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The Washington Post (Washington, DC): The new overnight news team @washingtonpost: Foreign News Editor Terrence McCoy (@terrence_mccoy); Business Editor Gail Sullivan; Arts & Entertainment Editor Soraya McDonald (@SorayaTWP); and National News Editor Lindsey Bever (@lindseybever). In addition, Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) is heading to The Post to blog about pop culture. She begins March 10.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Longtime Transportation Reporter Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) will now cover Conglomerates. In addition, Rob Barry will oversee and contribute to the Data Reporting Team @WSJ.
The Daily Beast (New York, NY): Former Social Media Editor @Bloomberg, Scott Bixby (@scottbix) assumes the same role @thedailybeast.
National Journal (Washington, DC): Former Newsweek/Daily Beast Washington Editor Richard Just takes the reins as Editor @nationaljournal.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Matt Chaban (@MC_NYC) is leaving the New York Daily News (@NYDNRealEstate) to join the Metro Section of The New York Times (@nytimes). He will be in charge of the Appraisal column.
Business Insider (New York, NY): Josh Barro (@jbarro) has announced his departure from @businessinsider. He has accepted a position as a Correspondent with The New York Times.
Forbes (New York, NY): Women in Business Reporter Meghan Casserly is no longer with the publication. Starting in March, Kathryn Dill (@KathrynDill) will cover her beat.
T: The New York Times Style Magazine (New York, NY): Former Dujour Editor Brooke Bobb is now Associate Features Editor at T.
MSNBC (New York, NY): MSNBC (@msnbc) names two Managing Editors: Rashida Jones (@RJonesNewsViews) and Ilyas Kirmani (@IlyasKirmani). Kirmani was Executive Producer of “News Nation with Tamron Hall”. Also, it welcomes former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (@brianschweitzer) as a Contributor.
Better Homes and Gardens (Des Moines, IA): Editorial Assistant Doris Lohrman has retired from the magazine.
New York Magazine (New York, NY): Starting this month the magazine (@NYMag) will operate as a biweekly releasing 29 issues a year.
Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Women’s Wear Daily (@womensweardaily) brings David Yi (@seoulcialite) aboard as a Reporter.
Us Weekly (New York, NY): Senior Editor Suzanne Marchese has left the magazine (@usweekly) to join a public relations firm.
Glamour (New York, NY): Glamour (@Glamourmag) promotes Julieanne Castro (@JulianneCarell) from Beauty Assistant to Assistant Online Beauty Editor.
HGTV Magazine (New York, NY): HGTV Magazine (@HGTVMag) welcomes Kathleen Renda as the new Senior Editor.
Modern Luxury (New York, NY): Modern Luxury (@Modern_Luxury) welcomes Marcy Bloom as Group Publisher and Vice President.
Politico PRO (Arlington, VA): Marjorie Censer (@CommonCenser) has left The Washington Post to become Defense Editor @POLITICOPro.
The Hill (Washington, DC): Sirius XM (@SIRIUSXM) host David Webb (@davidwebbshow) is a new Columnist @thehill.
USA Today – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco.CA) Technology Reporter Scott Martin (@scottysmartin) is no longer with America’s newspaper.
The Boston Herald (Boston, MA): Bob McGovern (@BobMcGovernJr) joins the paper full-time as a General Assignment Reporter. Previously, he was a Freelance Reporter covering sports.
Middletown Press (Middletown, CT): Cassandra Day (@cassandrasdis) is the new Managing Editor at the paper.
New Haven Register (New Haven, CT): Joe Amarante (@joeammo) is now the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the paper. Previously, he was an Editor, Reporter and Columnist there.
Foreign Policy (Washington, DC): Foreign Policy Senior Writer Yochi Dreazen (@yochidreazen) is now the Deputy Editor at FP (@ForeignPolicy).
Washington Examiner (Washington, DC): Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) has been named Political Writer and Reporter at (@washexaminer).
KRIV-TV (Houston, TX): KRIV-TV (@MyFoxHouston) hires Maria Corrales as a Multimedia Journalist.
The Dallas Business Journal (Dallas, TX): Editor since 2012, Lauren Lawley Head (@LawleyHead), has parted ways with The Journal (@DallasBizNews) and joined Direct Selling News in Lake Dallas, TX as the new General Manager.
U-T TV (San Diego, CA): U-T TV (@UTTVSD) is no longer being broadcast on Cox cable and At&T U-verse. The station has gone all-digital and will only produce programming accessable on digital devices.
KKGO-FM (Los Angeles, CA): Klaudia Aresti joins KKGO-FM (@gocountry105) reporting on entertainment news and traffic.
California Home & Design (San Francisco, CA): This home design magazine has ceased operations after nearly 20 years.
Monterey County Herald (Monterey, CA): Former Monterey County Herald (@montereyherald) Editor Robert Bullock leaves $2.2 million to Monterey Peninsula College for a journalism scholarship fund.
Entercom Communications (@Entercom): Stacy Cunningham has been amed Operations Manager for San Francisco Entercom stations, KBLX-FM (@KBLX); KFOX-FM (@kfox); KGMZ-FM (@957thegame) and KOIT-FM.
KYXY-FM (San Diego, CA): Sherry Knight joins San Diego station KYXY-FM (@KyXy) as Evening Host.
Los Angeles Daily Journal (Los Angeles, CA): Andrew McIntyre has parted ways with the Daily Journal to join Law360 (@Law360) as a Senior Reporter covering real estate.
WCCO-TV (Minneapolis, MN): Anchor/Reporter Aristea Brady (@AristeaBrady) has announced that she is leaving the station (@WCCO) to return to Colorado, where she previously worked as a Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KUSA-TV in Denver.
Aspen Magazine (Aspen, CO): Cindy Hirschfeld has been hired as the new Editor-in-Chief at this Modern Luxury Company publication (@AspenMagazine). Hirschfield previously served as a Senior Editor of Aspen before it was bought by Modern Luxury. She takes over for Janet O’Grady.
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle, WA): Rob Smith has been named as the new Editor-in-Chief at the paper here (@PSBJ), taking over for George Erb. Smith was most recently Editor of the Portland Business Journal in Portland, OR.
WJAR-TV (Cranston, RI): After more than three decades with WJAR-TV (@NBC10), Investigative Reporter Jim Taricani (@NBC10_Jim) plans to retire in April
WRAT-FM (Belmar, NJ): After 37 years in the business, veteran on-air personality Marty Martinez has retired and signed off of the rock station on February 28th
Cape Cod Broadcasting (Hyannis, MA): Laura Reckford becomes the News Director for all four of its stations: WQRC-FM, WFCC-FM, WOCN-FM and WKPE-FM.
The Improper Bostonian (Boston, MA): Alexandra Cavallo (@AlexCavall0) joins the publication as Deputy Managing Editor. Previously, she was an Entertainment Editor at Metro Boston.
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