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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.15.14

David Plotz Resigns From Slate; New York Loses John Homans to Bloomberg

July 15, 2014
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David Plotz leaves Slate after six years, which is how long his predecessors Michael Kinsley and Jacob Weisberg lasted as well. During his tenure, Slate's traffic jumped to 30 million uniques a month. Plotz will stay on as editor-at-large, while Julia Turner, his deputy, assumes the top spot. "Readers shouldn’t notice much at first," she told The New York Times. "David and I have worked so closely together, so harmoniously and for so long, that the magazine as it is reflects much of my thinking." John Swansburg replaces Turner as deputy editor, while Josh Levin is the new Washington, D.C., bureau chief and executive editor...

New York loses executive editor John Homans, who moves to Bloomberg Media, where he'll oversee the new politics "franchise" headed by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. "I'm not sure it's possible to enumerate John's contributions to this magazine, now and for his entire tenure here, working under different owners and with different editors," New York editor Adam Moss wrote in a memo announcing the news. April 1 would have been Homans' 20th anniversary at the publication. Additionally, David Perla joins Bloomberg BNA Legal as president... Amina Akhtar moves to theFashionSpot as editorial director. She had been overseeing the tablet edition of Vogue and also recently served as executive editor of Elle.com...

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger lands a new gig, as senior editor for strategy at The New York Times. He is both the son of publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and the lead writer of the innovation report that came out earlier this year... Chris Plante will teach an NYU class devoted to journalism about games. He's currently an editor-at-large with Polygon, the Vox Media property focused on video games... Could The View be looking to target S.E. Cupp as a co-host to join Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg? That's the rumor, although it appears that Meghan McCain still has the inside track on holding down the program's token conservative spot... Jenny McCarthy, who is exiting The View, scores a gig as a radio host on SiriusXM, heading a program called Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy...

Alisyn Camerota joins CNN as an anchor. She comes to the network after 16 years at Fox News, most recently as co-host of America’s News Headquarters. Camerota will contribute to all programs at CNN, with a permanent slot announced in the coming months... Meanwhile, Reza Aslan, author of Zealot, could also be joining CNN. He's sold a show to the network but is waiting to announce the details... Dana Walden and Gary Newman will be in charge of Fox Broadcasting Co... Howie Schwab is off to Sports Jeopardy, which is apparently a thing... Sam Champion experiences some stormy weather, forced to endure a number of production cuts at his Weather Channel morning show... And there are changes at Say Media, The Atlantic and more...

July 15, 2014: Eamonn Store has been named chief executive officer at Guardian US. He had been president, agency development, at MEC. (FishbowlNY)

July 15, 2014: Lindsay Lambert has been named managing editor at Coastal Living. She had been content editor at Rue La La. (FishbowlNY)

July 15, 2014: Sylvia Strobel has been named senior vice president and general counsel at American Public Media. She had been interim chief executive officer at Alliance for Women in Media. (mb)

July 15, 2014: Margaret Low Smith has been named vice president of The Atlantic and president of AtlanticLIVE. She had been senior vice president for news at NPR. (FishbowlDC)

July 15, 2014: Mainak Mazumdar has been named chief science officer at Simulmedia. He had been chief strategy officer at GfK. (mb)

July 15, 2014: Rachel Bressler has been named editorial director at Plume. She had been executive director, corporate and publisher relations, at The Park Literary Group. (GalleyCat)

July 15, 2014: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger has been named senior editor for strategy at The New York Times. He had been metro reporter there. (FishbowlNY)

July 15, 2014: Dianne Dubois has been named chief financial officer at Say Media. She had been principal at Maple Street Associates. (FishbowlNY)

July 15, 2014: Hallie Jackson has been named correspondent at NBC News. She had been national correspondent at Hearst Television. (TVNewser)

July 15, 2014: Kerry Hatch has been named chief operating officer, global client services, at Acxiom. She had been principal at KDH Associates. (mb)

July 15, 2014: Alexis King has been named evening anchor at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tenn. She had been anchor at WACH in Columbia, S.C. (TVSpy)

July 15, 2014: A.J. Good has been named sports director at WVVA in Bluefield, W. Va. He had been sports anchor and reporter at WCHS-WVAH in Charleston, W. Va. (TVSpy)

July 15, 2014: Jim Kosek has been named meteorologist at KCTV in Kansas City, Mo. He had been chief meteorologist at KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City. (TVSpy)

July 15, 2014: Rhonda Lee has been named on-air meteorologist at Weather Nation in Denver. She had been meteorologist at KTBS in Shreveport, La. (TVSpy)

July 15, 2014: Ashley Paredez has been named weekend evening anchor at KTBC in Austin, Texas. She had been reporter there. (TVSpy)

July 14, 2014: Joe Lynch has been named staff writer at Billboard. He had been news editor at Fuse.tv. (mb)

July 14, 2014: David Perla has been named president at Bloomberg BNA Legal. He had been chairman and chief executive officer at Matterhorn Transactions. (FishbowlDC)

July 14, 2014: Amina Akhtar has been named editorial director at TheFashionSpot. She had been digital editions editor at Vogue. (FishbowlNY)

July 14, 2014: Amanda Deutchman has been named director, marketing and business development, at Yahoo Sports Radio. She had been marketing and communications coordinator at Fox Sports Radio. (release)

July 14, 2014: Jeffrey Schwartz has been named executive vice president, corporate strategy, at Yahoo Sports Radio. He had been vice president of sports sales at Fox Sports Radio. (release)

July 14, 2014: Tennille Teague has been named head of production at Pereira & O’Dell New York. She had been senior content producer at Translation LLC. (AgencySpy)

July 14, 2014: Alisyn Camerota has been named anchor at CNN. She had been co-host of America’s News Headquarters at Fox News. (TVNewser)

July 14, 2014: Garry Kelly has been named vice president and general manager at WSLS in Roanoke, Va. He had been vice president and news director at WCFT-WJSU in Birmingham, Ala. (TVSpy)

July 14, 2014: Amanda Kost has been named investigative reporter at Scripps National Bureau in Washington. She had been investigative reporter at KMGH in Denver. (TVSpy)



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