After some restructuring at BuzzFeed News, Mat Honan has been named executive editor and will manage the company’s science, tech and business verticals in addition to running its San Francisco news bureau. Honan opened the BuzzFeed San Francisco office, launched the BuzzFeed Open Lab and oversaw the launch of its tech news video program. He previously worked for Wired and Gizmodo. Also at BuzzFeed News, Nishita Jha has been named the new global women’s rights reporter, working out of the New Delhi, India bureau.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Beahm is the new editor-in-chief of the Pittsburgh Business Times, where she had been serving as managing editor since October 2008. She joined the company in 2004 as a reporter covering biotechnology, energy and transportation.
And Lucas High has joined the Longmont Times-Call newspaper in Colorado as a business reporter. He was most recently the city and county government reporter for the Hilton Head Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette in South Carolina. Before that, he worked at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne.