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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.18.14

Sony Layoffs Just Beginning; Scott Brown Leaves Fox News

March 18, 2014
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Could White House Press Secretary Jay Carney be leaving his post in the near future? That's the rumor bouncing around a couple of different channels in Washington, D.C. The better question, perhaps, is where will he end up if he does say goodbye to the Obama Administration? One thing's for sure: He won't be the next ambassador to Russia. Most likely, Carney will head to the relative safety of cable television, with MSNBC or CNN making the most sense. He'll certainly have plenty of options...

The Miami Herald loses publisher David Landsberg, who joins Goodwill Industries. He spent 30 years at the paper, the last seven and a half overseeing it and bringing it through the decline of print advertising. He has also been a Goodwill board member for nearly two decades. The search for his replacement could take up to two months... The Los Angeles Times fires Jason Felch, who "engaged in an inappropriate relationship" with a source. The investigative reporter also had a number of his stories about Occidental College corrected... Reuters promotes Tiffany Wu to Americas desk editor and deputy regional editor. She replaces Ciro Scotti, who will get a new assignment soon. Additionally, David Chance moves to economics director and Amran Abocar will head up the Canadian bureau... CQ Roll Call loses two more staffers. Energy and environmental policy reporter Emily Holden says goodbye to join Morning Consult, while Congressional writer Meredith Shiner leaves to "pursue other opportunities."...

Scott Brown parts ways with Fox News as he gears up to run for office. The former Massachusetts Senator is forming an exploratory committee to investigate the possibility of winning a seat in an upcoming New Hampshire election... Manuel Abud is the new president and CEO of Azteca America. He had been president of Telmundo's station group... Dave Schwartz returns to the Weather Channel. He had most recently been at start-up Network Weather but spent 20 years at the Weather Channel... Britt McHenry officially lands at ESPN. She had been a sports reporter at WJLA in Washington... Dana Lewis gets a job with Al Jazeera America. He has previously appeared on NBC News and Fox News...

Quartz joins the wave of brands expanding internationally, launching an India channel. Details are scarce, but it will have a dedicated staff. The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Guardian are some of the companies with arms, or plans for them, already in place on the sub-continent... Sony Pictures Home Entertainment loses Matt Brown. He was executive vice president, worldwide commercial, there. The move comes before what are expected to be a large number of layoffs across the company, as it looks to cut costs by $100 million. They have already begun with the entire Interactive team being shown the door. Their jobs will be outsourced to third parties. That's at least 70 employees, with more expected soon... And there are changes at Billboard, Fortune and more...

March 18, 2014: Adam Pierno has been named director of brand strategy and planning at Santy Integrated. He had been creative director at Verizon. (release)

March 18, 2014: Sarah Lovingood has been named media buyer at The Brandon Agency. She had been media coordinator at Rawle Murdy. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Emily Randisi has been named account manager at The Brandon Agency. She had been accounts director at The Borenstein Group. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Mobbie Nazir has been named chief strategy officer at We Are Social. She had been head of digital strategy at JWT. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Stephan Gans has been named chief strategy officer, North America, at Interbrand. He had been chief executive officer at EffectiveBrands. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Luke Perkins has been named executive creative director at North. He had been creative director at Arnold Worldwide. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Julie Demaio has been named executive vice president/managing director at Carat USA. She had been senior vice president, managing director/media, at BPN. (AgencySpy)

March 18, 2014: Roxana Robinson has been named president at The Authors Guild. She will continue her work as an author. (GalleyCat)

March 18, 2014: Carlos Espinoza has been named vice president of marketing and communications at KCTS in Seattle. He had been chief marketing officer at SwordStone Digital Agency. (TVSpy)

March 18, 2014: Scott DeCarlo has been named list editor at Fortune. He had been contributor at Forbes. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Roland Jones has been named news editor at He had been senior editor at Time Inc. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Samantha Xu has been named photo editor at Billboard. She had been photo editor at Hearst Digital. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Eileen Daspin has been named lifestyle/business reporter and editor at Billboard. She had been editor at Reuters. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Degen Pener has been named culture editor at Billboard. He will continue in his role as culture editor at The Hollywood Reporter. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Frank Augugliaro has been named art director at Billboard. He had been deputy art director at Esquire. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Rob Hewitt has been named design director at Billboard. He had been design director at Conde Nast Traveler. (FishbowlNY)

March 18, 2014: Anthony DeLuca has been named chief financial officer at Multimedia Plus. He had been chief financial officer at Design Within Reach. (release)

March 17, 2014: Monica Seebohm has been named senior director of programmatic sales at Tremor Video. She had been vice president of sales at PulsePoint. (mb)

March 17, 2014: Simon Sproule has been named vice president of communications and marketing at Tesla Motors. He had been director of communications at Renault-Nissan. (PRNewser)

March 17, 2014: Katie Killen has been named morning co-anchor at KKTV in Colorado Springs, Colo. She had been reporter at WCNC in Charlotte, N.C. (TVSpy)

March 17, 2014: Holden Kurwicki has been named reporter at WPSD in Paducah, Ky. He had been general assignment reporter at WWAY in Wilmington, N.C. (TVSpy)

March 17, 2014: Valerie Abati has been named meteorologist at KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo. She had been meteorologist at KSBW in Salinas, Calif. (TVSpy)

March 17, 2014: Manuel Abud has been named president and chief executive officer at Azteca America. He had been president at Telemundo Station Group. (TVSpy)

March 17, 2014: Tiffany Wu has been named Americas desk editor and deputy regional editor at Reuters. She had been editor, Company News/Americas, there. (FishbowlNY)

March 17, 2014: David Chance has been named economics director at Reuters. He had been Seoul bureau chief there. (FishbowlNY)

March 17, 2014: Amran Abocar has been named Canada bureau chief at Reuters. She had been Asia deputy commodities and energy editor there. (FishbowlNY)

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