Journalists on the move – Week of June 4

by | Jun 4, 2018 | Media Moves

Here you have it! The most notable journalist and media industry moves of the past week.


Follow us on Twitter @MEDIAlertUSA and @MEDIAlertCANADA

News and Media

Daily Beast, The: promotes Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) to Editor-in-Chief.

Long Beach Press-Telegram: Melissa Evans (@MelissaEvansPT), Tim Grobaty (@grobaty) and Jeremiah Dobruck (@jeremiahdobruck) have left. They’re planning to launch a new media outlet focusing on Long Beach.

Omaha World-Herald: Barbara Soderlin (@barbarasoderlin) has left.

San Antonio Express-News: (@pfikac) Peggy Fikac has left.

Telegraph, The: in the UK plans to launch a Silicon Valley bureau. Current London-based Tech Editor James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) will serve as Silicon Valley Bureau Chief. Staffers in the bureau will include U.S. Tech Reporters Margi Murphy (@MargiMurphy) and Laurence Dodds (@LFDodds), both of whom will move from London to San Francisco.

Tronc: acquires the Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) (@virginianpilot) from Landmark Media Enterprises.

Wall Street Journal: Rob Copeland (@realrobcopeland) moves to the Silicon Valley beat.

Washington Post: hires Mark Lasswell (@washingtonpost) as Associate Op-Ed Editor, effective June 11.


CNBC: hires Megan Leonhardt (@Megan_Leonhardt) as a Senior Money Reporter for Make It.

CNBC.com: hires Dawn Kopecki (@Dawn_Kopecki) as an Editor on the corporate news team, effective in late June. She will help oversee coverage of healthcare, retail and other industries.

MSNBC: hires Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) as a Booking Producer for “Morning Joe.”

Business and Commerce

MarketWatch: hires Sarah Toy (@sarahtoy17) as a Media Industry Reporter.

SourceMedia: hires Walden Siew (@waldensiew) as Editor-in-Chief of the Employee Benefits Group, which includes Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser.

Consumer Lifestyle

New York Media: hires Callie Beusman (@cal_beu) as News Editor for The Cut.

Vogue.com: Kirby Marzec (@voguemagazine) has left.

Culture, Entertainment and the Arts

Rolling Stone: hires Andy Kroll (@AndyKroll) as Washington Bureau Chief.

Politics, Government and Education

Bloomberg Law: hires Shira Stein (@shiramstein) as a Junior Reporter covering Medicare.

New Republic, The: hires Emily Cooke (@emilyecooke) as Editorial Director.


Follow us on Twitter: @UKMEDIAlert

News and Media (National)

Daily Express Online: Gabriella Geisinger (@gmgeisinger) has been named Film Reporter.

LUXX: Alice Brudenell-Bruce (@Alice_BB) has been appointed Spa Editor.

Sun on Sunday: Natalie Edwards (@NatalieSEdwards) has been named Biz on Sunday Editor.

Sun Online: Thomas Burrows (@THBurrows) has been appointed Senior Reporter.

Consumer Lifestyle

FROW Magazine: Megan Davies (@frowmagazine) has been appointed Fashion Editor.

Goodhousekeeping.co.uk: Megan Sutton (@megansuttton) has been promoted to Senior Digital Writer.

GQ.co.uk: Anna Conrad (@Anna__Conrad) has been promoted to Digital Editor.

Harper’s Bazaar: Bridget March (@bridgetmarch) has been promoted to Digital Beauty Director.

Stylist: Gemma Crisp (@theshowpony) has been promoted to Deputy Editor.

Waitrose Food: Lucy Battersby (@foodielucy) has been promoted to Food Editor.


Take control of your profile and let us update your details so that communications professionals are able to reach you with relevant news and content, or send your comments or suggestions to researchrequests@agilitypr.com.

Agility PR Solutions
Agility PR Solutions provides powerful, yet easy to use media database, monitoring, and analytics solutions for tomorrow’s communicators. Since 2003, clients have trusted our tools and services to help them identify and connect with influencers, capture coverage, and measure impact of everything they do. Whether we do it for you or help you do it yourself, our team of media experts make it easy to monitor and measure traditional, broadcast, social and online coverage.


Content marketing for small businesses: A comprehensive guide

Content marketing for small businesses: A comprehensive guide

In the world of marketing, content is king. For small businesses aiming to make a big impact, mastering the art of content marketing is crucial. By creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content, small businesses can attract and retain a clearly...