Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Gawker Names Dan Peres as Editor in Chief, Hoping to Breathe Life Back Into Site

Gawker’s parent company, Bustle Digital Group, has named the journalist Dan Peres as the editor in chief of Gawker.com, the latest move in its bid to revive the dormant website brought down by a high-profile legal battle. Bustle and its chief executive, Bryan Goldberg, acquired the Gawker.com domain in July after an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought […]

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White House Nominates Former Airline Executive as F.A.A. Chief

Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Air Lines executive, was nominated by the White House to become the permanent head of the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency facing scrutiny following two deadly crashes in less than five months. Mr. Dickson was chosen amid intensifying calls worldwide for the F.A.A. to explain its approval of the Boeing […]

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Warner Bros. Chief Quits Amid Inquiry Into Whether He Helped Actress Get Roles

Kevin Tsujihara, the chief executive of AT&T’s recently acquired Warner Bros. studios division, has stepped down after accusations surfaced that he had pushed for a woman with whom he had a sexual relationship to be considered for roles in the company’s films and television shows. Mr. Tsujihara, who has worked at the studio for more […]

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Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, who is one of the social network’s highest ranking executives, said on Thursday that he was leaving the company. Mr. Cox’s departure follows two years of scandals for Facebook around data privacy and disinformation. He has long been in the inner circle of Mark Zuckerberg, the […]

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National Cancer Chief Named as Acting Head of the F.D.A.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday. Dr. Sharpless temporarily will fill the post being vacated by Dr. Scott […]

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Top Officials Resign From Troubled Texas Charity for Migrants

The two top officials at Southwest Key Programs, the largest provider of shelters for migrant children, have stepped down under intensifying pressure from within the organization and a federal investigation into alleged financial improprieties there. Juan Sanchez, the founder and chief executive, said in an email to staff members Monday […]

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F.D.A. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Resigns

WASHINGTON — Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, known for his aggressive efforts to regulate the tobacco and e-cigarette industries, resigned Tuesday. Dr. Gottlieb, whose wife and three children have remained in their Westport, Conn. home since he took office, said recently he was weary of […]

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The Face of HBO, Richard Plepler, Is Leaving After 27 Years and Scores of Emmys

Richard Plepler, the gregarious chief executive of HBO and one of the most influential executives in entertainment, abruptly stepped down on Thursday. His decision came eight months after AT&T acquired Time Warner, the network’s former corporate home, in an $85.4 billion deal. Mr. Plepler found he had less autonomy after […]

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Trudeau’s Ex-Attorney General: ‘Veiled Threats’ Were Made to Drop Case

OTTAWA — Breaking weeks of silence, the former cabinet minister now at the center of a growing political crisis in Canada testified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of his staff and senior officials used “political interference” and “veiled threats” in a campaign to get her to drop a criminal […]

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After Karl Lagerfeld, What’s Next for Chanel and Fendi?

Karl Lagerfeld’s death leaves a void atop two of fashion’s biggest names, Chanel and Fendi, and signals a potentially seismic shift on the industry’s creative side at a time of heightened flux in the global luxury market. Chanel has already named Virginie Viard, a relatively unknown company insider based in […]

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Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration as U.N. Ambassador

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to the United Nations withdrew from consideration on Saturday, citing family concerns. His intended nominee, Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman at the State Department since 2017, said in a statement that “the past two months have been grueling for my […]

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Donald and the Deflationists

U.S. political discussion has been dominated by the issue of Donald Trump’s wall — an issue on which Trump’s irrationality keeps surprising even his critics. So I don’t imagine that many people have heard about Trump’s nomination of David Malpass, currently an under secretary at the Treasury Department, to lead […]

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Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William P. Barr on Thursday for a second stint as attorney general, handing oversight of the Justice Department — and its ongoing investigation into links between Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign — to a seasoned Republican legal hand known for […]

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Trump Nominates David Malpass to Head World Bank

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday nominated David Malpass, one of his top economic advisers and a Wall Street veteran, to be the next president of the World Bank. Mr. Malpass, currently the under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, is a longtime critic of the World Bank’s […]

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Trump to Nominate David Malpass to Lead the World Bank

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, the under secretary of the Treasury for international affairs, to head the World Bank, selecting an outspoken critic of the institution who has pushed to overhaul its longstanding practices, administration officials said on Monday. The officials, who insisted on anonymity to […]

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Trump Chooses David Bernhardt, a Former Oil Lobbyist, to Head the Interior Dept.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday announced he would nominate David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and current deputy chief of the Interior Department, to succeed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned amid allegations of […]

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How Republicans Erased Trumpism

Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support. But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent […]

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Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity

The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country’s most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class. In the image, 12 lawyers looked out at the world, grinning. What followed, however, was nothing to smile about. In […]

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Renault Names New Leaders to Replace Carlos Ghosn

PARIS — Renault announced new leadership on Thursday after Carlos Ghosn resigned as chairman and chief executive from his jail cell, ending his reign as one of the world’s most powerful industrialists and opening a pivotal new chapter for the world’s biggest auto alliance. Jean-Dominique Senard, the chief executive of […]

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Carlos Ghosn Leaves Renault as It Tries to Heal Rift With Nissan

PARIS — Carlos Ghosn has resigned as chairman and chief executive of Renault, according to France’s finance minister, as the French automaker turns its focus to securing the future of the world’s biggest auto alliance. In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Thursday, Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, said […]

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Jesse Angelo Is Out as Publisher of The New York Post

Rupert Murdoch’s New York tabloid has a new boss. In an announcement on Thursday, News Corporation, the newspaper’s parent company, said that Jesse Angelo was out as publisher and chief executive after two decades at the paper. Taking his place is Sean Giancola, The Post’s chief revenue officer. Mr. Angelo, […]

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