Fates & Fortunes
By Melanie M. Clarke -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/3/2006 8:00:00 PM
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Dana C. Hayes Jr., senior VP/sales and marketing, Tribune Media Net, Chicago, tapped as senior VP/sales, Tribune Interactive, Chicago, effective Sept. 1.
Louis Spitzer, controller, Renaissance Communications, named senior VP/CFO, Bahakel Communications Ltd., Charlotte, N.C.
Donita Todd, VP/general manager, WPMI/WJTC Mobile, Ala., promoted to VP/general manager, WOAI San Antonio.
At Comcast: Ralph Silvan, director, call center, Huntsville, Ala., named director, call center operations, for the new system in Memphis, Tenn.; Michael Wall, VP, state government affairs, Brock Clay Government & Public Affairs, Marietta, Ga., named director, legislative affairs, Georgia; Ronnie Colvin, VP/general manager, Central Arkansas, appointed VP/general manager, new systems, serving Jackson/Rankin, Miss., and Monroe, La.; Ray Kistler, general manager, Mobile, Ala., promoted to VP/general manager; Tim Hagan, general manager, Central Kentucky, adds responsibility for systems joining Comcast from Adelphia Communications in Huntington/Red House, W.Va.
Bobby Amirshahi, director, communications, Comedy Central and Spike TV, Los Angeles, named to the newly created role of director, public affairs, Cox Enterprises, Atlanta.
Charlie Mirkle, account executive and team leader, Cox Media, Hampton Roads, Va., named local sales manager.
Mike McCarley, VP, communications and marketing, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, New York, promoted to VP, strategic marketing, promotion and communications.
Jamie Roberts, formerly head of production and development, unscripted programming, Sky Networks, UK, named senior VP of programming, GSN, Santa Monica, Calif.
At Great American Country, Nashville: Kevin Kritch, VP, production and broadcast operations, Shop At Home, named VP of studio operations; Suzanne Gordon, senior director of programming, Shop At Home, named director of programming.
Debbie DeMontreux, VP, original programming, IFC, adds oversight of development and production of original series, documentaries and features, specials, IFC News, and long- and short-form packages.
At AMC and WE TV, New York: Joshua Berger, director, programming operations, named VP; Mandy Sethi, manager, programming operations, named director.
David Levine, executive director, programming strategy, Toon Disney and Jetix, promoted to VP, worldwide programming strategy and windowing, Disney Channel and Jetix, Burbank, Calif.
At The Sportsman Channel, Big Bend, Wis.: Mark Kang, VP, affiliate relations, Court TV, named VP, affiliate sales; Chris Ozminkowski, senior manager, affiliate relations, Court TV, named director, affiliate sales, Eastern region.
Kim Caruso, director, ad sales research, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, New York, appointed senior director.
Jonas Agin, independent writer/producer, returns to the Tom Lynch Co. in the newly created position of senior VP.
At ABC News Productions, New York: Veronique Bernard, director, development, National Geographic Film and Television, named director, development; Justin Sturken, executive producer, VH1, named senior producer.
Fernando Romero, director, interactive sales, Fuse, New York, promoted to VP, ad sales, digital media.
Chris Sheridan, executive producer, World News Now and World News This Morning, with oversight of production of Good Morning America newscasts, ABC, named executive producer, weekend news content, ABC News.
Peter DeLynn, producer, WEDU Tampa, Fla., named VP, production, WTCI Chattanooga, Tenn.
Dave Ramezzano, sports producer, KCBS San Francisco, to executive producer, sports, KPIX San Francisco.
Kathryn Tappen, weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter, WJAR Providence, R.I., named weekend anchor and weekday reporter, SportsDesk, New England Sports Network (NESN), Boston.
Patrick Walsh, senior VP/CFO, iBiquity Digital Corp., named CFO, Emmis Communications, Indianapolis.
Melanie Walker, assistant music director, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, promoted to music director, effective Aug. 28.
Robert Cavallari, director of accounting, TelCove Inc., Coudersport, Pa., named VP of finance, Synacor, Buffalo, N.Y.
Roger Sherwood, director, customer solutions, EMEA and AsiaPac, C-COR, Beaverton, Ore., promoted to VP, service and development, On Demand and OSS Solutions.
Lorie Callahan, VP, global sales, Percept Technology Labs, tapped as director, PBS market development, OmniBus Systems, Denver.
At Katz Media Group, New York: Mark Gray, president, Katz Radio, promoted to president, Katz Radio Group; Chad Brown, VP/general manager, WCBS(FM) New York, and director of sales for the six Infinity stations in New York, named president, Katz Radio.
William R. Nordwind, counsel and policy coordinator, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, joins Venable LLP, Washington, as partner, legislative and government affairs group.
Barry Bronstein, director, professional liability insurance program, AIG, named senior director, business affairs, new media and strategic development group, BMI, New York.
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