Mitch's Media Musings - March 2020


Mitch's Media Musings

Feb. 16 - March 15, 2020

General

Appen News - Cadillac Jack is now doing a podcast for the Appen News Group. It's called "My Second Act." Find it at https://www.northfulton.com/podcasts/mysecondact/.

Associated Press - Don Schanche has retired after 41 years in the news biz.

Atlanta Business Chronicle

  • Executive Editor Mark Meltzer retires

  • Grace Donnelly joins as staff writer

Atlanta Jewish Times - Eddie Samuels departs.

Georgia Public Radio

  • Sarah Rose joins as a general assignment reporter.

  • Josephine Bennett is the new Director of News and Partnerships

WABE - Check out this new feature I heard about from reporter Molly Samuel. "Sad Food News" is a social media feature following the trials and tribulations of food in local newsrooms.

WAGA-TV/Fox5

  • Alex Whittler joins as general assignment reporter. She worked more recently in Richmond, Va.

  • Brian Hill joins as general assignment reporter. He comes to us from WTKR TV in Virginia

  • We've added Sports Producer and Reporter Kelly Price into our database.

  • Anchor/Reporter Marissa Mitchell departs.

WGCL/CBS46

  • Adam Harding departs the station. Adam Harding, not Adam Murphy. Apparently, there's been some confusion. He's now with WNBC TV in NYC. Watch: https://tinyurl.com/vhe2m3l.

  • A new News Director replaces the departing Steve Doerr. Matt King is the new guy in charge, joining from WCNC in Charlotte, NC.

WXIA-TV

  • Wes Rodda joins as Director of Marketing

  • Atlanta & Company is on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Looks like the station will add another news show at noon.

News from the PR Dept

  • The Georgia Entertainment PR Alliance held its first event, focused on teaching actors, musicians and producers the basics of public relations.

  • Congrats to all the agencies recognized by Expertise.com as the top PR agencies in Atlanta. https://www.expertise.com/ga/atlanta/public-relations-firms.

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