Popular Mechanics names new editor in chief

Ryan D’Agostino has been named editor in chief of Popular Mechanics, effective May 1. He comes from Esquire, where he served as an editor. D’Agostino replaces James Meigs, who left the publication to pursue a book project. Ryan D’Agostino Popular Mechanics (212) 649-2000 rdagostino(at)hearst.com www.popularmechanics.com

KQMQ adds ‘Phat Joe’ as music director

Jovan “Phat Joe” Ladao has been named Hawaiian KQMQ-FM’s new music director. He comes to the station from crosstown KDNN-FM, where he had been serving as the station’s music director and afternoon host. He has worked in Hawaiian radio since 1998 and had been with KDNN for the past eight years. KQMQ-FM is a Reggae [...]

Ali Turiano named weekend meteorologist at KDFW

Meteorologist Ali Turiano is joining KDFW-TV’s weekend news team. She starts May 28, and she will leave her current position as morning meteorologist at News 13 in Orlando, Fla., on May 9. Turiano replaces Ron Jackson, who is retiring. She has previously worked at WENY-TV (ABC) in Elmira, N.Y., and WICU-TV (NBC) in Erie, Pa. [...]

Financial writer at Reuters makes exit

Reuters financial writer Felix Salmon has announced his departure from the wire service. He has declined to say what his new job will be. He has previously worked at Portfolio.com, Euromoney magazine and the now-defunct news service Bridge News. Reuters (646) 223-4000 nyc.equities.newsroom(at)news.reuters.com www.reuters.com  

Martha Stewart Weddings gains editor

Lyndsey Matthews has been named associate digital editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. She comes from Travel + Leisure, where she served as assistant digital editor. Lyndsey Matthews Martha Stewart Weddings (212) 827-8000 lmatthews(at)marthastewart.com www.marthastewartweddings.com