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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.11.14

Bill Keller Leaves NYT; Changes at CNN

February 11, 2014
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Bill Keller leaves The New York Times to join The Marshall Project. In his new gig, he'll help the nonprofit journalism start-up get off the ground and pursue stories about the American criminal justice system. "It’s a chance to build something from scratch, which I’ve never done before, and to use all the tools that digital technology offers journalists in terms of ways to investigate and to present on a subject that really matters personally," he told the paper where he will continue to be a columnist until early March. Keller's three-decade career at the Times included a Pulitzer Prize when he was a correspondent in Moscow and a job as executive editor. It's a lengthy stint, although one person argues not the best legacy. The NYT also promotes David Halbfinger and Michael Luo to deputy metro editors. They have been metro political editor and an investigative reporter, respectively...

Entertainment Weekly finds a new editor-in-chief in the form of Matt Bean. He had been managing editor of and his digital experience perhaps shows where Time Inc. wants to take EW. Bean replaces Jess Cagle, who is editorial director of the publication and PeopleSI is looking for a new digital editor. Time Inc. Sports Group editor Paul Fichtenbaum and assistant managing editor Ryan Hunt will keep a handle on the proceedings for now... Shane Naughton leaves EMI Music where he had been CFO to take the same position at The Economist Group... People adds beauty director to the job description of style director Andrea Lavinthal... Family Circle hires Suzanne Rust as lifestyle editor...

The National Review is losing staffers left and right. "In almost the blink of an eye, they've got no political team, which is unfortunate," a former staffer tells Politico. Some of the people who went elsewhere include Washington editor Robert Costa, Katrina Trinko and Jonathan Strong... Christian Davenport moves from the Local politics team at the Washington Post to the government contractor beat...

NBC News' Michelle Kosinski leaves for CNN. She'll be the new White House correspondent, replacing Brianna Keilar who will join the 2016 Democratic presidential contenders beat. (Try fitting that on a business card.) Kosinski covered many stories including the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, Dana Bash will cover the Republican field while Pamela Brown jumps on the justice beat. And finally, Michael Smerconish lands a new Saturday program. He had been a contributor at MSNBC and a talk radio host... Fred Armisen brings his band to Seth Meyers' Late Night. That's, um, quite a surprise and it should be quite fantastic as well... Joseph Lichterman starts a new job as a staff writer at Nieman Lab. He had been a Detroit-based reporter for Reuters... And there are changes at Psychology Today, Slate and more...

February 11, 2014: Greg Reiss has been named vice president of national sales at ZUUS Media. He had been director of national digital sales at Viacom/BET Networks. (release)

February 11, 2014: Cristina Piriz-Roda has been named quality and campaign manager at TrafficCaptain. She had been support manager at ExoClick. (release)

February 11, 2014: Lynda Vollmer has been named account manager at TrafficCaptain. She had been community manager at GamePoint. (release)

February 11, 2014: Peter Glowka has been named chief sales officer at TrafficCaptain. He had been managing director at InGame. (release)

February 11, 2014: Jim Clark has been named senior vice president, sales, at Tapad Inc. He had been vice president of sales, Americas, at Turn. (mb)

February 11, 2014: Joe Poss has been named vice president and general manager at WTMJ in Milwaukee. He had been general manager at WGBA-WACY in Green Bay, Wis. (TVSpy)

February 11, 2014: Stacy Money has been named associate publisher at Government Executive Media Group. She had been vice president of sales at Public Sector Group. (FishbowlDC)

February 11, 2014: Polo Sandoval has been named national correspondent at CNN Newsource. He had been chief of the Hidalgo County border bureau at KRGV in Rio Grande Vally, Texas. (FishbowlNY)

February 11, 2014: Thomas Frank has been named politics and culture columnist at Salon. He had been columnist at Harper’s. (FishbowlNY)

February 11, 2014: Brian Ries has been named real-time news editor at Mashable. He had been senior social media editor at The Daily Beast. (FishbowlNY)

February 11, 2014: Mike Pesca has been named podcast host at Slate. He had been reporter and host at NPR. (mb)

February 11, 2014: Luke D’Arcy has been named global chief marketing officer at Momentum Worldwide. He had been chief growth officer there. (release)

February 11, 2014: Sean Neary has been named executive vice president, financial communications, at Edelman. He had been communications director at Senate Finance Committee. (release)

February 11, 2014: Jamie Smith has been named executive vice president, media strategies and services, at Edelman. She had been deputy press secretary at The White House. (release)

February 10, 2014: Andrea Lavinthal has been named style and beauty director at People and People Digital. She had been style director at People. (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: Michael Luo has been named deputy metro editor at The New York Times. He had been investigative reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: David Halbfinger has been named deputy metro editor at The New York Times. He had been metro political editor there. (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: Lori Greene has been named content director for North America at Maxus. She had been senior vice president, digital media, at HSM Global. (AgencySpy)

February 10, 2014: Mark Vanderhoff has been named investigative reporter and producer at WLKY in Louisville, Ky. He had been breaking news reporter at The Courier-Journal. (TVSpy)

February 10, 2014: Erika Tarantal has been named anchor and reporter at WCVB in Boston. She had been anchor at WNBC in New York. (TVSpy)

February 10, 2014: Matt Bean has been named editor-in-chief at Entertainment Weekly. He had been managing editor at (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: Suzanne Rust has been named lifestyle editor at Family Circle. She had been contributing editor at Essence. (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: Michael Smerconish has been named host and contributor at CNN. He had been contributor at MSNBC. (FishbowlNY)

February 10, 2014: Douglas Jost has been named director of content distribution and marketing at Veria Living. He had been co-founder at Bright Educational Media, Inc. (release)

February 10, 2014: Matthew Robinson has been named senior vice president, international television, at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. He had been vice president of international sales planning at Warner Bros. International Television. (release)

February 10, 2014: Madeline Cronin has been named associate manager, social media, at Ann Taylor. She had been social media and community editor at (mb)

February 10, 2014: Gary Drevitch has been named senior editor at Psychology Today and He had been senior web editor, health, PBS/Next Avenue. (mb)

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