Media Moves

In National News: Alisha Davis, formerly assistant editor at Newsweek, joins CNN "Headline News" as culture and entertainment anchor. Davis reported for the Society, Fashion
and Arts section of Newsweek and has been a guest commentator on "Headline News." Kris Osborn, formerly general assignment correspondent for Fox News, joins as general assignment
anchor. 404/827-2611 ... Newsweek hires Mark Updegrove, currently president of Time magazine's Canada edition, as U.S. publisher. 212/445-4000 ... The Philadelphia Inquirer
promotes Phillip Dixon from deputy managing editor to managing editor. He replaces Butch Ward who leaves in mid-July after 19 years with the paper. Dixon: 215/854-2000 ...
Michelle Kessler, technology reporter for USA Today, transfers to the San Francisco bureau and will be on a leave of absence until Aug. 20. In the interim, direct all press
releases to Julie Schmit, technology editor, When Kessler returns, email ... Susan Brink, senior writer with U.S. News & World Report, is on a leave of absence until October. In the
interim, direct pitches regarding her coverage of healthcare news and medicine to Josh Fischman,, or Stacey Schultz, Phillip Longman, senior writer, leaves. No direct replacement will be named. Direct pitches regarding his coverage of
the economy, regulatory issues or public finance to Michael Tackett, ... In Business/Financial: Sharon Baker, staff
writer for the Puget Sound Business Journal, leaves to pursue freelance opportunities. She covers Microsoft and McCaw Cellular, as well as other high-tech and telecom topics. No
replacement yet named. Email press materials to Don Nelson, Contact Baker at or 425/643-3788. In Technology: Joanne Derbort, executive managing editor of the Industry Standard, leaves. No
replacement will be named. 415/733-5400. Eric Young, staff writer, leaves. Megan Barnett is promoted from staff writer to senior writer. She covers investment banking and works
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