Media Moves at The Chicago Tribune & Digital Trends, CBS News announces a promotion to CBS Sunday Morning.

February 18, 2020 Emina Cepalovic

The Chicago Tribune has promoted Kristen McQueary to editorial page editor. Most recently she served as a columnist and member of the editorial board. In her new role, McQueary will strategize ways to grow readership as well as uphold the editorial board’s mission. She has been with the Chicago Tribune for eight years. McQueary starts her new role on March 23rd.  

Roberto Baldwin has joined Car and Driver as a senior technology editor. Baldwin joins from Engadget where he served as a senior editor for over four years. Prior to that, he was a reporter for The Next Web and previous to that a reporter for Wired. Baldwin has also held posts at Gawker Media and Mac Life. He started his new role in January. 

Digital Trends has hired Meira Gebel as a reporter covering the internet and tech related topics. Previously she was a freelance writer for Business Insider and prior to that a technology fellow at the outlet. Gebel also spent some time as a reporting intern for the Detroit Free Press where she covered a range of topics including local news, health and cannabis.  

Ellie Potter has changed beats at S&P Global. Potter will now cover federal energy policy pertaining to power, gas, and oil. She has been with S&P Global for over a year and most recently covered coal and mining stories at the publication. Before joining S&P, Potter was a reporter for the Daily News-Record where she covered politics, local government, and education.  

CBS News has promoted Jason Sacca to executive editor of CBS Sunday Morning. Most recently, he was a senior producer and prior to that a producer for CBS Sunday Morning. Sacca has been with the network for 35 years. He began his career with CBS News in 1985 where he served as a desk assistant. Since then he has held various roles in the organization including producer on CBS This Morning, researcher for CBS Evening News and many more.   

KTCO-FM “Kat Country 98.9”, in Duluth, Minnesota, has tapped Patti Banner as morning co-host. She replaces Brookie “The Rookie” who has left the station to pursue other opportunities. She joins from KONA-AM in Washington where she most recently served as a news anchor and before that as a morning show co-host.  

Molly Stout has joined InStyle as executive editor of digital. Most recently, she was a pop culture director for Cosmopolitan Magazine and before that a deputy editor at the publication. Stout has held posts with Refinery29 serving as entertainment director, senior features editor, and senior entertainment editor. Her new role at InStyle came into effect this month. 

WLAP-AM, the iHeartMedia affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky welcomes back three morning show co-hosts for “Sunday Morning Sports Talk”: 

  • Mark Buerger returns to co-host “Sunday Morning Sports Talk” alongside Larry Vaught and Anthony White. Buerger has served as a host for iHeartMedia for eleven years. During his time at iHeartMedia he has covered the University of Kentucky sports as well as local and national news and delivered play by play of high school sports.  

  • Larry Vaught has returned to co-host the morning sports show alongside Mark Buerger and Anthony White. Additionally, Vaught will continue his work as a freelance sportswriter. 

  • Anthony White re-joins to co-host alongside Larry Vaught and Mark Buerger. Prior to joining the station White was a University of Kentucky running back.  

 

 

  

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