Journalists on the move – Week of May 1

by | May 5, 2017 | Media Moves

Notable journalist and media industry moves:

The Wall Street Journal: Sarah Chacko, former senior healthcare reporter for The Hill, joins as online producer for the Central Banks and Financial Regulation team. Del Wilber, previously with The Los Angeles Times, joins as Justice Deptartment reporter. Brett Forrest joins as national security reporter. Erica Orden moves from white collar crime reporter to cover politics in D.C.

Politico: Steven Overly, formerly with The Washington Post, joins as technology reporter focusing on the government lobbying of technology companies. Jon McClure, former data editor for Dallas Morning News, joins as interactive news editor. Alex Byers, technology reporter, leaves.

Wired: Mark Robinson, former editor-in-chief of Epic Magazine, joins as features editor. Nitasha Tiku, former senior writer for Buzzfeed, joins as senior writer on Silicon Valley beat. Jason Tanz moves from editor-at-large to site director.

Business Insider: Troy Wolverton, previously technology reporter/columnist for San Jose Mercury News, joins as senior technology editor. Mike Shields, former senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, joins as advertising editor. Pamela Engel moves from senior politics reporter to politics editor.

Reuters: Salvador Rodriguez, formerly with Inc., joins as technology reporter. Tim Reid moves from national affairs reporter to U.S. political correspondent for the Midwest and Southeast.

ProPublica: Isaac Arnsdorf, formerly with Politico, joins as reporter covering the Trump administration.

Guardian US: Sam Thielman, technology reporter, leaves.

Teen Vogue: Elaine Welteroth moves from editor to editor-in-chief.

Allure: Rawan Eewshah, deputy editor for Complex, joins as senior social editor.

ThinkAdvisor: launches Life/Health channel to take place of LifeHealthPro.com. The channel is aimed at life and health insurance professionals and is under editor Allison Bell.

AARP: Candy Sagon, senior health editor, leaves.

NPR: Terence Samuel, former senior national correspondent at The Washington Post, joins as deputy managing editor.

American Media Inc.: James Heidenry replaces Michael Steele as editor-in-chief of Us Weekly. Heidenry is also editor for OK! Magazine and Star.

San Antonio Express-News: Samantha Ehlinger, formerly with FedScoop, joins as technology reporter.

KCET-TV (Los Angeles, CA): Karen Foshay, former investigative reporter for KCRW-FM (Los Angeles, CA), joins as executive director for news programming and executive producer of “SoCal Connected”.

WNDU-TV (South Bend, IN): Jessica Laszewski, formerly with WSAW-TV (Wausau, WI), replaces C.J. Beutien as news director.

Runner’s World: David Willey, editor-in-chief, leaves.

KEF Media: will relaunch “The Daily Buzz” to be hosted by Lance Smith and Kia Malone. Scott Carty will cover entertainment news.

Sports Without Injury: Laird Harrison is decreasing publications to the site and is less receptive to PR pitches or press releases.

Fox Business Network: Brian Jones, former executive VP, replaces Bill Shine as president.

2017-2018 Knight Science Journalism Fellows: fellows will spend the upcoming academic year studying at MIT. This includes: senior editor of Consumer Reports Teresa Carr, staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek Caroline Winter, series editor of Guardian US Caty Enders, assistant data editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education Joshua Hatch, and London-based section editor for New Scientist Mićo Tatalović. Freelancers Sujata Gupta, Rowan Jacobsen, and Kolawole Talabi will also join.

2017-2018 Knight-Bagehot Fellows in Economics and Business Journalism: fellows will study at Columbia University for the duration of the academic year. The group includes: finance reporter at The Wall Street Journal Matt Jarzemsky, personal finance writer at The Washington Post Jonnelle Marte, reporter for Portland Business Journal Matthew Kish, state capitol reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Karen Langley, China reporter for The Wall Street Journal Brian Spegele, and reporter for Bloomberg Andrea Wong.

2017-2018 John S. Knight Journalism Fellows: the selected fellows will be working on projects involving challenges to journalism at Stanford University. Among fellows are: staff writer for Dallas Morning News Seema Yasmin, assistant director at Wisconsin Public Radio Jennifer Dargan, publisher and editor at BoiseDev Don Day, digital media producer at WBHM-FM (Birmingham, AL) André Natta, and freelancer Zeba Khan.

Montreal Gazette: Jacob Serebrin joins as business reporter.

Toronto Star: Torstar Corp. cuts 110 jobs after a $24.4M loss in 2017’s first quarter. Positions being cut relate to the closing of a small printing plant and mail room. Desmond Cole will no longer be contributing a column.

The Conversation Canada: Scott White, former VP of content strategy and business development for Postmedia, named editor.

Rogers TV Mississauga: the channel, also known as Cable 10, goes off the air on August 31. Fifteen staff members will be laid off with the channel’s closing.

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Anthony Germain, former CBC St. John’s Morning Show host, becomes co-host of Here & Now.

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