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PBS NewsHour Names ABC’s Sara Just Executive Producer (FishbowlDC)
PBS NewsHour announced Thursday that 25-plus year ABC News-er Sara Just has been tapped to serve as the program’s executive producer and SVP of NewsHour Productions LLC. Variety Just will oversee the daily operations of the nightly news program, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. Deadline Hollywood Just, who has been ABC News’ deputy Washington Bureau chief since April, will join NewsHour on Sept. 2, succeeding Linda Winslow, who is retiring. Just’s hire comes on the heels of WETA taking over NewsHour from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, the company named after former anchors Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, on July 1. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Before becoming deputy Washington bureau chief at ABC, Just was senior Washington producer for Good Morning America and had spent 17 years at Ted Koppel’s Nightline. ABC News president James Goldston said in a memo to staff Just was integral to the innovation of their digital political coverage. NYT NewsHour has struggled in recent years to raise enough funds to meet its annual budget of $25 million to $30 million, although WETA officials said at the time of the ownership transfer they were confident they could find the money. With money tight, the program has not been able to do as much field reporting as some critics would like. Just said that she would better understand the program’s budget challenges once she started, but added “I think reporting from the field is essential,” when paired with insightful analysis.

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Renee Peterson Named VP of HR for Hearst Newspapers

hearst-corporation-logo2Hearst has named Renee Peterson vice president of human resources for Hearst Newspapers, which publishes 15 daily and 34 weekly papers. Peterson joined Hearst last year. She came to the site from Hargrove, Inc., where she was director of human resources.

“Renee will bring important tactical and strategic human resources leadership to all of Hearst Newspapers,” said Hearst Newspapers president Mark Aldam, in a statement. “Our newspapers, websites and digital marketing services succeed in serving our audiences and customers because of our diverse, creative and hard-working colleagues. Having Renee provide the HR leadership to recruit, develop and retain the best multimedia talent is key to our continued success.”

Peterson, who recently became the San Francisco Chronicle’s VP of human resources, will continue in that role.

Hearst Names Kristine Shine President of San Francisco Chronicle

Kristine Shine has been named president of the San Francisco Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers publication. Shine comes to the paper from Popsugar, where she has been since 2008; most recently serving as chief revenue officer.

“Kristine has the experience to effectively build our digital businesses in a rapidly expanding market,” said Mark Aldam, Hearst Newspapers’ president, in a statement. “In addition to her hands-on sales development background, Kristine has proactively developed new product experiences to connect brands with the audiences they want to reach.”

Shine — who begins her role on January 20 — succeeds Joanne Bradford, who left the Chronicle in November.

Vernon Loeb Named Houston Chronicle Managing Editor

Vernon Loeb GVernon Loeb has been named managing editor of the Houston Chronicle, a Hearst Newspapers owned publication. Loeb comes to the paper from The Washington Post, where he most recently served as metro editor. Prior to his time at WaPo, Loeb served as deputy managing editor for news at The Philadelphia Inquirer, from 2007 to 2011.

“Vernon’s capacity for capturing local rhythms and conducting prize-winning investigative journalism will be an invaluable asset to the Houston Chronicle team and the communities the Chronicle serves,” said Hearst Newspapers president, Mark Aldam, in a statement.

Loeb joins the Chronicle January 15.

Mike DeLuca Named Hearst Newspapers Senior VP, Digital

Mike DeLuca has been named senior vice president, digital, for Hearst Newspapers. DeLuca most recently served as chief revenue officer of Savored, a company purchased by Groupon last year. Under Groupon’s umbrella, he served as VP of sales.

“Mike DeLuca’s hiring reflects Hearst’s continued commitment to providing the highest quality digital marketing solutions,” Mike Aldam, president of Hearst Newspapers, said in a statement. “Mike’s a proven digital sales leader with deep local media experience and he will be of great benefit to all of our brands as we continue to scale our services across our local media businesses.”

DeLuca will join Hearst June 10.

Barbara Roessner Named Exec Editor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers

Hearst Newspapers has named Barbara Roessner executive editor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Roessner will oversee papers such as the Connecticut PostThe News-TimesThe Advocate and Greenwich Time, along with seven other weeklies in Fairfield County.

Roessner was most recently a communications consultant for places such as Harvard University and the Aspen Institute. Previously, she was managing editor of the Hartford Courant from 2006 to 2009.

Additionally, David McCumber has been named Washington bureau chief. McCumber has been editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time and editorial director of the Connecticut group since 2009.

Both appointments are effective August 1.

Hearst Newspapers Promotes Lincoln Millstein

Lincoln Millstein has been promoted from Senior Vice President of Digital Media to Executive Vice President, Deputy Group Head, of Hearst Newspapers. Millstein succeeds Mark Aldam, who was named President of Hearst Newspapers in March 2011.

“Lincoln has made a tremendous contribution since joining Hearst, expanding our newspapers’ portfolio of digital products and services,” said Hearst Corporation’s CEO, Frank Bennack. “We congratulate him on his promotion.”

Millstein has been with Hearst since 2005, when he joined the company after serving as Executive Vice President of New York Times Digital.

Hearst Community Newspapers Taps New Group Publisher

Hearst Corporation has named Lucy Talley its new Group Publisher, Community Newspapers. Talley was most recently Publisher of The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, a position she held since March of 2009.

Hearst’s community newspapers publishes seven papers: Beaumont EnterpriseEdwardsville IntelligencerHuron Daily TribuneLaredo Morning TimesMidland Daily NewsMidland Reporter-Telegram and Plainview Daily Herald.

Talley’s first day at Hearts is April 16.