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Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.28.11

White House Lands Press Secretary; Voice Publisher Out

January 28, 2011
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Are Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker reuniting? That's the rumor, as Claire Atkinson reports. The anchor's contract expires in May, and the duo may be starting a syndicated talk show that could replace Oprah Winfrey's. Zucker and Couric previously worked together on The Today Show before the host jumped into CBS News' anchor chair, and the executive found himself out at the Peacock. There's speculation that she'll stay with CBS through the 2012 election, but it's too early to tell at this point...

The Village Voice's publisher Michael Cohen departs after four years on the job. He's been with the company for a quarter-century. SF Weekly publisher Josh Fromson takes over... The New York Times taps David Gillen as its new Sunday Business editor. He had been the deputy business editor there... Newsday hires 31 new staffers who will focus on local and online coverage... The Washington Post's ombudsman resigns with a scathing column. Of course, he didn't do all that much ombudsmanning... Bill Keller lands a column in The New York Times Magazine. He'll pen a front-of-book essay roughly 30 times per year...

ESPN ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer steps down after 18 months on the job. His final column is well worth reading... Hannah Storm signs a multi-year extension with the Worldwide Leader. She'll continue to host SportsCenter and report from the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, Wimbledon, and other major events... Richard Keys resigns from his gig as a Sky Sports soccer anchorman as a result of the Andy Gray and Co. sexism scandal... BBC World Service plans to reduce its job count by 650 as the result of a budget cut. Last week, the news service announced its online staff would be chopped by a quarter as well... Jamia Bigalow gets bumped up to senior vice president of affiliate marketing at Fox Networks...

Richard Just lands the editor-in-chief title at The New Republic, a job he's been doing for years. Marty Peretz moves to EIC emeritus and will continue writing a weekly Web column... Former John McCain staffer Mark Salter is the author of O... Mark Hemingway takes the online editor gig at The Weekly Standard...

The Daily will finally launch Wednesday, sans Steve Jobs... Michael Manos joins AOL as senior vice president, technologies... Mashable hires's Chris Taylor as San Francisco bureau chief... Jay Carney joins the White House as press secretary... Patrick Mullins is the new creative director at Sasquatch... And there are changes at Shape, RCRD LBL, and more...

January 28, 2011: Marla Aaron has been named SVP of corporate communications at MRM Worldwide. She had been marketing communications director at Interactive Advertising Bureau. (release)

January 28, 2011: Danielle Reardon has been named vice president at Moxie Interactive. She had been vice president at Deutsch. (mb)

January 28, 2011: Lori Dicker has been named senior vice president at Moxie Interactive. She had been CEO at Karma Media Labs. (mb)

January 28, 2011: Cynthia Rogers has been named senior vice president at Moxie Interactive. She had been digital strategist at Razorfish. (mb)

January 28, 2011: Frank Striefler has been named head of strategy at 180 LA. He had been principal at Omnicom. (AgencySpy)

January 28, 2011: David Gillen has been named Sunday business editor at The New York Times. He had been deputy business editor there. (FBDC)

January 28, 2011: Antoine Sanfuentes has been named Washington bureau chief at NBC News. He had been deputy Washington bureau chief there. (TVNewser)

January 28, 2011: Mark Whitaker has been named executive vice president and managing editor at CNN Worldwide. He had been senior vice president and Washington bureau chief at NBC News. (TVNewser)

January 28, 2011: Amar Bakshi has been named new world producer at He had been editor and producer at The Washington Post's PostGlobal blog. (WebNewser)

January 28, 2011: Kristi Keck Ramsey has been named weekend editor at She had been writer/producer at (WebNewser)

January 28, 2011: Dan Gilgoff has been named religion editor at He had been a blog writer and editor at CNN's Belief Blog. (WebNewser)

January 28, 2011: Amy Cox has been named world editor at She had been senior producer of special projects there. (WebNewser)

January 28, 2011: Anthony Losanno has been named national sales director, technology group at Future US. He had been regional sales director there. (mb)

January 28, 2011: Jay Carney has been named press secretary at the White House. He had been communications director for Vice President Joe Biden. (TVNewser)

January 27, 2011: Brad Weitz has been named director of client services at Maxymiser. He had been vice president of operations and analytics at Autonomy-Optimost. (mb)

