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The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN): Sports Reporter Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) has left @indystar to join WRTV-TV (@rtv6). Also, Digital Developer and Graphic Artist Amy Haneline (@AmyBHaneline) will cover beverages for the daily, including local beer, wine and coffee. Kristine Guerra (@kristine_guerra) moves to Courts and Law Investigative Reporter. Finally, Investigative Reporter Tim Evans (@starwatchtim) will continue covering courts and legal affairs, but target consumers, focusing on trends, class action suits and individual cases.
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN): The daily (@memphisnews) is going major restructuring and the following are moving on: Outdoors Reporter Bryan Brasher (@Bryan_Brasher); Editor/Reporter Lela Garlington (@LelaGarlington); Photo Editor Jeff MacAdory; Reporter Marlon Morgan; and photographers Karen Focht (@Karenfocht) and William DeShazer (@Willdeshazer).
The New York Times (New York, NY): “First Draft“ (firstname.lastname@example.org) (@NYTPolitics), a comprehensive Political Weblog, debuted last week. Carl Hulse (@hillhulse) will be the Managing Editor. Also, Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) has been named a Political Reporter while Jennifer Steinhauer (@jestei) is now the Mid-Atlantic Bureau Chief.
CNN Newsource – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): Former WWBT-TV Anchor Ryan Nobles has been hired as a National Correspondent @CNNNewsource.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Robert Hunter is now Deputy Bureau Chief of Global Real Estate & Property. He takes over for Peter Grant (@PeterGrantwsj) who becomes Editor-in-Charge of Commercial Real Estate. In addition, Joe Light is now covering Housing Policy and Mortgage Markets.
People.com (New York, NY): Kristin Boehm (@turbotales) has been promoted to Deputy Editor. In addition, Will Lee (@willlee) has joined on as Editor of People.com. He will start in October. Finally, Morgan Gibson (@MorganGibson) has been added to the staff as an Associate Food and Lifestyle Editor.
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle, WA): Annie Zak (@annie_zak) has joined @PSBJ as a Reporter for healthcare and biotechnology. She was previously at Los Angeles Register and the Orange County Register.
Saveur (New York, NY): Adam Sachs (@sachsmo) is the new Editor-in-Chief.
International Business Times – New York Bureau (New York, NY): Former AP Tech/Media Editor John Simons is now the the Business Editor @IBTimes.
New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Several reporters have changed beats: Mercy Quaye (@Mercy_WriteNow) switches from Breaking News Reporter to covering the towns of East Haven and Branford. Breaking News Reporter Kristin Stoller (@KristinStoller) is now covering the Connecticut towns of Guilford, Madison and North Branford. Breaking News Reporter Keldy Ortiz (@KeldyOrtiz) now covers Hamden and North Haven. General Assignment Reporter Brian Charles (@JbrianCharles) switches beats to police and public safety. Investigative Reporter Michelle Tuccitto Sullo (@nhrinvestigate) will also be covering the Naugatuck Valley. Senior Staff Writer Ed Stannard (@EdstannardNHR) now covers Yale University in addition to religion, transportation and healthcare.
Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Clinton Cargill (@ClintonCargill) has been announced as Photo Editor @BW, beginning October 13th.
Shape Magazine (New York, NY): Isabel Burton (@Isabel_Burton) has joined the magazine as Executive Editor, Roy Evans has been welcomed as Deputy Editor and Emily Kelton has been named Executive Beauty Editor @Shape_Magazine.
The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI): Pamela Henson has been named Publisher @PostCrescent. Henson is set to join the daily on Oct. 6, succeeding Genia Lovett, who retired in June.
Eater Louisville (Louisville, KY): The localized offering (@EaterLouisville) of Eater has ceased. The restructured Eater (@eater) site will offer the latest in restaurant industry news with a more efficient and user friendly style.
C California Style (Santa Monica, CA): Lesley McKenzie (@lesleymckenzie) is the new Deputy Editor @ccalistyle.
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