Media on the Move: 3.8.21

By Courtney Baumann

We’ve arrived in March — 31 days of hoping spring finally shows up and celebrating women around the world for Women’s History Month, particularly today for International Women’s Day! This also means our media friendlies have spent the past few weeks filtering through a barrage of pitches about said holiday. See exhibits onetwo and three.

Jokes aside, in the spirit of today’s recognition of the vital role women play in business, leadership and society at-large, here are some of the biggest media moves made by women in February. 

Business Insider

  • Allison DeAngelis is now a senior healthcare reporter covering biotechnology and pharmaceuticals after spending two years at the Boston Business Journal. 
  • Oma Seddiq was hired as a junior politics reporter. She spent the last seven months as a politics fellow. 
  • Emma Cosgrove has joined the team as a senior reporter covering logistics, focusing on e-commerce. She came from Industry Drive, where she covered supply chain. 

Bustle Group

  • Elizabeth Angell has been promoted to Romper’s editor-in-chief after joining the outlet in September 2020 as an editorial director. 
  • Charlotte Owen has been promoted to editor-in-chief at Bustle, after most recently serving as editorial director of the site. 


  • Maria Abreu is now an assistant editor on the Money team after recently graduating New York University, where she covered justice, business and arts for Bedford + Bowery. 
  • Rebecca Szkutak joined the staff as a reporter covering venture capital. 


  • Jessica Roy has been promoted to digital director at ELLE; she was most recently the site’s deputy editor. 


  • Amelia Edelman is the new deputy editor at the cross-brand Finance Desk for Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Health and other publications.


  • Mary Ann Azevedo comes to the team as a senior reporter after being a managing editor at FinLedger and a senior reporter at CrunchBase News. 
  • Kirsten Korosec was promoted to transportation editor, expanding her coverage on electric, autonomous and automotive vehicles, and other advancements in transportation. 
  • After interning at PublicSource, Sophie Burkholder has been hired as a health tech reporter covering startups from health and biotech to enterprise. 

The New York Times 

  • Sydney Ember has moved to the economics beat after spending the last seven years as a politics reporter, most recently covering the 2020 election. 
  • Kathleen Kingsbury has officially taken the role of Opinion Editor after leading the team for the last few months. 
  • A contributor since 2017, Marcela Valdes joined the Magazine team as a staff writer. 
  • Shawna Richer is now an assistant editor in Sports after spending time as masthead editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto.
  • Monica DaveyJulie BloomKim Murphy and Jamie Stockwell all received promotions to National Deputy Editor, Director of News, Deputy Editor of Investigations and Deputy Editor of Race/Related, respectively. 

The Wall Street Journal

  • After covering energy for The Journal, Rebecca Elliott has moved to cover technology and autos, specifically focusing on Tesla and car tech. 
  • Rebecca Ballhaus has shifted from White House reporter to the Investigations team where she will focus on government.