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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.28.14

Scott Havens Jumps From The Atlantic to Time Inc.; Changes at THR

February 28, 2014
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Fran Hauser is the latest executive to leave Time Inc. “It is with both excitement and sadness that after 15 years with Time Warner (and 10 with Time Inc.), I’m leaving the company. I’m so grateful to all of my amazing colleagues for their friendship, support and mentorship through the years. Looking forward to sharing my next chapter with all of you!" the president of digital for the publishing house’s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle Groups wrote in a Facebook post. Meanwhile, Scott Havens says goodbye to The Atlantic, where he had been president, to join Time Inc. as senior VP, digital. The move comes as a surprise, both to Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley and, if he is to be believed, Havens as well. Also out at Atlantic Media: Elizabeth Baker Keffer, who joins BDT Capital Partners...

Chuck Townsend is going to be around Conde Nast for a long time. The CEO re-upped his contract recently, signing on for another five years. He also went out of his way to praise Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, who has been the subject of rumors. "She's my girl," Townsend tells the New York Post... Janice Min snags EW.com assistant managing editor Mike Bruno as vice president of digital programming at Billboard.com. She also moves The Hollywood Reporter's Shirley Halperin to Billboard as music editor and hires Penske Media vice president of strategy Will Lee to be vice president of digital content and programming at THR.com... Modern Luxury grabs Marcy Bloom as senior vice president/group publisher and Michael Wolfe as publisher, national sales... The New York Times recruits Rukmini Callimachi from The Associated Press. She had been West Africa bureau chief and will return to the United States for a period before heading out further afield... The National Review loses another staffer as Betsy Woodruff jumps to the Washington Examiner. She'll be a political writer...

This Week recruits Martha Raddatz to split hosting duties with George Stephanopoulos. The network's chief global affairs correspondent had been Stephanopoulos' chief substitute and is based in Washington D.C., which gives the program better access to politicians, at least in theory... Rosie O'Donnell would "love" to replace Piers Morgan in the 9 p.m. hour on CNN, but says that any rumors of talks involving her are untrue... MSNBC recruits Brian Schweitzer as a contributor. He previously served a Governor of Montana and recently said, "I don't aspire to be on Fox or MSNBC."... Discovery Communications makes a variety of changes in the executive ranks, shifting responsibilities around... Heather McIntosh Cassano joins Scholastic as chief experience officer. She had been in the same position at Pearson but previously worked at Yahoo, Google and other tech companies... And there are changes at Telemundo Media, Mental Floss and more...

February 28, 2014: Sheila Gray has been named co-anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati at WKRC in Cincinnati. She had been special correspondent at Sinclair Broadcasting. (TVSpy)

February 28, 2014: Rob Munoz has been named reporter at KIRO in Seattle. He had been reporter at WFTS in Tampa. (TVSpy)

February 28, 2014: Chad Hopenwasser has been named head of integrated production at TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York. He had been vice president/director of video production at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. (AgencySpy)

February 28, 2014: Tracy Richards has been named chief marketing officer at Organic. She had been group director/global business development there. (AgencySpy)

February 28, 2014: Sunny Fenton has been named business development director at Haberman. She had been director of business development at Colle+McVoy. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2014: Michael Guariglia has been named vice president, network sales, at Telemundo Media. He had been account executive at Univision Communications Inc. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2014: Lauren Cohen has been named senior vice president at Pure Communications, Inc. She had been senior vice president at Ruder Finn. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2014: Jennifer Torres has been named senior vice president/group director at Pure Communications, Inc. She had been global client engagement director at Alcon Laboratories. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2014: Matthew Clawson has been named senior vice president/managing director at Pure Communications, Inc. He had been partner at Allen & Caron, Inc. (PRNewser)

February 28, 2014: Christopher Berg has been named director of local content development at Nexstar Broadcasting. He had been assistant news director at WFAA in Dallas. (TVSpy)

February 28, 2014: Tamara Leitner has been named investigative reporter at WMAQ in Chicago. She had been investigative reporter at WCBS in New York. (TVSpy)

February 28, 2014: Brian Schweitzer has been named contributor at MSNBC. He had been Governor of Montana. (TVNewser)

February 28, 2014: Will Lee has been named vice president of digital content and programming at THR.com. He had been vice president of strategy at Penske Media. (FishbowlNY)

February 28, 2014: Mike Bruno has been named vice president of digital programming at Billboard.com. He had been assistant managing editor at EW.com. (FishbowlNY)

February 28, 2014: Hannah Keyser has been named staff writer at Mental Floss. She had been writer at MLB.com. (mb)

February 28, 2014: Nick Greene has been named digital deputy editor at Mental Floss. He had been web editor at Village Voice. (mb)

February 27, 2014: Nancy Jo has been named vice president, business development and digital strategy, at Bravo Media and Oxygen Media. She had been vice president, digital strategy and business development, at Bravo Media. (release)

February 27, 2014: Aimee Viles has been named senior vice president, emerging media, at Bravo Media and Oxygen Media. She had been vice president of emerging media at Bravo Media. (release)

February 27, 2014: Heather McIntosh Cassano has been named chief experience officer at Scholastic. She had been chief experience officer at Pearson. (GalleyCat)

February 27, 2014: Kristin Byrne has been named weekend anchor and reporter at WEWS in Cleveland. She had been reporter there. (TVSpy)

February 27, 2014: Kent Schwartz has been named partner at Allison+Partners. He had been senior vice president of finance there. (PRNewser)

February 27, 2014: Zach Colvin has been named partner at Allison+Partners. He had been general manager there. (PRNewser)

February 27, 2014: Matthew Della Croce has been named senior partner at Allison+Partners. He had been global head of the corporate practice there. (PRNewser)

February 27, 2014: Cathy Planchard has been named senior partner at Allison+Partners. She had been general manager there. (PRNewser)

February 27, 2014: Tyler Gray has been named editorial director at Edelman. He had been editorial director at Fast Company. (PRNewser)

February 27, 2014: Glen Meek has been named investigative reporter at KLAS in Las Vegas. He had been criminal defense investigator for the Federal Public Defender in Las Vegas. (TVSpy)

February 27, 2014: Scott Havens has been named senior vice president of digital at Time Inc. He had been president at The Atlantic. (FishbowlNY)

February 26, 2014: Betsy Woodruff has been named political writer at the Washington Examiner. She had been reporter at National Review. (FishbowlDC)

February 26, 2014: Michael Wolfe has been named publisher, national sales, at Modern Luxury. He had been publisher at The Week. (FishbowlNY)

February 26, 2014: Marcy Bloom has been named senior vice president/group publisher at Modern Luxury. She had been vice president and publisher at Lucky. (FishbowlNY)

February 26, 2014: Jennifer DeCosta has been named online sales manager at Packet Media Group. She had been multimedia executive at The Star Ledger. (mb)

February 25, 2014: Yochi Dreazen has been named deputy news editor at Foreign Policy. He had been senior writer there. (mb)

February 25, 2014: Amie Green has been named senior director of custom solutions at Townsquare Media. She had been associate director of marketing, social practice, at Digitas. (mb)

February 25, 2014: Ina Burke has been named executive producer, original content, at Townsquare Media. She had been executive producer at Digitas. (mb)



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