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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.01.14

Josh Elliott Leaves GMA; Yahoo Poaches Josh Wolk from NY Mag

April 1, 2014
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Josh Elliott is out at Good Morning America. "As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past several months," ABC News president Ben Sherwood said. "In good faith, we worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations. In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path." That new path will find him at NBC Sports, with spots on shows including Sunday Night Football, the Olympics and the Triple Crown. Elliott reportedly wanted somewhere between $8 and $10 million per year and the network was only willing to offer $5 million. It's a big loss for ABC, which also recently saw Sam Champion depart for the Weather Channel and Cynthia McFadden leave for NBC News' investigative unit. Meanwhile, Amy Robach takes over as news anchor of GMA. She had previously been a correspondent for the network...

Josh Wolk leaves New York's Vulture blog to head up Yahoo's show business coverage as executive editor. Additionally, Yahoo cancels Shine, the women-centric site that Marissa Mayer never liked. Yahoo Lifestyles editor Jennifer Romolini is already working on something else, although the site won't close up shop until the second quarter... The Atlantic loses Tom Cochran to the State Department. He had been CTO and will become the managing director for the Bureau of International Information Programs. Before joining Atlantic Media, he served as White House director of new media technologies... Machinima recruits Chad Gutstein as CEO. He had been chief operating officer at Ovation and replaces founder Allen DeBevoise. The company recently raised $18 million but cut 30 percent of its workforce... Scientific American hires Josh Fischman as senior editor. He had been deputy editor-in-chief at Chemical & Engineering News, which is our favorite publication that combines chemicals and engineering...

Could Ronan Farrow's show be in trouble already? That's what sources tell the Daily News. "He sort of stinks on TV" was one telling quote, and his 708th place in Nielsen isn't helping... Maggie Haberman scores a contributor slot at CNN. The senior political reporter at Politico will comment on the 2014 campaigns on a regular basis... Craig Erwich joins Hulu as senior vice president and head of content. He had been overseeing development, production and business operations at Warner Horizon Television... Donna Redier Linsk gets a job as executive vice president of business operations and programming at Telepictures. She had been COO of FremantleMedia North America... And there are changes at Epicurious, Time and more...

April 1, 2014: Nolan Feeney has been named web reporter at He had been editorial fellow at The Atlantic. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Ashley Ross has been named associate editor of audience engagement at She had been assistant web editor at (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Haley Sweetland Edwards has been named Washington correspondent at Time. She had been editor at the Washington Monthly. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Elissa Englund has been named deputy copy chief at Time. She had been domestic copy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Katy Steinmetz has been named correspondent at Time. She had been writer/reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Elizabeth Dias has been named correspondent at Time. She had been reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Andrew Katz has been named homepage editor at He had been reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Alex Fitzpatrick has been named homepage director at He had been homepage editor there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Christine Lim has been named editorial technology manager at Time. She had been senior producer there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Courtney Harris Weingarten has been named copy chief at Time. She had been deputy copy chief there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Susanna Schrobsdorff has been named assistant managing editor/living editor at Time. She had been editorial director at Newsweek Digital. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Tom Weber has been named executive editor at Time. He had been assistant managing editor there. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Megan Carpentier has been named deputy opinion editor at The Guardian U.S. She had been executive editor at Raw Story. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Marc Diouane has been named executive vice president, global field operations, at Zuora. He had been executive vice president, global services and partners, at PTC. (release)

April 1, 2014: Michael Gross has been named chief executive officer at RLM Finsbury. He had been partner and president there. (PRNewser)

April 1, 2014: Mike Stone has been named mergers and acquisitions reporter at Reuters. He had been senior reporter at Dealreporter. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Cassandra Garrison has been named social media/live news editor at Reuters. She had been digital managing editor at Metro New York/Boston/Philadelphia. (FishbowlNY)

April 1, 2014: Melanie Woodrow has been named investigative reporter at KTVU in San Francisco. She had been investigative reporter and national correspondent at KCBS in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

April 1, 2014: Tessa Mentus has been named co-anchor at KOB in Albuquerque, N.M. She had been evening anchor and reporter at WTVY in Dothan, Ala. (TVSpy)

April 1, 2014: Allie Robinson has been named copy editor at Roll Call. She had been copy editor at CQ Roll Call. (FishbowlDC)

April 1, 2014: Alexis Levinson has been named Senate reporter at Roll Call. She had been reporter at The Daily Caller. (FishbowlDC)

April 1, 2014: J.J. Gould has been named digital editor at He had been executive editor there. (FishbowlDC)

April 1, 2014: Ben Kneen has been named director, client success, at Yieldex. He had been senior manager, product management, at PayPal Media Network. (mb)

March 31, 2014: Julia Rosinus has been named social media manager at Marketing Werks. She had been account executive at Zocalo Group. (mb)

March 31, 2014: Stu Sternbach has been named president at Pangea Worldwide, Inc. He had been director of integrated production at Blue Fountain Media. (mb)

March 31, 2014: Jason Latham has been named executive producer at KIRO in Seattle. He had been assistant news director at KVVU in Las Vegas. (TVSpy)

March 31, 2014: Josh Wolk has been named executive editor at Yahoo Entertainment. He had been editorial director at Vulture. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Samantha Streger has been named director of digital publishing at Full Fathom Five. She had been associate editor of children's books at Open Road Integrated Media. (mb)

March 31, 2014: Josh Fischman has been named senior editor at the Scientific American. He had been deputy editor-in-chief at Chemical & Engineering News. (FishbowlDC)

March 31, 2014: Jene Nelson has been named news director at KRDO in Colorado Springs, Colo. She had been assistant news director there. (TVSpy)

March 31, 2014: Greg Easterly has been named general manager at WGN in Chicago. He had been general manager at WJW in Cleveland. (TVSpy)

March 31, 2014: Paola Varela Rossi has been named sports anchor and reporter at Telemundo Denver. She had been anchor and reporter at Caracol TV in Columbia. (TVSpy)

March 31, 2014: Amy Robach has been named news anchor at Good Morning America on ABC. She had been correspondent at ABC News. (TVNewser)

March 31, 2014: Josh Elliott has been named contributor at NBC Sports. He had been anchor at Good Morning America on ABC. (TVNewser)

March 31, 2014: Jordana Pransky has been named account director at Epicurious. She had been director of sales at Say Media. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Kate Carrington has been named associate publisher of marketing at Epicurious. She had been executive director of strategic marketing at Esquire. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Gabriella Vigoreaux has been named editorial assistant at Epicurious. She had been editorial assistant at Cherry Bombe. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: June Kim has been named junior designer at Epicurious. She had been graphic designer at Mashable. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: David Cicconi has been named creative director at Epicurious. He had been photo director at Travel + Leisure. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Beatrice Keng has been named experience director at Epicurious. She had been senior user experience designer and creative director at Food52. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Matt Duckor has been named restaurant editor at Epicurious. He had been multimedia editor at Bon Appetit. (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Danica Lo has been named executive editor at Epicurious. She had been lead fashion blogger at (FishbowlNY)

March 31, 2014: Kat Sherbo has been named marketing manager at Open Road Integrated Media. She had been senior editor at PetCareRx. (mb)

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