Cision’s research department makes over 20,000 media updates to our influencer database each day! Here are the latest moves to keep your media lists up to date and on point. All CisionScoops reflect original reporting from the Media Research team; if you have a scoop, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CisionScoop: Piya Sinha-Roy has exited Reuters to join Entertainment Weekly in Los Angeles, effective today. She now serves as a senior movies writer and worked as an entertainment journalist at Reuters since 2011. EW will relocate its main editorial offices from New York to Los Angeles next month.
CisionScoop: Nico Grant, a reporter for Bloomberg News, has shifted his coverage from investing to technology. Grant joined Bloomberg last spring. Prior to that, he was a reporter for CUNY’s New York City News Service and covered community events for the Harlem News.
TIME has welcomed Claudia Fisher as its new lifestyle editor, covering the beat across multiple Time Inc. publications. Most recently, Fisher served as the manager of content curation and development at Sirius XM Radio, and before that, she was deputy “mind & body” editor at Elite Daily.
Lauren Thomas has been named retail reporter for CNBC Online. She now covers retail and big box stores, with special focus on department stores and specialty retailers. She joined the outlet in early 2017 as a news associate, and served as an intern in 2016. h/t Talking Biz News
Buzzfeed and NBCUniversal have launched a new Facebook channel and lifestyle brand aimed at millennial parents called Playfull. At the editorial helm of the new channel is Buzzfeed editorial director for lifestyle brands Peggy Wang.
Etienne Uzac, chairman of Newsweek Media Group, has resigned. Uzac founded IBT Media, which would become Newsweek Media Group, in 2006. The company owns both Newsweek and the International Business Times.
The New York Times will relaunch its “At War” blog, which covers armed conflicts around the world. Joining as editor on Feb. 20 is Lauren Katzenberg. She previously served as managing editor of Task & Purpose.