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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.10.14

Turmoil at the OC Register; Quartz Launches an India Operation

June 10, 2014
It's a "bloodbath" at the Orange County Register, as more than 50 staffers ask for buyouts. This comes in response to owner Aaron Kushner instituting mandatory furloughs just a few months after laying off 30 staffers in January. "He's lost the newsroom," one long-time staffer tells the OC Weekly, which has a vested interest in the misfortune of the OC Register. "No one has any faith in him at all. People want to get the hell out while they can." Former Lost Angeles Times sports columnist TJ Simers, staff writer Keith Sharon and business columnist Kevin Sablan are among those walking out the door...

21st Century Fox re-signs its public face, chief operating officer Chase Carey, for two more years. The executive, who earned $27 million during the 2013 fiscal year, will stay through June 30, 2016. He can get out six months early if he chooses... CNN promotes Crossfire supervising producer David Chalian to political director. He previously worked at Politico and ABC News, among other outlets... Beatrice Springborn is the new head of originals at Hulu. She had been president of TV development and production at Storyline... HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel recruits Carl Quintanilla as a correspondent. He will continue anchoring Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley on CNBC...

The Washingtonian poaches New Republic editorial director Michael Schaffer as its new editor. The former Washington City Paper editor replaces former FishbowlDC editor Garrett Graff, who took over from Jack Limpert in 2009. "His reporting career has reached from the war zones of Pakistan and Iraq to the American Pet Product Expo in Florida," Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams wrote of her new hire... Quartz, the Atlantic Media business site, launches an India operation, headed by former The Economic Times reporter Sruthijith KK. In the words of editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney, the site's "creative, digital, visual, data-rich approach" moves to the subcontinent... In other Quartz news, the company announced this afternoon that Bobby Ghosh will join the digital news outlet as managing editor. He joins the global business news brand from Time International, where he served as editor, overseeing all of its editions and correspondents outside of the US... CQ Roll Call taps Tim Starks to run Five By Five, its new defense and national security blog. Starks has been with the publication for more than a decade... Eater adds LA Magazine's Daniela Galarz as news editor and promotes Paula Forbes from deputy editor to reports editor...

David Marcus leaves PayPal, where he had been president, to join Facebook's mobile-messaging team. He moved to PayPal in 2011 when the company acquired his starting up, Zong, and was elevated to president in 2012. He wants to move back into the product world, having left PayPal in a better place than when he arrived... Creature installs James Keblas as president of the Seattle-based firm. He had been director of the city's Office of Film + Music... And there are changes at Teen Vogue, Epicurious and more...

June 10, 2014: Bobby Ghosh has been named managing editor at Quartz. He had been world editor at Time. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Marc Garbarini has been named executive creative director at Javelin Marketing Group. He had been executive creative director at ROAR. (AgencySpy)

June 10, 2014: Denise Kersten Wills has been named senior editor at The Atlantic. She had been senior editor at Politico. (FishbowlDC)

June 10, 2014: Sophie Gilbert has been named senior editor at The Atlantic. She had been arts editor at Washingtonian. (FishbowlDC)

June 10, 2014: Brittany Innes has been named social media editor at Epicurious. She had been manager of social media at CheapCaribbean.com. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Rhoda Boone has been named food editor at Epicurious. She had been food stylist at Bon Appétit. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Adina Steiman has been named features director at Epicurious. She had been features director at Self. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Bill Wasik has been named deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. He had been senior editor at Wired. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Dewey Reid has been named vice president and executive creative director at CNN Digital. He had been vice president, design for mobile and emerging products, at Yahoo. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Dan Koday has been named digital director at Teen Vogue. He had been content director at Latina.com. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Marina Larroude has been named fashion director at Teen Vogue. She had been market director at Style.com. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Rebecca Leber has been named staff writer at The New Republic. She had been reporter/blogger at ThinkProgress. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Linda Kinstler has been named managing editor at The New Republic. She had been reporter/researcher there. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Amanda Silverman has been named deputy editor at The New Republic. She had been managing editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2014: Kathy Blackwell has been named editor-in-chief at Austin Way. She had been senior editor at The Austin American-Statesman. (release)

June 9, 2014: Linda Augsburg has been named editorial content chief at American Patchwork & Quilting and Meredith Crafts Group. She had been editorial director at Prime Publishing. (release)

June 9, 2014: James Keblas has been named president at Creature. He had been director at Office of Film + Music in Seattle. (AgencySpy)

June 9, 2014: Michael Schaffer has been named editor at the Washingtonian. He had been editorial director at The New Republic. (FishbowlDC)

June 9, 2014: Paul Perozeni has been named vice president and general manager at WJW in Cleveland. He had been vice president and general sales manager there. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Paula Forbes has been named reports editor at Eater. She had been deputy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 9, 2014: Daniela Galarz has been named news editor at Eater. She had been deputy digest editor at Los Angeles Magazine. (FishbowlNY)

June 9, 2014: Carl Quintanilla has been named correspondent at Real Sport with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. He will continue in his role as anchor at Squawk on the Street and Squawk Alley on CNBC. (TVNewser)

June 9, 2014: David Chalian has been named political director at CNN. He had been vice president of video programming at Politico.(FishbowlDC)

June 9, 2014: Kaitlin Monte has been named morning traffic reporter at WPIX in New York. She had been interactive trivia host at WNBC in New York. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Chase Thomason has been named meteorologist at KUTV in Salt Lake City. He had been meteorologist at KFOR in Oklahoma City. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Alexa Conomos has been named full-time co-anchor at WFAA in Dallas. She had been fill-in co-anchor there. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Katie Corrado has been named multi-media journalist at WTIC in Hartford, Conn. She had been multi-media journalist and weekend anchor at CNY Central in Syracuse, N.Y. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Mike Woolfolk has been named reporter at WXYZ in Detroit. He had been anchor at WACH Columbia, S.C. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Brett Steininger has been named local sales manager at WPIX in New York. He had been national sales manager at WCCT in Hartford, Conn. (TVSpy)

June 9, 2014: Dustin O’Regan has been named editor-at-large at Sheridan Road. She will continue in her role as auxiliary board president at The Art Institute of Chicago. (release)

June 9, 2014: Matt Howe has been named vice president, business development, at true[X]. He had been senior director of business development at Livestream.com. (mb)

June 9, 2014: Stan Melton has been named director of marketing at KGTV in San Diego. He had been president at Brown Bag Creative. (mb)

June 9, 2014: Lisa Pintchman has been named vice president, corporate communications, at Pegasystems. She had been executive vice president at Weber Shandwick. (mb)



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