Media Moves at the Washington Post & CNN, Variety Hires a Reporter

July 20, 2020 Anna Marevska

The Washington Post has announced several staff moves:

  • Jaclyn Peiser has joined the Morning Mix Team as a staff writer. She comes from The New York Times, where she worked as a news assistant and reporter.
  • Rachel Siegel is now a reporter on the Economics Team and covers the Federal Reserve and the domestic economy. She was previously a business reporter at The Post and has been on staff since 2018.
  • Allyson Chiu will join The Post's Features Desk Aug 10 as a reporter covering wellness including nutrition, fitness, body image, beauty, aging, sleep and all the other subjects. She is currently writer on the Morning Mix team and has been on staff since 2018.

Heidi Chung will join Variety as a reporter on July 27. She will write the new subscription-based platform Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP). Chung comes from Yahoo Finance, where she spent two years as a reporter. Before that, she was an associate producer for CNBC.

Media Moves regrets to inform its readers that longtime Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Chris Dickey has passed away. He had been with the Newsweek since 1985 and held variety of roles, including Cairo bureau chief, Middle East bureau chief, and Paris Bureau Chief. He had started his career at the Washington Post as a book review editor and later as a foreign correspondent.

CNN has welcomed Selina Wang as international correspondent in Beijing. She will report on key stories from the Asia-Pacific region for CNN’s television and digital platforms. Wang was previously a Beijing-based correspondent and anchor for Bloomberg TV, and prior to that has reported out of San Francisco for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.

Ryan Burrow has been named news director for WGN Radio in Chicago. He was most recently  an ABC News Radio correspondent and reporter.  Prior to that, he served as an anchor and reporter for Cumulus Media crosstown talk WLS-AM.

Kansas City's KCFX-FM has appointed Dave Hill as program director. The veteran PD comes from iHeartMedia, where he was senior vice president, programming, for iHeart's four stations in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that, Hill was a PD for WBGG-FM in Miami and was SVP, programming, for iHeartMedia's nine stations in Portland, Oregon.

Correction: In our July 17, 2020 post we had erroneously reported that Marlize van Romburgh has been appointed managing editor of TechCrunch, when in fact she has been appointed managing editor of Crunchbase News. Media Moves regrets this error and has updated the post. 


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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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