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Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.31.12

Buzzfeed's Latest Hire; Spitzer's Possible Return

January 31, 2012
Buzzfeed makes a third splashy hire, snagging Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan. He will start a tech vertical along with John Herrman, who joins from Popular Mechanics. "I would like to note that it is the first technology site powered entirely by ginger tears, which is what I'm most excited about," Buchanan tells All Things D's Peter Kafka with typical and appropriate humor. The tech site is the third one in Buzzfeed's arsenal along with politics (Ben Smith) and culture (Doree Shafrir). You have to think that more are coming in the near future. Erik Malinowski smartly wonders if there is a sports site in the works. (Call one of the Quickish guys, Peretti.)...

News Corp. wants to hire former Bloomberg LP chief executive Lex Fenwick as publisher of The Wall Street Journal. He was CEO of Bloomberg from 2001 to 2008 and has been at Bloomberg Ventures since then. Fenwick would replace Les Hinton, who departed in July during the News of the World scandal. On an unrelated note, News Corp. vet Teri Everett says goodbye after 12 years on the communications beat. Julie Henderson replaces her as senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer... Bill Hamilton jumps to The New York Times where he'll be national security editor. He was recently promoted to deputy managing editor of Politico... Anthony De Rosa tweets that Michael Wolff will be joining the Guardian stateside "to cover media, tech, publishing and politics." Wolff confirmed with a single tweet. The former editorial director of AdWeek starts his column tomorrow...

Demand Media loses three co-founders as Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez and Steven Kydd are all gone. The company's PR team says the departures were unrelated to each other and to any issues surrounding the IPO. Michael Blend, EVP of media and marketplace, will handle the majority of their tasks... Penton Media hires David Kieselstein as CEO. The former TNS North America chief executive replaces Sharon Rowlands, who resigned four months ago... Jackson Hole installs freelancer Dina Mishev as editor-in-chief... Michelle Lee departs the EIC spot at In Touch Weekly for, where she'll be senior vice president of content and editorial director... Kristin Cohen steps in as associate publisher at Saveur...

Could Eliot Spitzer be returning to TV? The former New York governor will co-host Keith Olbermann's Countdown show while the CurrentTV main man recovers from bronchitis... Anderson Cooper's show loses co-executive producer Jim Murphy. He will return to the news world, The Wrap reports... Clear Channel is investing in an entire television and film production company run by Ryan Seacrest... Dan Arnall moves to executive producer of news at Bloomberg Television... And there are changes at Travel + Leisure, Parenting Group and more...

January 31, 2012: Ted Hong has been named chief marketing officer at M-GO. He had been chief marketing officer at and Fandango. (FishbowlLA)

January 31, 2012: Tony Monteleone has been named associate publisher at Twice. He had been account manager there. (mb)

January 31, 2012: Sabina Kuriakose has been named consumer and investigative reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Conn. She had been morning reporter at YNN-TV in New York. (TVSpy)

January 31, 2012: Christopher Coffey has been named consumer and investigative reporter at WVIT-TV in Hartford, Conn. He had been reporter at KTBC-TV in Austin. (TVSpy)

January 31, 2012: Corey Michael Dalton has been named editor at Jack and Jill. He had been associate editor at The Saturday Evening Post. (release)

January 31, 2012: Michael Lupetin has been named vice president, marketing and brand, at KQED. He had been vice president, group program director at Moxie Interactive. (release)

January 31, 2012: Jane Wooldridge has been named cruise editor at Travel + Leisure. She will continue as business editor at The Miami Herald. (release)

January 31, 2012: Jennifer Allen Kay has been named director, audience development, at Parenting Group. She had been deputy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

January 31, 2012: Sasha Emmons has been named executive editor at Parenting Group. She had been co-deputy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

January 31, 2012: Julie Henderson has been named SVP, corporate affairs, and chief communications officer at News Corporation. She had been senior vice president of corporate communications, Fox Interactive Media, there. (FishbowlNY)

January 31, 2012: Joshua David Stein has been named editor-in-chief at BlackBook. He had been senior editor at Departures. (FishbowlNY)

January 30, 2012: Georgia Galanoudis has been named managing director, business development, at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. She had been executive director of Parents Network Custom Solutions and Hispanic Ventures Custom Solutions there. (release)

January 30, 2012: Betsy Rella has been named vice president, ad sales research, at The Weather Channel Companies. She had been senior vice president, Ipsos OTX MediaCT, at Ipsos. (release)

January 30, 2012: Kristin Cohen has been named associate publisher at Saveur. She had been vice president of business development at Intellivent Group. (FishbowlNY)

January 30, 2012: Dan Arnall has been named executive producer of news at Bloomberg Television. He had been senior producer for domestic news at ABC News. (FishbowlNY)

January 30, 2012: Gigi Fava has been named creative director at La Cucina Italiana. She had been art director at Time. (mb)

January 30, 2012: Michelle Lee has been named senior vice president of content and editorial director at She had been editor in chief at In Touch Weekly. (mb)

January 27, 2012: Dina Mishev has been named editor-in-chief at Jackson Hole. She had been a freelancer. (mb)

January 27, 2012: Ann Wiens has been named editor-publisher at Oregon Quarterly. She had been executive director of marketing, public affairs and graphic design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (mb)

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