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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.20.12

Out Rehires Staffers; Current Lands Another Gov

April 20, 2012
Out lays off its entire editorial staff, although it's not as bad as it sounds. Joe Pompeo reports that editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin plans to hire back almost the entire 12-person editorial team on long-term contracts under the new Grand Editorial venture he is starting. The company will provide content to Out, which will not have a reduction in frequency. Hicklin says it's not a cost-cutting measure, but the staffers will no longer have benefits since they are freelancers...

Hearst Corp. hires Gina Garrubbo as senior vice president of Hearst Magazines International's Global Women's Digital Advertising Network. (Try putting that on a business card.)... Jason Binn hires a host of editorial and sales staffers for his Du Jour outfit. Keith Pollock and Nicole Vecchiarelli will serve as co-editors-in-chief while Alan Katz steps in as chief revenue officer...

Crain's New York fires Xana Antunes after almost four years as editor. Managing editor Glenn Coleman replaces her on an interim basis and is also the top candidate for the top spot. Circulation was "up modestly" under Antunes' tenure, but that success was not enough for her to keep her job... Tom Kelly steps in as senior vice president and chief revenue officer at the Los Angeles News Group, which includes the Daily News, Daily Breeze, and seven other newspapers... Bob Kappstatter lands as editor-in-chief of the Bronx Times/Bronx Times Reporter after the New York Daily News made him retire... The Center for Public Integrity cuts four reporters and two staffers due to budget cuts. The editorial staff now consists of 28 people...

CurrentTV hires California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom as host. Mia Haugen is tapped to produce the show... Julian Assange lands a talk show on Russian TV. His first guest: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah... KTVA, the CBS-affiliate in Anchorage, cancels its weekday morning and weekend newscasts... Punch picks Vanity Fair contributing editor Jim Windolf as editor-in-chief. The app secured $2.25 million in funding and boasts Maer Roshan and DailyCandy founder Dany Levy as co-founders along with David Bennahum... The Huffington Post hires Spotify VP of engineering John Pavley as its chief technology officer... And there are changes at Redbook, Lucky and more...

April 20, 2012: Erik Maza has been named media reporter at Women's Wear Daily. He had been features reporter at Baltimore Sun. (FishbowlNY)

April 20, 2012: Bob Kappstatter has been named editor-in-chief at The Bronx Times/Bronx Times-Reporter. He had been deputy police bureau chief at New York Daily News. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Orlando Salinas has been named reporter at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va. He had been national news correspondent at Fox News. (TVNewser)

April 19, 2012: Tim Seaman has been named anchor at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. He had been sports director there. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2012: Travis Morgan has been named sports director at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. He had been sports director at KMTV-TV in Omaha, Neb. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2012: Denise Pelster has been named co-host and meteorologist at KWWL-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She had been meteorologist there. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2012: Lisa Chavarria has been named general assignment reporter at WFLD-TV in Chicago. She had been reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2012: Kathy Reynolds has been named regional news director at WNWO-TV in Toledo, Ohio. She had been news director at WEYI-TV in Saginaw, Miss. (TVSpy)

April 19, 2012: Jamie Engel has been named VP and publisher at Scholastic Parent & Child. He had been group associate publisher at Bonnier Corp. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Max McDonnell has been named associate vice president of product development at Du Jour. He had been CEO at (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Cynthia Lewis has been named VP of sales at Du Jour. She was the founder of Create Lucrative Relationships. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Alan Katz has been named chief revenue officer at Du Jour. He had been EVP, business development, at Direct Brands, Inc. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Nicole Vecchiarelli has been named co-editor-in-chief at Du Jour. She had been senior editor at InStyle. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Keith Pollock has been named co-editor-in-chief at Du Jour. He had been editorial director at (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: John Pavley has been named chief technology officer at The Huffington Post Media Group. He had been vice president of engineering at Spotify. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Katie Demetriou has been named advertising director at Redbook. She had been Midwest director there. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Robyn Mait Levine has been named associate publisher, marketing, at Redbook. She had been executive director, integrated marketing, there. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Julie Arkin has been named associate publisher of sales at Redbook. She had been consultant at Hearst Home Group. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Jacie Brandes has been named associate publisher of sales at Bonnier Corp. She had been national ad sales director there. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Amy Lloyd has been named associate publisher of sales at Bonnier Corp. She had been national ad sales director there. (FishbowlNY)

April 19, 2012: Denise Martin has been named senior editor at She had been executive editor at (mb)

April 19, 2012: David Kenger has been named senior VP of business development at Steelfish Media. He had been director of training at Redcoat Publishing. (mb)

April 18, 2012: Mike Isaac has been named senior editor at AllThingsDigital. He had been staff writer at Wired. (mb)

April 18, 2012: Dabee Kaye has been named executive beauty director at Lucky. She had been Eastern advertising director at Shape. (mb)

April 18, 2012: Tom Schachte has been named editor at Wild(child) Editorial. He had been editor at BlueRock. (release)

April 18, 2012: Rena Shapiro has been named director of political advertising sales at Pandora. She had been director of politics, issue advocacy and public affairs at AOL. (release)

April 18, 2012: Tom Kelly has been named senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Los Angeles News Group. He had been senior vice president of advertising and marketing at Orange County Register. (FishbowlLA)

April 17, 2012: Darrell DeMakes has been named senior producer, digital, at Disney Publishing Worldwide. He had been senior manager at Nokia. (mb)

April 17, 2012: John Schuldt has been named account manager at JPG Group. He had been PR specialist, media buyer and event manager at 50 Below. (mb)

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