New fellows join Reporters Committee’s legal team

Zachary Babo, Julia Dacy and Mayeesha Galiba will support RCFP’s efforts to provide free legal services to journalists.

Lori Waldon joins Poynter’s board of trustees

Lori Waldon brings decades-long expertise in local news and media operations to the nonprofit’s governing board.

Houston Chronicle names Kelly Ann Scott new executive editor

Kelly Ann Scott joins the Chronicle from Alabama Media Group, part of Advance Local, where she served as editor-in-chief and vice president of content, leading a team of more than 120 journalists.

The New York Times: Isabella Kwai joins London Express

A reporter who’s covered news around the world, Isabella Kwai brings her experience on breaking and trending news to the team.

The New York Times: International adds global sports team

Andrew Das, Jeré Longman, Tariq Panja, Rory Smith and James Wagner are joining the International desk. Their mission will be to report on sports — as well as the people, businesses and ideas that animate them — and what they reveal about societies around the world

The Marshall Project announces Mississippi local news team

Two journalists will produce enterprise and investigative journalism for audiences across Mississippi, including those affected by its criminal justice system.

The New York Times: Well announces new hires and a promotion

Dana Smith joins Well as a reporter, Sarah Collins joins as an assistant editor, and Julia Calderone is promoted to assistant editor.

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Bloomberg Media has signed Alex Rodriguez to co-host a new original podcast and video series The Deal. Rodriguez will co-host the show with Jason Kelly, Chief Correspondent, Bloomberg Originals. The 12-episode limited Bloomberg series will span both audio and video. 
Matt Mittenthal has spent the past six years leading communications first for BuzzFeed News and later supporting the wider company, BuzzFeed, Inc.
Mark Getzfred, an anchor of the newsroom who helps develop stories and works closely with the home page, becomes news director, days.
Deborah Roberts will be elevating her role to co-anchor of “20/20,” after her elevation to contributing anchor of the program one year ago. 
Andy Parsons and Gillian Wong become deputy Asia editors.
CalMatters has added seven hires to its team, reflecting its commitment to increased nonpartisan coverage of news in the coming election year and its ongoing focus on building a staff that closely reflects the wonderful diversity of the Golden State. 
Paul Reynolds is responsible for APG’s seven daily and weekly publications in Ohio, which includes the Athens Messenger, Athens News, Circleville Herald and Logan Daily News.
The leader in charge of getting the Tulsa (Oklahoma) World delivered each day is retiring after almost 46 years with the company.
Rhonda Pringle, the longtime Baltimore Business Journal publisher and market president, has been named director, diversity business initiatives for American City Business Journals, the BBJ's parent company.
Shyla Raghav has spent her entire career working on climate solutions and advocating for climate action. She brings 15 years of experience in climate change policy, international climate finance, coalition building and nature conservation.  
Catie Beck, an Emmy award-winning journalist, has been hired by Scripps News as a national investigative correspondent. She previously worked for six years as a national correspondent for NBC News. Her first day at Scripps News is Sept. 25.
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Bryan Pietsch will relocate to the United States at the end of September and will begin work in the newsroom on Oct. 2. He previously was based in Seoul.
Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Rupert Murdoch, has been anointed to take over his father’s vast media empire, capping years of rampant media speculation and thinly veiled fraternal feuding.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is transitioning from his roles as chair of Fox Corporation and executive chairman of News Corp, he announced on Thursday.
Ruthanne Salido is the new director of The Times’ multiplatform desk, overseeing all copy editing and serving as co-chair of the Standards and Practices Committee.
Jaclyn Reiss is leading the charge on writing, editing and operations as assistant editor for the growing platform of targeted email.