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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.22.11

MSNBC Loses a Young Turk; Twitter Fires Members of Old Guard

July 22, 2011
Cenk Uygur leaves MSNBC in a huff. The Young Turks host told his audience, "I didn't want to work at a place that didn't want to do my kind of show," after MSNBC management told him to tone down his shtick. The network's flack, however, calls the claims "baseless." So, difference of opinion? Uygur still has a hugely popular Internet radio show, so there's that. Regardless, there are still plenty of rumors floating around that Al Sharpton will be his replacement (spurred in part by the Reverend's website, which touts the show)...

Joy-Ann Reid joins MSNBC as a contributor and managing editor of theGrio.com... It looks as though David Leonhardt will be the next Washington bureau chief of The New York Times... The Arizona Daily Star and the Chicago Tribune cut 40 and 20 jobs, respectively... Marissa Maier is the new editor of the New York Press...

New York names Stephanie Trong fashion editor of the website. She'll head up the fashion, beauty and shopping content, as well as The Cut blog. She had been editorial director at Gilt Groupe, deputy digital editor at Lucky, and executive editor at Nylon...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey fires four members of the product team. Anamitra Banerji, Jean-Paul Cozzatti, Josh Elman, and Kevin Cheng were allies of Evan Williams and Biz Stone who recently departed along with Jason Goldman to start a new company... Etsy CTO Chad Dickerson will now be referred to as CEO... The Daily Caller hires David Martosko as executive editor...

Redbox president Mitch Lowe will step down but will remain in charge until parent company Coinstar finds a replacement... Tim Allen takes the creative director role at Arnold... And there are changes at Bravo, Local Offer Network, and more...

July 22, 2011: Drummond Moir has been named editorial director at Sceptre. He had been editor at Heinemann. (Publishers Lunch)

July 22, 2011: Tim Allen has been named VP/creative director at Arnold Worldwide. He had been creative director at R/GA. (AgencySpy)

July 22, 2011: David Leonhardt has been named Washington bureau chief at The New York Times. He had been economics columnist there. (FishbowlNY)

July 22, 2011: Matt Lorch has been named anchor at KCPQ in Seattle. He had been evening anchor at WHDH in Boston. (TVSpy)

July 22, 2011: Lou Dubois has been named social media editor and strategist at WCAU in Philadelphia. He had been senior editor at Social Media Today. (TVSpy)

July 22, 2011: Joy-Ann Reid has been named contributor at NBC News and managing editor at theGrio.com. She had been freelance columnist at the Miami Herald. (TVNewser)

July 21, 2011: Stephanie Trong has been named fashion editor at NYMag.com. She had been deputy digital editor at Lucky. (mb)

July 21, 2011: Darrin Bach has been named director of ad operations at Meebo Inc. He had been director of ad operations at Hearst Digital Media. (mb)

July 21, 2011: Steve Lacy has been named co-anchor at WNYW in New York. He had been weekend morning anchor and general assignnment reporter at WCVB in Boston. (FishbowlNY)

July 21, 2011: Pamela Osborne has been named multimedia journalist at WKYC in Cleveland. She had been reporter and fill-in anchor at WNWO in Toledo, Ohio. (TVSpy)

July 21, 2011: Todd Ciganek has been named VP, information services at BidClerk. He had been Chicago bureau chief at Fox News. (TVNewser)

July 21, 2011: Lynne Domash has been named Web editor at SecondAct.com. She had been team leader at The Orange County Register. (mb)

July 21, 2011: Kara Ohngren has been named Web editor at SecondAct.com. She had been editor at Entrepreneur.com. (mb)

July 21, 2011: Chris Hackney has been named VP, strategic alliances at Vitrue. He had been executive director, strategic development at WebMD. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Michael Haggerty has been named SVP, research at Bravo and Style Media. He had been SVP and director of marketing accountability and research at Universal McCann. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Cindy Dunford has been named account manager at SPMG. She had been account executive at San Diego Business Journal. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Stephanie Solis has been named account manager at SPMG. She had been senior advertising account manager at The San Diego Union-Tribune. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Michael Liu has been named senior director, strategy at Local Offer Network. He had been co-founder and VP, business development at MyClosedList. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Greg Wells has been named director of business development at Scott Cooper Associates. He had been director of business development at CGSM. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Meghan Courtney has been named account executive at CBS Sports Network. She had been account executive at TV Guide Network. (mb)

July 20, 2011: Gavin Maliska has been named news director at WJHG in Panama City, FL. He had been news director at KECI in Missoula, MT. (TVSpy)

July 20, 2011: Pat Burkey has been named executive producer at NBC News. He had been producer there. (TVNewser)

July 20, 2011: Bob Epstein has been named VP at NBC News. He had been executive producer there. (TVNewser)



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