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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.14.11

HuffPo Poaches Vanity Fair; Reuters Lands Editor-At-Large

June 14, 2011
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Scott Pelley's first week is in the book, and it's disappointing so far. The man who replaced Katie Couric has the same problem she had: low ratings. His telecast averaged 5.7 million viewers, compared to 8.167 million for Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer's 7.07 million. The figure was almost exactly what Couric delivered during her last month in the anchor chair. Pelley still has time to improve -- he can win the hearts and minds of the viewing public -- but he needs to do so quickly or else he'll likely be relegated to third place for the time being...

The Huffington Post poaches another staffer from a big-name publication, although this time it's not from The New York Times. Michael Hogan leaves Vanity Fair to join AOL-HuffPo as executive features editor and editor-in-chief of Moviefone and AOL TV... Tina Brown's husband, Sir Harold Evans, is the newest recruit at Reuters. Stephen Adler hires the 82-year-old legend as editor-at-large. He'll help bolster the digital side of the business, using his fantastic contacts for live interviews. He begins with Henry Kissinger and Jon Huntsman... The Los Angeles Times rehires Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Willman. He left the paper to write The Mirage Man about the 2001 anthrax attacks...

Kevin Martinez, demoted at Elle after Hearst purchased the magazine, leaves. Hearst management installed Esquire publisher Kevin O'Malley above Martinez... Jennifer Rooney joins the growing team at Forbes. Lewis D'Vorkin hires her to serve as editor of the Chief Marketing Officer Network. She was previously at Advertising Age... Alison Caporimo moves from Allure to Every Day With Rachael Ray...

American Media Inc. wants to sell. The publisher of the National Enquirer, Star, Shape, Muscle & Fitness and Radar Online had interest from Apollo Management, but the private-equity firm backed out due to the poor state of the publishing industry. AMI filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and saw revenue drop three percent in its last fiscal year... The Hill hires Judy Kurtz, daughter of Howard. She replaces Christina Wilkie, who recently departed for the Huffington Post... Politico shuffles its staff, moving Seung Min Kim to the congressional beat and tapping Reid Epstein from Newsday to join the breaking news team...

ABC News gives political analyst Matthew Dowd more responsibility with an "expanded role." He worked on the re-election campaign of President George W. Bush... Ellana Lee gets promoted to vice president of Asia at CNN International. She had been managing editor for the region... WTMJ in Milwaukee is hemorrhaging staffers... And there are changes at National Journal, Jumptap and more...

June 14, 2011: Robbie Whiting has been named SVP, director of integrated production and technology at Draftfcb SF. He had been VP, creative technology and digital production there. (AgencySpy)

June 14, 2011: Kiki Ryan has joined the communications department at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She had been freelancing. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Judy Kurtz has been named reporter at The Hill. She had been reporter at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Kristin Ostby has been named senior editor at Albert Whitman & Company. She had been editor at Penguin Young Readers Group. (GalleyCat)

June 14, 2011: Greg Hernandez has been named president at the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He had been at LA Business Journal. (FBLA)

June 14, 2011: Lynne Segall has been named senior vice president and publisher at The Hollywood Reporter. She had been at PMC Media Corporation. (FBLA)

June 14, 2011: Joe Kyriakoza has been named general manager at Datalogix's DLX Automotive. He had been VP of product and performance strategy at Hachette's Jumpstart Automotive Group. (mb)

June 14, 2011: Alan Goodman has been named creative consultant at Everloop. He has helped launch media brands for kids with companies like MTV, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. (release)

June 14, 2011: Tobin Trevarthen has been named vice president of business development at Everloop. He had been consulting there. (release)

June 14, 2011: Sandy Barger has been named chief marketing officer at Everloop. She had been SVP of worldwide cross-channel new product strategies and development at Disney. (release)

June 14, 2011: Jennifer Rooney has been named editor of the chief marketing officer network at Forbes. She had been editor of chief marketing officer strategy at Advertising Age. (release)

June 14, 2011: Richard Hartell has been named EVP, managing director of human experience strategy at MediaVest. He had been chief strategy officer at Starcom MediaVest Group UK. (mb)

June 14, 2011: Betty Ellen Berlamino has been named senior vice president and director of sales at CBS Television Stations. She had been president and general manager at WPIX. (TVSpy)

June 14, 2011: Erika Lovley has moved to the Arena team at Politico. She had been on the Capitol Hill campus beat there. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Reid Epstein has joined the breaking news team at Politico. He had been at Newsday. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Seung Min Kim has been named congressional reporter at Politico. She had been on the Arena team there. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Meredith Shiner will cover the Senate at Roll Call. She had been at Politico. (FBDC)

June 14, 2011: Claire Koeneman has been named EVP and U.S. leader at Hill & Knowlton's financial communications practice. She had been working on crisis communications at Financial Relations Board. (PRNewser)

June 14, 2011: Michael Hogan has been named executive features editor at AOL Huffington Post Media Group and editor-in-chief of Moviefone and AOL TV. He had been executive digital editor at Vanity Fair. (FBLA)

June 14, 2011: Steve Simpson has been named EVP, global accounts and strategic growth at MarketShare. He had been CEO of business science at GroupM. (mb)

June 14, 2011: Dave Watt has been named vice president, sales at Time Inc.'s Branded Solutions. He had been vice president, publisher at Health. (mb)

June 13, 2011: Emi Kamiya has been named account supervisor at Evins Communications, Ltd. She had been senior account executive there. (mb)

June 13, 2011: Ellana Lee has been named vice president of Asia at CNN International Asia Pacific. She had been managing editor there. (The Hollywood Reporter)

June 13, 2011: Chris Frates has been named lobbying correspondent at National Journal. He had been reporter at Politico. (FBDC)

June 13, 2011: Lynn Heatherton has been named director of operations and special projects at Hearst Magazines International. She had been vice president of corporate planning and performance at Hachette Filipacchi. (The Daily)

June 13, 2011: Jean de Boisdeffre has been named senior consultant at Hearst Magazines International. He had been chief executive officer of the international magazine division at Lagardere Active. (The Daily)

June 13, 2011: Alison Caporimo has been named associate editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray. She had been editorial assistant at Allure. (The Daily)

June 12, 2011: Claire Hoffman has been named copy chief at Redbook. She had been associate managing editor at BizBash. (mb)

June 10, 2011: Cynthia Shannon has been named publicity manager at Berrett-Koehler Publishers. She had been publicist there. (mb)

June 10, 2011: Hussain Rahim has been named marketing manager at Jumptap. He had been online marketing associate at mediabistro.com. (mb)

June 10, 2011: Eric Bosco has been named chief operating officer at ChoiceStream. He had been chief product officer at comScore. (mb)



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