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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.21.12

ESPN Fires Writer; Clinton Returning to NBC

February 21, 2012
ESPN fires one staffer and suspends another one for 30 days after two separate incidents involving New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin and a certain five-letter word. Max Bretos, the suspended anchor in question, apologized on his Twitter feed (and some are writing that the sentence is too harsh). Anthony Federico told the Daily News he had no intention of offending anyone and that he had used the phrase "at least 100 times" previously. (Perhaps someone should also look into the repetition of the site's headlines.)...

Stephen Colbert was not shut down by the FCC or any of the other crazy rumors flying around. He simply stopped production for two days to attend to his ailing mother. She is better now, thanks for asking. We now return to your regularly scheduled program... It looks as though Chelsea Clinton will be returning to NBC, despite what the New York Post reported last month...

Fun times on the West Coast. Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold seems to be heading to the Los Angeles Times, at least if a handshake is any indication. Or perhaps he wasn't, as LA Observed reported that the LA Weekly wants to keep him, offering money it previously could not find. (Funny how that happens.) Oh wait, now he's moving to the LAT. "We wish we could have kept him. Hell, we tried to keep him. But time marches on. He's been here since 1982, for God's sake," the LA Weekly writes...

Buzzfeed hires Katie Notopoulos as senior editor. She is "is an incredibly gifted finder of compelling, viral patterns and curator of online culture, which should really just be called 'culture' at this point," editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote in an email... Source Interlink Media promotes Jim Adolph to group publisher for the street motorcycle titles and David Sonsky to publisher of the International Motorcycle Group... Mario Ruiz, who has toiled under Arianna Huffington for five years, departs to start his own agency. His first client: The Huffington Post... And there are changes at Forbes, Conde Nast, and more...

February 21, 2012: Stacey Skrysak has been named anchor at WAND-TV in Decatur, Ill. She had been anchor at KRTV-TV in Boise, Idaho. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Jeff Butera has been named anchor at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, Fla. He had been reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Teresa Woodard has been named reporter at WFAA-TV in Dallas. She had been anchor-reporter at KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Mo. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Scott Livingston has been named vice president of news at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. He had been news director at Sinclair Broadcast Group. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Stella Inger has been named morning anchor at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. She had been morning anchor at KPSP-TV in Palm Springs, Calif. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Matt Stevens has been named news director at WADL-TV in Detroit. He had been senior correspondent at WOIO-TV in Cleveland. (TVSpy)

February 21, 2012: Austin Wright has been named Morning Defense editor at Politico. He had been associate editor at National Defense. (FishbowlDC)

February 21, 2012: Lauren Schutte has been named entertainment writer at The Daily. She had been staff editor at The Hollywood Reporter. (FishbowlLA)

February 21, 2012: J. Hoberman has been named chief film critic at Blouin Artinfo. He had been film critic at The Village Voice. (FishbowlNY)

February 21, 2012: Tim Bruno has been named SVP of event production, talent development and studio relations at Viacom Entertainment Group. He had been VP of event production, talent development and studio relations there. (release)

February 21, 2012: Michael Knight has been named sales, service and marketing manager at Mailmark. He had been VP of sales at BlueWave Networks. (mb)

February 19, 2012: Diana Kelly has been named senior online editor at Prevention. She had been weight loss channel editor there. (mb)

February 19, 2012: Rachel Mount has been named senior editor at Reader's Digest. She had been assistant editor, food, at O, the Oprah Magazine. (mb)

February 18, 2012: Jeff Turrentine has been named articles editor at OnEarth. He had been a contributing writer at Architectural Digest. (mb)

February 17, 2012: Christina Ko has been named associate managing editor at Departures. She had been assistant managing editor there. (mb)

February 17, 2012: Jonath Small has been named chief content officer and head of programming at He had been SVP editorial and programming at Break Media. (mb)

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