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Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.17.13

More Changes at CQ Roll Call; Tech Beat Hires at WSJ

December 17, 2013
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The Wall Street Journal announces the crew that will replace Walt Mossberg on the personal tech beat. Geoffrey Fowler, the former China-based correspondent who moved to San Francisco in 2009, will handle the reviewing and columnist duties along with Joanna Stern. She comes from ABC News, where she had been technology editor and product reviewer, and plans to focus on the video space in her new gig. Additionally, NBC News Digital's Wilson Rothman takes over as personal technology editor, while Nathan Olivarez-Giles joins from the Verge to start a blog about personal tech and work as a web producer. He has also been at the Los Angeles Times and Wired...

The CQ Roll Call masthead continues to undergo massive reinvention. The publication plans to expand its partnership with Thomson Reuters in 2014 and promotes three staffers, including Randy Walerius and Peter Feltman, as a result. Additionally, Kiernan Sharpe joins as banking and finance editor with Bloomberg News' Stephen Walsh coming on as well. Meanwhile, Sujata Mitra moves to the Huffington Post. She had been director of marketing and communications at CQRC... The Associated Press loses national political editor Liz Sidoti to the corporate world. She joins BP as U.S. head of communications after a 15-year career with the AP... The Guardian says goodbye to Michael Bloom, who helmed the publication's U.S. branch for just a year...

Louise Blouin Media cancels contracts for the majority of its international staff. The move affects roughly 25 people, although it might be more... Bonnier promotes Elizabeth Burnham Murphy to CMO. She was previously in charge of the publisher's Men's Group... Who will run The New York Times Magazine? No one seems to know, and the choice is going to be one of Jill Abramson's hardest so far. Deputy editors Lauren Kern and Joel Lovell are reportedly in the running, and Jodi Kantor might be, too, although she denies the possibility. Presumed successors Bruce Hedlam and Sam Sifton are busy with other projects. Elsewhere, Eleanor Randolph steps down from her editorial board position to focus on her Bloomberg biography.

"CBS This Morning" poaches Cari Strassberg from ABC, where she was a producer for “Good Morning America.” Strassberg will be a senior producer at CBS. HLN taps the brains of Keith Brown, Kari Kim, and Adrienne Lopez in various programming executive positions... AOL promotes Jim Norton to head of global media sales. He had been SVP of AOL Advertising, and his new position signals the company's renewed commitment to finding revenue streams all across the globe. A number of other executives move into the newly created "category development officer" positions... Bonnie Rollins retires after 32 years at NBC...  Jay Caspian Kang joins the freelancing world full time. For the last two and a half years, he had been at Grantland, the ESPN startup site founded by Bill Simmons... And there are changes at Self, The Daily Beast and more...

December 17, 2013: Elizabeth Burnham Murphy has been named chief marketing officer at Bonnier Corporation. She had been chief marketing officer there for the Men’s Group. (FishbowlNY)

December 17, 2013: Elysia Rodriguez has been named reporter at WIVB in Buffalo, N.Y. She had been anchor/reporter at WWLP in Springfield, Mass. (TVSpy)

December 17, 2013: PJ O’Rourke has been named weekly columnist at The Daily Beast. He had been a columnist at The Weekly Standard and The Atlantic. (FishbowlNY)

December 17, 2013: Adrienne Lopez has been named special projects director at HLN. She had been vice president of talent and casting at Nickelodeon. (TVNewser)

December 17, 2013: Kari Kim has been named vice president of programming development at HLN. She had been vice president, production and development, at Worldwide Biggies. (TVNewser)

December 17, 2013: Keith Brown has been named senior vice president for programming at HLN. He had been managing partner at Perez-Brown Media Group. (TVNewser)

December 16, 2013: Eric Hammesfahr has been named security analyst at CQ Roll Call. He had been tax law editor at Bloomberg BNA. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: William Ardinger has been named capital markets analyst at CQ Roll Call. He had been Senate aide to New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Alexandra Higgins has been named corporate governance analyst at CQ Roll Call. She had been governance advisor at GMI Ratings. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Jad Chamseddine has been named mergers and acquisitions analyst at CQ Roll Call. He had been senior analyst at Reuters. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Christina Carr has been named immigration analyst at CQ Roll Call. She had been immigration policy analyst at the Office of Foreign Labor Certification. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Leslie Hoffecker has been named immigration news editor at CQ Roll Call. She had been editor, government news, at Bloomberg News. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Stephen Walsh has been named legal news editor at CQ Roll Call. He had been editor at Bloomberg News. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Kieran Sharpe has been named banking and finance editor at CQ Roll Call. He had been contract attorney at LegalSource. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Sujata Mitra has been named director of communications, news and politics, at The Huffington Post. She had been director of marketing and communications at CQ Roll Call. (FishbowlDC)

December 16, 2013: Elle Duncan has been named anchor, host and reporter at NESN. She had been traffic reporter at WXIA in Atlanta. (TVSpy)

December 16, 2013: Cari Strassberg has been named senior producer at CBS This Morning on CBS. She had been producer at Good Morning America on ABC. (TVNewser)

December 16, 2013: Nathan Olivarez-Giles has been named personal tech blogger and web producer at The Wall Street Journal. He had been staff writer at Wired. (FishbowlNY)

December 16, 2013: Joanna Stern has been named personal tech reviewer/columnist at The Wall Street Journal. She had been technology editor at ABC News. (FishbowlNY)

December 16, 2013: Geoffrey Fowler has been named personal tech reviewer/columnist at The Wall Street Journal. He had been reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

December 16, 2013: Wilson Rothman has been named personal tech editor at The Wall Street Journal. He had been deputy technology and science editor at NBC News Digital. (FishbowlNY)

December 16, 2013: Dave Manney has been named news director at WXYZ in Detroit. He had been managing editor at WNBC in New York. (TVSpy)

December 16, 2013: Sandy Breland has been named vice president and general manager at WVUE in New Orleans. She had been news director at WWL in New Orleans. (TVSpy)

December 16, 2013: Zunaira Zaki has been named senior business editor and producer, specialized units, at ABC News. She had been business editor and producer there. (TVNewser)

December 16, 2013: Adina Steiman has been named features director at Self. She had been food and nutrition editor at Men's Health. (mb)

December 14, 2013: Elana Beiser has been named editorial director at the Committee to Protect Journalists. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

December 14, 2013: Miranda Agee has been named features editor at Luxe Interiors + Design. She had been market editor at New York Cottages & Gardens. (mb)

December 13, 2013: Lori Copeland has been named senior account director at The Hollywood Reporter. She had been account executive there. (mb)

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