Alex Wagner Joins The Atlantic | People on the Move – 4.27.16
David Israel joins Playboy as CFO, Jonathan Anastas heads to TEN as CMO, and more...
Journalist and former broadcast anchor Alex Wagner is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor. She will write for the brand, moderate events with AtlanticLIVE, and help to develop video and TV projects with The Atlantic Studios.
“With her wide range of editorial experience and her knowledge of politics, entertainment, and social issues, she’ll be an asset across our platforms," said Bob Cohn, president and COO of The Atlantic.
In this new role, Wagner will write articles for both the magazine and website. As host of MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated “NOW with Alex Wagner” and as a reporter for Huffington Post and Politics Daily, Wagner covered politics and national affairs.
Wagner will also work with The Atlantic Studios to help develop projects for TV and web. The Atlantic Studios produces documentaries, hosted series, and animations in collaboration with The Atlantic’s journalists. At MSNBC, Wagner was a frequent guest host on prime time programs “All In with Chris Hayes” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Veteran media executive David Israel has been named CFO of Playboy Enterprises. Prior to joining Playboy in 2012, Israel was the chairman, CEO and founding partner of Procysive Corporation, an online intelligence and competitor/opposition research start-up.
Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group has announced the hiring of Albert Breer to the staff of The MMQB. Breer served as the national NFL writer for the Boston Globe and Sporting News.
Brian Dell has joined Quartz as creative director, client services. In his time as partner and director of GMD Studios, Brian built out and managed the brand journalism group at JWT NY.
Hearst Magazines has announced that Maury Postal has been named executive creative director of The Blend Line, the content studio for Car and Driver and Road & Track. Postal was most recently group creative director of Social@Ogilvy.
TEN: The Enthusiast Network has announced that Jonathan Anastas has been hired as CMO. Anastas joins TEN from Roku, where he was global head of user acquisition, media, web & CRM.
C4ISR & Networks, a media brand serving the defense intelligence technology sector, hired David Silverberg as editor. Silverberg brings editorial experience from Gulf Shore Business, Border News Network, Emergency Management, Homeland Security Today, and spent three years as managing editor of The Hill.
The Daily Dot has made additions to its editorial team:
Jessica Muchado joins as lifestyle editor. Prior to joining the Daily Dot, Muchado served as an associate editor at Rolling Stone..
Lauren Walkerhas been named the brand's new senior politics reporter. Lauren Walker arrives at the Daily Dot from Newsweek, where she served as a staff writer covering technology, national security, and foreign affairs.
Following her world travels as part of Remote Year’s inaugural class, April Siese joins the Daily Dot as weekend editor.
Katey Psencik was named assistant social media editor. Psencik most recently served as a digital media associate at KLRU-TV, the PBS affiliate in Austin, Texas.
A longtime contributor to the Daily Dot recognized for her ability to weave a strong narrative around a personal experience, Jaya Saxena comes aboard as lifestyle staff writer.
Finally, Colette Bennett joins as senior geek writer. Bennett brings over a decade of journalism experience to the Daily Dot. She honed her skills at CNN and HLN, as well as sites that include Kotaku, Destructoid, and Tomopop.