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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.12.13

Shakeup at The New York Times; Layoffs at GOOD

July 12, 2013
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaves The View for Fox & Friends. Tearful goodbye? Check: "Barbara, I did some math last night, and I think that I have had over 3,000 days working by your side, I think it is fair to say that over the course of the decade, I have attended the Barbara Walters school of broadcasting and journalism," the co-host said. Sherri Shepard is "really depressed" about the news but is looking forward to working with Jenny McCarthy, who has been tossed about as Hasselbeck's possible replacement. Barbara Walters and Joy Behar are also moving on from the ABC show in the near future. At Fox, Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson, who is getting her very own program. Changes, changes...

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson is shaking things up on the masthead. National editor Sam Sifton will be leaving his post to lead a new project on the digital side, described by Abramson as "an immersive digital magazine experience, a lean back read that will include new, multimedia narratives in the tradition of Snow Fall." We look forward to it! Alison Mitchell gets bumped up to national editor from weekend editor. Larry Ingrassia and Ian Fisher will become assistant managing editors with a focus on digital, while Aron Pilhofer and Steve Duenes are the new associate managing editors. Meanwhile, The New York Times Magazine says goodbye to Andrew Goldman, the man who wrote the popular -- and occasionally controversial -- weekly Q&A feature...

GOOD does it again, laying off a host of staffers including creative producer Ewan Anderson and coder Rexy Tseng. In total, seven people are out. Time for another Tomorrow?... NewsBeast loses another high-ranking editorial staffer as deputy editor Justine Rosenthal leaves. Deidre Depke and John Avlon score promotions though, moving to managing director and executive editor, respectively... John Rasmus leaves Spanfeller Media's Active Times for a job as editor-in-chief of Men's Fitness. The American Media Inc. publication is undergoing a rebrand under editorial director David Zinczenko... BuzzFeed recruits the Associated Press' Max Seddon as its first foreign correspondent. He'll be based in Moscow... Newsday loses publisher Fred Groser who decides to retire. The paper had an operating loss of almost $50 million last year and revenue is down over $9 million...

Al Jazeera America hires another slate of anchors, adding Richelle Carey, Jonathan Betz, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters to the lineup... Meredith Vieira will get her own daytime talk show in 2014. "All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith," Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting, said in a statement... Chris Mohney, the former editor-in-chief of Tumblr's Storyboard, signs on as vice president of programming at Blip... And there are changes at People, NPR and more...

July 12, 2013: Sonal Dutt has been named senior features editor, digital, at People. She had been executive director of lifestyle at Every Day with Rachael Ray. (FishbowlNY)

July 12, 2013: Steven James Snyder has been named editorial development director, digital, at People. He had been assistant managing editor at (FishbowlNY)

July 12, 2013: Paul Gunning has been named CEO at DDB Chicago. He had been CEO at Tribal Worldwide. (AgencySpy)

July 12, 2013: Aretha Busby has been named beauty director at Essence. She had been fashion director at Hearst. (release)

July 12, 2013: Kahlana Barfield has been named beauty director at InStyle. She had been senior beauty market editor there. (release)

July 12, 2013: Angelique Serrano has been named beauty director at InStyle. She had been senior beauty features editor there. (release)

July 12, 2013: Erik Jackson has been named executive editor at InStyle. He had been features editor there. (release)

July 12, 2013: Amy Synnott has been named executive editor at InStyle. She had been beauty director there. (release)

July 12, 2013: Angela Matusik has been named executive editor, digital, at InStyle. She had been acting digital editor there. (release)

July 12, 2013: Arun Rath has been named host of Weekend All Things Considered at NPR. He had been senior reporter for Frontline at PBS. (release)

July 12, 2013: Brian Gleason has been named managing director, North America, at Xaxis. He had been chief revenue officer at IDG TechNetwork. (release)

July 11, 2013: Leshelle Sargent has been named senior publicist at MSNBC. She had been publicist to Tavis Smiley and publicity manager at The Smiley Group. (mb)

July 11, 2013: Danielle Lynn has been named manager at MSNBC. She had been public relations manager at TV Guide Magazine. (mb)

July 11, 2013: Shoshannah Nuņez has been named producer, The Brody File, at Christian Broadcast Network. She had been producer, Newswatch, there. (FishbowlDC)

July 11, 2013: Del Walters has been named anchor at Al Jazeera America. He had been anchor and senior investigative reporter at WJLA in Washington. (TVNewser)

July 11, 2013: Morgan Fogarty has been named anchor at Al Jazeera America. She had been anchor at WCCB in Charlotte, N.C. (TVNewser)

July 11, 2013: Richelle Carey has been named anchor at Al Jazeera America. She had been anchor and correspondent at CNN. (TVNewser)

July 11, 2013: Jonathan Betz has been named anchor at Al Jazeera America. He had been field reporter and fill-in anchor at WFAA in Dallas. (TVNewser)

July 11, 2013: Chris Mohney has been named vice president of programming at Blip. He had been editor-in-chief at Tumblr. (SocialTimes)

July 11, 2013: Rashida Jones has been named executive producer, Jansing & Co., at MSNBC. She had been news director at WIS in Columbia, S.C. (TVSpy)

July 11, 2013: Christian Hernandez has been named managing partner at White Star Capital. He had been director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Facebook. (AllFacebook)

July 10, 2013: Jen DeRose has been named digital director, design group, at Hearst. She had been senior web editor at House Beautiful. (mb)

July 10, 2013: Stacy Nathan has been named advertising director at Allure. She had been advertising director at Marie Claire. (FishbowlNY)

July 10, 2013: Stacy Bettman has been named associate publisher at Allure. She had been advertising director there. (FishbowlNY)

July 10, 2013: Theresa Boras has been named director of East Coast sales at Glam Media. She had been group sales manager at Fairfax Media. (release)

July 10, 2013: Leah Corselli has been named vice president of sales, West Coast, at Glam Media. She had been West Coast director at Say Media. (release)

July 10, 2013: Zena Van Ackeren has been named VP, talent and specialty casting, at CMT. She had been casting director at Shed Media US. (release)

July 10, 2013: Julia Silverton has been named VP, development, at CMT. She had been executive producer and show runner at Scullywolf Pictures. (release)

July 10, 2013: Lisa Boyars has been named executive director of group marketing, men's group, at Hearst. She had been senior director of client and marketing solutions at Conde Nast Media Group. (mb)

July 10, 2013: Steve Moynihan has been named vice president of sales at OneSpot. He had been VP of central region sales at RichRelevance. (mb)

July 10, 2013: Anthony Ziccardi has been named publisher at Humanix Books. He had been vice president, deputy publisher of Gallery Books and editorial director of the Threshold Editions at Simon & Schuster. (mb)

July 9, 2013: Helene Goldsen has been named assistant city editor at the Los Angeles Daily News. She had been managing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. (mb)

July 9, 2013: Stephanie Frerich has been named editorial director at Nomadic Learning. She had been senior editor at McGraw-Hill Professional. (mb)

July 9, 2013: Aries Keck has been named social media lead, Goddard Space Flight Center, at NASA. She had been producer at Earthbeat Radio. (mb)

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