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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.21.14

David Frum Joins The Atlantic; Changes at The New Republic

March 21, 2014
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The Atlantic recruits David Frum as senior editor. "David is a gutsy, heterodox thinker and a lovely writer – the very definition of the sort of contributor who has distinguished The Atlantic all these years. I look forward to his bracing work appearing across all our platforms," editor James Bennet said in a statement announcing the news. Frum, who previously worked at The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and served as a speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush, will continue contributing to CNN as well...

Sports Illustrated for Kids loses longtime managing editor Bob Der. Mark Bechtel, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, replaces him. Bechtel helped shepherd the launch of SI's tablet edition, which makes him a natural for his new gig that will undoubtedly require trying to reach the kids through the Internet... The New Republic starts a public policy vertical, handing the keys to senior editor Jonathan Cohn. He recruits Nora Caplan-Bricker, a staff writer at the magazine, and Business Insider's Danny Vinik. Salon's Brian Beutler also joins TNR team; he'll cover politics... The ever-growing team at Pacific Standard adds science writer John Upton as a regular contributor... Jay McInerney will write a monthly wine column for Town & Country. He had been with The Wall Street Journal...

Capital New York hires Andrew Sollinger, former managing director of the Americas at the Financial Times, to head up its business side. The publication is also expanding into real estate and energy, with plans to staff up in those verticals... Defense One, Atlantic Media's military vertical, adds a host of staffers and contributors, including Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Sarah Chayes... Alison Willmore joins Buzzfeed as its first film critic. She had been TV editor at Indiewire... Mashable hires Ashley Codianni as director of news video. She had been at Now This News...

Pat Shevlin will step down as executive producer of the CBS Evening News. She has been in the position since June 2011. Insiders believe Marsha Cooke, the Asia bureau chief who recently returned to New York, will take over Shevlin's role at the third-place broadcast... David Gregory will remain as the moderator of Meet the Press. "I cannot be more declarative about David – [he] is our guy, is going to be our guy, and we are really happy with him," NBC News senior vice president Alex Wallace tells The Huffington Post... Elaine Bauer Brooks signs on as executive vice president of development at CBS TV distribution. She had been at Style Network, which closed last fall when Esquire Network took over... CNN is beefing up its lineup of aviation experts, signing former morning anchor Miles O’Brien as an analyst. O’Brien, who is a licensed pilot, spent 16 years at CNN, lastly as chief technology and environment correspondent... John Hendricks, who founded Discovery Communications, is retiring and will step down from the board after the annual shareholders meeting in May. He gave up his CEO role in 2004... And there are changes at Time Inc., Reuters and more...

March 21, 2014: Sean Jennings has been named director of communications at Esquire Network. He had been director of corporate communications and publicity at Game Show Network. (release)

March 21, 2014: Doug Baker has been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Discovery Networks International. He had been executive vice president and chief financial officer there. (FishbowlDC)

March 21, 2014: Miles O’Brien has been named aviation analyst at CNN. He had been science correspondent at PBS NewsHour. (TVNewser)

March 21, 2014: Leslie Capstraw has been named general manager, Los Angeles, at Weber Shandwick. She had been executive vice president, group director, at Ogilvy. (PRNewser)

March 21, 2014: David Eldridge has been named House editor at Roll Call. He had been assistant editor at The Washington Times. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Kimi Yoshino has been named business editor at the Los Angeles Times. She had been morning assignment editor there. (release)

March 20, 2014: Kim Johnson has been named Saturday morning anchor at WCCO in Minneapolis. She had been weekend anchor/reporter at KTVX in Salt Lake City. (TVSpy)

March 20, 2014: Lucas Wittmann has been named executive editor and associate publisher at Regan Arts. He had been books editor at The Daily Beast. (Galleycat)

March 20, 2014: Ben Watson has been named news editor at Defense One. He had been production and editorial assistant at NPR. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Patrick Tucker has been named technology editor at Defense One. He had been deputy editor at The Futurist. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Sarah Chayes has been named contributor at Defense One. She will continue in her role as senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon has been named contributor at Defense One. She will continue in her role as senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Natasha Barrett has been named weekend anchor and consumer reporter at KTRK in Houston. She had been reporter and host at WJLA in Washington. (FishbowlDC)

March 20, 2014: Regina Buckley has been named senior vice president, strategy and operations, at Time Inc. She had been senior vice president of finance there. (FishbowlNY)

March 20, 2014: Susan Parkes has been named senior vice president, marketing and strategy, at Time Inc. She had been senior vice president, marketing, there. (FishbowlNY)

