CONTACT BOOK UPDATE

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.

PRESS

Clive Crook is to join the Financial Times on 23 April in the new role of chief Washington columnist and associate editor. He was previously a columnist at the National Journal.

Vogue associate editor Emily Sheffield has been promoted to deputy editor of the Conde Nast title. The role has been vacant since Susie Forbes left to launch Easy Living two years ago.

Melanie Reid is now a columnist at The Times. She joins the team in Scotland as part of the forthcoming Scottish edition, but will write across the paper as required. Her former role as senior assistant editor of The Herald will be filled by Magnus Llewellin. Barclay McBain joins as managing editor.

Lucy Huxley has been promoted from news editor to editor of Travel Trade Gazette. She replaces John Welsh, who has been promoted to associate publisher and publisher of the website. Huxley is currently recruiting for her former role.

James Coney is deputy business editor of The Daily Mirror, replacing Steve Hawkes, who is now online industry reporter at TimesOnline (PRWeek, 2 February). Coney's previous role at the Daily Mail's Mon­ey Mail personal fin­ance team has been filled by Guy Anker, currently reporter at Money Marketing.

Suzanne Bidlake has joined Haymarket's Campaign as associate editor, rep­lacing Kevin Johns, who has moved to Sydney. She was deputy editor at Pro­m­otions and Incen­t­ives and is replaced by James Quilter, currently at Mar­keting.

Beauty editor Inge Van Lot­ringen has been promoted to beauty director of NatMag's Cosmopolitan. She replaces Alessandra Steinherr, who is now beauty director of Condé Nast's Glamour (PRWeek, 26 January).

Harriet Cooper is leaving her role as features editor at Red magazine to join BA High Life as deputy editor on 14 May. In addition the editorial assistant for BA High Life, Emma Parfitt is responsible for the gadget page.

Calie Williams, formerly district reporter at Sussex newspapers, has joined The Grocer as senior reporter. The position had been vacant for some time.

BROADCAST


Stephen Stewart is now Glasgow journalist for the BBC Scotland news website as well as West of Scotland regional journalist. He replaces Alex Robertson, who moved to the radio desk.

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is to present a new request programme on BBC Radio 3 starting on 19 April. Radio 3 Requests will be broadcast on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm featuring classical works nominated by the station's listeners via the website.

NEW MEDIA


Emma Lundin has been appointed in the new role of deputy features editor for www.bridesmagazine.co.uk. She was previously production assistant for Conde Nast Interactive.

Teen entertainment monthly tvhits! has relaunched its website. www.tvhits.co.uk is now fully interactive and includes celebrity interviews and news. Editor of both the magazine and website is Charlotte Acock.

Karen O'Grady has joined Prima in the new role of web editor. She was previously commissioning editor for heyday.org.uk, a membership scheme launched by Age Concern.


Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR NewswirePress

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