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The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Catherine Rampell (@crampell) has left The New York Times (@nytimes) to write her opinions at the Post (@washingtonpost). And former Business Insider Adam Taylor (@mradamtaylor) has joined to the Post as a Foriegn Affairs Reporter/Blogger he’ll be contributing to the “WorldViews” blog (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/).
Dr. Oz The Good Life (New York, NY): This healthy lifestyle magazine (@DrOzTheGoodLife) debuted on February 4th. Alison Brower (@abrower) is the Editor.
Inc. (New York. NY): Former Thomson Reuters Op-Ed Editor James Ledbetter (@jledbetter) is now the Editor @Inc. Articles Editor Bobbie Gossage (@BobbieGossage) has been promoted to Executive Editor.
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA): Douglas Most (@GlobeDougMost) has been promoted from Deputy Managing Editor/Features to Deputy Managing Editor/Special Sections & New Initiatives. Film Editor Janice Page has been promoted to Deputy Managing Editor/ Features. Both work for The Globe (@BostonGlobe)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (Los Angeles, CA): Former “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Producer, Mike Alexander joins this show (@LateLateShowCBS).
CNN Latino (Miami, FL): After less than a year on the air, CNN (@CNN) is cancelling its CNN Latino (@cnnlatino) programming at the end of this month.
The Guardian America – New York Bureau (Washington, DC): Ex-New York Times Opinion Writer Matthew Sullivan (@sullduggery) is the new Opinion Editor at The Guardian’s U.S. operation (@GuardianUS).
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Daniel Keeler (@dankeeler) has joined @WSJ as Frontier Markets Editor. He also curates the @FrontierMarkets Twitter handle. In addition, Reporter Jonathan Shieber (@jshieber) is no longer at the paper.
InvestmentNews (New York, NY): Mason Brawell (@MasonBraswell), former On Wall Street Editor, joins InvestmentNews (@newsfromIN) as a Reporter.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Chief Fashion Critic and Editor Cathy Horyn has resigned. Prior to joining @NYTFashion in 1999, Cathy was a Contributing Editor @VanityFair.
Popular Mechanics (New York, NY): Former Associate Editor Andrew Del-Colle (@andrewdelcolle) has been promoted to Senior Editor. He has been an Editor @popmech since 2011.
HLN Network (New York, NY): “Showbiz Tonight”, (@shobiztonight) hosted by A.J. Hammer (@ajhammer), aired its final show on February 6. Hammer will continue to report on Entertainment for HLN.
Azteca America (New York, NY): Alfonso De Pansa (@ponchodeanda) will be back on the air with his new show “Venga la Alegría”, on TV Azteca (@tvaztecaoficial) (@Azteca_America) beginning February 10th, 2014.
Re/code (New York, NY): Another former @WSJ Technology Reporter joins @recode. Amy Schatz (@Amy_Schatz) will cover the FCC and Technology Policy and Regulation.
Time Out New York (New York, NY): Senior Film Writer Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf) has been promoted to Film Editor. Rothkopf began @TimeOutNewYork as a Film Staff Writer in 2004.
Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Former Associated Press Writer Francesca Levy (@FrancescaToday) has joined @BW as Business Schools Editor.
Vanity Fair (New York, NY): The Fair (@VanityFair) welcomes Priya Rao (@Prao11) as their new Style Editor.
BetaBeat (@Betabeat): Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) has joined the New York Observer (@NewYorkObserver) as the Editor-at-Large for their technology blog BetaBeat.
The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH): Reporter Jeannie Nuss (@JeannieNuss) has joined the daily (@DispatchAlerts) as Features Reporter. Nuss previously served as a Reporter for the Associated Press covering Little Rock, Arkansas.
Gawker (@Gawker): Cord Jefferson (@CordJefferson) is no longer an editor at this outlet. Meanwhile, Jay Hathaway (@Strutting) has been hired as a Senior Writer.
Tasting Table (@TastingTable): Lizzie Amunro (@LizzieAMunro) has been hired by Tasting Table as the new Associate Editor. Restaurant Critic Tajal Rao (@TejalRao) has also joined the outlet as a Staff Writer.
Communities Digital News (Washington, DC): This former entity of the Washington Times has gone independent with their own world news site (http://www.commdiginews.com) that covers everything in the world and Jacquie Kubin (@Jacquie_Kubin) is in charge.
WGN-TV (Chicago, IL): Tribune’s nightly newscast (@WGNNews) has been dropped from WGN America’s (@wgnamerica) schedule. The hour-long 9:00 p.m. newscast, Anchored by Mark Suppelsa (@MarkSuppelsa) (email@example.com) and Micah Materre (@mmaterre) will continue to air locally but will no longer be carried on the cable channel nationwide.
MacWorld (San Francisco, CA): Executive Editor Jonathan Seff has left @macworld.
The Week Magazine (New York, NY): Former Washington Monthly Web Editor Ryan Cooper (@ryanlcooper) is the new National Correspondent at The Week.
USA Today (McLean, VA): Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) is tackling the role of NFL Editor at America’s newspaper.
Digiday (@Digiday) (firstname.lastname@example.org): Ricardo Bilton (@RBilton) has entered the digital lair as a Digital Publishing Reporter.
The Information (@TheInformation): Jonathan Weber (@WeberWest) is the new Managing Editor.
Quartz (New York, NY): Max Nisen (@MaxNisen) tackles the Management News Reporter role @qz.
Search Engine Journal (@sejournal): Kelsey Jones (@wonderwall7) is the new Managing Editor.
Houston Business Journal (Houston, TX): Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Mark Yost (@HBJmoney) signs onto the Journal (@HOUBizJournal) as a Money Reporter.
Albuquerque Business First (Albuquerque, NM): Rachel Sams has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editor-in-Chief at the weekly business paper (@ABQBizFirst). She takes over for the departing Joe Renaud.
Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA): Columnist Frank Mickadeit has parted ways @OCRegister.
Zócalo Public Square (@thepublicsquare): Former Los Angeles Times Reporter Jia-Rui Cook (@jahree) joins Zócalo Public Square as National and Science Editor.
Austin Way Magazine (Austin, TX): This magazine (@AustinWayMag) (http://www.austinway.com) is a new lifestyle publication by Niche Media and is set to launch September 2014. The magazine will cover topics related to local community and culture. Lou DeLone is the Publisher.
U.S. News & World Report (@USNews): Rachel Pomerance (@RachelPomerance) will no longer be a Health & Wellness Reporter for the site.
NOLA.com (New Orleans, LA): Christopher Dabe (@cmdabe), Sports Editor at Gannett Central Wisconsin Media, was named Managing Sports Producer.
The San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA): Thomas Lee (@bytomlee) joins the San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) as Business Editor. Lee was previously with the Star Tribune.
Financial Times – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) promoted to Global Media Editor of Financial Times (@FinancialTimes). Matthew will move from LA to NY this summer.
This Week – ABC Television Network (New York, NY): The Weekly Standard’s (@weeklystandard) Editor/Publisher Bill Kristol has joined ABC’s “This Week” (@ThisWeekABC) as a Contributor.
Columbus CEO (Columbus, OH): Journalist Mary Yost (@maryyost) has been named Editor of the trade magazine (@columbusceomag).
The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO): Lauren Gustus (@laurengustus) is the new Executive Editor of the Fort Collins daily paper (@coloradoan), replacing Josh Awtry. She was most recently with the Reno Gazette-Journal as an Editor.
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