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Quartz anounced this afternoon that Bobby Ghosh will join the digital news outlet as managing editor. He joins the Atlantic Media global business news brand from Time International, where he served as editor, overseeing all of its editions and correspondents outside of the US.
Quartz’s president and editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney wrote in a memo to staff, “Bobby brings a sophisticated curiosity about the world, an obsessive news focus, and a strong identification with Quartz’s mission to cover the new global economy’s most important and interesting facets.”
Managing editor of TIME Nancy Gibbs thanked Ghosh for his tenure with the magazine, which included a stint as a correspondent based in DC.
“Bobby’s career has taken him from India to Hong Kong to London to Baghdad, where he served as TIME’s bureau chief for five years,” wrote Gibbs. “In that time he has demonstrated all the gifts of the best writers and editors: courage and creativity, enterprise, humor, commitment to nurturing young talent, passion for expanding TIME’s audience worldwide. It has been one of the great pleasures of my time in this job to get to work more closely with him– and there is no better traveling companion on earth.”
Check out the full memo after the jump. Ghosh in his new role with Quartz will be based in New York. Read more
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rick Santorum, Peter Baker of NYT, Bobby Ghosh and Joe Klein of TIME, Nia-Malika Henderson of WaPo,
Univision’s “Al Punto”: Anthony Weiner, Univision’s María Antonieta Collins, Reverend José Eugenio Hoyos of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Former Priest of the Archdiocese of Mexico Alberto Athié, Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, director Diego Quemada-Díez
CNN’s “State of the Union“: 9:00 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Matt Bai of Yahoo News, S.E. Cupp, L.Z. Granderson of ESPN, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; 12:00 – Dr. Hana Ashrawi of the PLO, Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations, Fmr. US Ambassador to Russia Thomas Pickering
Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:
CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA), WaPo‘s Dan Balz, NYT‘s Jonathan Martin, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Slate’s John Dickerson, Bobby Ghosh of TIME, Margaret Brennan of CBS
“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-VT), Giant panda cub Bao Bao at the National Zoo (it’s unclear if he’ll be in-studio), George Will, President of the Wilson Center Jane Harman, Michael Needham of Heritage Action for America, and Juan Williams
ABC’s “This Week“: President George W. Bush; Jacob Wood, co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran; and guest host Martha Raddatz
CNN’s “State of the Union“: Actor Joe Morton
Univision’s “Al Punto” : Rep. Mario Díaz Balart (R-FL); Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL); María Corina Machado, Venezuelan opposition lawmaker; Tania Díaz, Venezuelan Congresswoman from President Nicolás Maduro’s Socialist Party; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico’s former Secretary of Foreign Affairs
More guest listings after the jump…
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here’s how the political media are covering their “Super Bowl” tonight:
The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a State of the Union Congressional Debrief on the morning of Wednesday, January 29. Molly Ball and Steve Clemons of The Atlantic and Ronald Brownstein of Atlantic Media will be joined on stage by members of congress for a discussion and expert analysis of the President’s speech. Speakers include Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).
CNN will start coverage at 7 PM with Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and Jake Tapper. Guests include Jon Favreau and Karen Hughes. Throughout the night, Jim Scuitto will be reporting from Iran, Tom Foreman will subject Obama’s claims on economic inequality to a “Reality Check,” and Suzanne Malveaux will moderate a focus group in Des Moines, IA. Jake Tapper will lead the post-speech coverage, followed by John King. And of course, Peter Hamby will be live streaming his Politi-cast during the SOTU and the responses at CNN.com.
TIME will stream its first-ever live webcast on the President’s speech and GOP response starting Tuesday at 8:30PM at TIME.com. The coverage will be anchored by TIME Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin, and joined with analysis from Michael Scherer, Bobby Ghosh, Rana Foroohar, and Callie Schweitzer.
Al Jazeera American begins coverage at 6 PM with Tony Harris, Ali Velshi, David Shuster and Richelle Carey. Guests will include Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. AJA social editors will live blog the speech at http://alj.am/SOTU. John Seigenthaler, Joie Chen and Ray Suarez take over coverage at 7 PM. Coverage continues at midnight with “America Tonight.”
Roll Call will be hosting a watch party here starting at 8:40 PM. Political Editor Shira T. Center will moderate a Google hangout that features Senior Editor David Hawkings and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni to preview President Obama’s address. After the speech, Bellantoni will take you live inside Statuary Hall to get instant reactions from members. Center and Hawkings will join the conversation to talk about the implications of the president’s address.
Politico will start coverage at 8:30 PM with Mike Allen, John F. Harris, Anna Palmer, Manu Raju via live stream here. You will also be able to submit questions to POLITICO’s Facebook page after the speech using Facebook’s Q and A feature, for answers from POLITICO Deputy White House Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand. They will also host an event the day after SOTU presented by the Innovation Alliance at 8 AM at the Capitol Hilton. Guests to be announced.
Huffington Post will live stream a speech from Rosanne Barr at 11 PM at HuffPost Live, immediately following the Tea Party response.
TIME’s Bobby Ghosh dissects the events in Libya and Cairo that led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, revealing a network of provocateurs and “hate mongers who form a global industry of outrage, working feverishly to give and take offense, frequently over religion, and to ignite the combustible mix of ignorance and suspicion that exists almost as much in the U.S. as in the Arab world.” Read here.