Journalists on the move – Week of March 11

by | Mar 11, 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

Bloomberg News: promotes Anna Edgerton (@annaedge4) to Deputy Team Leader for congressional coverage.

Conversation US: hires Beth Daley (@BethBDaley) as Editor and General Manager. The non-profit media outlet produces explanatory content that’s written by academics, edited by journalists, and aimed at the general public.

Los Angeles Business Journal: hires Erica Phillips (@LABJnews) as Managing Editor.

New York Times: promotes Connor Ennis (@ennisnyt) to a new role overseeing reporters covering retail business and other topics.

Philadelphia Inquirer: plans an April launch for “The UpSide,” a Sunday print section focusing on uplifting, solutions-oriented stories in the area. It’s inspired by the “Inspired” section that the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) launched in 2018. Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky (@RonniePhilly) will lead editorial coverage.

Reuters: Jim Finkle (@Reuters) leaves to become Director of Social Media and Influencer Strategy at Palo Alto Networks.

Washington Post: hires Greg Bensinger (@GregBensinger) as an Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms Reporter in San Francisco, effective March 25. He will focus on how tech companies use AI and algorithms to “influence what we buy, where we live and with whom we work.”


CNBC.com: hires Kif Leswing (@kifleswing) as a Reporter covering Apple and other hardware companies. He begins this month at CNBC headquarters and will move later to the San Francisco bureau.

Business and Commerce

Crunchbase News: hires Natasha Macarenhas (@nmasc_) as a Reporter covering venture capital and technology.

Denver Business Journal: moves Andrew Dodson (@denbizjournal) to the real estate beat.

Consumer Lifestyle

Fatherly: Donna Freydkin (@FatherlyHQ) has been appointed Commerce Editor.

Saveur: hires Frances Kim (@SAVEURMAG) as Digital Editor.

Healthcare and Medicine

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: and the Missouri Foundation for Health have inked a deal to launch a Midwest bureau of Kaiser Health News (KHN) in St. Louis (@KaiserFamFound). Stories produced by the bureau will be freely available to media outlets in the region and elsewhere in the U.S. KHN is currently advertising for three positions there: a Missouri editor/correspondent, Missouri correspondent, and Missouri data reporter. The bureau will also work with freelancers.

Modern Healthcare: hires Jessica Kim Cohen (@JessicaKimCohen) as a Reporter covering information technology.

Politics, Government and Education

Politico Pro: moves Arthur Allen (@ArthurAllen202) to a new role editing and writing pharmaceutical news. It’s part of a larger effort to expand pharmaceutical coverage.


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News and Media (Regional)

Evening Standard: Sally Biddall (@sallybiddall) has been appointed Head of Social.


RTE News: Vincent Kearney (@vincekearney) has been named Northern Correspondent.

Business and Commerce

Business Insider UK: Tom Porter (@finneganporter) has been appointed News Reporter.

GPA Live: Melanie Pizzey (@MelPizzey) has been named CEO.

National, The: Jack Dutton (@jackvdutton) has been appointed Digital Editor.

Risk: Costas Mourselas (@CostasMourselas) has been named Senior Staff Writer.

Wall Street Journal Europe, The: Stu Woo (@stuwoo) has been appointed Technology Reporter.

Consumer Lifestyle

Candid Magazine: Dean Robinson (@deanrobinson89) has been named Music Editor.

Gay Star News: Joshua Milton (@itsjoshmilton) has been appointed News and Features Reporter.

Hello!: Gila Polak (@hellomag) has been named Executive Fashion Director.

Life In Orpington: LaurettaCWright (@LaurettaCWright) and Nicky Grant (@LifeInMags) are point of contact for the recently launched lifestyle title.

Vogue: Holly Shackleton (@hollyshackleton) has been named Global Editor-in-Chief.

Travel, Transport and Logistics

Travel Weekly: Benjamin Coren (@benjamincoren) has been appointed Senior Reporter.


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