by mid to late August. In her absence, Chuck Holt (@24x7mag) will be overseeing editorial content.

Drug Store News: hires Sandra Levy (@drugstorenews) as a Senior Editor covering pharmacy topics.

Politics, Government and Education

Atlantic, The: hires Vernon Loeb (@LoebVernon) as Politics Editor, effective in July.

Technology and Telecoms

Wired: hires Meghann Farnsworth (@mtfarnsworth) as Director of Social Media, effective July 9.


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News and Media (National)

Daily Mail (City & Finance): Lucy White (@dailymailuk) has been named City Reporter, focussing on private equity, investment trusts and market reports.

Daily Telegraph: Laura Miller (@citizenlaura) has been appointed Senior Personal Finance Reporter.

Fabulous: Mared Parry (@maredemlynparry) has been named Digital Writer and is interested in hearing about beauty, high-street fashion, food and lifestyle.

Financial Times: Neil Buckley (@NeilRBuckley) has been appointed Chief Leader Writer.

Independent, The: Harriet Grace (@Harri_Grace) has been named UK Lifestyle Editor.

Times (City), The: Louisa Clarence-Smith (@LouisaClarence) has been appointed Market Reporter.

News and Media (Regional)

Cornwall Live: Philippa Jenkins (@phillyjenkins) has been named Editor. Jacqui Merrington (@jacquiwalls) has been appointed Regional Digital Editor.

Plymouth Live: Edd Moore (@edd13moore) has been named Editor.


BBC Northern Ireland: Adam Smyth (@adamcsmyth) has been named Head of News.

BBC World Service: Sophia Smith Galer (@sophiasgaler) has been appointed Visual Journalist.

Beat 102 – 103: Kevin O’Mahony (@kev_omahony) has been named News & Sports Editor.

Newsnight: Esme Wren (@BBCnewsnight) has been appointed Editor.

Sky News: Ella Griffith (@ellagriffith) and Rachel Lucas (@rachel5news) have been named Regional Interviews Producer and Specialist Producer respectively.

Women’s Radio Station: (@womensradiostn) has recently launched.

Technology and Telecoms

PCGamesN: Jack Risdale (@jack_ridsdale) has been named Esports Writer.

TechRadar: Henry St Leger (@henry_stleger) has been appointed UK Home Technology Writer.


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