RD Recap: WSJ Taps Next Washington Bureau Chief; Layoffs at Time Inc.

Gerald Seib will pass the reins in January to Paul Beckett.

Gerald (Jerry) Seib (pictured) will leave his position as Washington bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal in January. He’ll move into the role of executive Washington editor and chief commentator, continuing to write the weekly Capital Journal column, contributing to the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter and producing commentary on U.S. foreign policy and international relations. “He will of course remain a fixture in the DC bureau and the broader paper, be a source of guidance and friendship and become even more of a Living National Treasure,” wrote WSJ editor in chief Gerard Baker in a memo announcing the change. Asia editor Paul Beckett has been named as Seib’s replacement. He’ll add on deputy managing editor to his title as well. The Journal also grabs Bloomberg News’ Mike Bender to cover national politics…

Tough times at Time Inc. as the company looks to cut 110 staffers. That’s about 1.5 percent of the total workforce… InStyle loses deputy editor Angela Matusik… Rachael Ray Every Day poaches Lauren Iannotti from Condé Nast’s Brides to be executive editor. She has held positions at Esquire, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine and Glamour… Business Insider makes Alyson Shontell editor in chief of its U.S. site. She had been executive editor at Tech Insider. TI editor in chief Gus Lubin is moving over to BI as senior correspondent… Gizmodo recruits Christina Warren as senior technology writer. She had been at Mashable…

Roll Call loses editor in chief Melinda Henneberger, who leaves after taking issue with planned staff cuts. Kris Viesselman moves into the editor spot. She joined in December as senior director of digital content and new products… Adam Bryant moves to editorial director of NYTLive, the events division at The New York Times. He had been deputy editor on the science desk, and was previously a business reporter, deputy business editor, deputy national editor and senior editor for features…

The View adds Sara Haines as co-host and Sunny Hostin and Fox News’ Jedediah Bila as contributors. Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné will also host the 20th season. “We have such a smart, funny and fearless group of women who bring unparalleled passion and opinions to the hot topics table every single day,” said executive producer Candi Carter. “We have an exciting season 20 planned and plenty of surprises in store.”… Vice News poaches Shawna Thomas from NBC News. She’ll be Washington bureau chief and had been senior editor and senior producer of Meet the Press… The SEC Network gives former practice-string quarterback and Bachelorette winner Jordan Rodgers a job… And there are changes at Better Homes & Gardens, Clear Channel Outdoor and more