HL Business: Media Moves – The Desk Shuffle; Retirement, Promotions, Greener Pastures

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Media moguls are making the moves with television and cable networks and print and digital publications slicing longtime staffers and adding new, fresh talent as retirement woes, the desk shuffle, promotions, advancements, and greener pastures fill the crisp autumn air.

Below a quick reference of movers, shakers and changes across the board and in major markets. All provided by CisionScoop.

Tiffany Wu has been named Reuters managing editor, overseeing the Americas. Wu has been at Reuters since 1998, originally serving as a correspondent in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She was promoted to deputy regional editor of the Americas in 2014.

Three longtime editors with New York Post recently announced retirement. Managing Editor Frank Zini retired after leading the newsroom for nine years; Zini served a total of 22 years with the paper. In addition, Lou Lumenick announced his retirement; Lumenick was the chief film critic for 27 years. And, Fredric Dicker is retiring after 24 years as state editor and columnist.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review -  After more than two decades in print, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review will become digital-only, effective Nov. 30. The change will not affect sister papers, Tribune-Review Westmoreland Edition and Valley News Dispatch

CBS Announces New Anchor Of ‘Sunday Morning’

Jane Pauley has been named new anchor of CBS Sunday Morning.

CNN Acquires Two For The Digital Team

CNN Digital is making some leadership changes, and has hired both Christina Cuesta Kline and Marcus Mabry.

Don Seiffert Promoted at Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal has named Don Seiffert as the new managing editor.

Nora Barak in at New York Magazine

New York magazine has hired Nora Barak as engagement editor.

Saveur Snags Dan Dao

Dan Dao is joining forces with Saveur as the deputy digital editor.

Paul Raeburn Joins Newsweek

Newsweek has hired Paul Raeburn as a senior editor covering science, health, and technology.

Reuters’ Mike Stone Moves to D.C.

Mike Stone will join Reuters’ D.C. bureau on Oct. 3, and will cover aerospace and defense as a reporter.

Editorial Director Transition at Modern Luxury

Beth Weitzman says goodbye to all Modern Luxury publications, while Stephanie Davis Smith moves into the vacant editorial director position.

Don Frederick Exits Bloomberg News Washington Bureau

The Bloomberg News Washington Bureau said goodbye to Don Frederick in September.

Mansion Global Names New Editor

Pete Catapano will join Mansion Global as their new executive editor.

Richard Esposito Leaves NBC

NBC News senior executive producer, Richard Esposito will be leaving the network.

Time Editor Promoted

Sam Jacobs has been promoted to executive editor for Time Digital.

Tony Siragusa Joins Yahoo Sports

Yahoo Sports has tapped Tony Siragusa for its NFL studios team.

InStyle Online Welcomes Ruthie Friedlander

Ruthie Friedlander has been hired to be the site director of InStyle.com.

WSJ Loses Deborah Gage

Tech reporter Deborah Gage has exited The Wall Street Journal.

Wine Spectator Promotes Two

Kim Marcus and Cordelia Winton have been promoted at Wine Spectator.

LA Times Promotes Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is now assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment at the Los Angeles Times.

Bill Church Leaves Herald-Tribune

Bill Church is leaving the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune to serve as senior vice president for news at its parent company GateHouse Media.

Politico Adds Two

Politico has added both Marie French and David Siders.

Jessica Diehl Steps Up at Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair has promoted Jessica Diehl to creative director for fashion and style, up from fashion and style director.

Eli Segall Heads to Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has hired Eli Segall as a business reporter covering local housing and other local business news.

Troy Patterson Jumps Onboard Bloomberg Pursuits

Bloomberg Pursuits has hired Troy Patterson as their new style editor, with a start date of October 3.

Richard K. Lodge is Joining The Daily News

The Daily News has named Richard K. Lodge the new managing editor to begin October 17.

NPR Debuts New Podcast Hosted by Guy Raz

TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz will host NPR’s newest podcast How I Built This.

Senior Writer To Leave The Chicago Reader

Steve Bogira announced he will be leaving The Chicago Reader after nearly four decades with the publication.

All media announcements courtesy of www.cision.com and titles republished with permission.

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