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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.26.13

Wired Nabs Gizmodo EIC; ABC Poaches From The New York Times

February 26, 2013
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Wired hires Joe Brown back. The Gizmodo editor-in-chief, who previously worked at the Conde Nast publication as a senior associate editor, will take on the new role of New York editor. Former Gizmodo EIC Joel Johnson will search for Brown's replacement at the Gawker Media tech blog. Brown's return is another move in the Scott Dadich-ification of Wired. "With Scott and the team he's put in place, it's like we’re getting the band back together," Brown said about his decision to leave Gizmodo. Best of luck to everyone involved...

ABC News scores a coup, landing New York Times national political correspondent Jeff Zeleny as senior Washington correspondent. The journo's recent scoops include the news that Karl Rove would form a new group to recruit Republicans to run for office, and he feels prepared for life on television because of recent forays into web video. Additionally, Susan Saulny joins ABC from the 'paper of record.' She will work in the D.C. bureau as a correspondent... Evan McMorris-Santoro moves from Talking Points Memo to BuzzFeed where he will continue to report on politics. He replaces Zeke Miller, who is taking a break after 14 months of non-stop work on the campaign trail. Two questions for Miller: Where is he headed next? (There's talk of Politico.) And will the prolific tweeter give it up during his short hiatus?...

Variety taps not one, not two, but three editors-in-chief. Andrew Wallenstein, Claudia Eller and Cynthia Littleton will share the duties. That, um, sounds like a nightmare, but we're sure they will figure out how to handle it all and divide up the duties. The weekly print edition debuts on March 26... Pursuit Magazine hires freelancer Kim Green as managing editor and recruits [FIND] Investigations owner Thomas Humphreys as executive editor... Golf Magazine executive editor Eamon Lynch takes over as managing editor of

Square loses Jared Fliesler, the company's vice president of user acquisition and business operations. The move is unrelated to the recent departure of chief operating officer Keith Rabois, who left in the wake of a sexual-harassment allegation... Zynga cuts 30 jobs and shuts offices in New York, Baltimore, Austin, Texas and McKinney, Texas... Shoutlet, a cloud-based marketing platform, hires Roy Jugessur as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. That sounds like a fun job... Doner reportedly gets rid of 10 jobs in its Atlanta office, roughly one percent of the company-wide workforce... And there are changes at Rubenstein PR, NowThis News and more...

February 26, 2013: Chikage Windler has been named chief meteorologist at KEYE in Austin, Texas. She had been weekend meteorologist at WTHR in Indianapolis. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Eric Ludgood has been named assistant news director at WAGA in Atlanta. He had been news director at WGCL in Atlanta. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Ann Hinshaw has been named vice president at Rubenstein PR. She had been account supervisor at DKC Public Relations. (release)

February 26, 2013: Aurora Kessler has been named managing director at Rubenstein PR. She had been director of media communications at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. (release)

February 26, 2013: Paul Slavin has been named chief operating officer at Everyday Health. He had been SVP and general manager of global news and Everyday Health Studios there. (release)

February 26, 2013: Lauren Trager has been named general assignment reporter at KMOV in St. Louis. She had been weekend anchor at KARK in Little Rock, Ark. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Denise Eck has been named news director at WDTN in Dayton, Ohio. She had been assistant news director at WCPO in Cincinnati. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Eric Thomas has been named VP and general manager at KLBK in Lubbock, Texas. He had been SVP and general manager at KTAB in Abilene/Sweetwater, Texas. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Emily Mieure has been named reporter at WDRB in Louisville, Ky. She had been reporter at WFIE in Evansville, Ind. (TVSpy)

February 26, 2013: Susan Saulny has been named correspondent at ABC News. She had been national reporter at The New York Times. (TVNewser)

February 26, 2013: Joe Brown has been named New York editor at Wired. He had been editor-in-chief at Gizmodo. (FishbowlNY)

February 26, 2013: Evan McMorris-Santoro has been named White House reporter at BuzzFeed. He had been national politics reporter at Talking Points Memo. (FishbowlDC)

February 25, 2013: Alec Dann has been named VP media operations at Fierce Markets. He had been president at Networked Media. (mb)

February 25, 2013: Roy Jugessur has been named head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at Shoutlet. He had been head of global enterprise accounts at Bazaarvoice. (AllFacebook)

February 25, 2013: Jeff Zeleny has been named senior Washington correspondent at ABC News. He had been national political correspondent at The New York Times. (TVNewser)

February 25, 2013: Jonas Lindeborg has been named chief technology officer at mBlox. He had been VP of mobile platforms at Mashmobile. (mb)

February 25, 2013: Connor Boals has been named producer at NowThis News. He had been junior producer at Reuters. (mb)

February 23, 2013: Kim Green has been named managing editor at Pursuit Magazine. She had been a freelance writer. (mb)

February 23, 2013: Thomas H. Humphreys has been named executive editor at Pursuit Magazine. He had been owner/lead investigator at [FIND] Investigations. (mb)

February 22, 2013: Eamon Lynch has been named managing editor at He had been executive editor at Golf Magazine. (mb)

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