RD Recap: James Bennet to NYT; Shakeup at Chicago

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

James Bennet returns to The New York Times as editorial page editor. He replaces Andrew Rosenthal, who will write columns. Bennet, who worked at the Times between 1991 and 2006, had been editor in chief of The Atlantic, where he dramatically ramped up the publication’s website game. “James is an extraordinary talent, known as much for his journalistic curiosity and judgment as he is for his originality and spirit of innovation,” NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement. “I am so very pleased to welcome him back to The New York Times and look forward to his many contributions to our future success.” In related news, Bob Cohn is the sole president of The Atlantic. He had been co-president with Bennet…

T: The New York Times Style Magazine appoints Elizabeth Webbe Lunny as publisher. She had been associate publisher of integrated sales at Women’s Health… Variety poaches Daniel Holloway from TheWrap. He’ll be senior TV reporter… Departures promotes Katy Bano to associate publisher, a job Mark Cooper is leaving… The Financial Times hires David Lynch to be Washington correspondent. He joins from Politico… Elizabeth Fenner is gone as Chicago magazine editor, a move that left staffers “beyond stunned.” Susanna Homan is her replacement…