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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.01.11

NY Times Poaches; Dan Abrams Jumps From NBC To ABC

March 1, 2011
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The New York Times steals Ian Adelman from New York. He takes the position of digital design director of as the site prepares to launch its paywall. He helped turn into the massive success it is today, and will no doubt be expected to perform such miracles at 620 Eighth Ave. as well. New York fires back at the NYT, snagging Frank Rich as essayist and editor-at-large. He'll edit the section where his monthly column appears. Meanwhile, Joe Nocera leaves the Gray Lady's business section to pen twice-weekly op-eds, and the The New York Times Magazine continues its hiring streak, recruiting Edith Zimmerman to pen a monthly column dealing with "the Internet."...

Tina Brown, subject of a none-too-flattering AdWeek profile, snags perhaps the biggest fish yet for her Newsweek/Daily Beast behemoth: Andrew Sullivan. The pair had been talking for 10 months, but the edtirix could only lure The Dish writer after her website merged with Newsweek... Antonia van der Meer moves to Coastal Living as editor-in-chief...

After news of Kathleen Parker's depararture, some are starting to wonder if sexism led to her downfall. Eliot Spitzer certainly wasted no time moving into her office... The CW is searching high and low for a successor to entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff... Dan Abrams officially becomes part of the ABC clan. The Mediaite founder and NBC legal analyst reunites with Ben Sherwood, his former boss at NBC Nightly News... Richard Martin joins Food Republic as editorial director, leaving his gig as editor-in-chief of Manhattan and Miami...

Talks between and break down. (There were talks?). Dealbook blames the steep price AOL paid for the Huffington Post for driving up prices. Michael Wolff's site wanted to purchase the ancient -- by Internet standards, anyway -- site, but's executive board worried it was selling itself short after Tim Armstrong threw $310 million at Arianna Huffington... Mashable splits up with Federated Media and will sell its own ads. Ken Detlet, the former VP of sales at Ziff Davis, joins as the head of the sales force. He'll hire eight staffers or so to work under him... Emily McCombs steps in as managing editor of She had been deputy managing editor at Ashley Parrish is DailyCandy's new editorial director... After five years, Fanhouse is no more. A lot of good sports journos lost their jobs. Hire them... And there are more changes at CBS-TV, Country Living and more...

March 1, 2011: Ravi Agrawal has been named senior producer at CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. He had been senior producer at CNN's Connect the World. (mb)

March 1, 2011: Edith Zimmerman has been named columnist at The New York Times Magazine. She had been founding editor at The Hairpin. (WWD)

March 1, 2011: David Griffin has been named visuals editor at The Washington Post. He had been executive editor of e-publishing at National Geographic. (MediaJobsDaily)

March 1, 2011: Fotoulla Euripidou has been named vice president and director of consumer research at Hearst. She had been vice president of consumer insights at Rodale. (FBNY)

March 1, 2011: Matthew Wolfrom has been named executive vice president and managing director at Makovsky + Company. He had been executive vice president of corporate and financial communications at Edelman. (PRNewser)

March 1, 2011: Julie Fabricant has been named marketing director at SheFinds Media. She had been senior marketing manger at BlackBook Media and The Access Network. (mb)

March 1, 2011: Mike Dennelly has been named executive director, digital strategy at G2. He had been managing director of labs at McGarryBowen. (AgencySpy)

March 1, 2011: Joe Kayser has been named chief creative officer at Young & Rubicam West. He had been group creative director and executive creative director at Cutwater. (AgencySpy)

March 1, 2011: Frank Rich has been named essayist and editor-at-large at New York. He had been columnist at The New York Times. (GalleyCat)

March 1, 2011: Ashley Parrish has been named editorial director at Daily Candy. She had been content director at Hearst Digital Media. (WebNewser)

March 1, 2011: Romney Smith has been named anchor at WFXL in Albany, GA. She had been reporter there. (TVSpy)

March 1, 2011: Richard Martin has been named editorial director at Food Republic. He had been editor-in-chief at Modern Luxury's Manhattan and Miami magazines. (mb)

February 28, 2011: Aleksandra Flora has been named photo editor at Christian Oth Studio. She had been artist representative at VII Photo Agency. (mb)

February 28, 2011: Bob Dees has been named senior vice president, strategy at SpotXchange. He headed media strategy and execution at Proctor & Gamble. (release)

February 28, 2011: Dan Abrams has been named legal analyst and anchor at ABC News. He had been host at MSNBC. (TVNewser)

February 28, 2011: Michael Stopford has been named EVP and senior corporate global strategist at Weber Shandwick. He had been deputy assistant secretary general of strategic communications services for NATO. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2011: Antonia van der Meer has been named editor-in-chief at Coastal Living. She had been editor-in-chief at Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, and Your Prom. (FBNY)

February 28, 2011: Andrew Sullivan has been named columnist at The Daily Beast Newsweek Company. He had been columnist at The Atlantic. (FBNY)

February 28, 2011: Ian Adelman has been named digital design director at He had been design and user-experience director at New York. (FBNY)

February 27, 2011: Nina Myers McCammon has been named home & fashion market editor at Country Living. She had been a freelance writer and market editor. (mb)

February 27, 2011: Emily McCombs has been named managing editor at She had been deputy managing editor at (mb)

February 26, 2011: Tamala Baldwin has been named host & executive producer at Soul Kisses TV. She had been marketing manager at Eventful Inc. (mb)

February 26, 2011: Patty Mahlon has been named director of digital media at Global Traveler Magazine. She had been new media creative manager at Reading Eagle Company. (mb)

February 26, 2011: Merrilyn Romen has been named director of user experience/creative at CBS-TV. She had been creative director at MPAA (The Motion Picture Association of America). (mb)

February 25, 2011: Alexis Costa has been named general manager, digital operations at Bonnier Technology Group. She had been sales development director there. (mb)

February 25, 2011: Robert Young has been named creative partner at apsolute ink. He had been marketing director at Berkshire Real Estate. (mb)

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