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Revolving Door: SI, Say Media, NPR, and More

Matt Bean has been named managing editor of Sports Illustrateds website, SI.com. Bean comes to SI from Rodale, where he most recently served  as vice president, digital product development. Bean will succeed Paul Fichtenbaum, who was named editorial director of Time Inc.’s Sports Group. (FishbowlNY)

Anna Baird has been named CFO of SAY Media. Formerly a partner at Connor Group, Baird brings two decades of solid tech-focused financial leadership to her new post. Before joining Connor Group, she was senior vice president at McAfee, working with the CEO and CFO on global strategy and infrastructure and organizational alignment. Prior to her time at McAfee, Baird was an integral part of the leadership team at KPMG in Silicon Valley for more than 17 years, most recently as global lead partner working with several technology companies including Symantec, Oracle and Intuit. (Release)

Monique Hanson has been named NPR’s chief development officer. Beginning in October, Hanson will oversee major and planned giving, and foundation grants. She’ll work with the NPR Foundation, which holds most of Joan Kroc’s $230 million endowment. Hanson has spent the last several years raising money for the YMCA. (Poynter.org)

Tim “Romeo” Herbster has been named vice president of Special Programming Projects at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Herbster is the host of the nationally syndicated show “Saturday Night Online” and will continue to host the show in conjunction with his new position. At his new post, Herbster will manage large-scale national projects, working closely with Darren Davis, Executive Vice President of National Programming Platforms, on advertiser integration programs. He will also develop on-air and digital music programming and content. Herbster will relocate to New York City from Philadelphia, where he most recently served as Program Director for WIOQ (Q102) and Online Program Director for the Clear Channel Media and Entertainment cluster in Philadelphia. (Release)

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NYT’s Nocera Clueless About His Fiancee’s Work

The New York Times has added an editor’s note to an October 8 column by Joe Nocera that sounds off about H.P.‘s new head, former SAP chief Leo Apotheker. Nocera takes issue with Apotheker’s involvement in a big lawsuit between SAP and Oracle. Turns out Nocera’s fiancee, Dawn Schneider, is the director of communications at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, the law firm representing Oracle.

“Still, having written two unflattering columns recently about the H.P. board, I was inclined to take a pass on Mr. Apotheker’s hiring. But then I learned something about him that caused me to shake my head in disbelief,” writes Nocera.

Well, you learn something new every day. The editor’s note says Nocera had no idea that Boies represented Oracle or he wouldn’t have written the column.

All Things D, in its write-up of the situation, includes a screen shot of the suit, which clearly states the law firm’s involvement, something that Nocera certainly should’ve seen during his reporting? Some here at PRNewser think the firm has to recuse itself. Your thoughts?

PRNewser has contacted Boies’ Schneider for comment. Full editor’s note after the jump.

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