RD Recap: Yahoo Snags Andy Serwer; Changes at HuffPost

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe ever-present Tom Colicchio, who might not need another gig, lands one anyway, signing on as a food correspondent at MSNBC. He’ll host a weekly show and contribute to “Morning Joe” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.” According to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, “Tom’s values, expertise and focus on advocacy are a perfect match for MSNBC and we can’t wait to watch his original and in-depth reporting in action.” The move comes at a time when the left-leaning network is attempting to expand its reach by appealing to a wider audience. And everyone likes food. At the same time, network executives make sweeping changes, canceling “The Reid Report” along with “Ronan Farrow Daily,” with both anchors transitioning to new roles, while moving Thomas Roberts into the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. slot. Expect more changes to come…

Yahoo snags Andy Serwer as editor-in-chief of its finance branch. He spent 29 years at Fortune. “He brings a wealth of financial journalism and editing experience to the table,” Yahoo CMO and head of media, Kathy Savitt, wrote in a memo announcing the news… Vulture, New York‘s culture blog, poaches Huffington Post deputy features editor Gazelle Emami to be senior editor in charge of television coverage. Meanwhile, Lauretta Charlton and Dee Lockett come on board as associate editors, handling music and general entertainment news, respectively… HuffPost adds Laura Barron-Lopez as a congressional reporter in the Washington bureau. She had been working the energy and environment beat at The HillRead More