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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.20.13

Changes at MSNBC; NPR Loses CEO

August 20, 2013
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Some big moves in television this week. Ed Schultz returns to weekdays at MSNBC. He'll take over the 5 p.m. slot that had been filled by Chris Matthews' Hardball, which will now only appear at 7 p.m. "This move will help us enhance the flow of our weeknight programming and concentrate Chris' audience to one key time period. And this allows us to bring Ed's powerful voice back to the Monday-Friday schedule," network president Phil Griffin said in a statement... CNN hands Rachel Nichols a sports show. That was a promise CNN brass made the former ESPN talent when she joined the 24-hour news network in January... And finally, Fox News and Fox Business recruit Daily Download editor-in-chief Lauren Ashburn as a contributor. Her DD boss, Howard Kurtz, recently joined Fox News. Meanwhile, Brian Lewis, EVP of corporate communications at Fox News, has reportedly been fired...

No top editors are safe at Conde Nast as Anna Wintour is taking her artistic director role very seriously. The ouster of Klara Glowczewska, who had been "Tom [Wallace, CN editorial director's] girl," showed insiders how much power the Vogue editrix is wielding within 4 Times Square. The big question now: Who could be next?... Gary Knell leaves NPR where he had been president and CEO to take the same position at the National Geographic Society. There was "widespread astonishment" within the rank and file, possibly because Knell stayed for just two years... Hearst parts with two digital editors: Amina Akhtar, executive editor of Elle.com and Abby Gardner, digital director of Cosmopolitan. Reportedly, more layoffs are on the way…

The New York Times' Sarah Lyall moves back to NYC after spending 18 years as a foreign correspondent in London. Not a bad gig if you can get it... The USA Today snags Alistair Barr from Reuters where he had been an e-commerce reporter for the past two years. He'll be senior technology reporter in his new job... U.S. News & World Report fires managing editor Christian Lowe... The Daily Caller gives Thom Hartmann a weekly column called "Liberally Yours."...

TBWA/Chiat/Day New York loses creative director/copywriter Lisa Topol, who could be moving to Grey NY. Speaking of Grey, the agency promotes Elaine McCormick and Fran Sheff-Mauer to group creative directors... ArnoldNYC installs Corey Mitchell as president. He left MRM in early 2011 after serving as EVP/managing director... And there are changes at Men's Fitness, ProPublica and more...

August 20, 2013: Christine Mattheis has been named senior editor at Health.com. She had been editor at Fitbie.com. (FishbowlNY)

August 20, 2013: Nick Haramis has been named senior features editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He had been editorial director at Bullett. (FishbowlNY)

August 20, 2013: Sharon Clott has been named senior editor at InStyle. She had been fashion news editor at InStyle.com. (mb)

August 20, 2013: Izzy Povich has been named VP of talent and development at MSNBC. She had been senior executive producer of Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell there. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Rene Marsh has been named aviation and government regulation correspondent at CNN. She had been national correspondent there. (FishbowlDC)

August 20, 2013: Jim Acosta has been named senior White House correspondent at CNN. He had been national political correspondent/lead reporter there. (FishbowlDC)

August 20, 2013: Dean Stattmann has been named deputy editor at Men's Fitness. He had been senior editor there. (mb)

August 20, 2013: Brianna Keilar has been named senior White House correspondent at CNN. She had been congressional correspondent there. (FishbowlDC)

August 20, 2013: Alistair Barr has been named senior technology reporter at USA Today. He had been e-commerce reporter at Reuters. (FishbowlNY)

August 20, 2013: John Clarkin has been named associate publisher at DuJour. He had been national sales director at W. (FishbowlNY)

August 20, 2013: Nicole Collins Bronzan has been named director of communications at ProPublica. She had been director of communications at Freedom to Marry. (FishbowlNY)

August 20, 2013: Corey Mitchell has been named president at ArnoldNYC. He had been EVP/managing director at MRM. (AgencySpy)

August 20, 2013: Mark Taylor has been named weekend morning anchor at KCNC in Denver. He had been weekend anchor at KOKH in Oklahoma City. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Deitra Tate has been named morning meteorologist at WPMI in Mobile-Pensacola, Ala. She had been weekend meteorologist there. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Wendy Suares has been named co-anchor at KOKH in Oklahoma City. She had been morning anchor there. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Jennifer Lindgren has been named reporter at KTVT in Dallas. She had been general assignment reporter at WKYC in Cleveland. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Walt Gray has been named weekend morning anchor at KXTV in Sacramento, Calif. He had been host at 96.9 The Eagle. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Gadi Schwartz has been named reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles. He had been weekend co-anchor/managing investigator at KOB in Albuquerque, N.M. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Adrian Arambulo has been named weekend morning-co anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles. He had been weekend morning anchor at KDFW in Dallas. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Jessica Dean has been named weekday evening anchor at KYW in Philadelphia. She had been evening news anchor at KARK in Little Rock, Ark. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Teri Evans has been named editor-in-chief at Naples Illustrated. She had been deputy editor at Entrepreneur.com. (mb)

August 20, 2013: Marian Davey has been named news director at KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. She had been assistant news editor there. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Jeff Herndon has been named evening co-anchor at WFLD in Chicago. He had been evening co-anchor at KAKE in Wichita, Kan. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Nichole Berlie has been named anchor/reporter at KSDK in St. Louis. She had been anchor/reporter at KETV in Omaha, Neb. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Nina Carter has been named reporter/anchor at KFYR in Bismarck, N.D. She had been freelance reporter at WPBN in Traverse City, Mich. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Venise Toussaint has been named general assignment reporter at KSNV in Las Vegas. She had been general assignment reporter at YNN in Middletown, N.Y. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Ashton Altieri has been named weekend meteorologist at WFAA in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He had been meteorologist at KXTV in Sacramento, Calif. (TVSpy)

August 20, 2013: Lauren Ashburn has been named contributer at Fox News. She had been contributor at DailyBeast and Newsweek. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Steve Krakauer has been named VP of digital content at TheBlaze. He had been senior digital producer at CNN. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Elicia Dover has been named general assignment reporter at KATV in Little Rock, Ark. She had been digital journalist at ABC News. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Jim Acosta has been named senior White House correspondent at CNN. He had been national political correspondent there. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Brianna Keilar has been named senior White House correspondent at CNN. She had been congressional reporter there. (TVNewser)

August 20, 2013: Jessica Yellin has been named chief domestic affairs correspondent/substitute anchor at CNN. She had been chief White House correspondent there. (TVNewser)

August 19, 2013: Lynn D’Alessandro has been named senior vice president, sales, at Womensforum.com. She had been vice president, sales, East Coast, at ValueClick. (mb)

August 19, 2013: Mike Myers has been named senior vice president, corporate development, at Womensforum.com. He had been senior vice president, corporate and business development, at 365 Plus Media, LLC. (mb)

August 19, 2013: Valerie Berrios has been named managing editor at Mediabistro. She had been web editor/community manager at TruthInAging.com. (mb)

August 16, 2013: Michelle Tay has been named lifestyle editor at Blouin Artinfo.com. She had been assistant news and financial editor at Footwear News. (mb)

August 16, 2013: Sunshine Flint has been named editor-in-chief, lifestyle & fashion, at Louise Blouin Media. She had been an editor at 24th Letter. (mb)



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