Fates & Fortunes
By Melanie M. Clarke -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/14/2006 8:00:00 PM
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At Comcast: Terry Kennedy, area VP, Mid-South systems, Alabama/Mississippi, named VP/general manager, Memphis system/Atlanta region; Michael Hewitt, VP/general manager, Atlanta Metro system, promoted to regional VP, operations.
At Spike TV: Laura Molen, VP/national sales director, promoted to VP/national sales manager, New York; Vanessa Benfield, VP, East Coast sales, National Cinemedia, (formerly Regal Cinemedia), named VP, ad sales, New York; Tim Duffy, director, original programming, promoted to VP, Century City, Calif.
Shane McGrath, VP, development and production, Corymore Entertainment, Beverly Hills, Calif., named director, business development, Full Circle Entertainment, New York.
Jennifer Turner, director, current programming, ABC Television Network, named VP, drama programming, NBC Universal Television Studio, Universal City, Calif.
Bill Kramer, director, development, Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York, named senior director, development, Save The Music Foundation, VH1, New York.
Madeleine Smithberg, co-creator/executive producer, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, tapped as creative consultant/executive producer, Current TV, San Francisco.
Eric Avram, senior producer, law and justice unit, ABC News, named executive editor, specialized units, ABC News.
Melisa Quiñoy, senior VP, international marketing partnerships and ad sales, MTV Networks Latin America, appointed executive VP of the newly named Viacom Brand Solutions (VBS)-Europe, formerly International Marketing Partnership.
Ray Lucas, former quarterback, New York Jets, joins SportsNet New York as an NFL analyst.
John Shea, general manager, Greenville, S.C., radio station cluster, Barnstable Broadcasting, tapped as VP/general manager, Cox Radio, Long Island, N.Y., station cluster.
Mike Cavender, former Chairman of the Radio-Television News Directors Association and recent partner, iCD Media, Atlanta, named account manager/client solutions, regional business development team, Medialink Worldwide.
Chuck Meyer, president, Nvision, Grass Valley, Calif., appointed president/CEO.
Matthew Zinn, chief legal officer, TiVo, Alviso, Calif., promoted to senior VP/general counsel/secretary/chief privacy officer.
Blake White, VP, strategic services, National Teleconsultants, Glendale, Calif., appointed VP/general manager, consulting, North America, Ascent Media, San Jose, Calif.
Diane Schieman-Christman, director, advancement and communication, Denver Public Library, named VP, development, The Cable Center, Denver.
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