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Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.10.11

Meredith Vieira Leaves Today; John Q. Griffin Departs Time Inc.

May 10, 2011
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There's craziness in early morning TV. As expected, Meredith Vieira departs Today and will be replaced by Ann Curry. Matt Lauer confirms he spoke with Katie Couric about doing a syndicated talk show together, but it was "just talk." Over at CBS, The Early Show runs through another executive producer -- its fifth in less than four years -- as David Friedman is out following a "change in direction." A new head will be announced in the coming days...

John Q. Griffin is out at Time Inc. after less than six months. Apparently the move is amicable. He plans to "just read a little bit and have some fun." Forbes loses executive editor Neil Weinberg who jumps to SourceMedia's American Banker as editor-in-chief. He will help transition the brand to a "digital-first model" and will report to Richard Melville... The Associated Press signs up former Newsday editor John Mancini as its assistant managing editor for overnight operations...

ESPN makes changes to its editorial structure. John Kosner is now in charge of print and digital media, while Rob King takes the title of vice president, editorial, digital and print media. Patrick Stiegman moves from executive editor of to editor-in-chief... As predicted, Gus Johnson is out at CBS. According to the New York Daily News, the Eye declined to match Fox's offer for the much loved (and much reviled) play-by-play man. It sounds as though politics played as much of a role as money. As we said when the news first leaked, March Madness will never be the same...

Jeremy Pink departs CNBC where he was SVP. The move is voluntary. Nikhil Deogun takes his place. The former Wall Street Journal executive joined the financial network in February 2010... CNN gets rid of its New York graphics department, moving everything to its shop in Atlanta... Chuck Todd will go solo. The anchor plans to host The Daily Rundown by himself but may land a co-host in the future...

Yahoo continues its hiring streak. Dylan Stableford, former managing editor, moves to The Cutline as senior media reporter, while Robertson Barrett joins as head of its news and finance sites. He replaces Mark Walker and Steve Schultz who departed a month ago and last fall, respectively... Time Inc. poaches News Corp.'s Perry Solomon as its new VP of digital business development. He lasted about a year under Rupert Murdoch's thumb... And there are changes at North Jersey Media Group, iVillage and more...

May 10, 2011: Ben Waldman has been named associate creative director and art director at Mr. Youth. He had been creative supervisor and associate director at BBDO New York. (AgencySpy)

May 10, 2011: Mark Weintraub has been named global business director at Tribal NY. He had been director of account management at The Concept Farm. (AgencySpy)

May 10, 2011: John Solomon has been named editor of news and investigations at The Daily Beast/Newsweek. He had been executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity. (Politico)

May 10, 2011: Andrea Greeven Douzet has been named national account director at The Plum Network. She had been national account director at Niche Media. (release)

May 10, 2011: Andrea Redniss has been named managing director, digital at Media Storm. She had been SVP, managing director, digital at Optimedia. (release)

May 10, 2011: Patrick Stiegman has been named editor-in-chief at He had been executive editor there. (SportsNewser)

May 10, 2011: Rob King has been named vice president, editorial, digital and print media at ESPN. He had been vice president and editor-in-chief, digital media there. (SportsNewser)

May 10, 2011: John Kosner has been named senior vice president of digital and print media at ESPN. He had been senior vice president and general manager there. (SportsNewser)

May 10, 2011: Perry Solomon has been named VP, digital business development at Time Inc. He had been VP, business development, new digital media at News Corp. (Paid Content)

May 10, 2011: Neil Weinberg has been named editor-in-chief at American Banker. He had been executive editor at Forbes. (Business Insider)

May 10, 2011: Nicole Arthur has joined the Sunday Arts and Style section at The Washington Post. She had been assignment editor of the Style section there. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Steven King has been named multimedia teacher at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He had been video editor at The Washington Post. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Alisha Hathaway has been named managing director at Atlantic LIVE. She had been senior director and executive advisor at Marketing Leadership Council. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Jason Barrett has joined BillTrack at CQ. He had been research assistant at the International Center for Alcohol Policies. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Alexander Hart has been named legislative action reporter at CQ. He had been reporter and researcher at The New Republic. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Karin Fuog has been named legislative analyst at CQ's House Action Reports. She had been senior policy analyst at Nelnet. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Scott Campbell has been named researcher at CQ's Hot Docs. He had been freelancer there. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Christina Parisi has been named deputy editor at CQ's CQ Schedules. She had been federal information editor there. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Roz Helderman has been named congressional reporter at The Washington Post. She had been reporter at its Richmond bureau. (FBDC)

May 10, 2011: Nikhil Deogun has been named senior vice president and editor-in-chief of business news at CNBC. He had been managing editor for business day programming there. (TVNewser)

May 10, 2011: Jeremy Hubbard has been named co-anchor at KDVR Fox 31 in Denver. He had been correspondent at ABC News. (TVSpy)

May 10, 2011: Bradley Honan has been named CEO at KRC Research. He had been SVP at StrategyOne. (PRNewser)

May 9, 2011: Kate Rockwood has been named senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She had been senior editor at Fast Company. (mb)

May 9, 2011: John Mancini has been named assistant managing editor at Associated Press. He had been news director at (Poynter)

May 9, 2011: Robertson Barrett has been named vice president of news and finance at Yahoo. He had been chief strategy officer at Perfect Market. (FBNY)

May 9, 2011: Dylan Stableford has been named senior media reporter at The Cutline. He had been media editor at The Wrap. (FBNY)

May 9, 2011: Cristina De Oliveira has been named senior entertainment editor at iVillage. She had been a freelance writer and editor. (mb)

May 9, 2011: Eric Forst has been named senior vice president of strategic agency partnerships at Visible Technologies. He had been West Coast new business manager there. (mb)

May 9, 2011: Ari Brandt has been named CEO at Mediabrix. He had been CEO at Linkstorm. (mb)

May 7, 2011: Aimee La Fountain has been named correspondent at North Jersey Media Group. She had been intern at Countdown with Keith Olbermann. (mb)

May 6, 2011: Gianluca Carrera has been named VP of international sales and business operations at PubMatic. He had been VP of new media at Truvo. (mb)

May 6, 2011: Brian Mandelbaum has been named vice president, platform development at Adotube. He had been vice president, digital innovation director at Cramer-Krasselt. (mb)

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