AMC has promoted Ben Davis to senior vice president of scripted programming, up from vice president of scripted development, a role he'd held since 2010. He will manage the department's development slate, as well as oversee creative content for certain programs in production. Want more on your favorite shows? Follow AMC on Twitter.
Sara Bondioli will join The Huffington Post as deputy politics editor on March 24. Currently, she serves as assistant managing editor at Roll Call, a position she has held since November 2013. Bondioli joined the publication in 2009 as a copy editor, and was later promoted to copy chief. Her last day is March 14. Keep up with the latest buzz from Washington by following HuffPost Politics on Twitter.
Tina Akouris has announced on social media that she has been laid off amid the most recent round of cuts at the Chicago Sun-Times. She had been a sports reporter and writer for the paper since August 2002, originally joining the staff as a copy editor in December 1999. The Sun-Times maintains a sports-centric Twitter account.
NBCUniversal News Group, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, has named Michael A. McFaul an analyst covering foreign affairs and national security. McFaul, who is also a Stanford University professor, steps into the role after serving two years as a U.S. ambassador to Russia. Catch McFaul’s commentary on Twitter.
Katie Brace has exited her role as evening weekend anchor of WGCL-TV CBS Atlanta. Prior to joining the station, she was an anchor and reporter in Portland, ME and Derry, N.H. A replacement has not been named. Catch the latest news in Atlanta on Twitter and Facebook.
Clay Hunnicutt has been named executive vice president and general manager of national programming platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. He most recently served as executive vice president of programming for the company. Follow the latest news from Clear Channel on Twitter.
Julie Bosman will be moving to the Chicago bureau of The New York Times in April. She will serve as a Midwest correspondent. She is currently a publishing industry reporter for the publication and is also a blogger covering book publishing for the associated ArtsBeat blog.
Jason Millman has joined The Washington Post's Wonkblog as a reporter covering White House news. He previously was a reporter covering healthcare and health policy for POLITICO and POLITICO Pro. Wonkblog discusses a wide range of domestic issues including healthcare reform, education, energy policy and more. Keep up with the latest news on Twitter.
Metro staff writer Sam Quinones has left Los Angeles Times. He had been writing for the demographics and immigration team since 2005, focusing on Mexican Immigration issues. He was awarded the 2008 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for Outstanding Reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Carl Kasell, host of NPR's Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, will retire this spring after a career spanning five decades. The 79-year-old radio personality started out at a radio station in Goldsboro, N.C., and went on to become an industry icon.
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