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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.21.11

CNN Poaches Fox News; Spin Fires EIC

June 21, 2011
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There are big changes in the White House briefing room. Ed Henry departs CNN for Fox News, where he'll serve as chief White House correspondent. The man who got George W. Bush to say "I'm the decider" takes over for Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel who shared the role. James Rosen is the new chief Washington correspondent at Fox News. Earlier this year, John Roberts jumped from CNN to Fox News. Meanwhile, the 24-hour cable news network is expected to name Henry's replacement in the near future, with Jessica Yellin's moniker on the tip of everyone's tongue. However, some believe current White House correspondents Dan Lothian or Brianna Keilar could land the gig...

Fortune taps Miguel Helft to write about technology and Silicon Valley. He had been on a similar beat at The New York Times... The Boston Herald offers buyouts to all of its employees. Staffers have until July 1 to make a decision whether to accept... Former Gatecrasher columnist Ben Widdicombe lands a Wednesday column in am New York. The column, "Gilt City," will feature "Widdicombe's insider information on the latest and greatest hotspots to eat, drink and party in Manhattan."... Spin's higher management fires editor-in-chief Doug Brod and publisher Malcolm Campbell. They will be replaced by Steve Kandell and Mike Albanese, respectively...

America's Most Wanted says goodbye after more than two decades of putting criminals in the spotlight. Host John Walsh will likely end up back on television, possibly on Fox News Channel... NBC and CNBC are losing staffers left and right, and no one seems to know why... CNN launches Wake Up Call with Ali Velshi next week...

Gregg Martinez takes a position as associate publisher at Daily Front Row Inc. He had been national fashion, retail and beauty account director at Metro US Daily newspapers... The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's pet project, snags Tom Lowry as business editor. He had been at Variety for the past year...

Skype fires a host of executives right before the deal with Microsoft closes. There are rumors they were chopped to save money on their payouts, but others say it was a decision by recently hired CEO Tony Bates that has nothing to do with the timing of the Microsoft deal... makes a number of changes with BNET editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg departing... And there are changes at Gotham, Doner and more...

June 21, 2011: Mike Vaughn has been named vice president and general manager at KARK-KARZ in Arkansas. He had been vice president and general manager at KNWA-KFTA in North Carolina. (TVSpy)

June 21, 2011: Jim DiPiazza has been named executive creative director at Swirl. He had been vice president and associate creative director at Deutsch LA. (AgencySpy)

June 21, 2011: Amanda Katz has been named deputy editor at The Boston Globe's "Ideas" section. She had been books columnist there. (mb)

June 21, 2011: Leeann Wells has been named senior broadcast producer at Moroch. She had been producer at TracyLocke. (release)

June 21, 2011: Anthony Ha has been named staff writer at AdWeek. He had been senior editor and reporter at VentureBeat. (release)

June 21, 2011: Pete Picton has been named deputy publisher at Mail Online. He had been editor at Sun Online. (paidContent)

June 21, 2011: Paul Crichton has been named vice president, director of publicity for the children's publishing division at Simon & Schuster. He had been director of publicity there. (GalleyCat)

June 21, 2011: Miguel Helft has been named senior writer at Fortune. He had been covering Internet companies at The New York Times. (FBNY)

June 21, 2011: Ed Henry has been named chief White House correspondent at Fox News Channel. He had been senior White House correspondent at CNN. (TVNewser)

June 21, 2011: Devin Pedzwater has been named brand creative director at Spin. He had been creative director there. (paidContent)

June 21, 2011: Mike Albanese has been named publisher for both print and digital at Spin. He had been associate publisher there. (paidContent)

June 21, 2011: Charles Aaron has been named editorial director at Spin. He had been music editor there. (paidContent)

June 21, 2011: Steve Kandell has been named editor-in-chief at Spin. He had been deputy editor there. (paidContent)

June 20, 2011: Julie D. Andrews has been named research associate at ELLE. She had been freelancer there. (mb)

June 20, 2011: Abraham Hyatt has been named managing editor at ReadWriteWeb. He had been production editor there. (mb)

June 20, 2011: Jana Schiowitz has been named associate editor at BizBash Media, Inc. She had been products editor at Hospitality Design. (mb)

June 20, 2011: Tena Hermance has been named SVP, brand leader at Doner. She had been VP, management supervisor at Campbell-Ewald. (AgencySpy)

June 20, 2011: Alan Snitow has been named director of strategy and innovation at Gotham. He had been partner, director of strategy there. (AgencySpy)

June 20, 2011: Lyle Tick has been named managing director at Gotham. He had been partner, director of account management there. (AgencySpy)

June 20, 2011: Devon Lucie has been named evening meteorologist at NewsChannel 8 in Washington D.C. He had been freelancing there. (TVSpy)

June 20, 2011: Christin Ayers has been named staff reporter at KPIX in San Francisco. She had been freelancing there. (TVSpy)

June 20, 2011: Rishi Saha has been named regional director of Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central Asia at Hill & Knowlton. He had been head of digital communications at 10 Downing Street. (PRNewser)

June 20, 2011: Tom Lowry has been named business editor at The Daily. He had been senior editor at Variety. (FBLA)

June 20, 2011: Gregg Martinez has been named associate publisher at Daily Front Row. He had been national fashion, retail and beauty account director at Metro US. (Daily Front Row)

June 20, 2011: Jessica Shoffel has been named publicist at Penguin Young Readers Group. She had been associate publicist at Random House Children's Books. (mb)

June 18, 2011: Bonnie Davidson has been named editor-in-chief at MVP/NY. She had been executive editor there. (mb)

June 17, 2011: Nikhil Hutheesing has been named deputy managing editor, finance at Bloomberg. He had been co-managing editor at AOL's DailyFinance. (mb)

June 17, 2011: Josh Roberts has been named supervising producer at WBTV. He had been 5 p.m. producer there. (mb)

June 17, 2011: Kaitlin Menza has been named associate lifestyle editor at Seventeen. She had been entertainment assistant at Glamour. (mb)

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