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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.04.11

NY Observer Gains New EIC; HFMUS Staffers Jump Ship

February 4, 2011
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Is Hulu CEO Jason Kilar trying to get himself fired? That's the contention of Peter Kafka after the executive posted a screed on his blog that television has too many ads. Not exactly what people at Disney, News Corporation and Comcast wanted to hear, obviously. One News Corp exec thinks Kilar's time is limited -- and he's probably correct -- but what a way to go out, right?...

Hachette Filipacchi Media staffers can't leave fast enough. Keith Kelly reports that up to 20 percent of the 600 person workforce will be gone by the time Hearst takes over. One of the biggest moves is Eric Johnson's departure for Conde Nast... Adam Rapoport recruits a host of names to Bon Appetit including Scott DeSimon as special projects editor and design director Alex Grossman... Brad Wieners joins Bloomberg BusinessWeek as executive editor... Total number of senior editors remaining at Newsweek from the Jon Meacham days: zero, after Marc Peyser decamps for Budget Travel. Additionally, David Margolick is let go. The Tina Transition is almost complete... W taps Alex Gonzalez as creative director. Editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi had been pulling double duty... Deborah Solomon is out as "Questions For" editor at The New York Times Magazine...

Elizabeth Spiers moves to The New York Observer as editor-in-chief. Kyle Pope will remain on board until the end of March in an advisory role. Choire Sicha is excited, and the rest of us should be as well... The Sporting News boots John Feinstein as columnist and he's not happy about the news... Jon Beck is pushed out from his position as VP of online advertising and business development at New York Daily News... The National Journal recruits Maggie Fox from Thomson Reuters. She'll be managing editor for technology and heath care... Julie Mason decamps to Politico... Erica Gonzalez and Carmen Villavicencio land promotions to executive editor and managing editor, respectively, at El Diario-La Prensa...

Keith Olbermann needs a new job. You know where he won't be working? Fox. Rupert Murdoch put an end to any rumors, remarking "We fired him once, we don't believe in firing people twice."... USA Network hires Heather Olander as senior vice president of alternative programming. She comes from CBS Television Distribution... Bob Griese steps down after 29 years of calling games...

Stephen A. Smith returns to ESPN where he'll host two weekday radio shows and write for ESPNLA.com and ESPNNY.com... TMZ's new general manager is Brett Bouttier. Pam Russo departs amid some confusion about the reasons why... Marc Ambinder returns to blogging, errr, Tumbling... And there are changes at The Wall Street Journal, Spike TV and more...

February 4, 2011: Randy Rischard has been named vice president of data and analysis products at Energy Central. He had been senior vice president at Energy Data Hub Resources. (release)

February 4, 2011: Steve MacLaughlin has been named meteorologist at WTNH in New Haven. He had been meteorologist at WPIX in New York. (TVSpy)

February 4, 2011: Elizabeth Spiers has been named editor-in-chief at The New York Observer. She had been a media consultant. (NY Observer)

February 4, 2011: Mickey Kaus has been named political blogger for Kausfiles at The Daily Caller. He had been political blogger for Kausfiles at Newsweek. (FBDC)

February 4, 2011: Thomas Hjelm has been named chief digital officer at New York Public Radio. He had been senior director of content strategy and business operations for the local media at NBC. (FBNY)

February 4, 2011: Amanda Gordon has been named gossip columnist at Bloomberg. She had been editor and writer at ARTnews. (FBNY)

February 4, 2011: Elisia Canna has been named director of consumer health at GCI Health. She had been EVP and deputy GM at Porter Novelli. (PRNewser)

February 4, 2011: Billee Howard has been named managing director at Allison & Partners. She had been executive vice president and managing director of the global strategic media group at Weber Shandwick. (PRNewser)

February 4, 2011: Brad Wieners has been named executive editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He had been editor-in-chief at Men's Journal. (NY Post)

February 4, 2011: Eric Johnson has been named associate publisher of marketing at Bon Appetit. He had been executive director, integrated marketing at Elle. (NY Post)

February 4, 2011: Hillary Tisman has been named imprint marketing manager at Atria Books. She had been promotions manager at Vintage/Anchor Books. (mb)

February 3, 2011: Mike Lee has been named vice president of business development for the Midwest at TBG Digital. He had been agency development manager at Yahoo!. (mb)

