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Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.06.14

Bloomberg Politics Site in the Works; Katie Couric Back to Today?

May 6, 2014
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Everyone is getting his own mini-site. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin look to give Bloomberg's politics unit a shot in the arm. The duo, who wrote Game Change and Double Down, will launch a site focusing on American politics and policy (and earn $1 million per year each for the privilege). They are currently correspondent at New York and editor-at-large at Time, respectively, and they both worked as political analysts for MSNBC. They will continue to appear on Morning Joe, but there is also a daily Bloomberg News TV show in the works that Heilemann and Halperin will co-anchor. It's all part of the master plan being created Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel, who Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith appointed to revamp the network...

Katie Couric to Today? That's the rumor floating around. Couric, who left NBC in 2006 and currently calls Yahoo home, would fill in while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave. The last time Couric took a similar role, she didn't leave Today for a decade and a half... Jennifer Lavin jumps up to executive producer at E! News, while Melanie Bromley and Dina Sansing get promoted to chief news correspondent and executive entertainment director, respectively... Former NBC News president Steve Capus is joining CBS News as the executive producer of CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and executive editor of the news division. He will begin his new role in July...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is our new national commentator. The NBA legend already landed a column in the Los Angeles Register and now Time signs him up as a bi-monthly columnist. Shooters shoot... Nylon loses editor-in-chief Marvin Scott Jarrett and publisher Jaclynn Jarrett. The couple founded the magazine 15 years ago but sold to private equity firm Diversis Capital. Dana Fields is the new publisher and chief revenue officer while the search is underway for a new EIC... Audrey Gelman joins Marie Claire as a contributing editor, tasked mostly with sending "memos about ideas," according to editor Anne Fulenwider... The Daily Beast poaches Tim Mak from The Washington Examiner. He'll be senior congressional correspondent. The site also recently hired Olivia Nuzzi and Kimberly Dozier...

The Center for Public Integrity names Gordon Witkin editor, while John Dunbar joins as deputy executive editor. Witkin had been acting editor and Dunbar moves over from American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop... Laura Kim takes over as senior vice president of film marketing at Participant Media. She had been working at Inside Job, the film marketing, PT and distribution consulting firm she founded... And there are changes at Univision Television Group, Fanscape and more...

May 6, 2014: Hannah Gowans has been named account executive at Fanscape. She had been account manager at BLiNQ Media. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Niki Kamdar has been named account director at Fanscape. She had been director of strategy at MEPlusYOU. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Samantha Feld has been named business development manager at Fanscape. She had been account manager at Filter Creative Group. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Erin Kennedy has been named morning co-anchor at WBBM in Chicago. She had been anchor and reporter at WKYC in Cleveland. (TVSpy)

May 6, 2014: Brock Flint has been named senior vice president, sales and business development, at Sightly. He had been executive vice president, sales strategy, at Bridg. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Mike Spinella has been named senior director, original content, at Pandora. He had been director of industry relations at Rolling Stone. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Mariana Santos has been named interactive storytelling editor at Fusion. She had been motion and interaction designer at (release)

May 6, 2014: Danilo Lauria has been named social video manager at Fusion. He had been creative/copywriter at Alma DDB. (release)

May 6, 2014: Dan Lubart has been named senior vice president, strategy and publishing operations, at Hachette Book Group. He had been senior vice president, sales analytics and pricing, at HarperCollins. (GalleyCat)

May 6, 2014: Tracy Bussan has been named managing director at MKG New York. She had been director of client services there. (AgencySpy)

May 6, 2014: Adrienne Green has been named meteorologist at WMAR in Baltimore. She had been on-air meteorologist at AccuWeather. (TVSpy)

May 6, 2014: Shane Moreland has been named news director at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. He had been vice president and general manager at WVNS in Lewisburg, W.Va. (TVSpy)

May 6, 2014: Charlie LeDuff has been named national news correspondent at FOX Television Stations. He will continue in his role as investigative reporter at WJBK in Detroit. (TVSpy)

May 6, 2014: Ruben Mendiola has been named president at mun2. He had been senior vice president/general manager, multicultural services, at Comcast Cable. (release)

May 6, 2014: Audrey Gelman has been named contributing editor at Marie Claire. She will continue in her role as vice president at SKDKnickerbocker. (release)

May 6, 2014: Catherine Carlson Kadar has been named media relations director at Gibbs & Soell, Inc. She had been account director at Waggener Edstrom Communications. (mb)

May 6, 2014: John Hendrickson has been named associate editor at He had been entertainment editor at Digital First Media. (mb)

May 6, 2014: Jo Ann Liguori has been named executive managing editor at Seventeen. She had been managing editor at Country Living. (mb)

May 5, 2014: Michael Sichmeller has been named vice president, customer experience design, at Gage. He had been director of customer experience there. (release)

May 5, 2014: Julie Preis has been named senior vice president, product management, at PulsePoint. She had been senior vice president, product management, at Mocean Mobile. (mb)

May 5, 2014: Larry Stevens has been named national sales director, food and CPG, at The Daily Meal. He had been digital sales director at Meredith Digital. (release)

May 5, 2014: Alberto Mier y Terán has been named executive vice president at Univision Television Group. He will continue in his role as general manager at KMEX and KFTR in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

May 5, 2014: Deborah Collura has been named general manager at WCNC in Charlotte, N.C. She had been vice president of news at KPRC in Houston. (TVSpy)

May 5, 2014: Lindsay Kaplan has been named vice president, communications, at Casper. She had been vice president, consumer, at King + Company. (mb)

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