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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.17.14

The Daily Mail Poaches from BuzzFeed; Julianna Goldman Heads To CBS News

June 17, 2014
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Byliner.com loses CEO and co-founder John Tayman. He's the latest high-level executive to leave recently, following co-founder Mark Bryant and executive editor Laura Hohnhold out the door, which has people wondering if the site will shut down soon. "Their model seemed promising, but the execution was inept," Christie Aschwanden, the Washington Post's health columnist, told the New York Observer. And another contributor told the NYO, "My assumption is that people are bailing because the monetization model isn’t working, they’re burning through their startup cash, and either paychecks have stopped coming or people can see writing on the wall."...

The New Yorker loses public relations director Alexa Cassanos, who is off to Facebook. "In the seven years that she's been here she's showed extraordinary wit in the way she has made our work known in the greater world, not only through the more conventional means of media interviews and the like, but through social media," editor-in-chief David Remnick said of the staffer, who had been in the same position for seven years... TV Guide bumps up Doug Brod to editor-in-chief and Michael Schneider to executive editor. "Doug has done a superb job in the past two years managing the New York staff and workflow, and evolving the voice of the magazine," CEO Doug Fishman said in a statement... Jennifer Hicks is the newest associate publisher, sales, at Conde Nast Traveler. She had been at The New Republic, where she served as vice president of advertising...

Jon Steinberg joins The Daily Mail. He'll run the American side of the website, MailOnline. Steinberg previously worked as COO of BuzzFeed, a job he left in May because he no longer saw eye-to-eye with founder Jonah Peretti... Josh Rottenberg is off to the Los Angeles Times. He'll be a senior film reporter, joining a revamped arts department that includes Carolina Miranda and Joe Bel Bruno... CQ Roll Call taps Tom Curry to head its new The Container blog, which focuses on transportation policy and regulation...

Julianna Goldman leaves Bloomberg News, where she had been White House correspondent, for CBS News. The Barnard College/Columbia University graduate, who started at Bloomberg in customer service, will be the network's Washington correspondent... Vinnie Politan moves from HLN to 11 Alive. He'll be on the morning team alongside Karyn Greer... Chris Jansing is done as host of Jansing & Co., off to take a senior White House correspondent role at NBC News. Probably gonna have to change the name of that show... Andrew Noyes joins the Sean Parker-headed startup Brigade as vice president of communications... And there are changes at ABC News, Popular Mechanics and more...

June 17, 2014: Eric Sorensen has been named meteorologist at WQAD in Moline, Ill. He had been chief meteorologist at WREX in Rockford, Ill. (TVSpy)

June 17, 2014: Subrata De has been named vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. She had been executive producer of Andrea Mitchell Reports at MSNBC. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: Wendy Fisher has been named vice president and managing editor at ABC News. She had been deputy managing editor there. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: David Reiter has been named vice president and managing editor at ABC News. He had been domestic managing editor there. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: Greg D'Alba has been named president of global sales and marketing at WWE. He had been president of digital ad sales and marketing at CNN. (AgencySpy)

June 17, 2014: Ryan Mannion has been named head of product at OZY Media. He had been chief technology officer at Politico. (FishbowlDC)

June 17, 2014: Matt Dowshen has been named managing director at Partners + Napier. He had been managing director at Ogilvy & Mather. (AgencySpy)

June 17, 2014: Hanah Snavely has been named content director at CA Creative. She had been senior editor at Old School. (AgencySpy)

June 17, 2014: Alan Dershowitz has been named host of You and the Law at Newsmax TV. He had been law professor at Harvard. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: Keith Grossman has been named publisher at Bloomberg Digital. He had been associate publisher at Wired. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: Monica Crowley has been named online opinion editor at the Washington Times. She had been contributor at Fox News. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2014: Chris Wayland has been named executive vice president and general manager at Sunbeam. He had been general manager at WHDH-WLVI in Boston. (TVSpy)

June 17, 2014: Robert Burns has been named general manager at WHDH-WLVI in Boston. He had been general sales manager there. (TVSpy)

June 17, 2014: Diane Ako has been named anchor at KHON in Honolulu. She had been public relations director at Halekulani Corporation in Honolulu. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: John Lu has been named senior vice president of interactive at Barker. He had been senior interaction designer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. (AgencySpy)

June 16, 2014: Sandi Harari has been named senior vice president of creative at Barker. She had been creative director there. (AgencySpy)

June 16, 2014: Ray Rainville has been named senior vice president of client services at Barker. He had been executive producer there. (AgencySpy)

June 16, 2014: Julianna Goldman has been named Washington correspondent at CBS News. She had been White House correspondent at Bloomberg News. (TVNewser)

June 16, 2014: Vinnie Politan has been named morning anchor at WXIA in Atlanta. He had been host of HLN Now at HLN. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: David Charns has been named general assignment reporter at WMTW in Portland, Maine. He had been reporter at WPTZ in Burlington, Vt. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: Matthew Litzinger has been named president/chief creative officer at Red Lion. He had been co-chief creative officer at Cossette. (AgencySpy)

June 16, 2014: Greg Conner has been named general manager at WXLV and WMYV in Winston-Salem, N.C. He had been director of sales at KVCW-KVMY in Las Vegas. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: Andrew Noyes has been named vice president, communications, at Brigade. He had been head of corporate communications at Uber. (FishbowlDC)

June 16, 2014: Michael Schneider has been named executive editor at TV Guide. He had been Los Angeles bureau chief there. (FishbowlNY)

June 16, 2014: Doug Brod has been named editor-in-chief at TV Guide. He had been executive editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 16, 2014: Craig Marks has been named editor-in-chief at SPIN. He had been editorial director at BlogTalkRadio. (FishbowlNY)

June 16, 2014: Josh Rottenberg has been named senior film reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He had been senior writer at Entertainment Weekly. (FishbowlNY)

June 16, 2014: Jon Steinberg has been named chief executive officer, North America, at MailOnline. He had been president and chief operating officer at BuzzFeed. (FishbowlNY)

June 16, 2014: Jacqueline Detwiler has been named senior editor at Popular Mechanics. She had been senior editor at Hemispheres. (mb)

June 16, 2014: Diane Fiolek has been named creative services director at Devlin Design Group. She had been principal and senior designer at VDO. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: Astrid Solorzano has been named reporter at KTHV in Little Rock, Ark. She had been anchor and reporter at Annenberg TV News in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2014: Gary Kleinman has been named executive vice president, business development, at Women's Marketing Inc. He had been senior vice president, sales, at Reviewed.com. (mb)

June 16, 2014: Monika Amar has been named director of social media at TransMedia Group. She had been an intern at the Office of News and Research at Florida State University. (mb)



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