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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.22.11

Goodbye, Regis; Mashable Parts Ways With Parr

November 22, 2011
Regis Philbin says goodbye without any tears: "Some people ask, why has the show stayed on so long? And I think it's answered to me every time people tell me why they watch it. They watch it, they say, because it makes them feel better. And it can't get better than that. It makes them happy and I'll never be able to top that. And I'll never be able to answer all of the cards and letters and messages that have poured in, especially in the last few weeks, but I'll always remember spending these mornings with all of you. So thank you very much for these great years together. God bless you all, and I hope I see you again real soon." All class, that one...

Ben Parr is fired by Mashable. The company's CEO reportedly offered the site's most important writer $250,000 to stay, but that deal fell through. That's only the beginning of the problem for Mashable, which is having trouble trying to keep its talent... Allison Mezzafonte moves up at Hearst Digital Media as shelter network director. She had been executive editor at ElleDecor.com... Amy Rushlow gets a senior editor gig at MensHealth.com...

Si Newhouse: no longer in charge at Conde Nast. This isn't news to some people on the inside, but it's the biggest outward sign that the head man doesn't have the power he once wielded... Wenner Media goes through another digital head. Michael Bloom leaves after just six months. He did not disclose a new position...

MSNBC grabs Meghan McCain as a contributor. She's the latest political kid to get a gig onscreen. Meanwhile, NBC continues to get bad press for hiring Chelsea Clinton... Marc Graboff is a casualty of Comcast's takeover of NBC. The president of West Coast business operations for the Peacock's entertainment division departs under "mutually exclusive" terms. Elsewhere at the Peacock, there are a bunch of changes in the technology and social media staff... Ed Rollins is coming to Fox News... Oprah Winfrey loses OWN SVP Rod Aissa to Oxygen...

Joe Marini, who got in trouble for tweeting about a Windows Phone and lost his job at Microsoft as a result, lands at Google. A good career move, all things considered... And there are changes at New York, Reuters and more...

November 22, 2011: Lane Brown has been named culture editor at New York. He had been culture editor at Grantland. (FishbowlNY)

November 22, 2011: Adam Yellin has been named interactive creative director at The Food Group. He had been creative director at imc2. (release)

November 22, 2011: Carrie Nevaril has been named creative director at The Food Group. She had been associate creative director at Draftfcb. (release)

November 22, 2011: Dan Colarusso has been named global head of programming at Reuters. He had been managing editor at Bloomberg Television. (FishbowlNY)

November 22, 2011: Andy Cohen has been named executive vice president of development and talent at Bravo. He had been EVP of original programming and development there. (release)

November 22, 2011: Jerry Leo has been named executive vice president of program strategy and production at Bravo. He had been SVP, program strategy and acquisitions, there. (release)

November 22, 2011: Seth Kovar has been named morning anchor at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va. He had been morning anchor at KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas. (TVSpy)

November 22, 2011: Chris Willis has been named lead investigator at KXAN-TV in Austin. He had been co-anchor there. (TVSpy)

November 22, 2011: George Bodenheimer has been named executive chairman at ESPN. He had been president there. (TVNewser)

November 22, 2011: John Skipper has been named president at ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. He had been executive vice president, content, there. (TVNewser)

November 22, 2011: Carlos Lamadrid has been named publisher and executive vice president at HollywoodLife.com. He had been SVP and chief brand officer at Women's Day Brand Group. (FishbowlLA)

November 22, 2011: Eric Hinote has been named interactive developer at Burdette Ketchum. He had been designer at Resonant Method. (release)

November 22, 2011: Jessica Grant has been named copywriter and digital content specialist at Burdette Ketchum. She had been digital marketing manager at Downtown Vision Inc. (release)

November 22, 2011: Autumn Berrang has been named account director at Burdette Ketchum. She had been account supervisor at Draftfcb. (release)

November 22, 2011: Paddy Hirsch has been named senior producer of personal finance at Marketplace. He had been senior editor there. (release)

November 22, 2011: Michelangelo Signorile has been named editor-at-large of "Gay Voices" at The Huffington Post. He had been editor-at-large and columnist at The Advocate. (FishbowlLA)

November 22, 2011: Matt Baxter has been named VP of content development at Digital Broadcasting Group. He had been director of content at Omnicom Media Group. (mb)

November 21, 2011: Daniel Chen has been named associate creative director at Home Shopping Network. He had been vice president of creative at Garage Branding Agency. (mb)

November 21, 2011: Craig Pavia has been named digital sales director at American Media, Inc. He had been director of national sales at Adara Media USA. (mb)

November 21, 2011: Sarah Kramer has been named president of client services at MediaVest. She had been executive vice president, global managing director, at Starcom MediaVest Group. (mb)

November 19, 2011: Allison Mezzafonte has been named shelter network director at Hearst Digital Media. She had been executive editor at ElleDecor.com. (mb)



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