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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.21.11

Trouble for Occupy D.C. Spokeswoman; The Village Drops Two Voices

October 21, 2011
Radio host Lisa Simeone gets fired from one gig but keeps another after The Daily Caller wrote a story naming her as the spokeswoman for "October 2011," the Washington D.C. spin-off of Occupy Wall Street. Simeone will no longer host Soundprint, a weekly show on NPR affiliate WAMU. However, after some speculation that she might lose her other gig as host of World of Opera which originates at fellow NPR affiliate WDAV, the station now says it will stand by her. Simeone, who compared her firing to "McCarthyism," previously worked as the weekend host of All Things Considered. NPR says it had no hand in Simeone's dismissal and that Soundprint and World of Opera are completely unrelated...

Michael Caruso gets the top job at Smithsonian. He's only the fourth editor-in-chief in 41 years. Caruso was working at WSJ. for the past six months and previously ran Men's Journal... Mike Federle takes over as COO at Forbes Media. He previously served as president and publisher of Fortune. The move -- hiring someone from outside the Forbes family -- shows that minority owner Elevation Partners is running the show... Andy Goodenough leaves as CEO of Summit Business Media... Alex Wagner lands a show on MSNBC...

The Village Voice lays off Ward Harkavy and Harry Siegel because of financial reasons. Siegel, who just recently joined, wrote a beautiful essay for the paper's "Best of NYC" issue. The parent company is experiencing layoffs across the board... USA Today loses managing editor Carol Stevens. She joins the Bar Association where she'll work as media relations director... Politico snags Ginger Gibson as national politics reporter. She comes over from the New Jersey Star-Ledger... The Daily Caller fires two reporters and loses its managing editor... The Times of London cuts one out of every seven editorial jobs...

Yahoo shakes up its marketing department. CMO Elisa Steele, who wrote the memo, might be out or might get a different job... Scott Moore leaves his job as head of MSN's U.S. portal. He has another gig lined up, but what that is remains to be seen... And there are changes at CNN, Cineflix and more...

October 21, 2011: Kendis Gibson has been named weekday reporter and weekend anchor at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. He had been correspondent at CBS Newspath. (TVSpy)

October 21, 2011: Patrick Lafferty has been named chief operating officer at McCann Erickson North America. He had been managing director of global brands there. (release)

October 21, 2011: Hank Summy has been named president, North America, at McCann Erickson. He had been managing director at SapientNitro. (release)

October 21, 2011: Mike Federle has been named chief operating officer at Forbes Media. He had been president at Techonomy Media. (FishbowlNY)

October 20, 2011: Nina Elias has been named assistant online beauty editor at She had been intern at Martha Stewart Living. (mb)

October 20, 2011: Leon Krauze has been named co-anchor at KMEX-TV in Los Angeles. He had been anchor at Foro TV. (FishbowlLA)

October 20, 2011: Raul Peimbert has been named senior West Coast correspondent for Network and Affiliate News at Univision News. He had been news anchor at KMEX-TV in Los Angeles. (FishbowlLA)

October 20, 2011: Lisa Levenson has been named executive vice president of programming at Cineflix. She had been executive producer at The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. (FishbowlLA)

October 20, 2011: Shasta Darlington has been named bureau chief in Sao Paulo at CNN. She had been correspondent in Havana there. (FishbowlLA)

October 20, 2011: Michael Caruso has been named editor at Smithsonian. He had been deputy editor at WSJ. Magazine. (FishbowlLA)

October 20, 2011: Adam Sloyer has been named managing director at Sequence. He had been CEO, North America, at Global Events. (mb)

October 19, 2011: Chris Coates has been named city editor at Sioux City Journal. He had been managing editor at Suburban Journals. (mb)

October 19, 2011: Ginger Gibson has been named national politics reporter at Politico. She had been reporter at Star-Ledger. (FishbowlDC)

October 19, 2011: Jamie Warriner has been named chief meteorologist at KOLR-KOZL-TV in Springfield, Mo. He had been morning meteorologist at

October 19, 2011: Rob Kenner has been named senior editor at Complex. He had been editor-at-large at VIBE. (release)

October 19, 2011: Todd Donovan has been named senior vice president of broadcast operations and engineering at ABC Television. He had been vice president for technology and operations there. (TVNewser)

October 19, 2011: Sarah Carey has been named editor-in-chief at Everyday Food. She had been food editor at Martha Stewart Living. (FishbowlNY)

October 19, 2011: Nicole Rawski has been named senior analyst at Digitaria. She had been director of analytics at Geary Interactive. (mb)

October 18, 2011: Jason Lamphier has been named senior editor at Interview. He had been senior editor at Out. (mb)

October 18, 2011: Shannon Johlic has been named senior director of marketing and strategy at Locus Advertising. He had been director of marketing, online and mobile, at Locus Advertising. (mb)

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