Variety staffer Laura Repstad replaces style editor Monica Corcoran, who joins the LA Times as Image section editor. Repstad continues to handle the "Get A Life" and "Pushy Questions For…" columns as well as taking over Corcoran's "Stylephile" duties.
Beginning Monday, KNX Newsradio discontinues its three-hour "Money 101" show, and the new daytime news/anchor lineup is:
Dave Williams and Vicky Moore 5 – 9 a.m.
Tom Haule and Linda Nunez 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KNX Business Hour with Frank Mottek 1 – 2 p.m.
Tom Haule 2 – 3 p.m.
Jim Thornton and Diane Thompson 3 – 7 p.m.
Larry Van Nuys 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Jack Salvatore 12 – 5 a.m.
According to a memo from Programming VP David Hall, "Bob will do morning drive business reporting plus the Money 101 features. We will be integrating these features with web programming even more."
Reporter Kathleen Nye Flynn, who left the Downtown News to get her master's at Columbia, is replaced by former LA Independent reporter Anna Scott.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Guider, named Hollywood Reporter's new editor earlier this week. She had been at Variety for 18 years, most recently as editor at large. Here's the story.
On a sadder note, this blog post details the elimination of Daily News "zone coverage" of Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita. Still in flux is who's who and where in these bureaus.
C Magazine moves uptown about four blocks, to 1433 6th Street in Santa Monica (zip code remains 90401, and phone number is still 310.393.3800).
LA Times hires Tim Swanson as film editor starting in September, reporting to Entertainment Editor Betsey Sharkey. He's been variously with Portfolio, Premiere and Variety.
Also, the Times updated its staff list again on July 31. That makes twice in one month, a possibly historic and unprecedented occurrence!