Press Moves – Week of May 17

by | May 17, 2021 | Press Moves

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


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News Media

Bloomberg News: Morwenna Coniam (@MorwennaConiam) is now Dublin Bureau Chief.

Oregonian, The: Elliot Njus (@enjus) has been named Business & Economy Editor.

Washington Free Beacon: Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) and Joe Simonson (@sayssimonson) have joined as Senior investigative Reporters.


99.9 The Bay / Country 105: Kevin Jeffrey (@KevinRJeffrey) has been appointed News Director.

103.9 The Lake :Andy James and Tamara “TJ” Joel have joined as Hosts for the morning show. Mark Jeffries is now Host for the Midday slot. Crystal Darche (@crystaldarche) has been appointed Host for the Afternoon Drive.

980 CKNW: Catherine Garrett (@cath_garrett) has been appointed Reporter/Anchor.

CBC Parliamentary Bureau: Travis Dhanraj (@Travisdhanraj) has been named Bureau Chief.

CNN: Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) has joined as National Security and White House Reporter.

Global News: Jamie Mauracher (@jamiemauracher) is now Network Journalist (Health).

PBS: Yamiche Alcindor (@yamiche) has been appointed Host of “Washington Week”.

Virgin Radio Windsor: Jonny Parks (@ParksOnAir) has been named Co-Host on the Morning Show.

Business & Commerce

Boston Business Journal: Grant Welker (@GrantSWelker) has been appointed Projects Reporter, covering special projects and data journalism.

Forbes: Rachel Sandler (@rachsandl) is now working on the wealth team.

Politics, Government & Education

Backbench, The: Canadaland is introducing new political podcast The Backbench (@backbenchcast), with episode available every other Tuesday. Fatima Syed is the Host and it will feature a rotating roster of panelists.

Politico: Stephanie Murray (@stephanie_murr) is now heading Politico’s federal campaigns newsletter Morning Score. Zach Montellaro (@ZachMontellaro) has taken on the state politics beat. Previously he was a campaign reporter.


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News Media (National)

Sun, The: Elizabeth Morton (@lizzimorton) has been appointed Head of Communications.

Sunday Times, The: Jess Hayden (@_jesshayden) has been named Digital Sports Sub-Editor.

News Media (Regional)

Evening Standard: Sarah Harvey (@hellosaraharvey) has been named Digital News Editor.

Hull Daily Mail: Bobbi Hadgraft (@bobbihadgraft) has been appointed News Reporter.

Manchester Evening News: Ethan Davies (@EthanDaviesMEN) has been named Reporter.

Metro.co.uk: Tori Brazier (@dinotaur) has been appointed Entertainment Reporter.

Sefton Live: Kate Lally (@katelallyx) has been appointed Senior District Reporter.

St Helens Live: Jessica Molyneux (@JessMolECHO) has been named Senior District Reporter.

Construction, Real Estate & Manufacturing

Farmers Weekly: Lauren Harris (@Lauren_Harris16) has been promoted to Deputy Business Editor.

Consumer Lifestyle

Freelancer: Ed Gibbs (@EdGibbsFilm) is available for commissions related to the Arts and Travel.

Grazia: Rhiannon Evans (@rhiannonev) has been promoted to Senior Editor.

Hitched.co.uk: Zoe Burke (@zoeburke) has been appointed Social Media Editor.

Stylist: Polly Knight (@pol_knight) has been promoted to Style Director.

Culture, Entertainment & the Arts

Bookseller, The: Sian Bayley (@sleighbayley) has joined as Senior Reporter.

Sports & Leisure

Athletic, The: Sam Brown (@brownsam) has been appointed Senior Editor.

World Moves

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Eastern Europe

Nasza Historia: Tadeusz Pluzanski (@NaszaHistoria) has been appointed Editor-in-Chief.

Western Europe

Die Zeit: Volker Weidermann (@vweidermann) will become Head of Culture at the newspaper on October 1. He was previously at the Der Spiegel’s culture desk.


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