Mitch's Media Musings - Nov 2022

Mitch's Media Musings

Oct. 16 - Nov. 15, 2022



General


Appen Media - Delaney Tarr joins as a staff reporter covering Roswell.


Atlanta Journal Constitution - Maybe I mentioned this before, but the paper won a Toner Award for excellent in political reporting. Details.


Atlanta Senior Life - Collin Kelly is the new editor.


Bloomberg News - Brett Pulley joins as Atlanta Bureau Chief


Cobb Business Journal - Madison Hogan departs for a new role at Earthlink


Floodlight News- Kristi Swartz joins as an investigative reporter focuses on the southeast. She was previously with EENews


Fox News - David Lewkowict promoted to Atlanta Bureau chief


Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Devon Zwald joins as Newscaster/producer

  • Congrats to political reporter Stephen Fowler on an impending new arrival to the family!

Marietta Daily Journal - The MDJ has purchased six local papers from Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI).

The publications acquired by Times-Journal are the Gwinnett Daily Post, Rockdale Citizen, Newton Citizen, Henry Herald, Clayton News and the Jackson Progress-Argus. Details here.


The) New York Times - We've added Atlanta based national correspondent Tarira Mzezewa to the database


Reporter Newspapers - They've launched a new weekly newsletter, Silver Streak. It launched Oct. 25.


Simply Buckhead - Karina Antenucci steps down from the editor position. She'll be focusing on her copywriting business Message Sprout and her wellness blog Badass + Healthy.


WABE Radio

  • Emil Moffatt departs the sunny south for the gloomy, eternal rain and clouds of Seattle. He's now the All Things Considered afternoon anchor at KNKX Radio.

  • ChamIan Cruz joins from the Appen papers. She’s their new Criminal Justice reporter.

WANF TV

  • Abby Kousouris joins as a reporter covering statewide topics. look for her stories on Gray TV stations across Georgia.

WSB TV

  • After 40+ years on your TV, Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns has retired. The AJC's Rodney Ho writes.

  • Brad Nitz is the Chief Meteorologist for the station

  • Christian Jennings is now Executive Producer/Host for Neighborhood TV

  • Congrats to anchor Sophia Choi on her recent engagement!

  • Richard Belcher retires after 50+ years in tv news. The AJC's Bill Torpy writes.

WXIA TV / 11Alive

  • Kathy Bourn retires after 40 years as a photojournalist.

  • Bobeth Yates joins as a general assignment reporter. You might remember her time at CBS46 from 2018 - 21.

  • Former Atlanta & Company producer Eboni Lemon is now Assistant Program Director at PBS in DC.

  • Madison Carter departs. She's now an Investigative Anchor at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC.

  • Faith Jessie joins as weeknight anchor. She'll anchor at 5 p.m. with Jennifer Bellamy. She'll also report for 11Alive’s weeknight newscasts. Jessie joins from Newsday in NYC and worked for KSNV-TV (NBC) in Las Vegas as a reporter and fill-in anchor for more than four years. She began her career as a weekend anchor at WICZ-TV (FOX) in Binghamton, NY after graduating from University of Southern California.

News from the PR Dept

  • Congrats to all the award winners at the 2022 PRSA Georgia Phoenix awards, including Leff & Associates, which won an award for its work on MomoCon. Details on all the awards are at www.prsageorgia.org.

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