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Pink Slips For A Dozen-Plus Daily News Staffers (Capital New York)
The New York Daily News is now undergoing what employees of the tabloid have been fearing for weeks: Multiple insiders tell Capital that layoffs hit the newsroom Wednesday. FishbowlNY Two veterans of the paper — Albor Ruiz and Joanna Molloy — were among those let go. Ruiz had been with the Daily News for 19 years; Molloy for 15. Other names in the bunch include Christina Boyle and Robert Gearty, both reporters. NY Observer Rumors have been circulating for some time that a round of pink slips was imminent at the Daily News. Although this is the most significant number of layoffs since editor-in-chief Colin Myler took over in November 2011, there has been a slow trickle of departures over the past months. Features editor John Oswald left in March and features reporter Jacob Osterhout vented his rage in a goodbye email after he was let go earlier this spring. Read more

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Kobe Bryant Joins Twitter Again

 

Well, well, well.

Look who decided to rejoin Twitter finally.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has finally caved in and joined the social media platform again. A source close to Bryant confirmed to Mark Medina of the Daily News that the account was legit and No. 24 was the man behind it.

Medina also points out that Bryant was on the ropes about returning to Twitter as recently as last week:

“Maybe,” Bryant said on Dec. 30. “The one thing about me is when I’m doing it, I enjoy doing it myself and putting the time into it. I don’t know if I have the time available to give the fans the attention they deserve.”

Bryant’s first time on Twitter was in September 2011 before suspending his account shortly thereafter.

Max and Marcellus Moving to Drive Time

ESPN 710AM  is reshuffling their radio lineup starting next week when the Max and Marcellus show moves to the drive time slot of 3-7 p.m. and Mason and Ireland moves to noon-3 p.m.

Hosted by Max Kellerman and Marcellus WileyMax and Marcellus is moving to a later time slot in order to accommodate Wiley’s new job as co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation next year, according to Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News. The show is making the move to Los Angeles from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. Wiley will replace Colin Cowherd, who is leaving the show on Dec. 31.

To fill the morning void, Mark Willard will get his own show from 10 a.m.-noon.

Tom Kelly Named SVP of Los Angeles News Group

The Los Angeles News Group has named Tom Kelly senior vice president and chief revenue officer.

Kelly will be responsible for the advertising revenue operations of all nine newspapers owned by LANG, including the Daily News, Daily Breeze, and Long Beach Press-Telegram.

“Tom Kelly has a keen understanding of the Southern California advertising community as well as the competitive landscape,” LANG President Jack Klunder told Muhammed El-Hasan of the Daily Breeze via email. “He will attract new talent to our organization to drive digital and print advertising growth over the next several years. He is a strategic thinker and problem solver with a flair for creative advertising solutions for our clients.”

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Tom Hoffarth Ranks His Best and Worst TV Anchors

It’s that time of the year when local sports personalities cringe as Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth rolls out his annual “Best and Worst of the L.A. Sports Media.”

First up, the Top 10 anchors/reporters:

1. Curt Sandoval, KABC Channel 7 reporter/anchor

2. Jim Hill, KCBS Channel 2/KCAL Channel 9 anchor/reporter

3. Fred Roggin, KNBC Channel 4 anchor

4. Patrick O’Neal, FSW/Prime Ticket reporter/host

5. John Ireland, KCAL Channel 9/KCBS Channel 2 reporter/anchor

6. Gary Miller, KCAL Channel 9 anchor/reporter/ studio host

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Daily News Executive Editor Expands Duties

In a true sign of the times for the newspaper industry, Daily News executive editor Carolina Garcia has expanded her management duties to include the Daily Breeze and the Press-Telegram.

Publisher Jack Klunder, who oversees the same three MediaNews publications, made the announcement earlier in the week.

Garcia replaces Daily Breeze editor Toni Sciacqua, who is now the digital managing editor for the metro group of MediaNews’ Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Press-Telegram editor and general manager Sue Schmitt decided to leave the company.

“I’m really looking forward to getting an opportunity to know the community, the newspaper and the staff,” Garcia told Daily Breeze reporter Larry Altman.

Former Daily News Art Director Dies at 57

Former Daily News art director Gregg Miller died in his sleep Saturday at his Woodland Hills home, according to his wife, Dyan Miller. He was 57.

Miller worked for nearly 20 years at the Daily News, working his way up through the newspaper and eventually landed the art director role. He was laid off in 2008.

“He was a funny, professional, talented artist,” said Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy. “We were so lucky to have him for as many years as we did.”

A Los Angeles native, Miller was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Chatsworth High School.

Memorial services are pending.

Stephen A. Smith Officially Returns to ESPN 1050

As we reported last week, Stephen A. Smith is back in the fold at ESPN.

He will host a show on ESPN 1050/WEPN nightly from 7 to 9 p.m. Then, Smith will do a two-hour program for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Los Angeles.

Smith, the former Daily News sportswriter, will be a featured ESPN.com columnist, while also contributing to both ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNLosAngeles.com.

“Stephen A. consistently offers strong opinions on a wide variety of topics,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production, in a statement. “He has a proven track record as an authoritative voice, which will lead to insightful conversation leading into Knicks and Lakers game coverage.”

ESPN says Smith will start contributing this week.

Smith, who previously worked for ESPN 1050 from 2005 to 2008, hosted a pair of TV projects for the cable network.

“No TV for now. Just Radio and Dot.Com. That works for me. The last thing I’m worried about is my TV opportunities. They’re coming,” Smith tweeted today.

Winter Olympic Winners Icy With Press | National Enquirer Gets Legit | Toobin In Trouble | Buzzed to Death

• Olympic Gold Medal speedskater Sven Kramer get grumpy with reporters.

Huffington Post: Who would have seen this day coming? The National Enquirer is up for a Pulitzer Prize for its breaking of the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter sex scandal. Hey, when they’re right, they’re right.

FishbowlDC: Perhaps the Daily News will win a Pulitzer for its coverage of CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin‘s secret love child as well.

TVWeek: No one ever said Oprah shies away from her gimmicks: On March 3rd the queen of daytime TV will have past and future Academy Award nominees interviewing each other on her show. Too bad Katherine Bigelow won’t be there so she and James Cameron could quiz each other on their former relationship.

Mashable: Quick, everyone jump onto this class action lawsuit against Google Buzz!

CJR: The Daily Beast‘s list of Most Influential Journalists include very few actual, uh, journalists.

Charlie Gasparino Has Great First Day | NBC’s Lame Olympics | Crushin’ On Crushable | Daily News Skims Off The Top

TVNewser: He hasn’t even officially started his new gig at Fox Business News, but Charlie Gasparino got one hell of a scoop today by reporting on Tiger Woods’ return to golf.

Business Insider: NBC has yet to explain why it won’t show any of the Olympic coverage live.

WebNewser: b5Media has launched women’s site Crushable.com with our own ex-editor Amanda Ernst, Erin Carlson (formerly of BusinessInsider), and Jean Bentley.

TheStreet: Finally, some good news for Sirius XM…stocks for the satellite radio company raised above $1 for the first time in two years.

New York Post: Keith Kelly reports: Mort Zuckerman‘s Daily News isn’t exactly overflowing with extra funds. After the 401k program was slashed last year, the newest way to pinch pennies involves salary cuts for anyone getting over $110k a year. At least they still have a janitor.

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