Philana Patterson has joined The Wall Street Journal as deputy editor of newsroom standards. She was most recently the managing editor of money and consumer tech at USA Today, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to that, Patterson served as the assistant business editor at the Associated Press and oversaw the launch of earnings automation -- a computer model to write basic earnings stories about thousands of companies -- and helped launch AP Small Business.
Adweek has welcomed back David Kaplan as story desk editor. His first stint at the outlet was in the early aughts and served as a media reporter from 2001 until 2004. Most recently, Kaplan served as the editor of Kambr Media Group (KMG), the content arm of Kambr, Inc. and publisher of "kambr.media", an e-publication covering the evolution and impact of digital technology on commercial aviation. Prior to that, he spent five years at Yext.
Matt Turner has been named co-editor in chief of Business Insider, and will helm the publication alongside Alyson Shontell. Turner was most recently the executive editor at the outlet, a position he's held since he joined Business Insider in 2015. As co-EIC he will run the finance half of the newsroom as well as strategy. Shontell will take technology and related industries, as well as the business news teams and contributors.
The Daily Line, the online guide to Illinois politics and policy, has hired two new reporters:
- Joel Ebert has joined the staff as a reporter covering state government, politics, and legislation for Illinois. He was previously a state government reporter for The Tennessean and before that reported on politics for the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
- Erin Hegarty has joined the staff as a reporter covering City Hall, local government and politics in Chicago. She has previously worked for the Naperville Sun and the Daily Herald.
Edward Ludlow has shifted to broadcast journalism and has become an on-air reporter for Bloomberg Television in San Francisco. He covers markets, technology stocks, electronic vehicles and the future of transport. Ludlow previously covered the same topics for Bloomberg News, and has also worked as an editor and producer for Bloomberg TV.
Sabrina Fuller is the new news director at WCTV-TV, the CBS station in Thomasville, Georgia. She comes from WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, where she served as an executive producer for the past two years.
KAZR-FM radio in Des Moines, Iowa, has promoted Andy Hall to program director and afternoon host. He succeeds Ryan Patrick who exited in June. Hall was most recently the assistant program director/music director at the station and has been on staff since 2000.
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