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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.01.11 Loses Rob Neyer; Hearst Purchases Lagardere's Magazines

February 1, 2011
arrow_hp.jpgClick here to receive's Revolving Door Newsletter via email. loses a huge name as Rob Neyer takes his digital pen and joins SB Nation. He's been with the company since 1996 and has seen its website grow from virtually non-existent to the industry leader. Sports journos across the spectrum praised Neyer. On the television side of the Worldwide Leader, Urban Meyer joins ESPN as a college football analyst. He stepped down from his position as head coach at the University of Florida in December...

Hearst will buy Lagardere's non-French magazine business for almost $900 million. The deal covers 102 titles in 15 countries and may make Hearst "the dominant player in the American magazine industry over the next decade."... Newsweek scores two more big names. Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett comes on board just weeks after getting cut at the Village Voice, while Tina Brown poaches The New Yorker staff writer Peter J. Boyer. Meanwhile, The Daily Beast loses Benjy Sarlin. The correspondent returns to Talking Points Memo, where he was an intern in 2007... Matthew Spengler joins Men's Health and Women's Health as online advertising director...

Google's Eric Schmidt failed to land a television show, at least for now, so he's attempting to score a book deal. He's collaborating with author Jared Cohen. The proposal is an expansion of their recent article in Foreign Affairs... Gabriel Snyder lands at The Atlantic Wire. The former Gawker editor-in-chief and head of Newsweek's website will give the aggregation site a reboot, hiring 15 staffers... names John Tayman editor of Techland after partnering with Technologizer...

Julia Allison resurfaces as a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. She'll write about "electronic communication and its impact on our relationships and our lives."... The Charlotte Observer cuts 20 jobs including five in the newsroom. Remaining employees will be furloughed without salary for a week... John Saunders will lead Fleishman-Hillard's operations in the U.K. and Africa. He had been regional president in Continental Europe and Ireland. He replaces Kevin Bell... NBC News brings on Jeremy Cohen as senior creative director of its marketing and communications department. Jennifer Boardman joins from CNN and HLN... And there are changes at AccuWeather, Interweave and more...

February 1, 2011: Kristin Bloomquist has been named executive vice president/GM at Cramer-Krasselt Phoenix. She had been senior vice president of marketing strategy there. (AgencySpy)

February 1, 2011: Katie Nelson Thomson has been named senior broadcast producer of Piers Morgan Tonight at CNN. She had been producer at ABC News. (TVNewser)

February 1, 2011: Mark Karlan has been named director of marketing at King Features Syndicate. He had been associate media strategy director at Lowe Worldwide. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Rachel Sandler has been named senior vice president, corporate communications at TV Land. She had been vice president there. (release)

February 1, 2011: Sona Chaturvedi-Harris has been named vice president at Publicis Consultants. She had been freelance PR consultant at (release)

February 1, 2011: Kash Sree has been named chief creative officer at SS+K. He had been executive creative director at Pereira & O'Dell. (AgencySpy)

February 1, 2011: John Tayman has been named editor of Techland at He had been founder at Byliner Inc. (WebNewser)

February 1, 2011: J.B. Sugar has been named vice president of digital media advertising sales at AccuWeather. He had been vice president of digital sales at Live Nation. (WebNewser)

February 1, 2011: Matthew Spengler has been named online advertising director at Rodale's Men's Health and Women's Health. He had been director of sales at BBE. (FBNY)

February 1, 2011: John Saunders has been named regional president of the U.K. and Africa at Fleishman-Hillard. He will remain regional president for Continental Europe and Ireland there. (PRNewser)

February 1, 2011: Sara Hansen has been named assistant editor, Fiberarts at Interweave. She had been a student at Syracuse University. (mb)

February 1, 2011: James M. Naccarato has been named director of field and special sales at Globe Pequot Press. He had been field sales manager at Simon & Schuster. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Joanna Johnson has been named assistant editor eMags Yarn Group at Interweave. She had been marketing assistant at Free Hand Graphics. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Benjy Sarlin has been named reporter at Talking Points Memo. He had been Washington correspondent at The Daily Beast. (FBNY)

February 1, 2011: Bob Carrigan has been named chairman at Interactive Advertising Bureau. He had served on the executive committee there. (AgencySpy)

February 1, 2011: Jennifer Boardman has been named senior director of marketing at NBC News. She had been senior director of marketing at CNN and HLN. (PRNewser)

February 1, 2011: Jeremy Cohen has been named senior creative director at NBC News. He had been global head of onscreen brand development and promotion at Thomson Reuters. (PRNewser)

February 1, 2011: Mark Marinacci has been named chief revenue officer at Edo Interactive. He had been head of retail industry at Google. (release)

February 1, 2011: Pascal Racheneur has been named vice president of interactive media at AccuWeather. He had been director/GM, international at The Weather Channel. (WebNewser)

February 1, 2011: Tim Hill has been named account director at Seiter & Miller Advertising. He had been director of marketing communication at Yale Club of New York. (mb)

January 31, 2011: Peter J. Boyer has been named senior correspondent for news and politics at Newsweek-Daily Beast. He had been writer at The New Yorker. (The New York Times)

January 31, 2011: Wayne Barrett has been named special contributor for investigative reporting at Newsweek-Daily Beast. He had been investigative reporter at Village Voice. (The New York Times)

January 31, 2011: Julie Strauss-Gabel has been named VP and publisher at Dutton Children's Books. She had been associate publisher there. (release)

January 31, 2011: Gabriel Snyder has been named editor at TheAtlanticWire. He had been executive editor at Newsweek Digital. (release)

January 29, 2011: Dana Ballestero has been named press & publicity manager at the Miami International Film Festival. She had been founder & principal at Dana Ink PR. (mb)

January 29, 2011: Vivian McInerny has been named managing editor at Oregon Home. She had been fashion editor at The Oregonian. (mb)

January 28, 2011: Stephanie Sims has been named managing editor at Chicago Agent Magazine. She had been SEO content writer at ActionCOACH. (mb)

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