General Interest Media Updates

Boston Globe loses reporter to POLITICO

12/21/2011

Donovan Slack (@donovanslack) has been named a senior reporter at POLITICO (@politico), where she will cover the White House and the Obama administration. She will also contribute to POLITICO 44 (@politico44), a blog that chronicles the Obama presidency. Slack most recently was a White House reporter for The Boston Globe (@globemetro) based at the Washington, D.C. bureau. For more information, call 703-647-7999.

BuzzFeed nabs politics reporter from Business Insider

12/21/2011

Zeke Miller will join BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) as a politics reporter in January 2012. He comes to the site from Business Insider (@BusinessInsider), where he was a reporter for the Politix vertical. Follow Miller on Twitter at @ZekeJMiller. For more information, visit www.buzzfeed.com.

Longtime Philadelphia Daily News sports columnist retires

12/21/2011

Bill Conlin retired from his post as a sports columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News, a position he held since 1987. He joined the paper in 1965, and served as a baseball reporter from 1966 to 1987. Conlin also appeared in more than 300 episodes of ESPN‘s Sunday morning roundtable show The Sports Reporters. To learn more, call 215-854-2000.

New beat for Arizona Republic reporter

12/21/2011

Reporter Rebekah L. Sanders joined The Arizona Republic politics team and is now covering the 2012 U.S. congressional elections. Previously, she covered business and enterprise in the West Valley region of Phoenix, as well as Glendale, Ariz. city hall and the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. Sanders is available on Twitter at @RebekahLSanders and The Arizona Republic can be found at @ArizonaRepublic. For more information, call 602-444-6935.

KDEN-TV names news director

12/21/2011

Maria Rozman has been promoted to news director at KDEN-TV. She will continue to serve as evening anchor and executive producer. Before joining KDEN-TV in August 2011, Rozman was an anchor at KCEC-TV. To learn more, call 303-338-2390.

Star-News gains education reporter

12/21/2011

Pressley Baird joined the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C. as an education reporter covering higher education. Previously, she was the universal editor at The Charlotte Observer. Follow Baird on Twitter at @pressleybaird and the Star-News is available at @starnewsonline. To learn more, contact 910-343-2000.

KMGH-TV scores sports reporter

12/21/2011

Arran Andersen (@arranandersen) joined KMGH-TV (@DenverChannel), the ABC Television Network affiliate in Denver, as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor. He previously served as host of MORE Access on KVVU-TV (@fox5vegas). Contact 303-832-0200 for further information.

Bloomberg News prepares for the 2012 election, staff changes

12/20/2011

Bloomberg News has announced various changes to staff at the Washington, D.C. bureau for upcoming 2012 campaign coverage. Albert R. Hunt (@AlHuntDC) has been named Washington editor, overseeing coverage of the U.S. elections. Executive editor based in San Francisco, Susan Goldberg (@susanbgoldberg), has taken over for Hunt as Washington executive editor. Michael Tackett (@tackettdc) is now managing editor for government. Cesca Antonelli has taken over for Tackett’s former position as Washington bureau chief and managing editor. Team leader for telecom, cable and media coverage, Peter Elstrom (@pelstrom), is now managing editor for company news. Joe Winski is now managing editor for government contracts. Lastly, editor at large Tim Franklin (@TimAFranklin), has been named managing editor for regulation and policy. To learn more, call 202-624-1956.

Reporter joins Talking Points Memo blog

12/20/2011

Nick Martin (@nickmartin) has joined TPMMuckraker (@tpmmuckraker) as a reporter covering corruption, crime and extremist groups in the U.S. The blog is affiliated with Talking Points Memo. To learn more, visit http://talkingpointsmemo.com.

Another staff change at DCist

12/20/2011

Aaron Morrissey is no longer a weekend co-editor at DCist. His departure is part of larger staff changes at the outlet, as previously covered by the Navigator. DCist can be found on Twitter at @DCist_Updates. To learn more, visit http://dcist.com.

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