Two new staffers joining Defense One

Marcus Weisgerber and Gordon Lubold are joining Defense One as reporters. Weisgerber will exit his current role at Defense News on Sept. 18 and will begin his new role on Sept. 22. Lubold will officially join Defense One on Oct. 1. Marcus Weisgerber Gordon Lubold Defense One (202) 266-7423

Hayes Brown Headed for BuzzFeed

Think Progress world editor Hayes Brown has been named foreign news editor at BuzzFeed. He will join the site on Oct. 6. Prior to Think Progress, Brown served as a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security. Hayes Brown Buzzfeed (646) 820-2267 editor(at)

The Information adds two columnists

Tech business website The Information has announced the addition of two columnists to its ranks. Martin Peers has joined from The Wall Street Journal where he has served as the media and marketing industry bureau chief since October 2011. Meanwhile, Stephen Nellis is set to jump ship in October from his current position as senior editor [...]

Ashley Weatherford joins The Cut

The Cut recently announced that Ashley Weatherford has joined the staff as associate beauty editor. Weatherford is the founding blogger of August Skin, which covers beauty and grooming, with a focus on skin care. Hosted on New York Magazine’s website, The Cut covers all aspects of fashion in New York and beyond. Ashley Weatherford The [...]

Ryan Smith Takes Over AnandTech as Editor in Chief

Ryan Smith is now editor in chief at AnandTech. He replaces founder and longtime editor in chief Anand Lal Shimpi, who is retiring. Smith had previously served as portable media players editor for the outlet. Ryan Smith (775) 852-5974 anand(at)