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Washingtonian’s Rebecca Nelson to Join National Journal

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In true Karin Tanabe/The List fashion, Washingtonian assistant editor Rebecca Nelson is headed to National Journal where she’ll cover political news of the day as a staff correspondent.

The move channels the jump made by the fictional character of Adrienne Brown in Tanabe’s first book The List, a novel about a late 20s Town & Country writer who leaves the glossy to cover politics for The Capitolist, a foe-outlet that mirrors POLITICO, where Tanabe was prior to writing the book.

In her recent pieces on Washingtonian.com, Nelson has written about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, “Watergate Witness John Dean,” and Andrea Mitchell. We think she’ll will do just fine in her new role at NJ.

Restructuring for Federal News Radio Staff

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Emily Kopp, co-host of Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive,” will transition to a reporter/anchor position beginning September 2, contributing to the program she hosted with Tom Temin and “In-Depth” with Francis Rose.

In addition, morning digital writer/editor Shefali Kapadia will move into a radio producer role for “Federal Drive.”

“By making these shifts, we are able to optimize the incredible talents of our people – brining more depth to our presentation. The end result will be more news stories told in a variety of ways for air and online,” said Lisa Wolfe, FNR program director in a release announcing the restructuring. “Tom Temin’s broadcasting abilities are so polished he will shine as the solo anchor of the Federal Drive.”

“Federal Drive” airs weekday mornings from 6 – 9 am and “In-Depth” weekday afternoons from 4 – 7 pm on 1500AM.

DC Jobs: American Legacy Foundation, Atlantic Media, World Wildlife Fund

This week, American Legacy Foundation is hiring a brand manager, while Atlantic Media needs a product manager for The Atlantic Digital. World Wildlife Fund is seeking a communications director, and the U.S. Green Building Council is on the hunt for a media and communications specialist. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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DC Jobs: The Washington Post, The Optical Society, McMurry/TMG

This week, The Washington Post is hiring a director of editorial video, and The Optical Society needs a chief public relations officer. Meanwhile, McMurry/TMG is seeking an art director, as well as a web editor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings Promoted to Deputy Managing Editor

POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reports that Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings has been named deputy managing editor. In this role she’ll manage communications between Washington and New York, where Bloomberg’s new daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - slated to launch in October – will be produced.

“The new role gives Cummings the lead Washington role in Bloomberg’s flagship politics site heading into the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election, though she will continue to report to the D.C. management,” wrote Byers of Cummings promotion from Bloomberg News deputy editor.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Cummings was with The Wall Street Journal and later an assistant managing editor at POLITICO.

For more, click here.

FOX News’ Cherie Grzech Promoted to Senior Director of Washington Bureau and Politics

FoxNewsChannel_1FOX News Washington bureau chief Bryan Boughton announced to staff today that director of news and politics Cherie Grzech has been promoted to senior director of the Washington bureau and politics.

“Cherie has worked hard to help the editorial team in DC continue to grow and take on new responsibilities as our mission grows,” wrote Boughton in his announcement. “We will now have Cherie assist in helping all the departments in DC do the same.”

Sen. Harkin’s Comms Director Kate Cyrul Frischmann Joins Microsoft in PR Capacity

Kate Cyrul FrischmannA former Capitol Hill regular is trading in the halls of Congress for Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center.

Sen. Tom Harkin‘s (D-IA) communications director Kate Cyrul Frischmann joined Microsoft’s DC office this week as senior public relations manager. In this role, she’ll tell the story of Microsoft to government officials and those in the public policy realm.

Prior to joining Sen. Harkin’s staff five years ago, Frischmann led comms for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

PBS NewsHour Names ABC’s Sara Just Executive Producer

Sara JustPBS NewsHour today announced that 25+ year ABC News-er Sara Just has been tapped to serve as the program’s executive producer and SVP of NewsHour Productions LLC. Just is currently Washington deputy bureau chief at ABC News and senior Washington producer for “Good Morning America.”

“I look forward to leading the PBS NewsHour, a cherished and trusted brand for journalism,” said Just in a NewsHour announcement. “I am honored to play a role in its journalistic legacy and bring that to the next generation as well…There is an ever-growing audience hungry for thoughtful, in-depth reporting and PBS NewsHour will continue to be an essential guide for understanding our complex world. We will create vital, engaging content for all audiences — on any platform or device.”

Just succeeds Linda Winslow, who’s retiring from the program after serving as its executive producer for more than nine years.

For more, click on over to The New York Times.

WJLA GM Bill Lord Announces ‘September 30th will be my last day’

1406587117117Days after an announcement that the FCC approved the sale of WJLA and News Channel 8 along with several other broadcast ventures outside the District to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Bill Lord announced a September 30 departure as GM.

A post to FTVLive includes an email from Lord to WJLA and News Channel 8 staff announcing his last day with the company that was owned by Allbritton Communications for nearly four decades.

“I have just received word that September 30th will be my last day at WJLA,” Lord writes. “Sinclair will be posting the GM position in the morning so I wanted to tell all of you first. I will be here over the next two months to operate the station until a replacement is found.”

Lord goes on to thank those he’s worked with in his 12 years with the outlet, whom he refers to as “mentors.” Click through for his full email to staff. Read more

The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor in Chief

The Hill today announced that Bob Cusack has been named editor in chief. He’s served as managing editor of the paper since 2004.

Cusack’s promotion came with several other announcements, including the departure of Hugo Gurdon who’s heading to The Examiner. Hill news editor Ian Swanson will replace Cusack as managing editor, and business and lobbying editor Dustin Weaver will fill Swanson’s role. POLITICO’s Scott Wong will now serve as a senior staff writer for The Hill. 

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At 9:04 am, The Hill tweeted the announcement (to the right), and funny enough, misspelled his name (thank you Fishbowl reader for the screen grab!).

The tweet has since been deleted and a new tweet issued, spelling corrected (below).

For more on the promotions and hires, including those on the business end, click on over to The Hill.

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