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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.30.11

AP Shows Political Muscle; A Bittersweet NYT Mag Jump

August 30, 2011
There's some good news coming out of the Associated Press. Washington Bureau chief Sally Buzbee announces that the political editing desk is almost up and running, armed with new names including editor Michele Salcedo. Other appointments are coming in the near future, but Phil Elliott and newcomer Kasie Hunt will head the GOP coverage while Ken Thomas joins the already existing White House team to focus on Barack Obama's reelection campaign. It's nice to hear the embattled wire service is staffing up in anticipation of what should be a massively covered campaign...

The New York Times Magazine loses Tony Gervino to Hearst. Hugo Lindgren is sad but also happy... Chicago hires Elizabeth Fenner as editor-in-chief. She had been assistant managing editor at Money and executive editor of Women's Health before that... Dan Josephs is the new design director at Coastal Living. He leaves Travel + Leisure where he was its consulting art director...

USA Today signs up Laura Del Greco as vice president of client solutions. She had been vice president of sales programming strategy for Turner Entertainment Sales... CQ promotes John Donnelly to editor. He had been defense writer at the publication for the past seven years... The Washington Examiner fills Freeman Klopott's City Hall beat with Liz Farmer. The two-year veteran will be replaced as well...

Jeanne Meserve leaves CNN. Her finale: reporting on Hurricane Irene. Not a bad way to go out... Alison Stewart is leaving PBS's Need to Know. She's going to write a book... Twitter recruits former FCC aide Colin Crowell. He joins as head of global public policy and joins Adam Sharp as the second man in the Washington, D.C., office... And there are changes at Clear Channel Radio, USA Today, and more...

August 30, 2011: Stephanie Hockridge has been named weekend anchor and multimedia journalist at KNXV-TV in Phoenix. She had been anchor at WDAF-TV in Kansas City. (TVSpy)

August 30, 2011: Laura Del Greco has been named vice president of client solutions at USA Today. She had been vice president of sales programming strategy at Turner Entertainment Sales. (BtoB)

August 30, 2011: Elizabeth Fenner has been named editor-in-chief at Chicago. She had been assistant managing editor at Money. (Poynter)

August 30, 2011: Colin Crowell has been named global head of public policy at Twitter. He had been adviser to the FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. (PRNewser)

August 30, 2011: Jodi Vevoda has been named vice president at USA Today. She had been vice president at Parade. (mb)

August 30, 2011: R. Brian Gibson has been named chief financial officer at BuzzLogic. He had been vice president of finance at LookSmart, Ltd. (mb)

August 30, 2011: Dan Josephs has been named design director at Coastal Living. He had been consulting art director at Travel + Leisure (FishbowlNY)

August 30, 2011: David Gallagher has been named chief executive officer at Ketchum Pleon in Europe. He had been president in charge of operations there. (PRNewser)

August 30, 2011: Liz Farmer has been named City Hall reporter at Washington Examiner. She had been reporter there. (FishbowlDC)

August 30, 2011: John Donnelly has been named editor at CQ-Roll Call. He had been defense writer there. (FishbowlDC)

August 30, 2011: Lisa Decker has been named president and market manager at Clear Channel Radio in Seattle. She had been senior vice president and market manager there. (release)

August 29, 2011: Jared Shelly has been named senior editor and Web editor at Risk & Insurance. He had been staff writer at Human Resource Executive. (mb)

August 29, 2011: Julianne Pepitone has been named staff writer of technology at CNNMoney. She had been staff reporter there. (mb)

August 29, 2011: Matt Rodbard has been named contributing editor at Food Republic. He had been music and restaurants editor at Metromix New York. (mb)

August 27, 2011: Brian Carney has been named sales development manager at Bloomberg Businessweek. He had been sales development Manager at Newsweek. (mb)

August 26, 2011: Danny Skarka has been named director of operations at Media One Services. He had been director of broadcast and media operations at Academy of Art University. (mb)



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