Media on the Move: Week of May 29

By Matter

With technology rapidly changing the media landscape, journalists are constantly moving to not only other publications and beats, but also to in-house content gigs.  As public relations professionals, it is imperative we are always up to speed on the latest media moves to best serve our clients. We’ve round up some of the most significant reporter moves relevant to our clients’ industries below and hope to keep you up to speed so you don’t miss a beat.

Notable journalist and media industry moves

BuzzFeed News: Sheera Frenkel leaves to become the cybersecurity reporter at The New York Times.

Chicago Tribune: Long time business reporter, Kathy Bergen, retires.

Cooking Light: Kimberly Holland moves on to serve as content marketing manager at  

CNBC: Krystina Gustafson leaves to take on a new role as content director at Shoptalk.

Dr. Oz the Good Life: Editor in Chief, Jill Herzig, leaves. The magazine will now run as a quarterly bookazine.

Forbes: Ryan Mac leaves to join BuzzFeed News’ San Francisco Bureau to cover “the intersection of wealth, tech and power.”

Gizmodo: Christina Warren moves on to a new position at Microsoft. Ashley Feinberg leaves to take on a role at WIRED.

IDG: After announcing IDG’s acquisition by China Oceanside, a number of reporters are leaving the publication. including Caitlin McGarry, Susie Ochs and Bob Brown. While the total number of employees departing has not been disclosed yet, it is expected to be close to 90.

Inc: Salvador Rodriguez departs to take on the role of enterprise software and cloud computing reporter at Reuters.

RCR Wireless News: Dan Meyer leaves his post at RCR Wireless and lands at SDxCentral.

SD Times: After 12 years, Alex Handy departs SD Times to write for The New Stack.

The New York Times: David Rohde joins as online news director, leaving his previous post at Reuters.

VentureBeat: Jordan Novet leaves VentureBeat to cover AI at CNBC.

WIRED: Senior staff writer, Cade Metz, moves on to cover AI and “other bits of the future” at The New York Times.