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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.18.13

Brandon Holley Leaving Lucky; Hiring Spree at The Hollywood Reporter

June 18, 2013
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MSNBC.com goes after talent in a big way, hiring Irin Carmon, Timothy Noah and Nisha Chittal. They come from Salon, The New Republic and Travel Channel, respectively. "We're continuing to build an outstanding digital team of writers and editors at MSNBC, and we're excited to announce our latest additions, ahead of our launch later this year," MSNBC.com director Richard Wolffe wrote in a memo. Presumably, more writers and editors will join the squad as managing editor Dafna Linzer continues to build out her staff. Linzer came to the site in March, leaving ProPublica to tackle the relaunch. And one more at MSNBC: Talking Points Memo's Benjy Sarlin joins the network and Hardball in the D.C. bureau...

Ryan Kadro gets promoted at CBS This Morning to senior broadcast producer. He had been senior producer there. Meanwhile, CBS News names Terri Stewart national editor. She was Northeast bureau chief... Al Jazeera America keeps on hiring, this time tapping Adam May, Lori Jane Gliha and Christof Putzel as correspondents for America Tonight. Former CNN executive producer Kim Bondy will handle the production side of the primetime show... Jake Tapper as soap opera star? Sure, why the heck not? The CNN anchor will make an appearance on All My Children, playing investigative reporter Spencer Phillips. But how will he prepare for the role?!?...

Brandon Holley is out at Lucky. Taking her place is Eva Chen, who had been consulting for the pub. No word yet on what's next for the Conde Nast vet. Meanwhile, the magazine giant shuffles publisher roles, as Connie Anne Phillips returns to the company and takes over the money side of Glamour. Bill Wackermann, who had been vice president and publisher of the lady mag, joins Conde Nast Traveler as executive vice president and publishing director. He had previously been associate publisher there... Janice Min makes a host of hires and hands out a bunch of promotions. Jeanie Pyun is officially the features director, while Nicole Breanne and Hilary Lewis join as social media editor and staff editor at THR.com, respectively... Inc. loses Nicole Marie Richardson, who has been with the publication since 2008. Most recently, she was executive editor, special projects at Inc.com...

Tumblr's media director quits. Mark Coatney, who was at Newsweek before joining the startup, wrote that it was a "good time" to go... Megan McArdle says goodbye to Newsweek and takes a position as columnist at Bloomberg View. She'll cover the economy, business, politics and national affairs. Newsweek senior writer Tony Dokoupil also leaves, moving to NBCNews.com... The Huffington Post loses Craig Kanalley, who leaves his senior editor position for the Buffalo Sabres. He'll be the NHL team's social media manager... Atlantic Media snags Politico's Stephanie Gaskell as associate editor and senior reporter at Defense One. That's a bunch of people departing Politico recently. Natural churn or something more?... And there are changes at The New York Times, GetGlue and more...

June 18, 2013: Jennifer Coogan has been named editorial director at Newsela. She had been editor at Federated Media. (mb)

June 18, 2013: Stephanie Gaskell has been named senior reporter and associate editor of Defense One at Atlantic Media. She had been defense reporter at Politico Pro. (FishbowlDC)

June 18, 2013: Connie Anne Phillips has been named vice president and publisher at Glamour. She had been publisher at InStyle. (FishbowlNY)

June 18, 2013: Rachel Donadio has been named European culture correspondent at The New York Times. She had been Rome bureau chief there. (FishbowlNY)

June 18, 2013: Jared Bernstein has been named contributor to the Economix blog at The New York Times. He had been economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. (FishbowlNY)

June 18, 2013: Lisa de Moraes has been named TV columnist at Deadline Hollywood. She had been TV critic at The Washington Post. (FishbowlNY)

June 18, 2013: Lauryn Flynn has been named VP of public relations at Azione PR. She had been global director of music and talent relations at Burberry. (release)

June 18, 2013: Sarah Blustain has been named senior editor at The Investigative Fund. She had been senior editor at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. (release)

June 18, 2013: Evan Krauss has been named president at GetGlue. He had been EVP of advertising sales at Shazam. (mb)

June 18, 2013: Hava Kelman has been named vice president of global sales and business development at Upfront Digital Media. She had been director of product planning at MediaMind. (release)

June 18, 2013: Ayme Yaiser has been named vice president of marketing at Upfront Digital Media. She had been vice president of corporate communications at Rubicon Project. (release)

June 18, 2013: Laura Salerno has been named vice president at Rubenstein PR. She had been associate vice president there. (release)

June 17, 2013: Laura Kalehoff has been named editor-in-chief at Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health. She had been executive editor at American Baby. (mb)

June 17, 2013: Barry Frechette has been named director of integrated production at Connelly Partners. He had been head of creative services at ISM Strategic Marketing. (mb)

June 17, 2013: Christian Megliola has been named director of public relations and social strategy at Connelly Partners. He had been chief strategy officer of sports, consumer and new media at Regan Communications. (mb)

June 17, 2013: Christof Putzel has been named correspondent for America Tonight at Al Jazeera America. He had been senior correspondent for Vanguard at Current TV. (release)

June 17, 2013: Lori Jane Gliha has been named correspondent for America Tonight at Al Jazeera America. She had been investigative reporter at ABC15 in Phoenix. (release)

June 17, 2013: Adam May has been named correspondent for America Tonight at Al Jazeera America. He had been weekend anchor at WJZ-13 in Baltimore. (release)

June 17, 2013: Kim Bondy has been named senior executive producer of America Tonight at Al Jazeera America. She had been vice president of morning programming at CNN. (release)

June 17, 2013: Matt Ballek has been named director of strategic distribution services at Magnet Media. He had been director of client services at Outrigger Media. (mb)

June 16, 2013: Elizabeth Goodman Artis has been named executive editor at Shape. She had been deputy editor at Prevention.com. (mb)

June 15, 2013: James Worthington DeMolet has been named manager of styling at Gilt Groupe. He had been editor-in-chief/creative director at The Block. (mb)

June 14, 2013: Lori Dicker has been named EVP, digital head Chicago, at Weber Shandwick. She had been EVP, group head Social@Ogilvy, at Ogilvy & Mather. (mb)



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