March 20, 2014: Ashley Codianni has been named director of news video at Mashable. She had been DC bureau manager/producer at Now This News. (FishbowlNY)

March 20, 2014: Mike Kiselak has been named business development director at Social Media Link. He had been associate sales director at Fashion GPS. (mb)

March 20, 2014: Julie Prior has been named national sales director, automotive, at Jun Group. She had been account executive, Midwest, at Martini. (mb)

March 20, 2014: Mirel Ketchiff has been named health editor at Shape. She had been health editor at First for Women. (mb)

March 20, 2014: Chris Bradley has been named group creative director at Code and Theory. He had been executive creative director at R/GA. (mb)

March 20, 2014: Shannon Dunn has been named director at Communeco. She had been director at Conscious Life Media. (mb)

March 20, 2014: Jennifer Romolini has been named editor-in-chief/vice president of content at HelloGiggles. She had been editorial director/editor-in-chief at Yahoo Shine and Yahoo Lifestyles. (mb)

March 19, 2014: David Frum has been named senior editor at The Atlantic. He continues in his role as contributor at CNN. (release)

March 19, 2014: Marisa Mendelson has been named investigative reporter at KVOA in Tucson, Ariz. She had been reporter at WFTV in Orlando, Fla. (TVSpy)

March 19, 2014: Josephine Mason has been named deputy editor, commodities, at Reuters. She had been commodities editor there. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Jessica Resnick-Ault has been named energy markets editor at Reuters. She had been energy editor at Bloomberg News. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Jay McInerney has been named monthly contributor at Town & Country. He had been wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Mandy Moreno has been named insights manager at Social Media Link. She had been survey research associate at Consumer Reports. (mb)

March 19, 2014: Jordan Lee has been named community manager at Fanscape. He had been assistant account executive at SPM Communications. (release)

March 19, 2014: Charlie Pino has been named account supervisor at Fanscape. He had been account director at SapientNitro. (release)

March 19, 2014: Luis Treto has been named general assignment reporter at KVEA in Los Angeles. He had been reporter/producer at CNN Latino. (TVSpy)

March 19, 2014: Jenni Glenn has been named public relations account supervisor at Slice Communications. She had been vice president of communications and marketing at Sprout. (PRNewser)

March 19, 2014: Michele Anderson has been named managing director at Ogilvy Chicago. She had been director at Ketchum Atlanta. (PRNewser)

March 19, 2014: Allen Gove has been named senior partner at Lippincott. He had been partner there. (PRNewser)

March 19, 2014: Fabian Diaz has been named senior partner at Lippincott. He had been partner there. (PRNewser)

March 19, 2014: Brian Buetler has been named senior editor at The New Republic. He had been political writer at Salon. (FishbowlDC)

March 19, 2014: Erin Waters has been named director of product and business development at RealClearPolitics. She had been publisher at Governing. (FishbowlDC)

March 19, 2014: Peter Hemmel has been named design director at Woman’s Day. He had been creative director at Prevention. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Andrew Sollinger has been named executive director of strategy and business development at Capital New York. He had been managing director, Americas, at the Finanical Times. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Laura Bennett has been named culture editor at Salon. She had been online culture editor and culture staff writer at The New Republic. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Alison Willmore has been named film critic at BuzzFeed. She had been TV editor at Indiewire. (FishbowlNY)

March 19, 2014: Tricia Douglas has been named manager of platform services at Casale Media. She had been senior account manager at OpenX. (release)

March 19, 2014: Zach Rosen has been named director of publisher development at Casale Media. He had been account manager, strategy and operations, at Cox Digital Solutions. (release)

March 19, 2014: Will Doherty has been named senior director of business development at Casale Media. He had been director of business development at Netmining. (release)

March 19, 2014: Blake Williams has been named director of publisher development at Casale Media. He had been account director at Sonobi. (release)

March 19, 2014: Anooj Pakvasa has been named director of platform solutions at Casale Media. She had been programmatic sales director at IDG TechNetwork. (release)

March 19, 2014: Nick Bukosky has been named network administrator at Gage. He had been systems administrator at Dakota Drug, Inc. (release)

March 19, 2014: Logan Wilberts has been named user experience architect at Gage. He had been user experience designer at The Nerdery. (release)

March 19, 2014: Luke Mueller has been named senior developer at Gage. He had been independent software consultant. (release)

March 19, 2014: Sam Zastrow has been named engagement manager at Gage. She had been account manager at Energy Resources. (release)

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