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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.25.14

Ben Sherwood is New Head of Disney/ABC; Changes at Bloomberg Media

March 25, 2014
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The House of Mouse gets a new head. Ben Sherwood, currently president of ABC News, takes over for Anne Sweeney as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. "Ben is one of those unique executives who combine rich creative experience with great business acumen. He’s also focused, strategic and competitive, as evidenced by the success of GMA, the Yahoo deal that delivered ABC News online dominance, and his vision behind our new cable and digital joint venture, Fusion," Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. His replacement might be senior vice president James Goldston. Sweeney, meanwhile, surprised almost everyone when she announced her decision to go into directing...

Bloomberg Media snags Nathan Richardson and Gabriel Snyder to bulk up its digital offerings. Richardson had previously been president of AOL Live, while Snyder spent just three months as chief content officer of Inside.com. Meanwhile, Bloomberg News Asia editor-at-large Ben Richardson resigns in protest of how his editors handled an investigative piece he reported from China... Business Insider hires Anthony Weiner as a columnist. The disgraced New York City mayoral candidate and Congressman will write "Weiner!" once a month... The Verge poaches Matthew Schnipper from The Fader to oversee longform features and culture coverage...

Three major Canadian newspapers lost their editors last week. The Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John StackhouseNational Post EIC Stephen Meurice and The Canadian Press's Scott White all moved on for various reasons... Arthur MacMillan leaves Washington D.C., where he had been senior news editor at Agence France-Presse, for Tehran. He'll be the publication's deputy bureau chief there... Capitol File hires Amy Moeller as associate editor. She had been social and style editor at What's Up?... Men's Journal recruits Marissa Stephenson as a senior editor. She had been fitness editor at Self... Britt Aboutaleb is Allure's new multimedia director...

Maria Bartiromo lands a show on the Fox News Channel. Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo begins this weekend, where she'll interview newsmakers and business leaders... Sony Pictures Entertainment continues its layoffs, closing an office in Texas and giving roughly 15 people pink slips. Some additional staffers could be cut in the Los Angeles accounts receivable department... Marc Schipper takes over as CEO of Exclusive Media. Nigel Sinclair and Guy East are out, reportedly on their way to White Horse Pictures... Michael Rosenberg is the new co-president of Film Movement. He joins Adley Gartenstein who is already in the position... And there are changes at InStyle.com, TheAtlantic.com and more...

March 25, 2014: Patricia Fox has been named executive vice president of operations at AIM. She had been senior vice president and general manager at Healthy Living Group. (FishbowlNY)

March 25, 2014: Tomos Evans has been named director of social at Ayzenberg Group. He had been social engagement director at Saatchi & Saatchi. (mb)

March 25, 2014: Ira Silverberg has been named strategic advisor for author brands at Open Road Integrated Media. He had been literature director at the National Endowment for the Arts. (Galleycat)

March 25, 2014: Angela Betasso has been named senior vice president of sales at Tribune Broadcasting. She had been vice president of sales at Belo Corp. (TVSpy)

March 25, 2014: Kelli Cook has been named weekend anchor at WATN in Memphis, Tenn. She had been general assignment reporter at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando, Fla. (TVSpy)

March 25, 2014: Jay Lauf has been named co-president at Quartz. He will continue in his role as publisher there. (release)

March 25, 2014: Kevin Delaney has been named co-president at Quartz. He will continue in his role as editor-in-chief there. (release)

March 25, 2014: Bob Cohn has been named chief operating officer and co-president at The Atlantic. He had been digital editor there. (release)

March 25, 2014: James Bennet has been named co-president at The Atlantic. He will continue in his role as editor-in-chief there. (release)

March 25, 2014: Janell Pittman has been named vice president and general manager at the Better Homes and Gardens and Parents Digital Network. She had been general manager at BHG.com. (release)

March 25, 2014: Karl Stewart has been named vice president, brand development/strategic partnerships, at PETROL. He had been vice president, strategic marketing/Europe and North America, at Square Enix. (release)

March 25, 2014: Danica Lo has been named executive editor at Epicurious. She had been contributor at Glamour. (mb)

March 24, 2014: Arthur MacMillan has been named Tehran deputy bureau chief at Agence France-Presse. He had been senior news editor there. (FishbowlDC)

March 24, 2014: Amy Moeller has been named associate editor at Capitol File. She had been social and style editor at What’s Up? (FishbowlDC)

March 24, 2014: Javier Ortiz has been named vice president of human resources at Telemundo Station Group. He had been director of human resources at Telemundo Networks. (TVSpy)

March 24, 2014: Chris Riva has been named co-anchor of Good Morning Tri-State at WCPO in Cincinnati. He had been anchor at KCRA in Sacramento, Calif. (TVSpy)

March 24, 2014: Steve McMurray has been named general manager at WKTV in Utica, N.Y. He had been news director and station manager there. (TVSpy)

March 24, 2014: Denise Middleton has been named evening anchor at KTHV in Little Rock, Ark. She had been morning anchor at KSLA in Shreveport, La. (TVSpy)

March 24, 2014: Ben Sherwood has been named co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president at Disney/ABC Television Group. He will continue in his role as president at ABC News until his successor is named. (TVNewser)

March 24, 2014: Matthew Schnipper has been named deputy managing editor at The Verge. He had been editor-in-chief at The Fader. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Britt Aboutaleb has been named multimedia producer at Allure. She had been editorial director at Byrdie.com. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Alexandra Pichert has been named assistant photo editor at InStyle.com. She had been a freelancer there. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Katie Donbavand has been named associate producer at InStyle.com. She had been a freelancer there. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Leah Abrahams has been named site producer at InStyle.com. She had been associate producer there. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Nika Vagner has been named senior editor of social at InStyle.com. She had been social media manager at Entertainment Weekly. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Adrian Moreno has been named digital art director at InStyle.com. He had been senior manager of creative services there. (FishbowlNY)

March 24, 2014: Brooke Swilley has been named account coordinator at The Brandman Agency. She had been intern at Soludos. (mb)

March 24, 2014: Lee Edelstein has been named senior account executive at The Brandman Agency. He had been account manager at Imagine Global Communications. (mb)

March 24, 2014: Jeremy Settle has been named assistant news director at News 12 New Jersey. He had been executive producer there. (mb)

March 24, 2014: Arianna Davis has been named associate editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

March 24, 2014: Liza Meneades has been named intergated account executive at N3. She had been national account executive at Boston Globe Media. (mb)



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