Media Relations: Contact book update

The latest update on all the new launches, hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and digital media.

Traveller: retail editor hired
Traveller: retail editor hired

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The Independent and The Independent on Sunday editor in chief Simon Kelner is now MD across both titles.

Philip Robinson has been promoted to head of business news at The Times, co-ordinating all business news across the paper and website. Robinson was previously business news editor for Times Online.

Financial Times' London Lex writer Dan McCrum will be moving to the New York Lex team in July. FT supplements and special reports editor Simon Targett is leaving next month to join Boston Consulting Group as editor in chief across the company's publications.

Lia Nicholls has joined The Sun's Bizarre column as a showbiz reporter.

In Style entertainment editor Niki Browes has moved to Red magazine as celebrity director.

Condé Nast Traveller has hired Christina Arfwedson as retail editor, overseeing the Most Wanted section. She joins from fellow Condé Nast title Vanity Fair.

The Press Association of Ireland has promoted long-time reporter Ed Carty, who joined the PA training scheme in 2003, to news editor at the Dublin office. Carty takes over from Steven McCaffery, who is moving to Belfast to replace Dan McGinn as political editor and deputy Ireland editor. Ex-Belfast Telegraph staffer Brian Hutton has been hired as deputy news editor in Dublin.

The Bookseller reporter Tom Tivnan has been promoted to features editor.

Fashion Monitor editor Emily Fleuriot is leaving after seven years at the industry title. She will be pursuing freelance work and will be available as a trends consultant.

Independent Nurse editor Emma Bower is to join the Haymarket publication's sister medical title GP as editor. Independent Nurse will now merge with GP. Deputy editor of GP Neil Durham and Independent Nurse news editor Nick Bostock will also work on both titles.

RBI has promoted Caroline Stocks to deputy news editor of Farmers Weekly. She moves from the title's business desk.

BROADCAST

CNN International has launched a new weekly programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International.

Michael Elwin has started as editorial assistant at TV channel and website UKTV Food. Elwin was a media planner for the broadcaster.

Lauren Laverne will be hosting a new show on BBC 6 Music starting on 7 June. Tom Robinson will be moving to a Friday evening slot.

DIGITAL

High street shopping title Look has launched a website at look.co.uk. The online editor is Jayne Cherrington-Cook.

Football website FourFourTwo.com has named Gary Parkinson as editor. He joins from FourFourTwo magazine where he was deputy editor.

Sandra Haurant has returned to Guardian.co.uk from maternity leave. She will work as associate editor for the website's Money section.

Alexandra Zagalsky has been appointed web producer for Sugar magazine's social networking and gossip website Sugarscape.com.

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