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The New York Times (New York, NY): Investigative Reporter Michael Luo (@michaelluo) and Metro Political Editor David Halbfinger (@halbfinger) have both been promoted to Deputy Metro Editor. Also Columnist Bill Keller has left the Times (@NYTimes) for nonprofit news startup (@MarshallProj).
CNBC (New York, NY): Former @WSJ writer John Jannarone (@jannarone) has started his new position @CNBC as Senior Writer.
Newsweek (New York, NY): Zach Schonfeld (@zzzzaaaacccchhh) joined @Newsweek as a Culture and Entertainment Reporter.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Retirement Reporter Kelly Greene (@kelleygreeneWSJ) is no longer with the paper. Greene joined @WSJ in 1996 and began covering retirement in 2000.
PBS NewsHour (Arlington, VA): Quinn Bowman (@quinnbowman) returns to PBS NewsHour (@pbsnewshour) as the Capitol Hill News Producer.
Houston Business Journal (Houston, TX): Jordan Blum (@JDBlum23) has joined the Journal (@HOUBizJournal) as the Energy Reporter. Blum previously served as the Bureau Chief for The Advocate in Washington, D.C.
Country Living (New York, NY): Former Biz Bash Media Editor Lauren Matthews (@laurenmatthews) is the new Senior Web Editor at @CountryLiving.
Family Circle (New York, NY): Suzanne Rust (@suzannerust) is now the Lifestyle Editor at (@FamilyCircle). Rust’s responsibilities will include Planning, Production and other related editorial duties.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Mary Lou Brink (@maryloubrink) has been named the new Business Editor for the daily (@ThePlainDealer).
People Magazine (New York, NY): Andrea Lavinthal (@andilavs) has been promoted to Style and Beauty Director. She has been with @peoplemag since 2012.
AOL Travel (New York, NY): Jake Thiewes has left his position as Editor. No replacement has been named.
ESPN (Bristol, CT): Lisa Kerney has joined @ESPN as a Studio Anchor.
Elle Magazine (New York, NY): Ali Finney has joined the magazine as Beauty Assistant. She will report on Trends related to Hair, Skin and Cosmetics.
TV Guide Magazine (New York, NY): Bruce Fretts (@brucefretts) has left his current position as Articles Editor but remains as a Contributor at the magazine (@tvguide).
WCTC-AM (Somerset, NJ): Beginning February 18th, Dennis Miller (DennisDMZ) will join air staff (@1450WCTC) at the talk radio station.
WLKY-TV (Louisville, KY): The Courier-Journal’s (@courierjournal).Breaking News Reporter Mark Vanderhoff (@WLKYMark) joins the CBS station (@WLKY) as an Investigative Reporter/Producer.
The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA): Todd Stanford (@ToddRStanford) takes over as Sports Editor (@dailyitemsports) replacing Harold Raker who is putting down the pen after 42 years of service.
Evansville Courier & Press (Evansville, IN): Daniel Allar (@ECP_Allar) is now a Sports Reporter at C&P (@courierpress).
The Journal Register (Medina, NY): Corey Desiderio (@cpdesi) is the new Sports Editor @JournalRegister.
Monterey County Herald (Monterey, CA): Santa Cruz Sentinel Editor Don Miller (@dmiller_sc) was also named Editor of Monterey County Herald (@MontereyHerald) replacing Royal Calkins.
KRON-TV (San Francisco, CA): KRON-TV (@kron4news) will be relocating into ABC-owned KGO-TV (@abc7newsbayarea) facility. KRON will remain independent.
Record-Courier (Kent, OH): Sara Welch (@rcsportsnow) is now @RecordPub as a Sports Reporter.
Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL): Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale) is the new Sports Reporter/Blogger at @SunCoastSports.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL): Education Reporter Katy Bergen (@KatyBergen) is now a Sports Performance Reporter @HeraldTribune.
KEYE-TV (Austin, TX): Long-time KEYE-TV (@keyetv) Anchor Judy Maggio has announced her retirement this May.
KMOV-TV (St.Louis, MO): News Director Sean McLaughlin (@seanmcl3939) has announced he will be leaving the CBS affiliate (@KMOV). He is slated to become the Vice President of News for E.W. Scripps.
KDFW-TV (Dallas,TX): Longtime KDFW (@FOX4) Meteorologist Ron Jackson has announced his retirement after serving at the station for 32 years.
WPRI-TV (East Providence, RI): Shannon Hegy (@ShannonHegy) has joined the newsroom as an Anchor/Reporter.
WVIT-TV (West Hartford, CT): Matt Piacente (@MattPiacente) becomes the News Director here (@NBCConnecticut).
WCVB-TV (Needham, MA): After 25 years with the station (@wcvb), Veteran Sports Reporter Mike Dowling (@MDowlingWCVB) will say good-bye on February 21st.
WPLJ-FM (New York, NY): Long-time Radio Personally Scott Shannon, co-host of The Scott and Todd Morning Show, has exited his post at (@955PLJ). Shannon has served at the station for 23 years.
KPTV-TV (Beaverton, OR): Anchor/Reporter Anthony Congi (@AnthonyCongi) has announced he is set to begin his new role as Anchor of the Morning Newscast “Good Day Oregon” (@GoodDayOregon) in March.
KHOU-TV (Houston, TX): Brad Woodard, Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter, has exited his post at this NBC Affiliate (@KHOU).
KAMX-FM (Austin, TX): Jay Styles has started his job as new Music Director/Afternoon DJ at this Adult Contemporary station (@Mix947Austin).
KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): Former WXII-TV (@WXII) North Carolina Reporter Rob Wu is now a Reporter with here (@MyFoxHouston).
The State (Columbia, SC): Sara Johnson Borton has been named President/Publisher of this Capital newspaper (@thestate).
WATE-TV (Knoxville, TN): Former WATE-TV (@6News) Reporter Josh Ault (@joshaultnbc5) has left the ABC affiliate and joined KXAS-TV (@NBCDFW) in Fort Worth.
KDMX-FM/KDGE-FM (Dallas, TX): Jay Shannon takes over as Program Director for these Clear Channel stations – KDMX-FM (@mix1029dfw) and KDGE-FM (@1021Edge) – in mid-March.
KFSM-TV (Fort Smith, AR): Shelby Hays will join this CBS affiliate (@5news) as a Meteorologist when she graduates from University of Oklahoma this Spring.
Telemundo – KDEN-TV (Denver,CO): Laressa Watlington (@LaraWatlington) has been named Web Editor of KDEN-TV (@telemundodenver).
NY1 Noticias (New York, NY): As of March 1st, Roberto Lacayo (@RobertoLacayo) will be the Executive Editor for NY1 Latino (@NY1noticias).
CS Chicago Social (Chicago, IL): The Modern Luxury publication (@CSchicagosocial) has named David Zivan as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago luxury lifestyle magazine. He most recently served as Editor of Music Inc. at Mather Publications.
The Paducah Sun (Paducah, KY): Steve Wilson joins the daily (@PaducahSunNews) as Executive Editor, replacing Duke Conover (@DukeConover), who is no longer with the publication. Wilson comes from the Kentucky Enquirer (@kyenquirer), where he served as Editor.
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