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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.05.11

MySpace Lays Off Hundreds; CollegeHumor Scores Editor-In-Chief

July 5, 2011
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David Cho left his post as publisher of The Awl to join Grantland, the longform sports journalism (and much-hyped) site launched by ESPN's Bill Simmons, as director of business development. Cho wrote, "The opportunity at Grantland and to work with Bill and to work with some of the people at ESPN is the only job that ever could have made me even consider leaving what Choire [Sicha] and Alex [Balk] and myself have built at The Awl." The New York Observer reported that a successor to Cho has been chosen and is "totally awesome"…

The end of the long Fourth of July weekend brought with it several TV folks moving to bigger markets. Among them: Josh Egbert heads to Hastings/Lincoln, Neb., to report and fill in as anchor for KHAS… Navideh Forghani leaves her post as anchor/reporter in Augusta, Ga., to join Phoenix's KNXV… Jay Tust switches Idaho stations, becoming a sports reporter and anchor at KTVB in Boise… and Chris Miles is moving to the Big Easy's WDSU after serving as a weekend sports anchor in Roanoke, Va.…

In the magazine world, Robert Newman is named creative director at Reader's Digest, after serving as consulting creative director… Former ELLE public relations coordinator Corie Rosenberg joins Hearst Magazines as associate manager of PR… New Shape Magazine deputy editor Michelle Stacey comes from Whole Living magazine, where she was acting executive editor… Vanity Fair bumps contributor James Reginato up to writer-at-large… Christa Lee joins People StyleWatch as editorial assistant from Glamour, where she was a freelance beauty assistant… Former Parents and American Baby account manager Erin Rijo lands director stripes at Redbook

Apparently, 225 MySpace employees are worth just one pop star, as the social (music?) network cleans house and adds Justin Timberlake, who is also now one of the site's owners as part of the Specific Media deal, as creative consultant… Ashton Kutcher wages a Twitter war with Village Voice just as the paper avoids a strike with its employee union… announces the promotion of Streeter Seidell to editor-in-chief from executive editor… Moxie Interactive goes on a hiring spree, promoting Alyse Schwartz to executive vice president of account planning, from senior VP, and adding eight more to its staff… And there are changes at Open Road Integrated Media, Univision, and more

July 5, 2011: Streeter Seidell has been named editor-in-chief at He had been executive editor there. (release)

July 5, 2011: Andrea Colvin has been named director of publishing operations at Open Road Integrated Media. She had been managing editor there. (Publishers Lunch)

July 5, 2011: Erin Rijo has been named account director at Redbook. She had been account manager at Parents and American Baby. (release)

July 5, 2011: Rob Hudson has been named morning anchor at KECI in Missoula, Mt. He had been host at KARE in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mn. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2011: Josh Egbert has been named reporter and fill-in anchor at KHAS in Hastings, Ne. He had been reporter/anchor at KTVH in Helena, Mt. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2011: Navideh Forghani has been named reporter at KNXV in Phoenix, Az. She had been anchor/reporter at WAGT in Augusta, Ga. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2011: Jay Tust has been named sports reporter/anchor at KTVB in Boise, Id. He had been sports director at KLEW in Lewiston, Id. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2011: Chris Miles has been named sports anchor at WDSU in New Orleans, La. He had been weekend sports anchor at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va. (TVSpy)

July 3, 2011: Elyse Moody has been named copy editor at ELLE. She had been associate editor at McGraw-Hill. (mb)

July 1, 2011: Christa Lee has been named editorial assistant at People StyleWatch. She had been freelance beauty assistant at Glamour. (mb)

July 1, 2011: Jordan Fabian has been named political editor at Univision. He had been staff writer at The Hill. (FishbowlDC)

July 1, 2011: Jonathan Oh has been named daytime meteorologist at WOLO in Columbia, S.C. He had been Web producer and new media coordinator there. (TVSpy)

