RD Recap: Changes at Fox News; Bloomberg Makes Moves in the Middle East

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Fox News makes a number of high-level changes, the most significant of which is moving Michael Clemente to head up a new unit focusing on longform specials unit. He had been executive vice president of news and editorial, a position that Jay Wallace will now fill. The reshuffling comes as a surprise. “Michael’s wide-ranging broadcast background is perfect for this position — I’m confident that his extensive experience in long-form producing will result in development and execution of high quality specials,” Ailes said in a statement…

Bloomberg launches a Middle East edition, headed by digital news editor Leila Taha. “Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in our evolution towards a global, digital-first, multi-platform media brand,” Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith said in a statement… Reuters adds Liana Baker and Lauren Hirsch to the deals team… Is Time Inc. chief technology officer Colin Bodell headed for the exit? That’s the rumor coming from inside, according to Keith Kelly… New York slims down its ad staff, including executive director of creative and marketing services Sona Hacherian