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The Advocate Sends Andrew Harmon to Washington

The Advocate has made another internal promotion. Days after announcing Matthew Breen would be taking over for Jon Barrett as editor-in-chief, the mag is promoting senior editor Andrew Harmon to become its Washington correspondent/news director.

Says Breen of Harmon: “As senior news editor, he worked closely with former Washington correspondent Kerry Eleveld, and there is no question that Andrew is the ideal choice to continue The Advocate’s political and news reporting on the White House and Capitol Hill.”

Press release after the jump.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: The Advocate Quickly Fills Open Editor-in-Chief Spot

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The Advocate Quickly Fills Open Editor-in-Chief Spot

Only days after the departure of former editor-in-chief Jon Barrett, who left to become Entertainment Weekly‘s new LA bureau chief, Pink Paper is reporting that The Advocate has already filled Barrett’s open spot. Matthew Breen has been promoted as the new editor-in-chief of the mag. Breen was formerly The Advocate‘s executive editor and has been with the mag’s parent company Here Media for quite some time. Prior to his tenure at The Advocate he was executive editor of Here Media‘s Out magazine.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Entertainment Weekly Hires New LA Bureau Chief

Entertainment Weekly Hires New LA Bureau Chief

Jon Barrett has just been hired as Entertainment Weekly‘s new LA bureau chief, managing editor Jess Cagle announced to staff today. Barrett comes over to EW from The Advocate, where he had been editor-in-chief for the past three years. Back in 2009, he also collaborated with Matthew Shepard‘s mother Judy on the book The Meaning of Matthew.

Barrett officially starts his new gig April 4.

Cagle’s memo to staff after the jump:

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The Advocate‘s Editor-in-Chief Named Editorial Director

Jon Barrett.jpgHere Media, which publishes The Advocate and Out today announced that it was promoting Jon Barrett, editor-in-chief of The Advocate and Advocate.com, to editorial director of the newly created Advocate Group, which will now oversee all of the magazine’s print, online and TV content as well other Here Media brands such as SheWired.com and PlanetOut.com.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after Here CEO Paul Colichman announced plans to bundle The Advocate‘s print magazine with Out for subscribers.

In his new position, Barrett will be in charge of growing the Advocate brand, an undertaking that includes oversight of an upcoming hour-long television magazine series aimed at the brand’s LGBT audience. Before joining The Advocate, Barrett worked as features editor for O magazine spin-off O at Home and served as senior editor at Cargo and Real Simple.

Full release after the jump

Previously: Publisher Plans To Bundle Out With The Advocate For Subscribers

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