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: Maggie Menderski has joined the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. She now serves as a city living reporter covering the retail and restaurant industry. Menderski was previously a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The State Journal-Register, Quincy Herald-Wing and Marshall Democrat-News.
CisionScoop: Nation’s Restaurant News welcomed Nancy Luna as its new senior editor, overseeing coverage of the fast food restaurant industry. Luna comes from the Orange County Register where she covered national and regional food and restaurant industries.
NBC’s Stay Tuned has brought on Lawrence Jackson as co-host of the Snapchat daily news show. Jackson was the former host for the re-launched Total Request Live on MTV and was also a host for Revolt TV.
The Book Review section of The New York Times has named Ed Park and Hillary Chute as contributing columnists covering comics and graphic novels. Chute is a professor of English at Northeastern University, and is the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics. Park was editor of the Village Voice’s Literary Supplement and has written for the Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker.
The Washington Post has promoted Krissah Thompson to features editor overseeing coverage of politics, Washington society and related topics. Thompson was previously a features writer for the paper, including several years with the Style section.
Laura Goldberg has departed from the Houston Chronicle after 10 years with the outlet. She had been the senior editor for new print and digital initiatives, and prior to that she served as the business editor. h/t Talking Biz News