MEDIA MOVES

IDAHO PRESS-TRIBUNE

Business reporter Holly Beech is the reporter for Meridian Press, a new weekly newspaper that launched Jan. 25, 2013. Beech is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University. Local Editor Charlotte Wiemerslage handles day-to-day news operations for the new product.

Night Reporter Torrie Cope is the new business reporter after serving as night reporter for a year at the Nampa newspaper.

Rebecca DeLeon, former editor in chief for The Arbiter at Boise State University and recent BSU graduate, is the new night reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune. DeLeon previously held internships at the Idaho Press-Tribune and Times-News. Dave Southorn, who worked at the Idaho Press-Tribune for seven years, covering BSU, recently accepted a sports writing job at the Idaho Statesman.

COEUR D’ALENE PRESS

Bill Buley, city editor for the past 12 years, left to become editor in chief of The Garden Island on Kauai. Reporter Alecia Warren left for a position with Mass Media in Las Vegas.

IDAHO STATESMAN

Nate Poppino is the new website manager/breaking news editor; he was formerly city/managing editor for the Twin Falls Times-News. Zach Kyle, new business reporter focused on housing, banking and finance and the nexus of business and government, was formerly a reporter at the Idaho Falls Post Register.

Departing staffers include Patrick Orr, public safety reporter. He will become a community resource officer for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Bob Lockey, web developer, will become the web marketing specialist for Blue Cross Idaho. Former online/breaking news reporter and editor Meghann Cuniff left for a reporting position in the Beach Bureau of the Orange County Register.

TWIN FALLS TIMES-NEWS

New business/food reporter and Sunday editor Joe Cadotte comes to the Times-News from Duluth, Minn. New copy editor Eric Goodell returns to the Times-News, where he worked previously until 2011. City/Managing Editor Nate Poppino departs for a position at the Idaho Statesman.

BOISE WEEKLY

Zach Hagadone has been named the new editor in chief.  Previously publisher/editor of the Sandpoint Reader, Hagadone has been a regular contributor to BW and served a stint as the paper’s business editor in 2010.  Hagadone takes over for Rachael Daigle, who left the paper in October 2012

IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION

Greg Hahn, former host of Idaho Reports, has departed for a new position as vice president for communications at Boise State University. General Manager Peter Morrill has announced his upcoming retirement; the State Board of Education is launching a search for his replacement. Morrill will continue in the post through the summer and will assist with the transition.

KTVB—TV

Briana Carr is a new digital media producer.  She was last with FOX Sports in Los Angeles.  Karen Zatkulak, reporter, recently came from WTVC in Chattanooga, TN.  Tyson Miller has been promoted from web producer to producer of News at Six.  Brandon O’Rourke is now the executive producer of Today’s Morning News. Producer Julia Dodson has left KTVB.

KBOI—TV

Carrol Carreau joins KBOI as news director.  She came from CNN in Atlanta.  New reporter  Sarah Brodie came from KEZI in Eugene.

KIVI– TV

Bri Eggers joins as a new morning weatherperson.  She came from KINF radio.  Gemma Gaudette, morning anchor, left to take a position with the University of Idaho.

KPVI—TV

Dave Martinson is the new weekend anchor/reporter.   He is a graduate of BYU-Idaho.

KLEW– TV

Sophia Miraglio was recently promoted to full-time news reporter and weather anchor.  Veronica Miracle, reporter, is now the anchor for the weeknight newscast.  Matt Sizemore, reporter/anchor joined KLEW in March.  He came from KVAY-FM Radio in Lamar, CO.

Christine Boggy, sports reporter/anchor left to go to NTV in Nebraska.  Whitney Hise, news reporter/anchor left to pursue other options.   Meg MacNamara, news anchor/producer left to do freelance work.