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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.24.12

Seacrest Stays Put; The Atlantic Poaches The Times

April 24, 2012
Ryan Seacrest is not going anywhere. He will remain as host of American Idol through the spring of 2014 for the low cost of $15 million per season. Seacrest, a fixture on the show since its launch in 2002, used his place as program pointman to elevate his status beyond his wildest dreams. (He's his very own American idol, if you will.) "He is an integral part of why American Idol is a true phenomenon, and we can't imagine doing this show without him," Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment for Fox, said in a statement. Seacrest will also contribute to this summer's Olympic Games coverage on NBC Universal and have an expanded role at the Peacock...

Lulu Kennedy signs on as an editor-at-large of Love. Kennedy founded the Fashion East initiative and is close with the publication's editor-in-chief Katie Grand. She will be responsible for finding up-and-coming talent and the beautiful young things... Prevention signs up Lori Burgess as publisher. She replaces Laura Petasnick, who took a job with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia earlier this spring... The Atlantic adds Michael Donohoe to its global business vertical. The former New York Timesman comes on as product engineering director of the unnamed brand that launches sometime in 2012... Sky News producer Neal Mann moves to The Wall Street Journal as social media editor. WSJ staffers are very excited about the arrival of @fieldproducer...

Sean Fennessey leaves GQ where he had been Web editor for a job at Grantland. He also departs New York for Los Angeles... Tommy Tomlinson says goodbye to the Charlotte Observer to join Joe Posnanski at the USA Today Sports Media Group's project with Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He will focus, confusingly, on college football... Jim Kirk is the new editor-in-chief at the Sun-Times Media Holdings LLC. He had been chief of editorial operations at Crain's Chicago Business. Kirk will head editorial operations for the Chicago Sun-Times in addition to the company's 40 other publications...

Wolfgang Hammer and Terry Press are the new co-presidents of CBS Films. The duo had been COO and marketing consultant, respectively. They replace Amy Baer, who left last September... Jeremy Gaines says goodbye to his MSNBC PR gig to take a spot as VP of corporate communications for the Gannett Company... And there are changes at The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post and more...

April 24, 2012: Alberto Rojas has been named director of publicity at Regnery Publishing. He had been senior director of publicity at HarperCollins. (release)

April 24, 2012: Greg Giangrande has been named EVP and chief human resources officer at Time Inc. He had been EVP and chief human resources officer at . (FishbowlNY)

April 24, 2012: Ryan Hazelwood has been named news director at KVII-TV in Amarillo, Texas. He had been broadcast engineer and instructor at West Texas A&M University. (TVSpy)

April 24, 2012: Sula Kim has been named morning co-anchor at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. She had been weekend evening anchor at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. (TVSpy)

April 24, 2012: Mike Headrick has been named investigative reporter and anchor at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. He had been morning anchor at KDVR-TV in Denver. (TVSpy)

April 24, 2012: Matthew Nordin has been named investigative reporter at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. He had been investigative reporter and morning anchor at WMBF-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (TVSpy)

April 24, 2012: Jethro Nededog has been named senior reporter at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been TV and pop culture writer there. (FishbowlLA)

April 24, 2012: Jordan Zakarin has been named staff writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been entertainment editor and reporter at Huffington Post. (FishbowlLA)

April 24, 2012: Erin Carlson has been named staff editor at The Hollywood Reporter. She had been writer and reporter at The Associated Press. (FishbowlLA)

April 24, 2012: Seth Abramovitch has been named deputy editor at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been senior editor at Gawker. (FishbowlLA)

April 24, 2012: Sean Fennessey has been named editor at Grantland. He had been editor at GQ. (FishbowlLA)

April 24, 2012: Lori Burgess has been named publisher at Prevention. She had been publisher at The Hollywood Reporter. (FishbowlNY)

April 24, 2012: Michael Donohoe has been named product engineering director at The Atlantic Media. He had been senior software engineer at RealNetworks. (FishbowlNY)

April 23, 2012: Jason Buhrmester has been named senior editor at Playboy. He had been contributing editor there. (mb)

April 23, 2012: Phil Mui has been named chief product and engineering officer at Acxiom. He had been group product manager at Google Analytics. (mb)

April 23, 2012: Hugh Panero has been named CEO at Popdust. He had been co-founder and CEO of XM Satellite Radio. (release)

April 23, 2012: Neal Mann has been named social media editor at Wall Street Journal. He had been producer at Sky News. (FishbowlNY)

April 23, 2012: Jeremy Gaines has been named VP of corporate communications at Gannett. He had been VP of corporate communications at MSNBC. (mb)

April 23, 2012: Kate Palmer has been named national editor at The Huffington Post. She had been managing editor at The Onion. (mb)

April 21, 2012: Joe DeStio has been named anchor and reporter at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh. He had been anchor and reporter at ESPN Radio. (mb)

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