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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.06.12

Yahoo's CEO Short List; Sports Illustrated Layoffs

July 6, 2012
And your new director general of the BBC is none other than George Entwistle, current director of BBC Vision. (Sorry, were you expecting someone more exciting?) "I'm delighted that the chairman and Trustees have decided I'm the right person for the job, and I'm very excited about all that lies ahead," he said about the job that will pay him well over £450,000 per year, although significantly less than the salary earned by his predecessor Mark Thompson. The Telegraph calls Entwistle, who is a BBC lifer, "unflappable, witty, and up for a beer." The Mail, predictably, reports with outrage the company spent more than £150,000 on headhunters before promoting one of its own...

Yahoo is close to hiring a new CEO. Kara Swisher hears Ross Levinsohn, currently interim CEO, and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar are the two candidates left standing. Each man represents a different future: "It's pretty much a choice between picking a media exec or a product exec," a source tells All Things D. Jonathan Miller was also in the running but declined to be interviewed. Whoever ends up in the position will have his work cut out for him after the Carol Bartz disaster...

The New York Times will soon have a new public editor. Current PE Arthur Brisbane is done on September 1, and publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. is interviewing the fewer than 10 finalists who remain... Amanda Zamora leaves the Washington Post for a position at ProPublica where she'll be a senior engagement editor... Sports Illustrated draws closer to involuntary layoffs as an effort to encourage voluntary buyouts seems to have stalled, at least in part because the package is pretty bad... The San Francisco Bay Guardian promotes Yael Chanoff from intern to reporter...

The New Inquiry signs on a host of new staffers, including Emily Cooke as literary editor, Elizabeth Greenwood as contributing editor, and Adrian Chen and Erwin Montgomery as associate editors... DNAInfo recruits James Fanelli from the New York Daily News. He'll be a general assignment reporter. The NYDN also loses Alison Gendar to the United Federation of Teachers where she will be deputy press secretary... Mashable hires Annie Colbert as Watercooler editor. Yep, that's a thing... And there are changes at ABC NewsOne, Everyday Health and more...

July 6, 2012: Virgil Dominic has been named interim news director at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio. He had been talent mentor and consultant there. (TVSpy)

July 6, 2012: Anzio Williams has been named vice president of news at WCAU in Philadelphia. He had been news director at KCRA in Sacramento, Calif. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Beth Marsoun has been named news director at KWQC in Davenport, Iowa. She had been interim news director there. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: John Di Sciullo has been named executive director of production and promotion at WBBZ in Buffalo, N.Y. He had been news director at WKBW in Buffalo, N.Y. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Gene Cox has been named co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast at WRIC in Richmond, Va. He had been anchor at WWBT in Richmond, Va. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Doug Delony has been named Web and social media producer at KHOU in Houston, Tx. He had been social media reporter and senior Web producer at KRIV in Houston, Tx. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Alison Gendar has been named deputy press secretary at United Federation of Teachers. She had been political reporter at New York Daily News. (FishbowlNY)

July 5, 2012: Amanda Zamora has been named senior engagement editor at ProPublica. She had been national digital editor at The Washington Post. (FishbowlNY)

July 5, 2012: Joe Cronauer has been named morning lifestyle and features reporter at WKYC in Cleveland. He had been co-host of Good Company Today there. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Brandi Hitt has been named Los Angeles correspondent at ABC NewsOne. She had been reporter and anchor at KTLA in Los Angeles. (TVSpy)

July 5, 2012: Diana Alvear has been named Los Angeles correspondent at NBC News. She had been correspondent at ABC NewsOne. (TVNewser)

July 5, 2012: George Entwistle has been named director general at BBC. He had been director of BBC Vision there. (BBC)

July 3, 2012: Lindsay Schallon has been named associate editor at StyleBistro. She had been junior copywriter at Ralph Lauren. (mb)

July 3, 2012: Trent Patterson has been named creative director at The Martin Agency. He had been assistant creative director and copywriter there. (AgencySpy)

July 3, 2012: Charlotte Cusumano Maiorana has been named editor at Palgrave Macmillan. She had been Associate Editor at Springer Science+Business Media. (mb)

July 3, 2012: Don Linn has been named director, Chicago Distribution Center, at University Chicago Press. He had been president at Firebrand Associates. (GalleyCat)

July 3, 2012: Dottie Mattison has been named CEO at Prometheus Global Media. She had been senior managing director at Guggenheim Partners. (AdWeek)

July 3, 2012: Alex Shippee has been named digital account executive at Peppercom. He had been content editorial and manager at The Communications Group. (mb)

July 2, 2012: Ju-Don Roberts has been named general manager and senior vice president at Everyday Health, Inc. She had been vice president and editor-in-chief, news and audience development there. (release)

July 2, 2012: Sara Hasson has been named senior vice president of brand solutions within the client development group at Univision Communications Inc. She had been vice president of brand solutions within the client development group there. (release)

July 2, 2012: Jonathan Bernard has been named senior vice president within the client development group at Univision Communications Inc. He had been vice president within the client development group there. (release)

July 2, 2012: Annie Colbert has been named Watercooler editor at Mashable. She had been managing editor at All Top. (mb)

July 2, 2012: Candice Sabatini has been named co-publisher at She had been co-editor-in-chief there. (mb)

July 2, 2012: Erin Andrews has been named anchor at Fox Sports. She had been reporter at ESPN. (TVNewser)

July 1, 2012: Yael Chanoff has been named reporter at San Francisco Bay Guardian. She had been intern there. (mb)

June 30, 2012: Katrina Munichiello has been named senior editor at Tea Magazine. She had been freelance writer. (mb)

June 29, 2012: Kim Taylor has been named co-publisher at She had been co-editor-in-chief there. (mb)

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