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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.16.12

WSJ Poaches From Times; Bloomberg's Shocking Cut

March 16, 2012
Liz Heron leaves The New York Times for The Wall Street Journal where she'll take over as director of social media and engagement. She fills the spot vacated by Zach Seward, who jumped to Atlantic Media. Heron will report to Raju Narisetti, the managing editor for digital. Capital NY's Joe Pompeo points out that the pair previously worked together at the Washington Post. Nice how that works out. Your move, Gray Lady...

Bloomberg News fires editor William Ahearn, a move that "shocked and saddened Bloomberg bureaus around the world." He had been editor for A. Craig Copetas, who was cut last month after poking around too much into torture and fiscal corruption in the United Arab Emirates. The financial giant also loses Ashley Lutz to Business Insider. She will cover retail and other topics for Henry Blodget's growing empire... The Chicago Tribune cuts 15 as part of the Tribune Co.'s effort to remain solvent. The editorial departures come on the back of roughly 10 buyouts last month... The New York Times promotes Marc Frons as chief information officer. Frons, who launched SmartMoney.com in 1995, had been chief technology officer for the company's digital operations...

Diane Newman leaves American Media. And no one knows exactly what Richard Spencer, editor-in-chief of OK!, is doing. He doesn't seem to be in the office... Yachting promotes Mary South to editor-in-chief. She had been deputy editor and is the magazine's first EIC in its 105-year history... D CEO hires Jessica Melton as assistant editor. She will also handle the publication's real estate blog, RealPoints...

Brian Rooney, son of Andy, joins CBS News as a contributor. He had been with ABC until staff cuts in 2010... Tony Cassara is out as CEO of Young Broadcasting. He's been in the position for less than a year... CNN grabs Trish Turner from Fox to serve on Anderson Cooper 360...

Carl Lavin signs on as homepage editor at CNN.com. He had been national managing editor at Main Street Connect... Google pays between $15 million and $30 million for Milk, and brings on Digg founder Kevin Rose... Curtis Lee jumps from Zynga to Groupon. He had been director of product management and will become VP of consumer products at the daily deals site... And there are changes at Hearst Corporation, Univision Communications Inc. and more...

March 16, 2012: Jacob Bernstein has been named freelancer at The New York Times. He had been senior writer at /The Daily Beast. (FishbowlNY)

March 16, 2012: Migdalia Figueroa has been named vice president of news at WTVJ-TV in Miami. She had been senior vice president of local content at Telemundo Station Group. (TVSpy)

March 16, 2012: Brian Rooney has been named contributor at CBS News. He had been correspondent at ABC News. (TVNewser)

March 16, 2012: Carl Lavin has been named homepage editor at CNN. He had been national managing editor at Main Street Connect. (FishbowlNY)

March 16, 2012: Lucy Talley has been named group publisher, community newspapers, at Hearst Corporation. She had been publisher at The Florida Times-Union. (FishbowlNY)

March 15, 2012: Liz Heron has been named director, social media and engagement, at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. She had been social media editor at The New York Times. (release)

March 15, 2012: Jeff Browning has been named senior vice president for network sales at Univision Communications Inc. He had been senior vice president of news sales and strategy there. (release)

March 15, 2012: Barbara Slavin has been named Washington correspondent at Al-Monitor.com. She had been senior diplomatic reporter at USA Today. (mb)

March 15, 2012: Mike Finnegan has been named VP of client services at Adaptly. He had been director of automated trading at Xaxis. (mb)

March 14, 2012: Todd Tarpley has been named general manager, Parents Network Digital, at Meredith. He had been vice president of online at The Nielsen Company. (FishbowlNY)

March 14, 2012: Nicole Marie Melton has been named associate beauty editor at Essence.com. She had been freelance beauty writer there. (mb)

March 13, 2012: Michael J. Petruncola has been named associate publisher at Los Angeles. He had been Western advertising director at Country Living. (mb)

March 13, 2012: Andrzej Janerka has been named art director at Architectural Digest. He had been creative director at Janerka Design. (mb)

March 13, 2012: Myles Miller has been named Washington correspondent at The Daily. He had been high school editor at Huffington Post. (mb)

March 13, 2012: William Inman has been named editor-in-chief at TheStreet.com. He had been editor-in-chief at Institutional Investor. (release)



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