RD Recap: Promotions at ESPN; Cuts at Rodale

The latest media hirings and firings.

ESPN makes some pretty significant changes to its highest editorial ranks. In addition to her role as EIC of espnW, Alison Overholt takes over as editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine, making her the “first female Editor-in-Chief of a general interest sports magazine,” according to the announcement. She replaces Chad Millman, who moves up to vice president, editorial director, domestic digital content. Patrick Stiegman becomes vice president, global digital content, while Ryan Spoon is the new senior vice president, digital product management. “Change is never easy – and those who work in ESPN Digital + Print Media have gotten used to it – but being willing to make changes has made us better and better,” wrote ESPN Digital & Print Media evp John Kosner in a memo announcing the news. Additionally, ESPN flagship program SportsCenter makes changes, handing Kevin Negandhi, Jaymee Sire and Jay Harris the 7-10 a.m. ET ropes, with Hannah Storm taking over from 10-11 a.m ET. Duos Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry, and Cari Champion and David Lloyd will work from 11 a.m.-noon ET and noon-2 p.m. ET, respectively…

Rodale parts ways with 40 staffers. “These changes were made to streamline our business operations and drive growth as we continue our transformation as a company; they are a proactive response to industry changes,” a spokesperson said… Trusted Media Brands, which you might know as the old Reader’s Digest Association, hires Dean Durbin as chief financial officer. He had been in the same position at Cengage Learning… CQ Roll Call grabs Marcia Myers as editor of CQ magazine. She had previously been projects and investigations editor for EMEA at Bloomberg News and worked at the Baltimore Sun before that…



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