New jobs, new roles and a few departures
Leslie Albrecht, previously with DNAInfo in New York, has joined MarketWatch as a personal finance reporter. Prior to DNAInfo, she worked for The Modesto Bee in California. Jonathan Diamond, who has been editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal since March 2016, is taking on a new role for the publication, overseeing the next generation of standalone publications as well as a portfolio of other editorial initiatives. Jerry Sullivan, who has edited the Orange County Business Journal for the past five years, will replace Diamond as editor.
Meanwhile, Sandra Pedicini has left her role as a business reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she covered the local tourism industry, for a new job as a content development editor with AAA. After 11 years with the cable network, Marc Malkin says goodbye to E! News, where he most recently served as managing editor and film correspondent. Prior to E! News, he was with The Insider, US Weekly and New York magazine. And Gavin Purcell has left his role as head of video for Vox to work on an upcoming project with comedian Sarah Silverman. He previously worked for NBC as a producer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central as an executive producer for The Colbert Report.