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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.17.11

ReadyMade Shutters; WaPo Scores Style Editor

June 17, 2011
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Now that Lynne Segall has moved from Jay Penske's PMC to The Hollywood Reporter, Nikki Finke has some choice words for the publisher. The editrix writes, "From Day One of her consultancy, I felt like I was battling the force of darkness at every turn." Wow, Finke still has her fastball...

Meredith folds ReadyMade and says goodbye to 75 staffers. It's a cost-cutting move for the company and a sad day for the publication's dedicated fans and the do-it-yourself movement in general... The Washington Post taps Frances Stead Sellers as style editor... Entertainment Weekly hires Melissa Maerz as the publication's lead music critic. She had been at the Los Angeles Times...

Arianna Huffington, who reportedly owns $18 million in AOL stock, is committed to getting more gender diversity in the company. At an investor meeting, she told the assembled masses that "about two years from now, we're going to have more women up here." In other AOL-HuffPo news, actress Rita Wilson (the wife of Tom Hanks) joins as editor-at-large of Huff/Post 40, aimed at the baby boomer set. Wilson previously wrote columns in Harper's Bazaar and her daughter Elizabeth worked as an associate editor at the site before the merger...

Norah O'Donnell leaves NBC for CBS News. She'll be chief White House correspondent and sub for Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation... Bloomberg hires Andrew Morse as head of its television division in the United States. He had been executive producer of innovation and integration at ABC News Digital. "As a producer, he's created exciting, smart television for a global audience, making him an ideal fit as Bloomberg continues to build a world-class multimedia organization," said Andy Lack, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group. Bloomberg TV also brings on 30-year veteran Gary Kanofsky for its London office. He was an executive producer at WCBS... The Guardian is staffing up its U.S. website...

The Rhode Island School of Design museum snags John W. Smith as director. He had been director of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art and will start his new job in the fall... McCann NY grabs Natalie Lam as executive creative director. She moves from OgilvyOne where she was creative director, Asia and executive creative director of the agency's Shanghai office ... And there are changes at Elle, This Old House Ventures and more...

June 17, 2011: Dave Rosner has been named executive vice president, director of digital and innovations at Initiative. He had been executive vice president, director of innovations there. (release)

June 17, 2011: Humberto Sanchez has been named Senate reporter at Roll Call. He had been covering the budget and appropriations process at National Journal. (FBDC)

June 17, 2011: Natalie Lam has been named executive creative director at McCann NY. She had been regional creative director, Asia and executive creative director of the Shanghai office at OgilvyOne. (AgencySpy)

June 17, 2011: Nic Harcourt has been named weekend host at KCSN 88.5. He had been music director at KCRW. (FBLA)

June 17, 2011: Vanessa Fioravante-Cuomo has been named VP at Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing. She had been account director there. (release)

June 17, 2011: Marc DeBevoise has been named senior vice president and general manager of the entertainment division at CBS Interactive. He had been responsible for digital strategy and digital initiatives at Starz. (release)

June 17, 2011: Barbara Cipolla has been named EVP, chief growth officer at Digitas. She had been an executive advisor. (release)

June 17, 2011: Norah O'Donnell has been named chief White House correspondent at CBS News. She had been anchor at MSNBC and correspondent at NBC News. (TVNewser)

June 17, 2011: Frances Stead Sellers has been named style editor at The Washington Post. She had been overseeing national coverage of health, science and environment there. (FBDC)

June 17, 2011: Gary Kanofsky has been named senior executive producer at Bloomberg TV in London. He had been executive producer at WCBS. (TVSpy)

June 17, 2011: Andrew Morse has been named head of Bloomberg TV. He had been executive producer of innovation and integration at ABC News Digital. (FBNY)

June 17, 2011: Nick Ragone has been named director at Ketchum's D.C. office. He had been associate director and head of corporate, issues and crisis, and media relations teams at the New York office. (PRNewser)

June 17, 2011: Melissa Maerz has been named lead music critic and features TV writer at Entertainment Weekly. She had been TV writer at Los Angeles Times. (FBLA)

June 16, 2011: Nicole Darin has been named sports anchor at WTSP in Tampa. She had been weekend sports anchor at WBTV in Charlotte. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2011: Mike Francis has been named chief meteorologist at WXIA in Atlanta. He had been chief meteorologist at KARK in Little Rock, Arkansas. (TVSpy)

June 16, 2011: Derek Thompson has been named business editor at He had been blogger and staff editor there. (FBDC)

June 16, 2011: Gerard Ryle has been named director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists at The Center for Public Integrity. He had been deputy editor at The Canberra Times. (FBDC)

June 16, 2011: Maury Postal has been named digital experience director at Ogilvy's 360 Digital Influence. He had been integrated platform specialist at Young & Rubicam. (PRNewser)

June 16, 2011: Nicole Schoenberg has been named VP at Ogilvy PR. She had been VP at Fleishman-Hillard. (PRNewser)

June 16, 2011: Jenny Braga has been named VP at Ogilvy PR. She had been VP at GolinHarris. (PRNewser)

June 16, 2011: Pam Montagno has been named VP and healthcare specialist at Ogilvy PR. She had been president of communication at Global Perspective. (PRNewser)

June 15, 2011: Kristen O'Gorman Klein has been named Web editor at Bridal Guide. She had been multimedia assistant at Good Housekeeping. (mb)

June 15, 2011: Dan Blackman has been named weekend host at WLTW in New York. He had been afternoon host at WBEB in Philadelphia. (FBNY)

June 15, 2011: Steve Peoples has been named Northeast regional political reporter at Associated Press. He had been political reporter at Roll Call. (FBDC)

June 15, 2011: Joe Lockhart has been named VP of corporate communications at Facebook. He had been founding partner and managing director at The Glover Park Group. (PRNewser)

June 15, 2011: Nathan Stamos has been named associate publisher at This Old House Ventures. He had been national advertising director at Golf. (release)

June 15, 2011: Andrew P. Hines has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at RHI Entertainment. He had been executive vice president and chief financial officer at World Color. (release)

June 14, 2011: Julie Vadnal has been named associate editor at ELLE. She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

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