Media Moves at MarketWatch & HuffPost, Nexstar Media to Shut Down CLTV in Chicago

December 19, 2019 Anna Marevska

Note: This is the last Media Moves post for 2019. We will return  on Jan. 6, 2020. Happy Holidays! 


The Associated Press has announced two promotions:

  • Alexandra Jaffe has taken on a new role as a national political reporter based in Washington. She will focus on the Democratic presidential primary and ultimately the 2020 general election. Jaffe was most recently an Iowa-based political reporter for the AP and has spent the last eight months breaking news on the Democratic race. Jaffe joined the AP from Vice News Tonight, where she was a political correspondent, and before that worked for NBC News. 
  • Paul Byrne has been named news director for South America’s Southern Cone region. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will lead coverage for Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia. Byrne has been a senior video journalist in the Southern Cone since 2015 and before the AP freelanced for The Guardian, the BBC and RTE in Argentina.

Lawrence Lewitinn has joined CoinDesk as managing editor in the Markets team. He was most recently the editor in chief of Modern Consensus, where he covered the technology, people, and culture of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Prior to that. Lewitinn worked for the Observer as deputy editor and business lead.  

MarketWatch has hired Elisabeth Buchwald as a full-time reporter covering personal finance; she starts in January 2020. She was most recently a reporting intern at the outlet and covered personal finance, economics, and retirement. Buchwald has also previously interned at CNBC’s “Power Lunch.”

Tara Golshan is the new reporter for HuffPost in Washington, D.C., covering national politics and the 2020 presidential campaign. She comes from, where she spent the last four years as a policy and politic reporter. Before that, Golshan worked for Agence France-Presse and the investigations team of the USA Today. has welcomed Diep Tran as features editor. She spent the past eight years at American Theatre Magazine, most recently as senior editor. She also wrote the monthly column on equity, diversity and inclusion. Trans started her journalism career at American THEATRE Magazine in 2011 when she joined the staff as an intern.

Nexstar Media will shut down CLTV, the 24-hour local cable news channel in Chicago, at the end of December. The move comes three months after the company acquired Tribune Media, the parent company of WGN-TV, CLTV and WGN Radio. Most employees will remain with WGN-TV, including:


Sign up for our Media Moves newsletter!


Events: Do you have an upcoming media industry event you want to share? Email us.

Jobs: You can search and advertise a range of vacancies with us, whether it's a permanent, contract or freelance position. 

Media Moves: Keen to shout about a new job, change of beat, new launch or pick up some commissions? Email us.


The Cision research team makes over 20,000 media updates to our influencer database each day! If you have a media move, send it to Also, follow us on Twitter at

About the Author

Anna Marevska

Anna Marevska is an editor and writer for Cision Blog, and writes media updates and media industry features. She is also the senior manager of content and client data at Cision’s research department, and the editor of

Follow on Twitter More Content by Anna Marevska
Previous Article
12 Days of Cision: Fewer Birds, More Metrics
12 Days of Cision: Fewer Birds, More Metrics

You don't need 184 birds for Christmas. You do need some quality analytics.

Next Article
UK Media Moves including Sunday Times Style, Femail and the Nottingham Post
UK Media Moves including Sunday Times Style, Femail and the Nottingham Post

Ava Welsing Kitcher has joined STYLE, Sam Taylor is now Editor at Femail, and Natalie Fahy has been appoint...