Media on the Move: June 2023

By Matter

We are kicking off the summer with the latest media moves within consumer, food & beverage, and entertainment.

As journalists’ bandwidths continue to be stretched – especially with recent newsroom cutbacks and ongoing writer strikes – empathy is everything. Additionally, keep in mind that many journalists will be enjoying well-deserved “Summer Fridays” and vacations as we pitch them and work toward their deadlines.

Food Network Magazine

Lizzy Briskin is the new print food editor and will cover food news and products, recipes, and reported culinary features. She joins the team from Real Simple where she was a food editor and also has experience as a freelance writer, chef and recipe developer.


Sally Holmes has joined InStyle as their new editor-in-chief. Holmes previously spent more than five years at Marie Claire where she covered culture, beauty, fashion/style, and female empowerment.


Samantha Rollins will become the deputy editor of entertainment covering pop culture and celebrity news. Rollins previously held the same role with Bustle and has also worked at New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Week.

The Washington Post

Fred Ryan, the publisher and chief executive for the past decade, will be leaving the company in August.

Yahoo News

Lauren Johnston has been promoted to executive editor and will lead Yahoo’s team of journalists across news, entertainment, and lifestyle, while overseeing the creation and implementation of the strategy for original content to expand into new audience segments and deepen engagement. Before Yahoo, she was at the New York Daily News working as the digital editorial director.