RD Recap: Meredith Vieira’s Show Cancelled; Hires at Bloomberg Businessweek

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

The current season of Meredith Vieira‘s talk show will be its last. “I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season,” the former Today co-anchor said in a statement. “I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers. We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!” The original plan called for the show to last just two seasons, which is exactly what it did. Vieira will still be around the Peacock, showing up on its 2016 Rio Olympics broadcast…

Bloomberg Businessweek hires Pat Regnier as editor of markets and finance, Bret Begun as editor of the Etc. section and Max Chafkin as a tech industry writer. Additionally, Howard Chua-Eoan and Eric Gelman will be editor and deputy editor, respectively, of the front of book news section… The Washington Examiner gives Kristen Soltis Anderson a weekly column called The Bright Side. She has been hosting a podcast and worked as a columnist for The Daily Beast and U.S. News and World Report… Los Angeles Times expats Brian Thevenot and Lisa Girion join Reuters… Dave Butler, who had been the Providence Journal’s executive editor and senior vice president of news and audience development, will advise the Las Vegas Review-Journal as it looks for a new top editor… Read More

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