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Fortune Magazine (New York, NY): Business Journalist Carol Loomis is retiring after more than 60 years @FortuneMagazine. She was most recently Editor-at-Large. Also, Clifton Leaf (@CliftonLeaf) is the new Deputy Managing Editor.
Conde Nast Traveler (New York, NY): Jennifer Hicks joins @CNTraveler as Associate Publisher.
Investment News (New York, NY): Matt Ackermann (@acketyack) was promoted to Director of Digital Content at @newsfromIN. He was formerly a Digital Editor.
The New York Times (New York, NY): Patricia Cohen (@patcohennyt), who previously covered the Arts since 2007 is moving to the Business Day section @nytimes. She will now report on Economic Policy. In addition, Melena Ryzik (@melenar) has changed beats and is now reporting for the Culture section.
Time (New York, NY): Justin Worland (@Justin Worland) joins @TIME as a Breaking News Reporter.
The Oregonian (Portland, OR): Mark Katches (@markkatches) has joined (@Oregonian) as Editor and Vice President from Center for Investigative Reporting where he served as Editorial Director. Mark officially begins his new role on July 21st.
Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, DC): Former Wired Technology Contributor Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99) will become the Tech Columnist @SmithsonianMag.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Lorraine Ali (@LorraineAli) switches from Music Editor to Senior Pop Culture Writer for @LATimes.
Fashionista (@Fashionista_com): Steff Yotka (@Steff_Leopard) is now the Market Editor and will be covering fashion markets.
The View (New York, NY): Hosts Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) have left @theviewtv. Ms. Shepherd spent seven years on the set and Ms. McCarthy joined in the fall of 2013.
The Verge (@Verge) (email@example.com): Colin Lecher (@ColinLecher) is now a News Editor.
Women’s Wear Daily (New York, NY): Jayme Cyk (@Cykic) is the new Mass Market Beauty Editor at the outlet.
Rolling Stone (New York, NY): Gus Wenner has been promoted to Head of Digital at @RollingStone.
Fast Company (New York, NY): Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) joins @FastCompany as a Technology Editor.
Chicago Magazine (Chicago, IL): Publisher and General Manager Rich Gamble is set to leave @ChicagoMag at the end of this month to become Senior Vice President of Operations at the Chicago Zoological Society.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH): Eighteen-year veteran P-D Sports Reporter Mary Schmitt Boyer is retiring from (@ThePlainDealer).
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Former Cincinnati Enquirer Sports Editor Angel Rodriguez (@ajrod) is the new Mobile Editor @washingtonpost.
Artnews (New York, NY): Izabela Depczyk is the new Publisher @ARTnewsmag.
WTXF-TV (Philadelphia, PA): Lauren Johnson (@laurendawn) moves from WOFL-TV in Orlando to Philly to be a Morning News Host @FOX29philly.
Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com): Matt Grosinger (@MattGrosinger) is the new Music Editor @NerdistDotCom.
Bridal Guide (New York, NY): Katie Hoppenjans joins the staff @bridalguidemag as Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor.
The Alexander City Outlook (Alexander City, AL): Mitch Sneed has joined the @alexcityoutlook as Editor.
The Advocate – New Orleans Bureau (New Orleans, LA): Nick Underhill (@Nick_Underhill) joins the sports team to cover the football beat and the New Orleans Saints @theadvocateno .
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, TX): Daniel Paulling (@DanielPaulling) joins the Sports team to cover Texas Tech football @lubbockonline.
Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, MO): Former Kentucky New Era Assistant Sports Editor Trent Singer (@KNEtrentsinger) is now a new Sports Reporter @semissourian.
Kennebec Journal (Waterville, ME): Sports Editor/Reporter Gary Hawkins (@GaryHawkinsKJ) is putting down the keyboard after 38 years of Sports Reporting and retiring.
Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Ionia, MI): Chris Zadorozny (@ZadsISS) is the new Sports Editor @IoniaSentStand.
Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, MO): Sports Reporter Eric Ingles (@Eric_Ingles) was promoted to Sports Editor @SedaliaDemocrat.
Daily Chronicle (Dekalb, IL): Former Yuma Sun Sports Editor Eddie Carifio takes the reins as Sports Editor @Daily_Chronicle.
The Times-Leader (McLeansboro, IL): Jeremy Hall is the new Editor.
Yuma Sun (Yuma, AZ): Sports Reporter Jesse Severson (@YSJesseSeverson) was named the new Sports Editor @yumasun.
Waxahachie Daily Light (Waxahachie, TX): Geoff Gorman (@GeoffNDallas) is the new Sports Editor.
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