January 27, 2011: David Cobb has been named vice president of audience development at Dwell Media, LLC. He had been director of eCommerce at Zinio Systems, LLC. (mb)

January 27, 2011: Chris Taylor has been named San Francisco bureau chief at Mashable. He had been West Coast editor at (Mashable)

January 27, 2011: Jenn Levy has been named vice president of development and production at Bravo. She had been executive producer/director of series development and production there. (release)

January 27, 2011: Rosemary Orozco has been named weekend meteorologist at KTVU in San Francisco. She had been morning meteorologist at KTXL in Sacramento. (TVSpy)

January 27, 2011: Chris Glorioso has been named investigative reporter at WNBC. He had been investigative reporter at WPIX's Fact Finders. (TVSpy)

January 27, 2011: Christie Johnson has been named morning reporter at KING 5 TV in Seattle. She had been in-studio commentator at IOC's Olympic BroadcastService. (TVSpy)

January 27, 2011: Chris Huston has been named news director at KTAL in Shreveport, LA. He had been news director at KIDK in Idaho Falls. (TVSpy)

January 27, 2011: Patrick Mullins has been named creative director at Sasquatch. He had been a freelance art director. (AgencySpy)

January 27, 2011: Lou Flores has been named creative director at Olson. He had been associate creative director at Team One. (AgencySpy)

January 27, 2011: Bruce Henderson has been named chief creative officer at G2. He had been group creative director/senior partner at Ogilvy. (AgencySpy)

January 27, 2011: Rachel Sterne has been named chief digital officer at New York City Government. She had been founder & CEO at GroundReport. (WebNewser)

January 27, 2011: Mark Hemingway has been named online editor at He had been editorial page staff writer at Washington Examiner. (FBDC)

January 27, 2011: Nicole Delma has been named chief data officer at RCRD LBL. She had been email marketing manager at Getty Images. (FBNY)

January 27, 2011: Christopher Horton has been named associate director at Filmmaker Services for the Sundance Institute. He had been head of acquisitions at Cinetic Rights Management/Film Buff. (FBLA)

January 27, 2011: Joanna Lombard has been named Midwest advertising coordinator at SHAPE. She had been sales assistant at Conde Nast. (mb)

January 26, 2011: Rachelle Robinett has been named freelancer. She had been content manager at

January 26, 2011: Brad Chase has been named partner at Capitol Media Partners. He had been director of communications at DaVita Inc. (mb)

January 26, 2011: Eileen Boyce has been named senior account executive at Resolute Consulting. She had been senior associate, corporate accountability at Reputation Partners. (release)

January 26, 2011: Caroline Marks has been named general manager, Parents and Lifestyle Digital at Meredith Corporation. She had been general manager at The Daily Beast. (release)

January 26, 2011: Gil Padia has been named publisher at SF Weekly. He had been ad director there. (release)

January 26, 2011: Josh Fromson has been named publisher at The Village Voice. He had been publisher at . (release)

January 26, 2011: Marty Kahnle has been named east coast biz-dev/sales director at Talenthouse. He had been sales director at (mb)

January 26, 2011: Sophia Brown has been named senior manager, public relations & events, men's & home at Saks Fifth Avenue. She had been integrated marketing manager at Out. (mb)

January 26, 2011: Bill Wise has been named to the Board of Directors at Clearspring Technologies. He is currently the CEO at MediaBank. (mb)

January 26, 2011: Solomon Ortasse has been named advertising account manager at the Los Angeles Business Journal. He had been advertising director at Custom Media Group. (mb)

January 25, 2011: Maria Lin has been named editor-in-chief at LearnVest. She had been co-founder and executive editor at . (mb)

January 25, 2011: Beth Fleisher has been named founder at Clear Sailing Creatives. She had been an agent at . (mb)

January 25, 2011: Andras Vigh has been named managing director worldwide at Performics. He had been regional CEO (CEE, ME, and nordics) at ZenithOptimedia. (mb)

January 25, 2011: Kathleen Berzon has been named director of public relations at The Fresh Diet. She had been director of public relations at eDiets Inc. (mb)

January 25, 2011: Ashley Klopfer has been named integrated sales development director at Woman's Day Brand Group. She had been senior account director there. (mb)

January 25, 2011: Evan Silver has been named director at He had been director at MTV. (mb)

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