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Revolving Door Newsletter: 1.10.12

Yahoo Finds New Leader; Fox Signs Up Cheney

January 10, 2012
Yahoo has a new head -- CEO Scott Thompson -- but could be losing some big names from the board. Kara Swisher, who calls the group "about as dysfunctional as they come," posits that chairman Roy Bostock might finally lose his spot. Jerry Yang, who is fighting tooth and nail to retain some control in the company he founded, could also be out. The departure of the board's two biggest names would be a boon to the future of the company, as each has been out of his depth for some time. Whether they see the light and leave, however, remains to be seen...

It looks like Patrick Buchanan might be out at MSNBC. The issues stem from statements in his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower. Some groups rightly believe a few of the arguments in the publication are racist and anti-Semitic... Fox News signs up Liz Cheney (yes, former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter) as a contributor. She follows on the heels of Chelsea Clinton's hire at NBC, although insiders are whispering that Bill's offspring might already be out at the Peacock (a claim that's vehemently denied by other insiders)... CNN ad sales head Greg D'Alba gets promoted to president, news and Turner digital ad sales... Fox ups Preston Beckman to senior strategist for the Networks Group... Keith Olbermann will anchor Current TV's election coverage after the New Hampshire primary. There were battles between the outspoken personality and the network's executives, but everyone is happy (for now)... Bob Woodruff's wife, Lee, joins CBS This Morning as a contributor. She had been contributing to Good Morning America...

Michael Idov lands another gig, this one as editor-in-chief of GQ's Russia version. He hopes to make it more feature-driven... New York hires Christopher Anderson as its first-ever photographer-in-residence. He shot the "Workplace Confidential" series in this week's magazine... W promotes Kristin Reilly Davidsson to associate publisher... Whole Living adds OnEarth articles editor Jocelyn Zuckerman as executive editor...

Nico Pitney leaves as managing editor at the Huffington Post. Jimmy Soni, the headwoman's 26-year-old chief-of-staff, replaces him... Kevin Delaney leaves for Atlantic Media Company. He had been managing editor of the Journal's online efforts. On the print side, WSJ loses Steve Stecklow and Douglas Blackmon to Reuters and the Washington Post, respectively... Tina Brown snags David Frum for The Daily Beast/Newsweek... Reuters hires Matthew Keys as deputy social media editor. He'll work closely with Anthony De Rosa to expand the company's growing presence on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr and whatever else pops up in the near future (Pinterest, anyone?)... And there are changes at Glamour, Hearst Magazines and more...

January 10, 2012: Sandeep Krishnamurthy has been named head of over-the-top distribution at Veria Living. He had been general manager of the South Asian business at Dish Network. (release)

January 10, 2012: Paul Cestari has been named assistant general manager and vice president of content and distribution at Veria Living. He had been senior vice president, sales and new business development, at Eclipse Marketing. (release)

January 10, 2012: Felix De Bedout has been named anchor at Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana. He had been news co-anchor at Despierta America. (release)

January 10, 2012: Lourdes Ramos has been named anchor at Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana. She had been anchor and news director at A Las Tr3s. (release)

January 10, 2012: Randee Braham has been named director of hospitality division at Shadow PR. She had been senior account director at Bullfrog & Baum. (release)

January 10, 2012: Paul Maya has been named global head of Web at and He had been vice president, technology, at CNN Digital. (FishbowlNY)

January 10, 2012: Jimmy Soni has been named executive editor at Huffington Post. He had been chief of staff there. (FishbowlNY)

January 10, 2012: Joy Peskin has been named vice president and editorial director at Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. She had been associate publisher at Viking Children's Books. (GalleyCat)

January 10, 2012: Michael Pumo has been named general manager at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla. He had been vice president of broadcast sales at Freedom Communications. (TVSpy)

January 10, 2012: Lily Jang has been named anchor at KHOU-TV in Houston. She had been anchor at KCPQ-TV in Seattle. (TVSpy)

January 10, 2012: Emily Kehe has been named design director at Fortune. She had been freelancer there. (FishbowlNY)

January 10, 2012: Flora Zhang has been named opinion producer at She had been producer at The New York Times. (FishbowlNY)

January 10, 2012: James Kreckler has been named vice president of advertising sales at iVillage. He had been vice president of digital ad sales at Rodale. (mb)

January 9, 2012: Alice Hagge has been named assistant managing editor at SmartMoney. She had been copy chief there. (mb)

January 9, 2012: Matt Pitzer has been named senior producer at Andrea Mitchell Reports. He had been senior producer at MSNBC. (TVNewser)

January 9, 2012: Robert Gifford has been named senior producer at Now with Alex Wagner. He had been senior producer at Morning Joe. (TVNewser)

January 9, 2012: Robert Traynam has been named political analyst at MSNBC. He had been host at Comcast Network. (TVNewser)

January 9, 2012: Lee Woodruff has been named contributor at CBS This Morning. She had been life and family contributor at Good Morning America. (TVNewser)

January 9, 2012: Kristin Reilly Davidsson has been named associate publisher at W. She had been advertising director at Glamour. (FishbowlNY)

January 9, 2012: Matthew Keys has been named deputy social media editor at Reuters. He had been online content producer and manager at KTXL-TV in Sacramento, Calif. (FishbowlNY)

January 9, 2012: Jay Dow has been named reporter at WPIX-TV in New York. He had been reporter at WCBS-TV in New York. (FishbowlNY)

January 9, 2012: Christine Merrifield has been named president of video investment and activation at MediaVest. She had been EVP, director of video investment and activation, there. (mb)

January 9, 2012: Lynne Palazzi has been named editorial recruiter at Hearst Magazines. She had been deputy editor at Budget Living. (mb)

January 9, 2012: Patrick Taliaferro has been named senior project manager at BET Digital. He had been senior producer at A&E Television. (mb)

January 9, 2012: Jocelyn Zuckerman has been named executive editor at Whole Living. She had been articles editor at OnEarth. (FishbowlNY)

January 8, 2012: Corrie Keegan has been named advertising coordinator at Glamour. She had been executive assistant to the publisher at Marie Claire. (mb)

January 8, 2012: Benjamin Bell has been named digital producer at This Week. He had been social media coordinator at Newsday. (mb)

January 6, 2012: Doak Sergent has been named associate publisher of marketing at Details. He had been executive director, creative services, there. (mb)

January 6, 2012: Jose Zavala has been named manager, talent acquisition communications, at Fox. He had been director, global communications, of mobile division there. (mb)

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