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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.01.14

Changes at Fortune; Harry McCracken Joins Fast Company

July 1, 2014
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Fortune changes up its editorial staff, naming Clifton Leaf as its new deputy managing editor and Brian O’Keefe, its new international editor. Leaf returned to Fortune late last year as assistant managing editor. He had previously served as guest editor for The New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review section. O’Keefe, a 14-year veteran of Fortune, most recently served as its assistant managing editor. The changes were designed to help Fortune cope with the departure of Stephanie Mehta, who resigned from the magazine in order to take some time off. "Stephanie had many responsibilities at Fortune, so many in fact I think it’s best no single person take on all of her work," wrote Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, in a memo... Harry McCracken has found his new home: Fast Company. He’s joining the magazine July 21 as its new technology editor. McCracken left his role as editor-at-large for Time in May...

Lisa Lucas is publisher at Guernica. "I am thrilled to be charged with ushering Guernica into a new era of growth and sustainability," the publication's first full-time, paid staffer said. Lucas, who had been doing the role on a volunteer basis, will help launch a print supplement to the online arts and politics magazine... The New York Times moves Cara Buckley to its Carpetbagger blog. She had been on the culture desk and previously worked as a metro reporter. Melena Ryzik, the current Carpetbagger, transitions to general news and features...

Alex Leo says goodbye to IBT Media, where she had been director of product since September. She previously worked at Reuters and HuffPost. Capital NY called her "a popular figure in New York's digital-media scene."... Donald Storm III moves to E! and Esquire Network as CFO. Most recently, he served as vice president of financial planning and analysis at NBCUniversal. He also previously worked as audit manager for GE... ABC News suspends Jeffrey Schneider. The senior vice president of communications reportedly shouted at a staffer after losing his temper... Mail Online recruits Nine Entertainment Co's head of digital and trade communications Sean Walsh to be its director of U.S. communications and media relations. He had been with Nine for a little over a year... And there are changes at MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and more...

July 1, 2014: Deirdre Bigley has been named global chief marketing officer at Bloomberg LP. She had been head of marketing communications at Bloomberg. (FishbowlNY)

July 1, 2014: Kate Morrison has been named head of content production at BBH. She had been executive producer there. (AgencySpy)

July 1, 2014: Wale' Aliyu has been named multimedia journalist at WKYC in Cleveland. He had been reporter at WKEF-WRGT in Dayton, Ohio. (TVSpy)

July 1, 2014: Harry McCracken has been named technology editor at Fast Company. He had been editor-at-large at Time. (FishbowlNY)

July 1, 2014: Lauren Johnson has been named weekend morning newscast host at WTXF in Philadelphia. She had been weekend anchor for Good Day Orlando at WOFL in Orlando, Fla. (TVSpy)

July 1, 2014: Jeremy Randol has been named vice president, programmatic sales strategy, at Pandora. He had been director of advertising sales, programmatic, at NBC Universal. (AgencySpy)

July 1, 2014: Dawn Furey has been named senior vice president, head of social, at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing. She had been director of client services at Deep Focus. (AgencySpy)

July 1, 2014: Peter Kim has been named chief digital officer at Cheil Worldwide. He had been chief solutions architect at Dachis Group (AgencySpy)

July 1, 2014: Laura Velasquez has been named meteorologist at KDVR in Denver. She had been meteorologist at WOOD in Grand Rapids, Mich.(TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Izabela Depczyk has been named publisher at ARTnews. She had been investment manager at Redline Capital Management. (mb)

June 30, 2014: Jen Austin has been named evening anchor at KMEG-KPTH in Sioux City, Iowa. She had been anchor at KIFI in Idaho Falls, Idaho. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Matt Posgai has been named meteorologist at KFOR in Oklahoma City. He had been meteorologist at KAMC in Lubbock, Texas. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Spencer Conlin has been named reporter at KMTF in Missoula, Mont. He had been news intern at WRGB-TV in Albany, N.Y. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Kathryn Brown has been named weekend anchor at WRAL in Raleigh, N.C. She had been reporter at WCBS in New York. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Brian O’Keefe has been named international editor at Fortune. He had been assistant managing editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 30, 2014: Clifton Leaf has been named deputy managing editor at Fortune. He had been assistant managing editor there. (FishbowlNY)

June 30, 2014: Sabine Cummins has been named vice president of agency and client partnerships at ChoiceStream. She had been vice president of media at iCrossing. (mb)

June 30, 2014: Kristen Hamilton has been named news director at KHQA in Quincy, Ill. She had been content manager at WXIN in Indianapolis. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Graciela Eleta has been named senior strategic advisor at Latinum Network. She had been senior vice president of brand solutions at Univision Communications. (release)

June 30, 2014: Cara Buckley has been named Carpetbagger blogger at The New York Times. She had been culture reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

June 30, 2014: Michelle Perry has been named executive producer of Andrea Mitchell Reports at MSNBC. She had been senior producer there. (TVNewser)

June 30, 2014: Brian Marr has been named chief strategy officer at Smashing Ideas. He had been director of strategy and marketing there. (AgencySpy)

June 30, 2014: Josh Sidorowicz has been named reporter at WXMI in Grand Rapids, Mich. He had been video journalist and fill-in anchor at WILX in Lansing, Mich. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Venton Blandin has been named reporter at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Ala. He had been reporter at WHNT in Huntsville, Ala. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2014: Josh Kaiser has been named senior director of insights at Crossmark. He had been director of business development at Blackhawk Network. (mb)

June 30, 2014: Scott Perkins has been named vice president and creative services director at WTTG-WDCA in Washington. He had been executive creative director and consultant at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md. (TVSpy)

June 27, 2014: Lawrence Herman has been named chief executive officer at BlueLink Marketing. He had been vice president of sales at eyeReturn Marketing. (mb)

June 27, 2014: Dale Hrabi has been named editor of Off Duty at The Wall Street Journal. He had been deputy editor there. (mb)

June 27, 2014: Matt Grosinger has been named music editor at The Nerdist. He had been associate editor at Dino Publishing. (mb)

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