Media on the Move: August 2023

By Matter

With the final days of summer approaching, the “back to school” mentality has been prevalent across industries. And with no shortage of breaking healthcare headlines, August media moves were in full swing for healthcare reporters and editors — from promotions to departures to new employment opportunities.

BBC News

Global health correspondent, Naomi Grimley, leaves BBC News after 23 years. Previously, Grimley held the posts of political producer, Washington producer, political correspondent and global affairs correspondent at the outlet.


Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer is now deputy editor at Endpoints, focused on biotech and health-tech news. She was previously senior editor of the healthcare section of Business Insider.

Fierce Healthcare

Annie Burky, healthcare and technology writer, will now contribute as a freelancer as she is taking on a reduced role (i.e., less bandwidth) and reporting to Heather Landi. She covers telemedicine, digital health tools and their regulation and how technology is changing the nature of healthcare.

Noah Tong joins as a staff writer, where he’ll primarily be covering health payers. Tong most recently worked for the Corridor Business Journal covering medical startups, local government meetings and economic development.

Industry Dive

Susanna Vogel joins as a reporter covering healthcare with a focus on staffing and labor. She joins the outlet from Morning Brew, where she was an HR reporter for nearly two years.

The Messenger

Mansur Shaheen has joins as a health news editor. Previously, he served as a deputy health editor at Daily Mail’s U.S. Health Desk and as a health policy reporter at State of Reform.

Modern Healthcare

The publication is seeking a deputy director to work alongside the newsroom team to shape the direction of Modern Healthcare’s day-to-day coverage, including breaking news, features and analysis.

The Telegraph

Michael Searles joins as a health correspondent covering healthcare news and telemedicine. Previously, Searles was a sports and business reporter at MailOnline and has freelanced for The Times, Daily Express, Esquire and Grazia.

Harriet Barber, global health reporter, departs to pursue freelance work. Joining in 2018 as a newsletter writer and editor, Barber covered breaking news, human rights, violence against women and extreme poverty.

The Washington Post

Susan Levine becomes Deputy Editor after 22 years. Her previous positions at The Post include metro reporter and special projects reporter at the national desk covering news around health, science, environment, aging and breaking news.