Journalists on the move – Week of March 9

by | Mar 9, 2020 | 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

Asheville Citizen Times: Katie Wadington (@katiewadington) is joining USA Today as Politics Editor, at the end of the month.

Associated Press: Paul Byrne (@byrnepaulj) is taking on an expanded regional role as Deputy News Director for Latin America.

Cox Enterprises: Jana Collier has been named Publisher across Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews), Springfield News-Sun (@springfieldnews) and Journal-News of Butler County (@journalnews).

Reuters Bangalore: Akshay Balan (@akshaybal_n) is leaving the bureau to focus on academic interests.


MSNBC: Chris Matthews (@msnbc) has retired.

Business and Commerce

Bloomberg News: Shannon Sims (@business) is joining as Economy and Government Editor for Latin America, based in Brasília.

Business Insider: Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) is joining the team as DC Bureau Chief.

Fast Company: has hired Aimee Rawlins (@aimeerawlins) as Senior Staff Editor (Design).

Protocol: has hired Emily Birnbaum (@birnbaum_e) as Reporter, based in the Washington bureau.

Wall Street Journal: Newley Purnell (@newley) is now covering tech and business in Asia.

Wall Street Journal: Rachael Levy (@rachael_levy) is covering domestic terrorism for the publication.

Healthcare and Medicine

Healthcare Dive: Hailey Mensik (@haileymensik1) is joining the team as an Associate Editor.

Cannabis Business Times: Patrick Williams (@CBTmag) is joining as Senior Editor.

Hemp Grower: Theresa Bennett (@hemp_grower) has joined as Associate Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Digiday: Max Willens (@maxwillens) has been promoted to Senior Reporter.


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News and Media (National)

Sunday Times Travel Magazine: Katie Gatens (@katie_gatens) has been appointed Digital Travel Editor.

Telegraph Sport: Anthony Scyld (@scyldberry) has been named Chief Cricket Writer.

News and Media (Regional)

In Your Area: Tom Gibbon (@inyourarea_uk) has been named Editor.

Kent Live: Lauren MacDougall (@lmacdougall93) has been appointed Creative Content Director.

Sunday Mail: Lorna Hughes (@lorna_hughes) has been named Editor.

Surrey Live: Dave Comeau (@davidajcomeau) has been appointed Digital Editor.

Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury: Vicky Angear (@WSMERCURY) has been named Editor.


BBC North West: Phil McCann (@phi1mccann) has been appointed Acting Political Editor.

BBC Wales: Oliver Pritchard (@journo_oliver) has been appointed Investigative Reporter.

ITV Anglia: Katie Ridley (@Katie__Ridley) has been named Production Journalist (Content Hub).

ITV News: Jessica Omari (@jessicaomari) has been appointed Business & Economics Producer.

Business and Commerce

Mergermarket: Lucinda Guthrie (@LGuthrie1) has been appointed Executive Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Gentleman’s Journal: Jonathan Wells (@jonathanjwells) has been named Deputy Editor. Michelle Royle (@michelle_editor) has been appointed Weddings Editor.

Technology and Telecoms

Digiday: Lucinda Southern (@lucy28southern) has been named UK Media Editor.


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