July 1, 2011: Joseph Denk has been named vice president and general manager at WFRV in Green Bay, Wi., and WJMN in Marquette, Mi. He had been vice president and general manager at WQRF. (TVSpy)

June 30, 2011: James Reginato has been named writer-at-large at Vanity Fair. He will continue as contributing editor-at-large at Architectural Digest. (release)

June 30, 2011: Chris Preuss has been named EVP at Hill & Knowlton. He had been vice president of global communications at General Motors. (PRNewser)

June 30, 2011: Alan Chartrand has been named director of sales, Boston and Providence, at Clear Channel. He had been general sales manager at WXKS and national sales manager, Boston. (release)

June 30, 2011: Garo Khachatoorian has been named regional sales manager at Metacafe. He had been sales account executive at ScanScout. (mb)

June 30, 2011: Dana Drazin has been named East Coast sales director at Metacafe. She had been director of sales at (mb)

June 30, 2011: Derek Rudd has been named VP of East Coast sales at Metacafe. He had been director of sales at Real Networks. (mb)

June 30, 2011: Jeff Golick has been named publishing director at Dreamscape Media. He had been VP of publishing at AudioGO. (Publishers Lunch)

June 30, 2011: Tim Goleman has been named account manager at Moxie. He had been president at Element33. (mb)

June 30, 2011: Andrew Foster has been named account manager at Moxie. He had been account executive at Turner Broadcasting. (mb)

June 30, 2011: Randy Falco has been named president and CEO at Univision. He had been EVP and COO there. (TVNewser)

June 30, 2011: Michelle Stacey has been named deputy editor at Shape. She had been acting executive editor at Whole Living. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Corie Rosenberg has been named associate manager of PR at Hearst Magazines. She had been PR coordinator at ELLE. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Robert Newman has been named creative director at Reader's Digest. He had been consulting creative director there. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Drew Atherton has been named chief financial officer at Bleacher Report. He had been chief operating and chief financial officer at eNom. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Jerry Sullivan has been named editor at Orange County Business Journal. He had been managing editor there. (FishbowlLA)

June 29, 2011: Chris Ottinger has been named president of international television distribution and acquisitions at MGM. He had been executive vice president of worldwide television there. (FishbowlLA)

June 29, 2011: Ben Pillow has been named night editor at The Washington Post. He had been deputy head of Maryland news at The Baltimore Sun. (FishbowlDC)

June 29, 2011: Chris Suellentrop has been named deputy editor at Yahoo! News. He had been editor at The New York Times Magazine. (FishbowlNY)

June 29, 2011: David Cho has been named director, business development at Grantland. He had been publisher at The Awl. (FishbowlNY)

June 29, 2011: Don Foley has been named senior counselor at C.Fox Communications. He had been director of North American public affairs at Ketchum. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Jim Gilchriest has been named news director at WAVY-WVBT in Norfolk, Va. He had been news director at KTVB. (TVSpy)

June 29, 2011: Ted Rowlands has been named Chicago correspondent at CNN. He had been Los Angeles general assignment correspondent there. (TVNewser)

June 29, 2011: Kristian Schwartz has been named VP, senior client partner at Moxie. He had been group account director at Sapient Nitro. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Thomas Wages has been named VP, client partner at Moxie. He had been president at Wages + Group. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Stephan Merkens has been named VP, client partner at Moxie. He had been mobile strategy lead at Sapient. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Karna Crawford has been named VP, senior client partner at Moxie. She had been EVP at Engauge. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Rebecca Page has been named program director at Moxie. She had been director of client services at Arm Chair Media. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Sheneka Winston has been named associate client partner at Moxie. She had been brand manager at Wunderman. (mb)

June 29, 2011: Alyse Schwartz has been named EVP, account planning at Moxie. She had been SVP there. (mb)

June 28, 2011: Paul Smalera has been named deputy op-ed editor at Reuters. He had been senior editor at (mb)

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