Affinity appoints Adam Burnham as chief revenue officer

AffinityX has announced the appointment of Adam Burnham as chief revenue officer. Burnham brings over a decade of experience with AffinityX, having served in multiple senior leadership roles for the company.

Shari Pierce named publisher of The SUN in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

The Pagosa Springs (Colorado) SUN has a new publisher.  Long-time employee Shari Pierce has been promoted, and the change becomes effective right away. 

The New York Times: International expands its Middle East team

Yara Bayoumy will edit from London, Russell Goldman is being promoted and Adam Rasgon is joining the Jerusalem bureau.

Cassandra Singfield named publisher of Post and Courier North Augusta

Cassandra Singfield was named publisher and sales director of The Post and Courier North Augusta/The Star on Jan. 1, breaking the newspaper out from under the Aiken Standard and highlighting North Augusta as its own market in South Carolina.

Lucy Nicholson named AP director of photography

Lucy Nicholson will be the next director of photography for The Associated Press. She joins the AP from Reuters, where she has most recently led the agency’s photography in Europe, overseeing a team of 190 staff and freelance photographers in 50 countries.

Phil Mattingly named CNN chief domestic correspondent

Phil Mattingly has been named CNN anchor/chief domestic correspondent, the network has announced. In this new role, Mattingly will appear across CNN platforms and dayparts delivering enterprise reporting and continuing to anchor on a fill in basis across CNN. He will also participate in special coverage during the 2024 conventions and political special event programming.

Variety promotes Rachel Seo to social media editor

Variety has promoted Rachel Seo to social media editor, recognizing her considerable contributions to the growth of the brand’s editorial activity across major social media platforms.

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Cassandra Vinograd, who’s reported throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East, has joined International.
The E.W. Scripps Company has appointed award-winning news executive Kate O’Brian to the new role of president of News, responsible for all news operations across Scripps’ local media stations, Scripps News and Court TV.
CNHI, LLC has announced the promotion of Sharon Sorg and Robyn McCloskey to executive vice president/newspaper operations to support the company’s commitment to local journalism and community engagement.
Jim Doty has been named VP-GM of WYCB (NBC/CW) and WEMT (FOX) in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee and Virginia, which includes Bristol, Virginia, Johnson City and Kingsport, Tennessee.
Bharbi Hazarika has been hired as a digital platform editor at The Wall Street Journal, responsible for editing and curating WSJ.com, the Journal’s mobile app and social platforms.
POLITICO has announced the creation of its first Global Audience Team. As the name suggests, this team’s remit will be that of both the U.S. and European newsrooms.
Dan Appenfeller is now Sunday editor, and Teshia Morris will be a crucial anchor of weekday editing.
ESPN has hired journalist Jorge Castillo as its newest Major League Baseball writer ahead of the upcoming 2024 MLB regular season. He starts in his new role covering the New York Yankees and New York Mets with ESPN.com immediately.
The Economist Group has announced the appointments of two senior leadership roles. Luke Bradley-Jones, Disney+ general manager of EMEA, has been named president and managing director of The Economist. Leon Saunders Calvert will serve as the new president and managing director of Economist Intelligence, the business information arm of The Economist Group.
Claudia Perez Rivas is the new editor of the Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, Colorado) and Citizen Telegram, arriving in Colorado from years of newsroom roles in Texas.
Huron Daily Tribune Advertising Director Renee Willis is retiring after more than 35 years with the newspaper.
Gemma Garcia is returning to Telemundo to lead the Noticias Telemundo news division. She will succeed Patsy Loris, who departed in January as executive vice president of news.
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. reports that at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Toronto on Feb. 26, each of the directors listed as nominees in the management proxy circular dated Dec. 28, 2023, were elected as directors of the company.
Brandon Crain joined The New York Times and will support National, and Natoria Carey will support Politics.
Will Tilghman is joining The New York Times as a video journalist for New York Times Cooking.
Monica Richardson brings 30 years of experience in journalism and numerous accolades to Gannett.
Former vice president of ESPN Audio, Scott McCarthy, joins Workhouse Media as president of Workhouse Sports.
Eli Gold wasted no time landing a new gig. Shortly after being dismissed by the University of Alabama, the longtime radio voice of the Crimson Tide has been hired by the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League.
Kim Safran is starting a new position as digital media director at Cox Media Group WFXT Boston 25 News.