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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.12.12

MSNBC Loses 'Hotheaded' Host; Star And OK! Join Forces

June 12, 2012
"Opinionated and sometimes hotheaded television host" Dylan Ratigan announces his departure from MSNBC. He plans to focus on changing the world. "Once you've said your piece, you can either keep saying it and then it's a job, good job, pays well, everybody knows your name, it's great or you can decide what you're going to do about it," he told The New York Times. Martin Bashir, who hosts the show before Ratigan's, will take over the 4 p.m. slot after the current anchor says goodbye on June 22. Ratigan pulled a similar strangely timed departure from his last job at CNBC. He's been with MSNBC for three years...

Raha Lewis lands at People just weeks after losing her associate editor position at LA Times Magazine when the publication shut down. She'll be a staff writer on the entertainment beat... Star cuts more than half a dozen editorial staffers from its New York office as American Media, Inc. combines the magazine's edit team with OK!'s... Former Variety intern AJ Marechal lands a staff job at the trade bible... Politico plans to hire 20 more reporters and editors as it expands its Pro offerings. An additional 20 will also join the business team... Max Dickstein trades amNewYork for the New York Daily News where he'll be an assistant sports editor. He had been news editor at the free daily...

Gautam Ranji joins Hearst Magazines International as senior vice president, licensing and business development. He had been vice president of corporate development at Dun & Bradstreet... Sally Masters joins Parade as West Coast account manager. Most recently, she was vice president of corporate sales and marketing at Time Inc... Geraldo Rivera lands a national radio show. It will be syndicated to 4,000 stations...

Facebook hires the Pieceable staff as Mark Zuckerberg's company continues its attempts to figure out the mobile world... Robin Kadfalk gets bumped up from creative coordinator to creative manager at Digitaria Interactive... Former McCann Erickson vice president and creative director Steven Nasi is looking for work on Twitter... And there are changes at Prevention, Newsweek and more...

June 12, 2012: Madeline McIntosh has been named chief operating officer at Random House. She had been president of sales, digital and operations there. (GalleyCat)

June 12, 2012: Bob Shrum has been named political columnist at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. He had been contributing editor at The Week. (FishbowlNY)

June 12, 2012: Rachel Arndt has been named assistant technology editor at Popular Mechanics. She had been assistant editor at Fast Company. (mb)

June 12, 2012: Perrie Samotin has been named senior creative copywriter at Theory, LLC. She had been senior style editor at amNewYork. (mb)

June 12, 2012: Michele Murphy has been named associate publisher, marketing, at Prevention. She had been vice president of global marketing at National Geographic Society. (FishbowlNY)

June 12, 2012: James McWilliams has been named director of account management at Maxifier. He had been director of client services and global account director at AudienceScience. (mb)

June 12, 2012: Linda Payson has been named senior director, product, at Maxifier. She had been director, deployment and account management, at Yahoo!. (mb)

June 12, 2012: Lylan Masterman has been named vice president, product, at Maxifier. He had been head of advertiser products at DoubleVerify. (mb)

June 12, 2012: Arnie Robbins has been named executive director at American Society of News Editors. He had been managing editor at Post-Dispatch. (AJR)

June 12, 2012: Raha Lewis has been named staff writer at People. She had been associate editor at Los Angeles Times Magazine. (FishbowlLA)

June 11, 2012: Sally Masters has been named West Coast account manager at Parade Publications. She had been vice president of corporate sales and marketing at Time Inc. (FishbowlNY)

June 11, 2012: Max Dickstein has been named assistant sports editor at New York Daily News. He had been news editor at amNewYork. (FishbowlNY)

June 11, 2012: Gautam Ranji has been named senior vice president, licensing and business development, at Hearst Magazines International. He had been vice president of corporate development at Dun & Bradstreet. (FishbowlNY)

June 10, 2012: Robin Kadfalk has been named creative manager at Digitaria Interactive. He had been creative coordinator there. (mb)

June 8, 2012: Justin Howard has been named fashion designers topic writer at He had been entertainment columnist at Newsvine. (mb)

June 8, 2012: Jason Kasperski has been named senior account executive at Prodigy Public Relations. He had been literary publicist at Hilsinger Mendelson. (mb)

June 8, 2012: Christopher Bero has been named director of marketing at Flexjet. He had been strategic marketing advertising manager at Samsung. (mb)

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