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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.01.12

Wall Street Journal Shuffles; Gawker's New Weapon

June 1, 2012
The Wall Street Journal makes a host of changes, including moving weekend fashion director Alexa Brazilian to an editor-at-large position. Meenal Mistry, acting fashion features director for WSJ., takes over. Additionally, James Grimaldi joins from the Washington Post as senior investigative reporter. His goodbye note to the staff featured plenty of wisdom courtesy of Ron Padgett, including "eat an orange every morning" and "take out the trash." Finally, Carrie Melago jumps from the New York Daily News to the WSJ. She will work in the "Greater New York" section...

Nick Denton makes another raft of changes, dispatching not-so-secret weapon Gaby Darbyshire to focus on international efforts, while Scott Kidder heads up legal and HR. Lauren Bertolini replaces him as head of editorial operations. Julia Alvidrez is the new operations manager... Lucky editor-in-chief Brandon Holley says goodbye to Caroline Waxler, director of digital content. The shopping magazine's site is falling to keep up with the rise of e-commerce... Emily Yoshida joins the Grantland gang.

The Chicago Sun-Times names Craig Newman managing editor as it moves to a digital focus. "We are no longer a newspaper company," editor-in-chief Jim Kirk said in a memo to staff. "We are a technology company that happens to publish a newspaper. We deliver content. And we will deliver content on many platforms and in ways that we haven't yet fully considered."... Larry Webster takes over as editor-in-chief at Road & Track. He had been automotive editor at Popular Mechanics... Bill Shapiro dials back to editor-at-large at Time Inc. while also joining e-book commerce initiative, Zola Books...

Chris White, the Fox News associate producer who cut together the Obama attack video that ran on Fox & Friends, loses a job offer from CNN as a result of protests about the four-minute clip. He'll still be able to keep his AP post at Fox. Elsewhere, John Berman departs ABC News for the 24-hour News Network... Linus Karlsson is officially CCO for global brands at McCann. Sean Bryan and Tom Murphy are bumped up to co-CCOs in the Gotham offices, while Andreas Dahlqvist adds the role of deputy global CCO... And there are changes at Everyday Health, Inc., NPR and more...

June 1, 2012: Mia Carbonell has been named senior vice president, corporate communications, at Forbes Media. She had been vice president of corporate communications at HSN. (FishbowlNY)

June 1, 2012: Nina Willdorf has been named executive editor at All You. She had been editor-in-chief at Budget Travel. (release)

June 1, 2012: Ben de la Cruz has been named multimedia editor at NPR. He had been video producer and reporter at The Washington Post. (FishbowlDC)

June 1, 2012: Janet Avelar has been named general assignment reporter at KSWT-TV in Yuma, Ariz. She had been reporter at LA CityView 35. (FishbowlLA)

June 1, 2012: Leila Fadel has been named correspondent at NPR News. She had been Cairo bureau chief at The Washington Post. (release)

June 1, 2012: Caren Bohan has been named managing editor, domestic policy, at National Journal. She had been White House correspondent at Reuters. (release)

May 31, 2012: Kirstin Benson has been named entertainment producer at ConnecTV. She had been West Coast producer at (mb)

May 31, 2012: Corbin Chamberlin has been named contributing editor at Scene. He had been fashion writer there. (mb)

May 31, 2012: Meenal Mistry has been named fashion director, Off Duty, at The Wall Street Journal. She had been interim fashion features editor at WSJ. (Fashion Week Daily)

May 31, 2012: Larry Webster has been named editor-in-chief at Road & Track. He had been automotive editor at Popular Mechanics. (mb)

May 31, 2012: Andy Jacobson has been named vice president, sales, at Everyday Health, Inc. He had been vice president, digital sales, at Gannett. (release)

May 31, 2012: Orlando Reece has been named vice president, head of broadcast and digital video sales, at Everyday Health, Inc. He had been senior vice president, advertising sales, at Grab Networks. (release)

May 31, 2012: Tracy Chapman has been named vice president, consumer insights, at Everyday Health, Inc. She had been principal at Just Ask a Woman. (release)

May 31, 2012: Laura Klein has been named executive vice president of sales at Everyday Health, Inc. She had been senior vice president of sales, public relations and corporate branding there. (release)

May 31, 2012: Scott Wolf has been named chief sales officer at Everyday Health, Inc. He had been executive vice president of sales there. (release)

May 31, 2012: Anush Prabhu has been named partner, director of insights and communications planning at Deutsch New York. He had been managing director, communications planning and analytics, at McGarryBowen. (AgencySpy)

May 31, 2012: Tiffany Rolfe has been named partner and chief content officer at Co: Collective. She had been vice president and executive creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. (AgencySpy)

May 31, 2012: Jane Krull has been named producer at Leo Burnett. She had been integrated producer, at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. (AgencySpy)

May 31, 2012: Doug Melville has been named chief diversity officer, North America, at TBWA. He had been CEO and founder of Red Carpet Runway. (AgencySpy)

May 31, 2012: Muriel Malka has been named head of mergers and acquisitions at Advance Publications. She had been senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at NBCUniversal. (FishbowlNY)

May 30, 2012: Alicia Muntzner has been named vice president of advertising sales at Style Media. She had been director of advertising sales at USA Network. (release)

May 30, 2012: Sondra Forsyth has been named executive editor at She had been senior editor there. (mb)

May 30, 2012: Nicole Stone has been named Midwest account executive at Speedshape. She had been producer there. (mb)

May 29, 2012: Joshua Weinstein has been named head of content at FilmFunds. He had been Deal Central columnist at The Wrap. (mb)

May 29, 2012: Bari Lieberman has been named senior associate editor of fitness at Prevention. She had been fitness blogger at Self and New York editor at Vital Juice. (mb)

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