Dean Starkman joins Los Angeles Times in New York

Dean Starkman has joined the Los Angeles Times‘ New York bureau as a reporter covering Wall Street. He comes from the Columbia Journalism Review, where he served as an assistant managing editor. Starkman has also previously served as a reporter for The Washington Post and a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. Dean Starkman [...]

Frank Giase bids Star-Ledger farewell

After 19 years, soccer writer Frank Giase is leaving The Star-Ledger. He joined the daily newspaper in 1995 and has primarily covered Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls, as well as the National Women’s Soccer League and Sky Blue FC. He did not announce where he is headed next.Star-Ledger (973) 392-4040 www.nj.com/starledger

Hector Tobar exits LA Times

Hector Tobar has announced his exit from the Los Angeles Times. He first joined the paper in 1988 and most recently covered books and culture. Tobar has accepted a teaching job at the University of Oregon and his new book, “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and [...]

Layoffs at The Tennessean

Staff at Gannett’s Tennessean have been offered the opportunity to reapply for jobs in the newsroom. Meanwhile, approximately 15 percent of the newsroom were cut, including sports reporter Josh Cooper; society & travel editor Rusty Terry; and high-school sports reporters Chip Cirillo and Maurice Patton. The Tennessean (615) 259-8000 local(at)tennessean.com www.tennessean.com

Politico loses Richard Berke

Executive editor Richard Berke has exited Politico after serving in the role since December 2013. Prior to this, he was an assistant managing editor for The New York Times. He also served as national editor for the paper. Politico (202) 289-1155 newsrelease(at)politico.com www.politico.com