February 3, 2011: Chris Phenner has been named vice president of business development for the East Coast at TBG Digital. He had been EVP of business development at Thumbplay. (mb)

February 3, 2011: Ning Chao has been named beauty director at Beautylish. She had been senior beauty editor at Marie Claire. (mb)

February 3, 2011: Carmen Villavicencio has been named managing editor at El Diario-La Prensa. She had been news editor there. (release)

February 3, 2011: Erica Gonzalez has been named executive editor at El Diario-La Prensa. She had been opinion page editor there. (release)

February 3, 2011: Gustavo Martinez has been named president of Worldgroup, Europe at McCann. He had been director and head of the global brand management division at Ogilvy. (AgencySpy)

February 3, 2011: Jose Luis Martinez has been named vice president, creative director at Arnold Worldwide. He had been associate creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. (AgencySpy)

February 3, 2011: Neil Huxley has been named creative director at Digital Domain and Mothership. He had been art director at yU+cp. (AgencySpy)

February 3, 2011: Bill Cimino has been named executive creative director at DDB Chicago. He had been senior vice president group creative director there. (AgencySpy)

February 3, 2011: Mark Gross has been named executive creative director at DDB Chicago. He had been senior vice president group creative director there. (AgencySpy)

February 3, 2011: John Battelle has been named executive chairman and chief strategy officer at Federated Media Publishing. He had been founder and chairman there. (WebNewser)

February 3, 2011: Deanna Brown has been named CEO at Federated Media Publishing. She had been president and chief operating officer there. (WebNewser)

February 3, 2011: Maggie Fox has been named managing editor for technology and health care at National Journal. She had been health and science editor at Thomson Reuters. (FBDC)

February 3, 2011: Andy Ward has been named contributing columnist at Bon Appetit. He remains vice president and executive editor at Random House. (release)

February 3, 2011: Jenny Rosenstrach has been named contributing columnist at Bon Appetit. She is creator/blogger at Dinner: A Love Story. (release)

February 3, 2011: Melissa Hamilton has been named cooking columnist at Bon Appetit. She is a co-founder at The Canal House. (release)

February 3, 2011: Christopher Hirsheimer has been named columnist at Bon Appetit. She is a co-founder at The Canal House. (release)

February 3, 2011: Scott DeSimon has been named special projects editor at Bon Appetit. He had been deputy editor at ESPN The Magazine. (release)

February 3, 2011: Hunter Lewis has been named food editor at Bon Appetit. He had been test kitchen director at Saveur. (release)

February 3, 2011: Alex Pollack has been named photo director at Bon Appetit. She had been photo director at New York. (release)

February 3, 2011: Alex Grossman has been named design director at Bon Appetit. He had been associate creative director at AR New York. (release)

February 3, 2011: Julie Mason has been named full-time White House blogger at Politico. She had been White House correspondent at Washington Examiner. (FBDC)

February 3, 2011: John Mancini has been named news editor at Hollywoodlife.com. He had been transit correspondent at NY1. (New York Post)

February 3, 2011: Alex Gonzalez has been named creative director at W. He will continue as executive creative director for a select group of clients at AR New York. (FBNY)

February 3, 2011: Grace Bello has been named manager/copywriter at Association of National Advertisers. She had been writer/editor at InterActive Corp. (mb)

February 3, 2011: Tim Duffy has been named senior vice president, original programming at Spike TV. He had previously been vice president, original programming there. (release)

February 3, 2011: Sara Clemence has been named travel editor at The Wall Street Journal's "Off Duty" section. She had been a freelancer. (mb)

February 2, 2011: Glenn Coleman has been named general sales manager at WDCW-TV (Tribune/Washington DC). He had been local sales manager there. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Laurie Sue Brockway has been named senior editor, relationships and sexual health at Everyday Health. She had been inspiration, love and family editor at Beliefnet.com. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Vicky Kirkitsos has been named senior designer at Interweave. She had been associate art director at Niche Media LLC. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Anthony Bennett has been named director at EffectiveBrands. He had been founder at RedSky Insights. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Kimberly Orton has been named managing director at EffectiveBrands. She had previously been director there. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Neil Davy has been named global client partner at Hall & Partners. He had been commercial director & head of business development at Synovate. (mb)

February 1, 2011: Steve McEvoy has been named vice president, advertising at Mochila. He had been director, national sales at HFMUS Jumpstart. (mb)



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