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Associated Press – Washington Bureau (Washington, DC): AP Chicago Central Region Editor David Scott (@davidthornhill) moves to DC to become the Political Editor. And AP Honolulu Editor Oskar Garcia (@oskargarcia) moves to the Philadelphia Bureau to become the Eastern Assistant Sports Editor.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC): Health Reporter Sandhya Somashekhar (@sandhyawp) switches beats to become the new Social Change Reporter. Sylvester Monroe (@sylvestermonroe) joins in late August at the Foreign Desk to edit Europe and South Asia news. Moscow Correspondent Will Englund returns to be a Foreign Desk Editor in charge of East Asia and the Americas. Caitlyn Moore (@thecaitlinshow) is the new Digital Features Editor. Former Boston Globe Arts Reporter Geoff Edgers is the new National Arts Reporter. Ex-Star-Ledger Reporter Peggy McGlone (@PeggyMcGlone) is now the Local Arts Reporter.
Tribune Company (Chicago, IL): Tribune Company has rebranded as Tribune Media Company (@tribunemedia)(http://www.tribunemedia.com). The rebranding redirects the shift from print publication to content, broadcast distribution and digital.
The Wall Street Journal (New York, NY): Matt Jarzemsky (@MattJarzemsky) moves to the Deals team @WSJ where he will cover bankruptcy and reconstruction. He previously covered the financial market, IPOs and stocks.
Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, NY): Natalie Kitroeff (@nataliekitro) joins @BW as an Education Reporter.
Bloomberg – San Francisco Bureau (San Francisco, CA): Spencer Soper (@spencersoper) is the new E-Commerce Reporter for @Bloomberg.
Financial Times – Washington Bureau (Washington Bureau): Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) will be the new Bureau Chief in September.
New York Post (New York, NY): Jamie Schram (@jschram71) is now an Investigative Reporter @nypost. She had been the Police Bureau Chief since 2011.
SELF Magazine (New York, NY): Alexandra Postman is named Deputy Editor @SELFMagazine.
Allure Magazine (New York, NY): Jenny Bailly is the new Beauty Director @Allure_Magazine. She previously held the position of Deputy Beauty Director.
Seventeen Magazine (New York, NY): Ariel Nagi (@arielnagi) joins the team @seventeenmag as Web Editor.
New York Magazine (New York, NY): Lauren Kern is now the Executive Editor @NYMag. In addition, Lindsay Zoladz (@lindsayzoladz) is set to become the new Pop Music Critic.
The View (New York, NY): Long-time Producer and Co-Creator Bill Geddie will be replaced by Bill Wolff (@ProducerGuy1) @theviewtv. Wolff comes from MSNBC where he was the Executive Producer of The Rachel Maddow Show.
More Magazine (New York, NY): Nina Judar (@NinaJudar) is set to join @MoreMag as Beauty Director on September 3rd.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA): Brandi Grissom (@brandigrissom) joins @LATimes as an Enterprise Editor from @TexasTribune.
Playboy Magazine (Beverly Hills, CA): Marc Bernardin has departed from The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) to join @Playboy as Deputy Editor, Digital.
E! Online (Los Angeles, CA): Sydney Bucksbaum (@sydneybucksbaum) departs from Zap2it.com to join @ENewsNow as a Writer covering the TV industry.
WeatherNation (Greenwood Village, CO): Karissa Sanford joins the team as a Meteorologist @WeatherNation.
Univision Network (Miami, FL): Executive Producer Sussy Ruiz has been promoted to Regional Manager of Broadcast and Digital News @Univision.
Telemundo Network (Hialeah, FL): Mirta Ojito (@MirtaOjito) is the new Director of News Standards @Telemundo and starts on August 25th.
The Marshall Project (New York, NY): Former Seattle Times Investigative Reporter Ken Armstrong (@bykenarmstrong), who also won a Pulitzer Prize, is joining the staff @MarshallProj as a Staff Writer in late August. Ken is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.
ARTnews (@ARTnewsmag): Dan Duray (@DurayDan) has joined the outlet as a Senior Staff Reporter.
FitBump (@FitBump): Ingrid Skjong will be the new Editor-in-Chief at the maternity website @FitBump.
Gigaom (@Gigaom): Carmel DeAmicis (@Carmeldea) has started at @GigaOm as Reporter. She will focus on social media and consumer web.
Mashable (@Mashable): The newest Features Writer @Mashable is Rebecca Ruiz (@Rebecca_Ruiz). She will focus on gender, sexuality and equality.
The Denver Post (Denver, CO): Food Editor Kristen Browning-Blas (@Krisbb) has left the paper (@denverpost) after 14 years to teach at Colorado State University.
Design World (Cleveland, OH): Leland Teschler (@DW_LeeTeschler) was named Editorial Director @DesignWorld.
Bustle (http://www.bustle.com): Sara Spruch-Feiner (@sarajanenyc) takes on the Health & Nutrition Reporter gig @bustle.
Health Tech Insider (Brooklyn, NY): Alfred Poor (@AlfredPoor) is the new Editor at this mobile health technology site (http://healthtechinsider.com).
Luxe Interiors + Design (Boca Raton, FL): Managing Editor Aryn Hernandez (@accessoriesdiva) is now the Executive Editor (@luxemag).
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