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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.28.11

Rodale's Split into Three; Promotions(?) At Daily News

October 28, 2011
David Zinczenko continues his upward trajectory at Rodale. He is now the leader of the "Healthy Living" unit, which includes Men's Health, Women's Health and Prevention. The move comes as top sales executive Mary Murcko exits the health and fitness publisher and Maria Rodale looks to remake the company. David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World, also gets a promotion to the head of the "Active Living" group, and Rodale is seeking a third person to take charge as general manager of the Digital/New Brand Development division. Expect more licensing deals (and more of David Z on TV)...

The Daily News undergoes a reshuffle that no one can seem to understand. Bob Sapio, Scott Cohen and Adam Berkowitz all received promotions that may or may not actually be demotions as editor-in-chief Kevin Convey attempts to satisfy owner Mort Zuckerman... Robert Blau and Steven Hahn join the Pulitzer Prize board, replacing David Kennedy and Amanda Bennett... Layoffs are coming to Gannett, but executives can't decide whether to wait until after Christmas...

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia lays off somewhere between 20 and 60 staffers as it looks to reinvent the brand... New York Media names Larry Chevres chief technology officer. He had been vice president for engineering at Ziff Davis... Bo Jones leaves the Washington Post Co. after 32 years. He will be president and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions... Ira Silverberg and Chris Calhoun leave Sterling Lord Literistic. The former has been in the business for 26 years and will be literature director at the National Endowment for the Arts...

Staffers are running for the hills (literally?) at Patrick Kevin Day and Lindsay Powers leave the recently relaunched website. Day returns to the Los Angeles Times, which he departed two months ago to join the Hollywood trade... Steve Krakauer -- yes, former TVNewser Steve Krakauer -- lands a promotion at CNN... Rock Center makes another hire, snagging Tom Bettag as segment producer... Clear Channel cuts "hundreds" across the country. The company says they weren't made to cut costs but rather as a rethinking of the strategy...

Jared Grusd departs AOL for Spotify. The SVP of business development follows former AOL sales chief Jeff Levick to the music-sharing startup. Grusd's role is still up in the air... Executives continue to flee Yahoo... And there are changes at Spike TV, Univision Communications and more...

October 28, 2011: Courtney Chapman has been named executive producer of special events at Bloomberg TV. She had been coordinating producer of content development for digital media at ABC News. (TVNewser)

October 28, 2011: Laura Evans has been named chief experience officer at The Washington Post. She had been chief researcher there. (Poynter)

October 28, 2011: Jessica Goldberg DiPietro has been named managing director at Lippe Taylor. She had been EVP, beauty, at Lippe Taylor. (release)

October 28, 2011: Lee Einhorn has been named creative director at Venables Bell & Partners. He had been assistant creative director there. (AgencySpy)

October 28, 2011: Cris Logan has been named design director at Venables Bell & Partners. He had been art director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. (AgencySpy)

October 28, 2011: Kent Crawford has been named general manager at KUTV-KMYU-TV in Salt Lake City. He had been director of sales there. (TVSpy)

October 28, 2011: Allan Charnoff has been named senior business media consultant at Fleishman-Hillard. He had been senior correspondent at CNN. (TVNewser)

October 28, 2011: Chris Lambiase has been named publishing director at Rodale Inc. He had been senior vice president and publishing director there. (FishbowlNY)

October 28, 2011: David Willey has been named SVP and general manager of Active Living Group at Rodale Inc. He will continue as editor-in-chief at Runner's World. (FishbowlNY)

October 28, 2011: David Zinczenko has been named EVP and general manager of The Healthy Living Group at Rodale Inc. He will continue as editor-in-chief at Men's Health. (FishbowlNY)

October 27, 2011: Alex Eastburg has been named vice president, original series, at Spike TV. He had been co-executive producer at Car Lot Cowboy. (release)

October 27, 2011: Zena Burns has been named vice president, digital programming platforms, at Clear Channel Radio. She had been digital program director at Clear Channel Radio New York. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Darren Pfeffer has been named vice president of music and entertainment marketing at Clear Channel Radio. He had been marketing director at Clear Channel Radio New York. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Dennis Clark has been named vice president, talent development, at Clear Channel Radio. He had been executive producer at On Air With Ryan Seacrest. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Guy Zapoleon has been named vice president, digital music programming, at Clear Channel Radio. He had been the owner of Zapoleon Media. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Lindsey King has been named art director at Arnold Worldwide. She had been art director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Denise Colella has been named chief revenue officer at Maxifier. She had been CRO at AudienceScience. (mb)

October 27, 2011: Larry Chevres has been named chief technology officer at New York Media. He had been vice president of engineering at Ziff Davis. (release)

October 27, 2011: Ana Ceppi has been named vice president of agency development at Univision Communications Inc. She had been vice president of brand and advertising at American Express. (release)

October 26, 2011: Steve Krakauer has been named senior digital producer at CNN. He had been digital producer there. (TVNewser)

October 26, 2011: Tom Bettag has been named segment producer at Rock Center with Brian Williams. He had been senior executive producer at CNN. (TVNewser)

October 26, 2011: Dylan Byers has been named political media reporter at Politico. He had been reporter at Adweek. (FishbowlDC)

October 26, 2011: Steven Dennis has been named White House correspondent at CQ Roll Call. He had been House reporter there. (FishbowlDC)

October 26, 2011: Bob Melk has been named SVP, group publisher and CMO at IDG Enterprise. He had been SVP and group publisher there. (mb)

October 26, 2011: Melissa Stevens has been named senior director of corporate relations and special events at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. She had been director of strategic development and event marketing at Louise Blouin Media. (mb)

October 26, 2011: Wendy DeMarco has been named director of marketing at Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. She had been co-founder and vice president of communications at Hip Venture Company. (mb)

October 26, 2011: Daryl Hannah has been named associate director of news and field media at Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He had been senior media field strategist there. (mb)

October 26, 2011: Richard Lawson has been named senior writer at The Atlantic Wire. He had been entertainment writer at Gawker. (FishbowlNY)

October 25, 2011: Meredith Ritchie has been named communicatons associate at Media Matters for America. She had been copy editor at Saks Fifth Avenue. (mb)

October 25, 2011: Elizabeth Chmurak has been named editorial producer at CNN. She had been associate producer at In Session. (mb)

October 25, 2011: Shana Naomi Krochmal has been named digital supervising producer at The Young Turks. She had been digital senior producer at Vanguard. (mb)

October 25, 2011: Eric Bizzak has been named national sales director at The Week. He had been corporate integrated at Time Inc. (mb)

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