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Where did they go? Journalists on the move week of July 25

by | Jul 29, 2016 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

  • The Wall Street Journal: former International Business Times enterprise editor, John Simons, joins as deputy bureau chief of the management group.
  • New York Post: Lauren Ramsby, managing editor, leaves.
  • NPR: Bloomberg Businessweek features editor, Bryant Urstadt, joins as senior editor on the Planet Money team.
  • The Denver Post: recent newsroom departures include features editor Suzanne Brown, editorial page editor Vincent Carroll, deputy business editor Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, suburban news editor Vikki Migoya, night editor Jim Bates, high school sports editor Neil Devlin, TV critic Joanne Ostrow, arts/entertainment critic Ray Rinaldi, and reporters Carlos Illescas, Jordan Steffen, David Olinger, and Irv Moss.
  • Time Inc.: restructures the top-level editorial. Media properties will now be organized into four groups each with its own editorial director. The news group will now include Time, Fortune, Money, Time for Kids and Motto. Nancy Gibbs remains as editor of Time. The celebrity, entertainment and style group will now include People, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, StyleWatch, People en Español, Essence, Instant, and xoJane. Editorial director is Jess Cagel, who also remains as editor of People. The lifestyle group is led by Nathan Lump, and now includes Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Sunset, Coastal Living, Health, Cooking Light, Cozi, and MyRecipes. Lump remains as editor of Travel + Leisure. Health editor Clare McHugh moves to editorial operations and finance director for the news and lifestyle groups. Stylewatch editor Lisa Arbetter becomes the interim editor of InStyle, in addition to her current role. Will Lee becomes the digital director of the celebrity, entertainment and style, and sports groups. Edward Felsenthal moves to become the digital director of the news and lifestyle groups, in addition to his role as digital editor of Time.
  • Fox News: Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, leaves.
  • Vanity Fair: associate menswear editor Christopher Legaspi upshifts to menswear editor.
  • The Seattle Times: The Associated Press reporter Donna Gordon Blankinship joins as an editorial writer.
  • The Morning Call (Allentown, PA.): San Diego Union-Tribune senior director for strategic initiatives, Robert York, joins as editor-in-chief and publisher. York replaces David Erdman, who retired in May.
  • Triad Business Journal: Owen Covington, who reported on healthcare business and life sciences companies out of North Carolina’s Greensboro-Winston Salem area, leaves. No replacement currently named. Queries to be directed to Lloyd Whittington, managing editor.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Anna Prior, regulation and compliance reporter, leaves.
  • Milwaukee Business Journal: Dan Shafer, Milwaukee magazine digital editor, replaces Olivia Barrow as manufacturing and tourism reporter. Olivia Barrow leaves Milwaukee Business Journal.
  • Curbed: Alissa Walker, previously of Gizmodo, joins as urbanism editor.
  • The Shreveport (LA) Times: Jeff Gauger to replace Alison Bath as executive editor beginning August 1. Jeff Gauger is currently executive editor of The News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.
  • The New York Times: Suzanne Daley, previously an international correspondent, promoted to associate editor for international print. William Rhoden, a columnist for “Sports of the Times,” retires.
  • Kaiser Health News: health correspondent Elisabeth Rosenthal M.D, of The New York Times, joins as editor-in-chief in September. Rosenthal continues as contributor for The New York Times’s Sunday Review section. Previous editor-in chief John Fairhall will move to the outlet’s new enterprise reporting unit. Ideastream’s health reporter and producer Sarah Jane Tribble joins as the enterprise team’s senior correspondent. Tribble was also formerly a health reporter for Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer.
  • WAMU-FM: In September, WNYC executive producer Rupert Allman joins as executive producer of new national program. The new program will feature current event interviews and is set to replace “The Diane Rehm Show.”
  • Bloomberg Pursuits: hires Kate Krader, restaurant editor for Food & Wine, as food editor. She will cater to affluent readers interested in restaurants, chefs, and food travel destinations beginning August 8.
  • Refinery29: Shyema Azam joins as Middle East beauty correspondent located in Dubai.
  • Industry Dive: Lisa LaMotta, senior writer for Scrip, leaves to become editor of Biopharma Dive.
  • The Guardian: Matt Wells, Subhajit Banerjee, Ian Black, Shiv Malik, and Ed Vulliamy accept buyouts. Aron Pilhofer, executive editor for digital, leaves for teaching job.
  • Mashable: brings on Damon Beres, formerly senior technology editor for The Huffington Post,
  • as deputy tech editor.
  • Buzzfeed: Aaron Edwards, mobile editor, leaves.
  • The Wrap: Matt Pressberg, entertainment business reporter for International Business Times, joins as film business reporter.
  • CNBC: personal finance reporter Kathleen Elkins, from Business Insider, joins in same position.
  • American City Business Journals: Huntley Paton, online executive editor, leaves.
  • Playboy: Micheal Rougeau, games editor, leaves.

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