RD Recap: Vice Follows Cuts With Hires; Yahoo Adds Beauty Director

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Josh Tyrangiel continues remaking Vice in his own image. The “enfant terrible of media” (what?), according to Shane Smith, recruits Nellie Bowles, Ben Craw, Roberto Ferdman, Melissa Maerz, Jon Strauss and Craig Thomson from outlets that include The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post. They’ll work primarily on the new television show but also contribute elsewhere. Additionally, senior producer Alex Chitty and associate producer Jana Kozlowski are heading to the company’s Los Angeles bureau. The hires and position changes come a week after the company cut over a dozen staffers as it looks to realign priorities…

Tricia Romano takes over as editor in chief of The Stranger… Meanwhile, on the East Coast, the Village Voice recruits Gothamist features editor Christopher Robbins to be city editor… The New York Times hires Tracy Doyle as creative director, fashion and luxury, at T Brand Studio… Condé Nast Entertainment installs Lauren Lumsden as digital director of video platform The Scene. She had been video programming director at Cosmopolitan.com… The National Enquirer grabs Dick Morris as chief political correspondent, news that leads The Hill to drop Morris’ weekly column…

GQ hires John Ortved, L. Paul Robertson and Ross McCammon… InStyle staffs up with Harper’s Bazaar veteran Sam Broekema joining as accessories director and Elana Zajdman coming on as accessories editor… Bloomberg poaches 22-year-old wonderboy Mark Gurman, the scoopmaster of 9to5Mac who just graduated from the University of Michigan. He’ll cover the consumer tech space as a member of the global technology team… Meredith recruits Melinda Lee as senior vice president, general manager of video. She had been vp, content and audience development, at Hearst Magazines International… Yahoo’s new beauty director is Dana Oliver. She had been executive fashion and beauty editor at The Huffington Post…

Chris McCarthy is the new president of VH1 and Logo. He had been general manager of the two networks… Jamie Kraft and Pat Burkey are, respectively, senior executive producer of dayside programming and head of breaking news and special event programming at MSNBC… After 24 years, Steve Mosko will leave Sony Pictures Television, where he has been chairman. Potential replacements include Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg… Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen joins BBC News as world affairs analyst…