Media Moves at Politico & San Francisco Chronicle, Business Insider Promotes One

June 19, 2020 Anna Marevska

Politico has promoted Ryan Hutchins to deputy editor for states and Canada. He oversees a team of reporters and editors covering policy and politics from bureaus in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Ottawa. Hutchins has been with Politico since 2014, and spent the past five years as New Jersey bureau chief. He has also previously worked for The Star-Ledger and the Times-Union.

Serena Dai has been named a senior editor overseeing food, travel and magazines at the San Francisco Chronicle. She comes from Eater NY, where she most recently served as an editor and led the outlet’s investigation into the alleged sexual misconduct of celebrity chef Mario Batali. Before that, Dai for DNAInfo and The Atlantic.

Business Insider has announced a promotion and a new hire:

  • Lydia Ramsey has been promoted to healthcare editor. She will continue to report and write Dispensed, the weekly healthcare newsletter. Ramsey was most recently a senior healthcare reporter at Business Insider and joined the staff in 2015.
  • Robin Bravender will join Business Insider in July as policy reporter based in Washington, D.C. She was most recently the Washington bureau chief of The Newsroom, and before that spent six years as an editor and a reporter for E&E News.

Aspen Digital has partnered with Axios and relaunched the weekly Codebook newsletter May 27. Aspen Digital's senior staff writer, Zach Dorfman, is the head writer of the newsletter and reports every Wednesday on the latest at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, and technology.

Adam Bookbinder has been named morning co-host at KKGO-FM radio in Los Angeles and will broadcast alongside Tim Hurley. Bookbinder succeeds Angie Fitzsimmons, who exited the station in April. He will continue to serve as digital director for the station.

Hubbard Radio has moved Cat Thomas from  the program director position at WSHE-FM in Chicago to PD at  KQMV-FM and KRWM-FM in Seattle. He had been in Chicago since 2015 and before that served as VP/Programming for Entercom’s cluster from 2007-2015.


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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

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