Ed Hammond, who has covered mergers and acquisitions for Bloomberg since 2015, has been promoted to senior deals reporter. Prior to Bloomberg, he worked at the Financial Times. Matt Sauer has been promoted to executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He had been serving as interim executive editor for the paper since October. Ilyas Kirmani, a senior producer for NBC Nightly News, is leaving New York to join the new NBC News International in London. And Samantha Ehlinger has joined the San Antonio-Express as its first fulltime technology reporter. She was previously with FedScoop in Washington, DC.