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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.05.14

Mike Nizza Joins Bloomberg Politics; Scott Cohn Says Goodbye to CNBC

August 5, 2014
Esquire's Mike Nizza joins Bloomberg Politics as executive editor of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's new venture. He has previously worked at The Daily, AOL and The New York Times. The site debuts on October 6 amid rumors of struggles to get it off the ground. Bloomberg, fueled by terminal wealth, is continuing its push into the Internet landscape, hoping to become a major player...

CNBC says goodbye to Scott Cohn, one of the network's original employees. He launched the Chicago bureau and interviewed everyone from Warren Buffett to Bernie Madoff, according to a memo from president Mark Hoffman and senior vice president Nik Deogun... Jane Pauley returns to the morning show anchor chair for a brief stint, filling in for Charles Osgood and Gayle King for a few days in August... David Gregory, who could be out as host of Meet the Press, meets with CNN. His former boss, Jeff Zucker, is president of the 24-hour news network... Kelly Cobiella signs on with NBC News, where she will be a correspondent in London. She had been freelancing at CBS News...

Lauren Kern returns to New York after a stint as deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. Times brass passed over her for the EIC job, which went to Texas Monthly's Jake Silverstein, a slight that could have prompted her departure... Libby Conover is your new international fashion director at Marie Claire, joining from GQ, where she had been style and entertainment director... More poaches Good Housekeeping beauty director Nina Judar for the same position. She once served as beauty and health editor at Town & Country... Time Inc. taps Mark Ellis as senior vice president of corporate sales... Jeff Mays takes over the City Hall beat at DNAinfo, replacing Colby Hamilton, who is off to the freelance life. Mays had been working on the Harlem beat but once covered Newark City Hall for The Star-Ledger. Stringer Gustavo Solis moves into Mays' old role...

Tom Woodbury scores a promotion to president, global distribution, at HBO. He had been general counsel and executive vice president, network business affairs... David Kosse leaves his job as president, international, at Universal Pictures to take over Film4 in the UK... Gabriel Lewis and Bonnie Pan move to Maker Studios to be executive vice president of development and executive vice president of programming, respectively... And there are changes at Revolt Media, Telemundo and more...

August 5, 2014: Musa Tariq has been named digital marketing director at Apple. He had been global senior director of social media and community at Nike. (AgencySpy)

August 5, 2014: Jessica Torres has been named deputy editor at Siempre Mujer. She had been beauty and lifestyle editor there. (release)

August 5, 2014: Alfred Poor has been named editor at Health Tech Insider. He had been a freelance writer. (mb)

August 5, 2014: Mirta Ojito has been named director, news standards, at Telemundo. She had been assistant professor at Columbia University. (FishbowlNY)

August 5, 2014: Mike Nizza has been named executive editor at Bloomberg Politics. He had been digital editor at Esquire. (FishbowlDC)

August 5, 2014: Lauren Kern has been named executive editor at New York. She had been deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine. (FishbowlNY)

August 5, 2014: Michael Weston has been named director of strategy at Propane Studio. He had been associate director of strategy at Geometry Global. (mb)

August 4, 2014: Jeff Bergin has been named vice president, vertical strategy development, at Hearst Newspapers. He had been senior vice president, advertising sales, at the San Francisco Chronicle. (FishbowlNY)

August 4, 2014: Courtney Davidson has been named copywriter/conceptor at Fanscape. She had been junior copywriter at Dailey. (mb)

August 4, 2014: Mark Ellis has been named senior vice president, corporate sales, at Time Inc. He had been vice president, North American sales, at Yahoo. (FishbowlNY)

August 4, 2014: Erika Dreifus has been named media editor at Fig Tree Books. She had been communications director at The City University of New York. (mb)

August 4, 2014: Kelly Cobiella has been named London correspondent at NBC News. She had been freelance correspondent at CBS News. (TVNewser)

August 4, 2014: Zuania Capo has been named executive editor at PeopleEnEspanol.com. She had been executive editor at Siempre Mujer. (release)

August 4, 2014: Nina Judar has been named beauty director at More. She had been beauty director at Good Housekeeping. (FishbowlNY)

August 4, 2014: Ross McGraw has been named senior vice president, creative brand experience, at Optimist Inc. He had been director of experiential marketing at Vice Media. (mb)

August 4, 2014: Jayson Rodriguez has been named editorial director at Revolt Media. He had been director of content operations at Electus Digital. (mb)

August 4, 2014: Libby Conover has been named international fashion director at Marie Claire. She had been style and entertainment director at GQ. (FishbowlNY)

August 4, 2014: Kimberly Bookman has been named reporter at WHDH in Boston. She had been reporter at WCVB in Boston. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Priscilla Luong has been named anchor and reporter at WDJT and WMLW in Milwaukee. She had been reporter at KOKH in Oklahoma City. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Melinda Davenport has been named anchor and reporter at WISN in Milwaukee. She had been anchor and reporter at WMUR in Manchester, N.H. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Cristina Tuso has been named weekend sports anchor at WTOC in Savannah, Ga. She had been sports reporter and anchor there. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Matt Wright has been named reporter at WJW in Cleveland. He had been reporter and fill-in anchor at NBC2 and ABC7 in Fort Meyers, Fla. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Erica Rakow has been named reporter at WKMG in Orlando, Fla. She had been reporter and anchor at WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Stephanie Hockridge has been named evening anchor and reporter at KNXV in Phoenix. She had been weekend anchor and reporter there. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Scott Bemis has been named weekend sports anchor at KSEE/KGPE in Fresno, Calif. He had been sports reporter and weekend anchor at KLAS in Las Vegas. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Dave Spahr has been named weekend meteorologist at KSEE/KGPE in Fresno, Calif. He had been freelance meteorologist at KGTV in San Diego. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Brandon Dunn has been named sports director at WPDE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He had been sports director at KTAL in Shreveport, La. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Nick McGurk has been named reporter at KIRO in Seattle. He had been reporter at KUSA in Denver. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Karissa Sanford has been named meteorologist at Weather Nation in Denver. She had been meteorologist at WMBD in Peoria, Ill. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Laura Velasquez has been named meteorologist at KDVR in Denver. She had been meteorologist at WOOD in Grand Rapids, Mich. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Dayvee Sutton has been named sports anchor and reporter at WGCL in Atlanta. She had been reporter at WCNC in Charlotte, N.C. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Katie Corrado has been named reporter and weekend anchor at WTIC in Hartford, Conn. She had been reporter and anchor at WSTM in Syracuse, N.Y. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Craig Setzer has been named chief meteorologist at WFOR in Miami. He had been executive weather producer and on-air meteorologist there. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Rick Boone has been named reporter at WTTG in Washington. He had been reporter at WBBF in Baltimore. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Allison Miller has been named co-host of We Are Austin! at KEYE in Austin. She will continue in her role as meteorologist there. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: A.J. Lagoe has been named investigative reporter at KARE in Minneapolis. He had been investigative reporter at WRIC in Richmond, Va. (TVSpy)

August 4, 2014: Jamie Tompkins has been named anchor and reporter at KCPQ in Seattle. She had been anchor and reporter at KOMO in Seattle. (TVSpy)



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