Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.29.12
AOL Splits Into Three; Curry's Seat Taken
June 29, 2012
itself, reorganizing into three separate business branches: Membership, Brand Group, and Advertising.com Group. CFO Artie Minson
gets bumped up to chief operating officer, overseeing the whole shebang. There is no word yet
about who will replace the elevated executive. The move is one that Tim Armstrong
hopes will help kickstart the business. The CEO recently won a fight with investor group Starboard Value for control of the board, but he needs to show results quickly to keep the momentum going. Minson, who has been taking on more responsibility in recent months, is clearly the man Armstrong thinks can succeed...
Vice hires Cat Marnell
, the writer/drugger who recently left xoJane. She'll pen a column called Amphetamine Logic. The move is, of course, all too logical... Cristina Cuomo
takes over as editor-in-chief of Manhattan
. She had been in the same position at Plum Hamptons
... James Aguiar
leaves the stylist world for a gig as national fashion director at Modern Luxury
... Kirsten Rohrs Schmitt
moves to W
as research chief, leaving her assistant research editor position at Reader's Digest
... Frank DiGiacomo
to New York Daily News
' "Gatecrasher" for a spot heading editorial operations at Movieline... Glenn Hall joins
The Blaze as managing editor. He previously has been editor-in-chief of TheStreet... Slate recruits Smithsonian
's Laura Helmuth
as science editor and Will Oremus
as a tech blogger...
NBC makes Ann Curry's replacement official. Savannah Guthrie, who's been the program's 9am co-host since June of 2011, took the seat this morning on her debut show... Greg Kelly, son of NYPD Commissioner Ray, trades the morning shift for the night one, jumping into the nightly news anchor chair at WNYW. Dave Price fills his spot at Good Day New York. Ernie Anastos and Harry Martin lose airtime as a result of the moves... Ed O'Keefe leaves ABC News Digital for the editor-in-chief position at the forthcoming and super-secret news site backed by Lerer Ventures...
Bob Mansfield is retiring from Apple. During his 13 years with the company, he oversaw hardware engineering on everything from the Mac to the iPad. He'll be missed, but he's no doubt a very rich man... Facebook hires 17-year-old "mobile genius" Nive Jayasekar. She'll be a partner engineer intern before matriculating at Carnegie Mellon University in the fall... Research in Motion will lay off 5,000 and delay the launch of Blackberry 10 until the first quarter of 2013, which has some analysts calling for the death of RIM (well, the latest death of RIM)... Karen Griffith Gryga moves to Dreamlit Ventures as a managing director of the Philadelphia office. She had been CEO at FashInvest... And there are changes at Los Angeles Times, THR.com and more...
June 29, 2012: Savannah Guthrie has been named co-anchor at Today.
She had been co-host there. (TVNewser)
June 28, 2012: Bryan Erickson has been named design director at Chicago.
He had been art director at The Wall Street Journal. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Lindsay Silberman has been named staff writer at Du Jour.
She had been staff editor at TVGuide.com. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Chris Krewson has been named Web editor at THR.com.
He had been Web editor at Variety.com. (FishbowlLA)
June 28, 2012: Dan McKinney has been named director of platform strategy and development at 24/7 Media.
He had been product manager, global media and technology, there. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Briana Armour has been named agency assistant at VinkMedia.
She had been intern there. (mb)
June 28, 2012: John Hamilton has been named agency director at VinkMedia.
He had been media director there. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Joy Donnell has been named corporate brand director at 720 PR.
She had been CEO there. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Bob Shaffer has been named vice president of East Coast sales at PointRoll.
He had been East Coast sales manager there. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Frank DiGiacomo has been named head of editorial operations at Movieline.
He had been gossip columnist at New York Daily News. (FishbowlNY)
June 28, 2012: Glenn Hall has been named managing editor at TheBlaze.com.
He had been editor-in-chief at TheStreet.com.
June 28, 2012: Kristin Witt has been named copywriter at Woodruff Sweitzer.
She had been art director and copywriter at DDB Chicago. (mb)
June 28, 2012: Evan Serpick has been named editor at Baltimore City Guide.
He had been senior editor at Baltimore. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Tori Powers has been named senior traffic manager at Woodruff Sweitzer.
She had been traffic manager at Grey Healthcare Group. (mb)
June 27, 2012: David Kurns has been named editorial content director at Successful Farming.
He had been director, corporate development, at Meredith. (release)
June 27, 2012: Dan Hood has been named production artist at Woodruff Sweitzer.
He had been graphic designer at Visionworks Marketing & Communications. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Laura Tyson has been named public relations account coordinator at Woodruff Sweitzer.
She had been account coordinator at Black Twig Communications. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Arnaud Collin has been named chief marketing officer at Catalog Spree.
He had been vice president, product, at Plum District. (release)
June 27, 2012: Eric Hadley has been named senior vice president of partner solutions and ad trade marketing at The Weather Channel Companies.
He had been general manager, worldwide marketing, for BING and MSN at Microsoft. (release)
June 27, 2012: James Aguiar has been named national fashion director at Modern Luxury.
He had been freelance stylist. (release)
June 27, 2012: Cristina Cuomo has been named editor-in-chief at Manhattan.
She had been editor-in-chief at Plum Hamptons. (release)
June 27, 2012: Fergus Mellon has been named senior vice president of pricing and planning at Gannett.
He had been senior director of revenue strategy and development at Meebo, Inc. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Ana Connery has been named brand content director of the Parenting Group at Bonnier Corp.
She had been editorial director at Parenting and Babytalk. (FishbowlNY)
June 27, 2012: Paige St. John has been named investigative reporter at Los Angeles Times.
She had been investigative reporter at Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (FishbowlLA)
June 27, 2012: Katherine Schreiber has been named staff writer at Greatist.com.
She had been staff editor at Psychology Today. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Laura Helmuth has been named science editor at Slate.
She had been senior editor at Smithsonian. (FishbowlNY)
June 27, 2012: Bianca Posterli has been named editorial director at Glam Media.
She had been digital and social media director at The Tyra Banks Company. (mb)
June 27, 2012: Kirsten Rohrs Schmitt has been named research chief at W.
She had been assistant research editor at Reader's Digest.
June 26, 2012: Lauren Frankfort has been named associate editor at StyleBistro.com.
She had been intern at Teen Vogue. (mb)
June 26, 2012: Bryson Koehler has been named chief information officer at The Weather Channel Companies.
He had been operating partner, travel and entertainment, at Exigen Capital. (release)
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