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Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.27.11

Anchors Away At CNBC; Us Weekly Vet Departs

December 27, 2011
CNBC cannot hang on to its anchors. The New York Post reports that Europe chief Mike Buckley and London correspondent Guy Johnson are departing, following Melissa Francis, Erin Burnett and Trish Regan out the door. That trio left "after running headlong into the glass ceiling known as Maria Bartiromo, the longtime anchorwoman." Oh, burn. David Faber might be the next to leave, although CNBC's PR staff points out that names such as Seema Mody, Kayla Tausche, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Brian Sullivan joined in 2011. Expect more comings (and goings) in the near future...

US Weekly's photo director Brittain Stone leaves after 14 years of service. Deputy photo editor Jennifer Halper replaces him. Inside sources cite battles with editor Michael Steele as reason for Stone's departure. Executive editor Catherine Romano also recently left for Glamour... Portland's LGBT paper Just Out closes its doors after 28 years...

Dana Jacobson leaves ESPN's First Take, but she will remain within the Worldwide Leader's family... Jim Bankoff poaches yet another big name from AOL, drafting Joystiq editor-in-chief Chris Grant (and two of his staffers) to start a gaming site at Vox Media. If you want more, there's plenty of great info on Engadget managing editor Darren Murph's Tumblr about the moves and what it all means... And there are changes at The New York Times, Bloomberg TV and more...

December 27, 2011: Ruth Bellotti has been named art director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. He had been art director at Publicis Mojo. (AgencySpy)

December 27, 2011: Josh Beckerman has been named news editor for media monitoring desk at Dow Jones Newswires. He had been assistant news editor there. (MediaJobsDaily)

December 27, 2011: Alison Thompson has been named vice president at Solomon McCown. She had been senior account supervisor there. (PRNewser)

December 27, 2011: Greg Angel has been named weekend anchor at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Fla. He had been multimedia journalist there. (TVSpy)

December 27, 2011: Stephen Mayer has been named multimedia journalist at KCTV-TV in Kansas City. He had been anchor and multimedia journalist at KTBS-TV in Shreveport, La. (TVSpy)

December 27, 2011: Emily Finnegan has been named weekday anchor at WSIL-TV in Harrisburg, Ill. She had been weekend anchor there. (TVSpy)

December 27, 2011: Julia Phelps has been named SVP of corporate communications at Viacom International Media Networks. She had been VP of corporate communications there. (PRNewser)

December 27, 2011: Stacey Tank has been named SVP of corporate relations at Heineken USA. She had been head of corporate relations of "Healthymagination" at G.E. (PRNewser)

December 27, 2011: Elisabeth Shaffer has been named news director at WOWK-TV in Huntington, W.Va. She had been executive producer at WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va. (TVSpy)

December 27, 2011: Dan Carroll has been named morning anchor at WKEF-WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio. He had been anchor at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. (TVSpy)

December 27, 2011: Jason Farkas has been named senior broadcast producer at Bloomberg TV. He had been senior producer at CNBC. (TVNewser)

December 27, 2011: Tom Bodkin has been named deputy managing editor at The New York Times. He had been design director there. (FishbowlNY)

December 27, 2011: Jennifer Halper has been named photo editor at Us Weekly. She had been deputy photo editor there. (FishbowlNY)

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