Media Moves: Week of Jan 22

Welcome back to our first Media Moves of 2018. In this week’s post, we highlight media changes at CNBC, WIRED, BuzzFeed, New York Times and others, plus a useful resource from Crunchbase that curates industry investment trends.

Media on the Move

  • Lauren Thomas has been named retail reporter for
  • Michael Calia transitions to politics editor for
  • David Pierce is leaving WIRED to become a tech columnist for WSJ, covering personal technology.
  • BuzzFeed reporter Molly Hensley-Clancy is moving from the business team to cover politics.
  • NBC News has hired former Mashable editor Jason Abbruzzese as Senior Tech Editor.
  • Miguel Helft, San Francisco bureau chief for Forbes for the past three years, has decided to leave the outlet.
  • Matthew Phillips has been hired by the New York Times as its financial markets reporter; he joins from VICE.
  • Rachel Witkowski is returning to her former employer American Banker on Jan. 31.
  • Ivan Penn is joining New York Times as the alternative energy reporter.
  • Zachary Kiesch has joined ABC News as a correspondent based in New York.
  • Maureen Hoch has been officially named editor for the Harvard Business Review Online.
  • Andria Cheng has left eMarketer Retail to become a freelance journalist and will be a contributing editor at Forbes.
  • Joel Weber is now editor of Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • The Atlantic has brought on Reihan Salam as contributing editor and will write content pertaining to U.S. and international politics.
  • Elaina Plott is set to join The Atlantic as a staff writer at the end of Jan. 2018.
  • Glamour has appointed Samantha Barry as its new editor in chief.

Crunchbase Tech Report

  • What is it? A newsletter aimed at helping readers discover industry trends, investments and news about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies around the world.
  • The most recent edition was a 2017 Year in Review, which assessed:
    • Investors ranked by activity and stage.
    • Stage-by-stage analysis of annual VC funding trends.
    • Female-led startups venture funding.
  • This assessment, based on Crunchbase data, helps answer a question all investors and other beneficiaries of the financial system reckon with: What kind of year has it been, and what can this tell us about how the next year will play out?