Fates & Fortunes
By Melanie M. Clarke -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/19/2006 7:00:00 PM
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Susan McEldoon, director, sales, KHOU Houston, promoted to VP/station manager.
John Butte, news director/acting general manager, WEWS Cleveland, promoted to VP/general manager.
Tina Fogliano, account executive, FSN Florida, joins WSVN Miami/Fort Lauderdale as an account executive.
Fabian Astorga, account executive, Univision Dallas/Ft. Worth, named account executive, new business development team, KTVT/KTXA Dallas-Ft. Worth.
At Time Warner Cable: James DiSalle, VP, finance, Minneapolis division, appointed VP, finance, national division; Mike Roudi, founder, MCR Partners, Plano, Texas, named VP, wireless operations, Stamford, Conn.; At TWC New York/New Jersey: Charles Garabedian, senior director, call center operations, Comcast, Southern New Jersey, named VP; James Hickey promoted from manager to director, private networks, in commercial sales; Anna Zacchea promoted from manager to director, non-technical training, learning and development department.
Victoria Quoss, VP, scheduling and acquisitions, OLN, Stamford, Conn., promoted to VP, programming, international and strategic planning.
Wayne Goldstein, director, sales planning/ad sales research, Sony Pictures Television, Culver City, Calif., promoted to VP, new media research and sales planning.
At A&E: Amy Baker, senior VP, solutions and branded entertainment, The Discovery Networks, joins The History Channel, New York, as senior VP, ad sales; Mona Tropeano, VP, ad sales administration, named senior VP, ad sales operations and administration, A&E Television Networks, New York; Michael Peretz, VP, integrated sales and marketing, A&E Television Networks, New York, promoted to VP, sales revenue management; Megan Wolters, UPN, named account executive, A&E, New York; Dana Freeman, manager, sales pricing and planning, A&E Network, to account executive, The History Channel, New York.
Cheryl Brink, VP, research and market intelligence, CNET, San Francisco, named VP, interactive research and analytics, Scripps Networks Research department, Knoxville, Tenn.
Greg Harrigan, VP, advertising sales, The Outdoor Channel, Temecula, Calif., promoted to senior VP.
Paul McGuire, senior VP, network communications, The WB, Burbank, Calif., named senior VP, communications, The CW, Los Angeles.
Joanna Massey, senior VP, media relations, UPN, Los Angeles, named to the newly created position of senior VP, communications, West Coast, CBS Corp., Los Angeles.
Mike Reid, senior VP, national sales, central region, Univision, Dallas, promoted to senior VP/director, national sales, New York.
Promoted to director at CBS news communications, New York: Kevin Tedesco, manager, 60 Minutes; Kelli Edwards, manager, CBS Evening News/Face the Nation/ CBS News.com; Leigh Farris, manager, The Early Show.
At QVC, West Chester, Pa.: Gary Ormont, VP, customer services operations, named senior VP, customer services; Kurt Semtner, director, affiliate sales and marketing, promoted to VP.
Sarah Trahern, VP, programming, Great American Country, Nashville, Tenn., named senior VP.
Thomas A. Stevens, VP/Western regional sales manager, Turner Entertainment ad sales, Los Angeles, promoted to senior VP, Turner regional sales, Atlanta.
Bruce Littman, VP, affiliate media relations, MSG Networks, New York, named VP, affiliate sales, Eastern region, Fox News Channel, New York.
At Sony Pictures Television, Culver City, Calif.: Wayne Goldstein, director, sales planning/ad sales research, promoted to VP, new media research and sales planning; Mark Rodriguez, director, television distribution, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Century City, Calif., joins as account executive, cable sales.
Jam Sarder, general assignment reporter/fill-in anchor, WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., named general assignment reporter, CN8 News at 7 and 10 p.m.
At KPIX San Francisco: Chad Mallam, writer/producer, named senior promotion writer/producer;Erik Wong, Web producer, KRON San Francisco, to Web producer, CBS5.com
Aaron Blaser, assignment editor, KCTV Kansas City, Kan., joins KQTV St. Joseph, Mo., as weekday morning meteorologist.
Len Turner, reporter/fill-in anchor, KTVI St. Louis, becomes a freelance general assignment reporter for WTXF Philadelphia.
Terri M. Santisi, head of media and entertainment practice, KPMG LLP, appointed CFO, Interpublic Group, New York.
At Attik, New York: Tim Scott, freelance creative director/art director, R.J. Reynolds and Nestlé, joins as creative director; Mark Anderson, group account director, Nextel, TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York, named account director.
Joseph T. Assad, VP, Bragman Nyman and Cafarelli Marketing and Public Relations, New York, promoted to senior VP/general manager.
At Initiative, New York: Mike Tunnicliffe, chief strategic officer, Initiative North America, named to the newly created position of global client and network development director, worldwide management; Sean McPadden Sympson, partner, international group planning director, MindShare, named senior VP/global account director.
Richard Gorbutt, VP/global operations manager, Reuters Television, Washington, named VP, North America, Marquis Broadcast, Burke, Va.
Michael Dugan, senior technical advisor to the executive management team, EchoStar Communications Corp., Englewood, Colo., named to the newly created post of chief technical officer.
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