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BBC Radio 5 Live 
Hayley Hassall
will be the new presenter of the early morning weekend programme on BBC Radio 5 Live, presenting every Saturday and Sunday, between 1am-5am. Her first show will be on Saturday 11 September. A presenter for CBBC’s Newsround for the past 12 years, Hayley has also produced major investigations into homelessness, child hunger and refugees. She has also worked as a reporter for The One Show, Sunday Live, Radio 4’s File on 4, and has reported live from major sporting events such as the Olympics and Wimbledon.

Daily Mail
Ciara Dossett
has been appointed Features Assistant on Inspire at the Daily Mail. Ciara, who was previously the Editorial Assistant in the Daily Mail books department, can be reached via email.

Daily Star 
Carly Hacon 
has been appointed as a Showbiz Reporter for the Daily Star Online, effective in August. Carly was previously a Junior Writer for Top of The Pops and Girl Talk magazine, and is currently freelancing for the Mirror Online’s showbiz desk. Contact her via email or find her on Twitter @carlyrosex

Hairdressers Journal International
Charlotte Grant-West
is now Editor of Hairdressers Journal International, where she oversees content across the brand's print, digital and social media channels. Charlotte will still be continuing her role as Editor of Modern Barber for the present and is interested in hearing about professional hair related news, views and launches across both the hairdressing and barbering sectors. She is also interested in receiving exclusive hair-focused photographic collections for print and online. Charlotte can be found on Instagram @charlottegrantwest

HuffPost UK
HuffPost UK has announced five new hires:
Habiba Katsha has joined as Life Reporter. Habiba has already written for a range of sections at HuffPost UK, including Life and Entertainment. She was previously staff writer for the Restless Network, as well as contributing to Refinery29, the i, and GalDem.
Faima Bakar has also started as Life Reporter. Faima was previously Life Reporter at Metro where she co-ran The State of Racism project.
Kate Nicholson is now Senior Trends Reporter within the audience team, joining from the special projects team at the Daily Express. Kate will cover the day's most compelling stories and what people are talking about on social media.
Nabihah Parkar has joined as Audience Engagement Reporter within the audience team. Nabihah has experience at the BBC, where she appeared on BBC Minute and worked for Newsbeat.
Alexandra Rogers has started as Political Correspondent. Alexandra joins from Reach where she was Parliamentary Correspondent for Yorkshire Live and My London.

i
Jacob Lewis
has moved to the i newspaper from The Sun, where he was Deputy Travel Editor. Jacob is writing and editing on the travel desk and can be found on Twitter @jacobwlewis

INSIDER UK 
Stephen Jones
has moved from Management Today magazine to a Careers Reporter role at INSIDER UK. He covers anything related to careers, management, leadership and the global world of work. Stephen can be found on Twitter @spj1064

Liverpool Echo
Marcus Banks
has changed roles at the Liverpool Echo, moving to the football desk as Content Editor. Marcus, who previously worked at the Manchester Evening News, can be found on Twitter @MarcusBanksECHO

Prospect 
Alan Rusbridger
 has been appointed Editor of Prospect magazine, taking over from Tom Clark, who will continue to write for the title as a Contributing Editor. Rusbridger’s first issue will be the Winter Double edition, available on newsstands from mid-December.

The Resident 
Zita Whalley
has been appointed Digital Editor of The Resident (theresident.co.uk), part of Archant Community Media. She would like to hear about all things high-end and luxury London lifestyle including restaurants, hotels, wellbeing, travel and cultural events. Zita, previously a Feature Writer, can be reached via email. Her Twitter handle is @zitawhalley

The Sun 
Kieran Ahuja
has joined The Sun as Commissioning Editor at Sun Selects. He was previously a Junior Writer for Driving.co.uk at The Sunday Times and can now be found on Twitter @kieranahuja

The Sun on Sunday - Fabulous 
Abby Wilson
is now a Digital Writer for Fabulous magazine and will be covering anything related to celebrities, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and homes. Abby will be writing part time, alongside her role as Instagram Manager at Fabulous.She can be found on social media: Twitter @abbywilson101 and Instagram @dinswithabs @awaywithabs

Freelance Update - Chris Merriman 
Chris Merriman
has returned to freelance after successful editorial contracts at The Inquirer (Incisive Media), XDA Developers and regular radio appearances for TalkRadio (News UK).  Chris specialises in consumer tech - particularly smart home and media streaming - but also has extensive experience of reporting on the wider tech sector, media and music. Chris is available for one-off and ongoing contracts across print, web, radio and tv. He tweets at @ChrisTheDJ

 

International Media Moves

Last Word Media in Hong Kong has welcomed two new hires:
Senior Reporter Sophie He writes articles for the publications Fund Selector Asia and ESG Clarity Asia. Prior to this, she was the Business Editor and Deputy Editor at China Daily Asia Pacific.  Sophie can be contacted by email.
Reporter Michelle Ng also works for Fund Selector Asia and ESG Clarity Asia. Prior to this, she was a China Reporter at Reorg, and a Reporter/Anchor at Hong Kong International Business Channel. Michelle can be reached by email. 

 

 


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