Yahoo Finance, VentureBeat, Gizmodo Media Group add new talent
Amanda Fung is joining Yahoo Finance as an editor. She comes from Crain’s New York, where she was a web editor and real estate reporter. Before that, she worked for Institutional Investor News and American Banker.
Anna Hensel, previously an assistant editor covering startups for Inc. magazine, has moved to VentureBeat, where she’ll be writing for the tech news site’s Heartland Tech Channel. Prior to Inc., she worked for Silicon Prairie News and Omaha World-Herald, among others.
Gizmodo Media Group has hired Susie Banikarim as its new editorial director, overseeing editorial operations at Gizmodo sites including The Root, Kotaku, Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel and Jalopnik. Most recently, she was a filmmaker-in-residence at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media. A 2014 Nieman Fellow, she has also worked for Vocativ, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and ABC News.