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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.08.11

Today Show Hosts To Exit; Glenn Beck Out At Fox News

April 8, 2011
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Glenn Beck is leaving Fox News, and everyone has an opinion on What It All Means. Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly had some nice laughs about the whole thing. The host will continue to produce occasional content for the network, but that won't be very frequently (especially if Roger Ailes has his way). The Fox News head honcho doesn't care if the world thinks Beck was fired or left on his own accord; he just wants the outspoken figurehead gone. The frequent crier signed a new deal at Fox but will be ramping up efforts to produce content for his own multimedia production company, his news site, and perhaps on his own network. In the end, the split is probably best: Fox News will be fine, and Beck has plenty of options. Other big name media players will be watching closely to see if he can successfully transition...

Veteran Washington Post tech columnist Rob Pegoraro leaves the paper, citing exhaustion and the desire to do something else... Sixteen staffers take the buyout at Newsweek... Texas Monthly hands out a number of promotions, including elevating Pamela Colloff from senior editor to executive editor... Makeup.com's Victoria Kirby joins Redbook as beauty editor... Could former schools chancellor Cathie Black land at NPR (or Time Inc.)?...

Cyndi Stivers leaves Time Inc. The former Time Out New York president and editor is the fifth executive on the digital side to depart the company in recent months. She will continue to consult there... Armen Keteyian supplements his CBS News chief investigative reporter gig with a role as correspondent at HBO's Real Sports... Jim Gray is not working the Masters for the Golf Channel... Meredith Vieira plans to leave Today after her contract expires later this year. Matt Lauer will follow her out the door, albeit a bit later... MTV bumps up Stephen Friedman to president. He had been general manager at the network...

AOL fires Moviefone editor-in-chief Patricia Chui after she sent an email inviting her chopped freelancers to blog for free. She's the same editor who defended one of her marketing employees who asked TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis to tone down a review. Tim Armstrong's company also plans to pay retired board member Jim Wiatt a $1 million consulting fee... NBAConfidential.com's Sam Amick moves to SportsIllustrated.com... And there are changes at Roll Call, Forward and more...

April 8, 2011: Michael Ross has been named COO at Alloy Entertainment. He had been executive vice president, business affairs and operations at BBC Worldwide America. (release)

April 8, 2011: Scott Wenger has been named editorial director, Investment Advisory Group editor-in-chief, financial planning at SourceMedia. He had been money and business section editor at Daily News. (release)

April 8, 2011: Des Toups has been named senior managing editor at Carinsurance.com. He had been managing editor at MoneyShow.com. (mb)

April 8, 2011: Jeremy Lange has been named staff writer at DoodleDeals. He had been editorial contributor at Opening Ceremony Online. (mb)

April 8, 2011: Nash Landesman has been named associate editor at Blood, Sweat & Cheers. He had been editor at Opentopic.com. (mb)

April 8, 2011: Robert Karpeles has been named assistant producer at Blood, Sweat & Cheers. He had been assistant editor at AOL's FanHouse. (mb)

April 8, 2011: Andrea Parquet-Taylor has been named news director at WNCN in Raleigh. She had been news director at WRAL in Raleigh. (TVSpy)

April 8, 2011: Larry Perret has been named news director at KTVX-KUCW in Salt Lake City. He had been news producer at Entertainment Tonight. (TVSpy)

April 8, 2011: Matt Austin has been named anchor at WKMG in Orlando. He had been morning anchor at KOKH in Oklahoma City. (TVSpy)

April 8, 2011: Eric Baldwin has been named global creative director at Wieden+Kennedy. He had been creative director there. (AgencySpy)

April 8, 2011: Amanda Becker has been named ethics and investigations reporter at Roll Call. She had been legal affairs and business reporter at The Washington Post. (FBDC)

April 8, 2011: Joe Mathieu has been named anchor at WBZ NewsRadio in Boston. He had been anchor and program director at Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S. channel. (FBDC)

April 8, 2011: Ambreen Ali has been named Capitol Hill grassroots influence reporter at Roll Call. She had been advocacy reporter at Congress.org. (FBDC)

April 8, 2011: Victoria Kirby has been named beauty editor at Redbook. She had been editorial director at Makeup.com. (FBNY)

April 7, 2011: Pamela Colloff has been named executive editor at Texas Monthly. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

April 7, 2011: Katharyn Rodemann has been named articles editor at Texas Monthly. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

April 7, 2011: Jordan Breal has been named associate editor at Texas Monthly. She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

April 7, 2011: David Courtney has been named associate editor at Texas Monthly. He had been assistant editor there. (mb)

April 7, 2011: Greg Coleman has been named president at Criteo. He had been president at The Huffington Post. (mb)

April 7, 2011: Gabrielle Birkner has been named director of digital media at Forward. She had been Web editor there. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Lilia Madden has been named product manager at Virtual Greats. She had been assistant to the CEO there. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Brett Orlanski has been named vice president of business development at Virtual Greats. He had been director of platform management there. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Megan Bycel has been named vice president of product management at Virtual Greats. She had been director of product management there. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Amy Freeze has been named weekend weathercaster at WABC in New York. She had been chief meteorologist at WFLD in Chicago. (TVSpy)

April 6, 2011: Billy Veasey has been named art director at Brandcenter. He had been art director at Ammirati. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Angela Helfrich has been named regional sales manager at Blackboard. She had been university relations director at The Chronicle of Higher Education. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Sam Bonfante has been named vice president at The Townsend Group. He had been associate publisher at The Chronicle of Higher Education. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Betty Wong has been named senior editor at Potter Craft. She had been acquisitions editor there. (Publishers Lunch)

April 6, 2011: Stefanie Rosenblum has been named publicist at Planned Television Arts. She had been publicist at Workman. (Publishers Lunch)

April 6, 2011: Lauren Spiegel has been named editor at Touchstone. She had been assistant editor there. (Publishers Weekly)

April 6, 2011: Stephanie Fried has been named VP, research insights and analytics at VEVO. She had been director, digital research at NBC Universal. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Susan Dosier has been named president and co-owner at DK Communications Group. She had been public relations director at LKM in Charlotte, NC. (mb)

April 6, 2011: Stan Yee has been named Asia producer, Bloomberg.com at Bloomberg. He had been senior online producer, MTV World at MTV Networks. (mb)

April 5, 2011: Jocelyn C. Zuckerman has been named articles editor at OnEarth. She had been a freelance writer. (mb)

April 5, 2011: Tiffany Wagner has been named vice president, innovations East at Initiative. She had been director, innovations there. (mb)



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