RD Recap: Chris Evans Out at Top Gear; Promotions at Men’s Health

The latest media hirings and firings.

Top Gear loses host Chris Evans. “I have never worked with a more committed and driven team than the team I have worked with over the last twelve months,” he said. “I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause. I remain a huge fan of the show, always have been, always will be. I will continue to focus on my radio show and the allied events that it encompasses.” Matt LeBlanc will continue as host, but the BBC tells Mashable he won’t get a co-friend next season. There were rumors of tension between LeBlanc and Evans, and the latter host is being investigated over sexual assault allegations…

Mark Marvel takes over as video sales director at Hearst Magazines Digital Media… Men’s Health ups Chris Peel and Gil Tiamsic to associate publisher and advertising sales director, respectively. Peel had been national ad director and Tiamsic advertising sales manager… And there are changes at Allure, CNN and more