Media Moves at Portland Press Herald & Los Angeles Business Journal, Industry Dive Hires Several Journalists

March 30, 2020 Anna Marevska

The Portland Press Herald has promoted J.Craig Anderson to business editor. He spent the past seven years as a business reporter for the paper and has been on staff since 2013. Prior to that, Anderson worked for the Arizona Republic as a business reporter, and before that spent six years at the East Valley Tribune as a reporter/assistant metro editor.

Josh Schimmels has been named publisher and chief executive officer for the Los Angeles Business Journal, effective March 23. He was previously the publisher of AZ Big Media and before that served as the business group publisher for D CEO. Between 2010 and 2015 Schimmels worked for the Los Angeles Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as an associate publisher.

Industry Dive has hired several more journalist across a handful of its publications:

  • Aman Kidwai is the new associate editor of HR Dive. He most recently served as a creative writer with Connect Media.
  • Hailey Mensik has joined the company as an associate editor for Healthcare Dive and covers labor issues. She was most recently an intern at the Los Angeles Times.
  • Sam Silverstein is a new reporter for Grocery Dive and covers the supermarket industry. Prior to that, he was a B2B freelancer and has written for Money-Media, CFO and Door, and Window Market magazine.
  • Greg Slabodkin has joined the team as a senior editor for MedTech Dive. He comes from Health Data Management, where he most recently served as a managing editor.

Kaylee Pugliese has joined WGGB-TV / WSHM-TV, the ABC/Fox/MyNetworkTV-affiliated duoplay in Springfield, Massachusetts, as a digital content producer and multimedia journalist. She was most recently a reporter for the Republican-American and before that worked for the Newport Daily News.

Telemundo's KBLR-TV in Las Vegas has promoted Martha Saldana to a midday anchor. She has been with Telemundo since Las Vegas since 2016, when she joined as a producer and before that spent a decade at Entravision Communications in Palm Desert, California.  


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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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