Fates & Fortunes
By Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/14/2004 7:00:00 PM
Named local sales manager at KIRO Seattle effective Nov. 22: Holly Grambihler, business development manager; Greg Obata, director, sales, KPDX/KPTV Portland, Ore.
Sara Weaver, national television sales, KGO San Francisco, to national sales manager, KPIX San Francisco.
Lori Conrad, director, marketing and special events, KRLD Dallas, named director, communications, KTVT Fort Worth, Texas, KTXA Arlington, Texas, KEYE Austin, Texas, and KAUT Oklahoma City, Okla.
Curtis Miles, director, creative services and production, WVEC Hampton, Va., joins WTVD Durham, N.C., as director, creative services.
At Comcast Cable: Beth Bacha, VP, public relations/executive VP, The Brownstein Group, Philadelphia, appointed VP, communications, Eastern division, Philadelphia; June Walz, director, accounting, Southern division, Atlanta, named senior director, business operations, Mid-South region, Atlanta.
Amy Friedman, VP/creative director, Noggin/The N, New York, named senior VP, development/creative director, Nickelodeon Digital Television, New York.
Tom Zappala, VP, program acquisitions and scheduling, ABC Family Channel, Burbank, Calif., promoted to senior VP.
At Walt Disney Television Animation, Burbank, Calif.: Lisa Salamone Smith, VP, production, promoted to senior VP; Meredith Metz, senior VP, creative affairs, Klasky Csupo Entertainment, Los Angeles, named senior VP, creative affairs.
Brendan Fitzgerald, VP, international production, Sony Pictures Television International, Culver City, Calif., promoted to senior VP, international production, Miami.
Chris Schembri, senior partner and communications director, J. Walter Thompson, Detroit, named VP, media, Discovery Networks U.S., Silver Spring, Md.
Louis Gump, director of mobile products and services, The Weather Channel Interactive, Atlanta, promoted to VP, mobile.
At Hallmark Channel: Jenn Thompson, director, advertising sales marketing, Scripps Networks, New York, joins as VP, advertising sales marketing, New York; Dorian Smiley, senior manager, new media, Studio City, Calif., promoted to director.
Diana De Vries, executive producer, Proscenium Pictures, Los Angeles, joins ABC, Los Angeles, as director, production, on-air promotions, special projects.
Don Halcombe, manager, communications, TLC, Silver Spring, Md., promoted to director; Alice Rao, manager, communications, Animal Planet, Silver Spring, promoted to director.
Ken Gelman, director, Center Ice Program, NHL, New York, named director, affiliate marketing, WWE, Stamford, Conn.
Melinda Spaulding, anchor/reporter, WGNO New Orleans, named reporter/ fill-in anchor, KRIV and KTXH Houston.
David H. Skalka, VP, sales, Clear Channel Radio Sales, Boston, named regional director, sales, traffic, Clear Channel Radio Sales, Atlanta.
Laura Lee, assistant program director/music director, WCSX Birmingham, Mich., named program director, WBZU Waunakee, Wis., effective Nov. 15.
Betsy Wagner Hoffman, VP, publicity and public relations, Fox Broadcasting Co., Los Angeles, joins Goodman Media International Inc. Los Angeles, as president.
Molly Wythes, VP, marketing manager, Katz Dimensions, New York, named senior VP/managing director, marketing business development, Advertiser Team, Clear Channel, Katz Advantage, New York.
Gina Tinoco, sales manager, Editorial Televisa International, Miami, named senior account executive, Caballero TV & Cables Sales, Miami.
At News Broadcast Network, New York: Dan Schwartzberg, senior account executive, D S Simon Productions, New York, named senior media strategist; Jessica Rothenberg, junior account executive, media relations, D S Simon Productions, named staff publicist; Kimberly Metzger, director, public relations, Jewish Community Center, Syracuse, named staff publicist.
William Keating, general partner at Nekei LLC, Menlo Park, Calif., appointed chief executive officer, Xtend Networks, Palo Alto, Calif.
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