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Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.16.11

Condé Shakeups; The Observer Ups Online Efforts

September 16, 2011
Big changes are coming to Condé Nast. Brides editor-in-chief Millie Martini Bratten is out after 25 years as editor-in-chief. Anne Fulenwider, formerly the executive editor at Marie Claire, takes over. (Marie Claire also recently lost Abigail Pesta to Tina Brown.) WWD hears Brides publisher Carolyn Kremins will jump to Traveler in the same role, replacing Chris Mitchell, who will continue as publisher at GQ. Lucky publisher Michelle Myers is in the hot seat as well. Finally, Self's Laura McEwen is fighting with EIC Lucy Danziger and could be moving on soon...

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski will pen a monthly column on career confidence, empowerment and getting ahead in the workplace for Cosmopolitan... Chris Dixon says goodbye to New York for the design director role at Vanity Fair. David Harris steps down but will remain on as a design editor-at-large... Michael Wolff may be on his way out at Adweek, although no one seems to have told the firebrand... Jon Meacham officially joins Time...

Elizabeth Spiers makes another impact hire, recruiting Mediagazer editor Megan McCarthy (@Megan) as news editor. Presumably, the new hire will play a big part in the New York Observer's increased online efforts... Johann Hari takes leave from the Independent after accusations of plagiarism surfaced... Greenspun Media lays off 12 as the recession begins to take hold (again)... The Guardian snags Ana Marie Cox for its United States site and moves Nick Davies to America as well...

Jon Banner scores a promotion at ABC, moving to senior executive producer of division wide initiatives. Michael Corn takes over the ABC World News role Banner held for eight years. (That tenure made him the longest-serving evening news EP.)... Paul Telegdy gets bumped up to president, alternative and late night programming at NBC... Gary Marsh will head Disney Channels Worldwide... Shelley Lewis joins Current TV as executive VP of programming...

Spotify snags former AOL ad sales boss Jeff Levick as chief advertising officer. Out of the frying pan into the nice, comfortable fire... Former Twitter and LinkedIn project manager Josh Elman joins Greylock Partners. Former Linked Iners Adam Nash, D.J. Patil and ex-CEO Reid Hoffman also work there... And there are changes at, The Financial Times and more...

September 16, 2011: Carolyn Kremins has been named publisher at Condé Nast Traveler. She had been publisher at Brides. (WWD)

September 16, 2011: Shahien Nasiripour has been named financial and regulatory correspondent at The Financial Times. He had been chief business correspondent at The Huffington Post. (release)

September 16, 2011: Michael Mackenzie has been named U.S. markets editor at The Financial Times. He had been U.S. markets correspondent there. (release)

September 16, 2011: Christine Spolar has been named investigations and special projects editor at The Financial Times. She had been economy and enterprise editor at Bloomberg News. (release)

September 16, 2011: Garrett McClure has been named director of affiliate partnerships for the West region at Centro. He had been senior manager of channel sales at Yahoo. (mb)

September 16, 2011: Ben Pashman has been named VP of business development at Centro. He had been SVP of business development at Gigya. (mb)

September 16, 2011: Anne Fulenwider has been named editor-in-chief at Brides. She had been executive editor at Marie Claire. (FishbowlNY)

September 15, 2011: Wendy Rodewald has been named executive editor at She had been senior online editor there. (mb)

September 15, 2011: Kaitlyn Dreyling has been named senior beauty editor at She had been beauty editor there. (mb)

September 15, 2011: Courtney Fallon has been named weekend sports anchor and reporter at WLNE-TV in Providence, R.I. She had been newsroom writer at WHDH-TV in Boston. (TVSpy)

September 15, 2011: Michael Corn has been named executive producer at ABC World News. He had been senior producer there. (TVNewser)

September 15, 2011: Jon Banner has been named senior executive producer at ABC News. He had been executive producer at ABC World News. (TVNewser)

September 15, 2011: Dave Serwatka has been named vice president at Current & Cross Platform Productions. He had been vice president of production there. (release)

September 15, 2011: Megan McCarthy has been named news editor at The New York Observer. She had been founder at Mediagazer. (release)

September 15, 2011: Shelley Lewis has been named executive vice president of programming at Current TV. She had been executive producer at Need to Know. (release)

September 15, 2011: Thom Meintel has been named executive editor at He had been director of travel at Architectural Digest. (release)

September 15, 2011: James Sims has been named digital content editor at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. He had been senior new media specialist at American Museum of Natural History. (mb)

September 15, 2011: Brooke Hovey has been named EVP of the digital practice in the Americas at Cohn & Wolfe. She had been managing director and senior vice president there. (PRNewser)

September 15, 2011: Jimmy Cromwell has been named vice president and general manager at WJTV-TV in Jackson, Miss. and WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss. He had been director of revenue at WJTV-TV in Jackson, Miss. (FishbowlDC)

September 15, 2011: Frank Baker has been named California news editor at The Associated Press. He had been assistant chief of bureau there. (FishbowlDC)

September 15, 2011: Mandi Norwood has been named editorial director at Niche Media. She had been editor at Shop Etc.. (FishbowlNY)

September 14, 2011: Chris Dixon has been named design director at Vanity Fair. He had been design director at New York. (FishbowlNY)

September 14, 2011: Abigail Pesta has been named editorial director of Women in the World at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. She had been editor-at-large at Marie Claire. (FishbowlNY)

September 14, 2011: Jeffrey Smith has been named national security editor at Center for Public Integrity. He had been reporter at Washington Post. (FishbowlDC)

September 14, 2011: Terri Hernandez Rosales has been named vice president of community affairs and communications at NBC4 LA. She had been vice president of communication at Los Angeles Universal Preschool. (FishbowlLA)

September 14, 2011: Kristen Caggiano has been named managing editor at She had been assistant managing editor there. (release)

September 14, 2011: Sean Cullinane has been named vice president of sales at Digital Trends. He had been vice president of national sales at CNET. (release)

September 14, 2011: Nic Jones has been named senior vice president, international, at VEVO. He had been chief digital officer at Starcom MediaVest. (release)

September 14, 2011: Julie Raimondi has been named editorial director at She had been editor-in-chief of Brides Local Magazines and (mb)

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