MEDIA ON THE MOVE: February 2023

By Matter

It’s a new day in media, and with recent layoffs and shrinking newsrooms, many of our friendlies are on the move. Thoughtful media relations should remain a top priority for PR teams – we recently shared tips to make your pitches stand out – and you should always confirm that a reporter is still with their publication before pitching them.

Because rising tides lift all boats, our team identified some of the biggest media moves from the past month to help keep you in pitch-top shape. You can expect to see similar updates from us each month on the evolving media landscape, so stay tuned.

ABC News Studios

Claire Weinraub has started her new role as executive producer, where she will help shape the creative output of the Studios group and manage much of the production team responsible for it.

Ad Age

Tim Nudd, previously editor in chief of the Clio Awards, has joined as creativity editor.

Associated Press

Indira Lakshmanan has joined the outlet to lead the global enterprise team and collaborate with bureaus and verticals around the world.

Adam Kealoha Causey has been promoted to assistant news director for Texas and Oklahoma.

Gillian Flaccus is now the assistant news director for the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii).

Amy Forliti has been named assistant news director for the Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri).

Roger Schneider is now the assistant news director for the Great Lakes (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin).

Bloomberg News

Kevin Orland has moved to the Calgary, Canada bureau as editor of the Energy and Commodities team.

Aisha Counts joins Bloomberg as a tech reporter and will be writing about social media companies including Meta, Twitter and TikTok.

Sydney Maki joins Bloomberg Markets as a full-time editor and will be writing about global financial markets.

Business Insider

Ashley Stewart, previously senior tech reporter, has been promoted to chief tech correspondent.

Buzzfeed News

Joseph Longo has joined as an entertainment editor and covers Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

CBS News

Willie James Inman joins as a White House digital reporter.

Shanelle Kaul, Canadian journalist,joins CBS News Radio as a correspondent.


Pamela Brown has been named chief investigative correspondent and will continue to serve as CNN anchor, filling in on the network.


Kyle Alspach has returned to CRN as the Senior Cybersecurity Editor after Protocol shut its doors.  


Alexander Lee has been promoted to senior gaming and esports reporter.


Conor Murray, originally joining Forbes as an intern who wrote stories covering wealth and America’s richest people, has officially joined the staff as an explainers and trends reporter.

Sarah Whitmire has joined the staff as a senior editor for newsletters. Most recently, she served as senior news content strategist at McClatchy.

NBC News

Liz Brown-Kaiser has been named Capitol Hill associate producer.

Rebecca Blumenstein has been appointed president of editorial, a newly created role.


Dara Kerr has joined as a reporter tasked to examine the choices tech companies make and the influence they wield over our lives.

Frank Langfitt has been appointed as global democracy correspondent, joining the Investigations team to cover the threat to democracy at home and abroad.

People Magazine

Clarissa Cruz joins the magazine as executive editorial director.


Erin Schumaker has joined the healthcare team to contribute to coverage of the future of healthcare and how the pandemic has reshaped medicine.

Popular Science

Annie Colbert has been appointed as the new editor in chief.

PR Week

Jess Ruderman joins the outlet as a senior reporter covering the PR and comms agencies with a focus on healthcare. She comes from The New York Times where she serves as a news assistant.


Anna Tong has joined as a tech correspondent and will be covering AI and the metaverse (and other TBD topics) from SF.

Douglas Gillison has joined as financial regulation correspondent and will cover the major financial regulators – primarily the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – as part of the broader Global Finance and Markets team.

Suzanne Smalley has joined the Reuters team as a cybersecurity correspondent, following a tenure at Cyberscoop.


Samantha Olson has been promoted to assistant editor and will cover beauty, pop culture, celebrity news, health and lifestyle content.

Tech Crunch

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai joins as a reporter covering cybersecurity, hacking, surveillance and privacy.

The Washington Post

Damir Marusic has joined as an editor and is based in Washington, DC – he will expand the section’s coverage on domestic and international policy.

Duncan Mavin has joined as senior editor and is based in London. He will expand the page’s range of op-eds on the global economy with a focus on business and economics.

Bina Venkataraman has joined as a columnist to write about the future and is based in Washington, DC.


Paresh Dave has joined as a reporter covering Big Tech.