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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.06.14

CNN Expands Its Political Team; Changes at The Daily Beast

June 6, 2014
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Are you ready for some politics? Publications around the country are staffing up in anticipation of the 2014 and 2016 elections. Bloomberg Businessweek adds Tablet news and politics editor Allison Hoffman as associate editor and poaches Salon's Josh Eidelson as a reporter. CNN, meanwhile, announces plans to double its staff, led by Ed O'Keefe, vice president of CNNMoney and Politics. That should take the number of staffers to roughly 40. And then there's the promotion of CNN producer David Chalian, who has been named political director for the network. He replaces Mark Preston, who was promoted to executive editor of CNN Politics last month. "If you're a top talent in D.C., expect to get a call from CNN Politics," O'Keefe said. "What we really need to do now and plan to do in 2016 is hyper-focus on the audience we want to reach. We want the names and the reporting that [are] absolutely essential for the influence makers in Washington."...

Lara Logan returns to CBS. The 60 Minutes correspondent, who has been on suspension since her piece about the attack in Benghazi, will begin reporting for CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning, and should be back on 60 Minutes in the fall... Disrupt with Karen Finney won't get to its first birthday, as MSNBC cancels the weekend program... Bill Grueskin leaves his job as dean of academic affairs at the Columbia School of Journalism for a position as executive editor in charge of training at Bloomberg. He'll help leverage the company's terminal content for broader consumption... The Guardian is the latest publication to jump into the longform world – or, at least, hire an editor overseeing the process – poaching The New Yorker Web editor Jonathan Shanin for the position. He previously worked as editor of The Caravan, India's version of The New Yorker...

Meredith Rollins has been promoted from executive editor to editor-in-chief of Redbook. Rollins had served as executive editor of the glossy since 2010. Rollins is succeeding Jill Herzig, who was tapped as editor of Dr. Oz The Good Life in May... The Daily Beast reshuffles its top management (again). CEO Rhona Murphy is leaving, with current editor-in-chief John Avlon and chief digital officer Mike Dyer getting elevated to managing directors. Sarah Chubb joins as senior adviser... Sharyl Attkisson signs on as senior independent contributor to The Daily Signal, a site launched by the Heritage Foundation. She had previously been an investigative reporter at CBS... Ashley Parrish takes a gig as chief digital officer at DuJour Media Group. She had been editor-in-chief at DailyCandy... Britt Aboutaleb is the new managing editor at Yahoo Beauty. She was multimedia editor at Allure... The Wire elevates Dashiell Bennett to editor. He had been news editor there...

Mosi Secret has the perfect name for his new job: sin and vice reporter at The New York Times. He began the beat with a piece about an underground strip club/brothel, lust being the "low-hanging fruit" and all... USA Today hires Steven Petrow as a digital advice columnist. He has previously written manners columns for outlets, such as the Washington Post and The New York Times... The Washington Post hires Kerry Lauerman as senior editor for its mobile initiative. The former editor-in-chief had been editor of The Dodo... And there are changes at Domino, Inked and more...

June 6, 2014: Amy Fox has been named reporter at WSIL in Harrisburg, Ill. She had been reporter and anchor at KMOT in Minot, N.D. (TVSpy)

June 6, 2014: Jim Rose has been named vice president and station manager at KING in Seattle. He had been director of sales there. (TVSpy)

June 6, 2014: Elaine Drebot-Hutchins has been named president at THINK PR. She had been partner there. (PRNewser)

June 6, 2014: Howard Pulchin has been named global director, creative strategy and community, at APCO Worldwide. He had been executive strategic director at Edelman. (PRNewser)

June 6, 2014: Ann Davison has been named chair, U.S. public affairs and crisis practice, at Burson-Marsteller. She had been senior partner and managing director at VOX Global. (PRNewser)

June 6, 2014: Nicky McHugh has been named executive director, corporate practice, at Ogilvy. She had been deputy practice director at MSLGroup. (PRNewser)

June 6, 2014: Meredith Rollins has been named editor-in-chief at Redbook. She had been executive editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 5, 2014: Dashiell Bennett has been named editor at The Wire. He had been news editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 5, 2014: Krissy Tiglias has been named digital director at Domino. She had been deputy editor at Real Simple. (FishbowlNY)

June 5, 2014: Naomi Pescovitz has been named weekend morning anchor at WTHR in Indianapolis. She had been reporter and fill-in anchor at KSTP in Minneapolis. (TVSpy)

June 5, 2014: Robert Leleux has been named editorial director at Domino. He had been creative director there. (FishbowlNY)

June 5, 2014: Bill Wright has been named executive creative director at McCann. He had been chief creative officer at Ogilvy. (AgencySpy)

June 5, 2014: James Dawson-Hollis has been named executive creative director at McCann. He had been chief creative officer at Ogilvy. (AgencySpy)

June 5, 2014: Stephen Eaton has been named sales manager at WLNE in Providence, R.I. He had been sales manager at KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo. (TVSpy)

June 5, 2014: Christa Lamendola has been named reporter and video journalist at WLNS in Lansing, Mich. She had been producer at WOUB in Athens, Ohio. (TVSpy)

June 5, 2014: Matt Eastwood has been named worldwide chief creative officer at JWT. He had been chief creative officer at DDB. (AgencySpy)

June 4, 2014: Heather Alexander has been named literary agent at Pippin Properties. She had been editor at Dial Books for Young Readers. (GalleyCat)

June 4, 2014: Carolina Miranda has been named lead blogger at the Los Angeles Times. She had been reporter at Time. (release)

June 4, 2014: Amy Schlinger has been named editor at Life by DailyBurn. She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

June 4, 2014: Steve Miller has been named North American executive creative director at AdPeople Worldwide. He had been group creative director at GSD&M. (AgencySpy)

June 4, 2014: Siafa Lewis has been named freelance reporter and sports anchor at WMAQ in Chicago. He had been traffic reporter at WCAU in Philadelphia. (TVSpy)

June 4, 2014: Nerissa Knight has been named freelance reporter at KTLA in Los Angeles. She had been morning anchor at KDAF in Dallas. (TVSpy)

June 4, 2014: Kerry Lauerman has been named senior editor at the Washington Post. He had been editor-in-chief at Salon. (FishbowlDC)

June 4, 2014: Lee Sosin has been named senior vice president at Hearst Magazines Digital Media. He had been vice president, strategic solutions, at Yahoo. (FishbowlNY)

June 4, 2014: Bill Grueskin has been named executive editor for training at Bloomberg. He had been dean of academic affairs at Columbia School of Journalism. (FishbowlNY)

June 4, 2014: Jonathan Shainin has been named longform editor at The Guardian. He had been online news editor at The New Yorker. (FishbowlNY)

June 4, 2014: Ashley Parrish has been named chief digital officer at DuJour Media Group. She had been editor-in-chief at DailyCandy. (FishbowlNY)

June 4, 2014: Britt Aboutaleb has been named managing editor at Yahoo Beauty. She had been multimedia editor at Allure. (FishbowlNY)

June 4, 2014: Matt Sullivan has been named senior vice president, executive creative director, at Marketing Werks. He had been vice president, creative director, at MARC USA. (mb)

June 4, 2014: Caty Bennett has been named public relations manager at The Knot. She had been account supervisor at Weber Shandwick. (mb)

June 4, 2014: Sami Hajar has been named creative director at Inked. He had been director of special projects there. (mb)

June 4, 2014: Liz Green has been named photo director at Inked. She had been photo editor there. (mb)

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