Revolving Door: Anthony Bourdain to CNN, Staff changes at the ‘Times-Picayune,’ and More

Anthony Bourdain is heading to CNN and CNN International for a new weekend show. The network says the new programming will “creat[e] a signature showcase for the network’s coverage of food and travel.” He’ll also be a commentator on other CNN programming. He’ll finish out his final episodes of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations and The Layover, another Travel Channel show, with those episodes to air through 2013. Bourdain will be working with the same people who helped him produce his Travel Channel shows. [via]

New Orleans Times-Picayune employees will start learning who stays and who goes on June 4 or 5. Those who stay will be offered new positions and there is talk of bringing on new hires. In addition, there have been changes in how news is being reported on the website. Last week we learned that the Times-Picayune will be published in print just three times per week, making New Orleans the largest U.S. city without a daily paper.

Maureen O’Connor is leaving Gawker to be the features editor of New York‘s The Cut blog. [via]

In other New York news, that publication has partnered with Dwell for a co-branded print publication about architecture and design that will go out with the October issue of Dwell and the September 24 issue of New York. A weeklong design festival will be taking place October 1 through the 7.

CapitalNewYork has an update on Atlantic Media’s new website/mobile magazine Quartz. EIC Kevin Delaney, who left The Wall Street Journal to join the new venture, is one of only a handful of the 25  job openings that has been filled.

Business Insider likes attention-grabbing headlines, so we have Henry Blodget asking about the origins of anti-Semitism and adding copious notes in response to rankled commenters.

Guns & Ammo tops the list of top magazines for the month of June. [via MinOnline]

More changes from the media world below:

Steve Chaggaris has been named executive editor at He had been executive producer overseeing special political projects at Yahoo! News. (TVNewser)

Nina Willdorf has been named executive editor at All You. She had been contributing editor and media spokesperson at Travelocity. (FishbowlNY)

Danica Lo has been named executive editor at She had been senior online fashion and beauty editor at Glamour. (FishbowlNY)

Jared Shapiro has been named editorial director, news and entertainment, at In Touch and Life & Style. He had been executive editor at Life & Style. (release)

Almar Latour has been named editor-in-chief, Asia, at Dow Jones Newswires. He will continue as editor-in-chief, Asia, at The Wall Street Journal. (release)

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