Stein moves to Daily Beast; Carmichael steps down; Long joins Washington Post; CBS announces changes at the top

Jun 21, 2017

Sam Stein, HuffPost’s very first reporter and its senior politics editor, is leaving the website for The Daily Beast. The announcement comes amid shake-ups at HuffPost’s Washington bureau, which are part of broader downsizing related to parent company Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo.

Emma Carmichael is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Gizmodo Media Group’s Jezebel, where she has served in the role since 2014. She will remain on as consulting editor through the end of September.

Heather Long is leaving her role as a senior stock markets and economy writer for CNNMoney to join the Washington Post as an economics correspondent, writing analytical stories on Wonkblog about economic and domestic policy topics. Prior to CNN, she was an editor and columnist in the New York office of The Guardian.

Thom Sherman is the new senior executive vice president for programming at CBS, where he will oversee the creative departments, including comedy, drama, alternative, daytime, late night and specials. He was previously an executive vice president with the CW. Also at CBS, Kelly Kahl, who has been with the network since 1996, has been promoted from senior executive vice president for CBS Primetime to president of CBS Entertainment.

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