RD Recap: Changes at ESPN; New Hires at Time Inc.

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe New York Times moves Matt Flegenheimer to the 2016 campaign beat. He had been on the Bill de Blasio beat, but will now spend his time on the trail with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, reporting on the candidate’s response to the latest Donald Trump zinger. According to Politico, expect more shuffling at the NYT in the coming weeks as the 2016 campaign picture becomes clearer… Nikki Schwab joins the DailyMail.com, where she’ll be a political reporter. She had been at U.S. News & World Report and once wrote the Yeas and Nays gossip column at the Washington Examiner. The Mail also recruits J.T. Rushing, who had been a Senate reporter at The Hill…

Time Inc. beefs up its sports group, hiring Patty Hirsch from CBS as vice president and general manager of digital; Univision’s Shankar Tripathi as director of business development; and Matt Walker from ESPN to be digital designer… ESPN promotes Josina Anderson to National NFL Insider, making her the first woman to hold the role that includes famous faces like Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and John Clayton. Additionally, Joe Banner comes on board as Front Office Insider, while Sheil Kapadia is the new Seattle Seahawks reporter for ESPN NFL Nation… Read More