Fates & Fortunes
Compiled by P. Llanor Alleyne -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/29/2001 8:00:00 PM
Joe Trepasso, local sales manager, KFVS-TV Cape Girardeau, Mo., promoted to general sales manager.
Lelia B. True, regional director, technical operations, Comcast Cable, Washington/Virginia region, promoted to GM, Charles County, Md.
Joe Viens, training, safety and facilities manager, Time Warner Cable, Minneapolis, promoted to director, audit and security.
Darcy Hettrich, senior director, talent, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, Atlanta, promoted to VP, talent, TNT specials and live-event programming and VP, talent/Turner Classic Movies.
Linda Schupack, international VP, brand management, Nickelodeon, New York, joins Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., Jericho, N.Y., as senior VP, creative services.
Promotions at Warner Brothers, Burbank, Calif.: Pamela Morrison, director, prime time publicity, promoted to VP; Bonnie Moffet, director, photography, promoted to VP; Missy Alpern, director, talent relations, promoted to VP.
JoAnne Griffith, senior VP, human resources, MTV Networks, New York, promoted to executive VP.
Alessandra Durstine, director, marketing, ESPN Enterprises, New York, promoted to VP, marketing.
Appointments at Comedy Central, New York: Mitch Fried, senior VP, marketing, Golden Books Entertainment Group, New York, joins as VP, promotion marketing; Joe Jahrsdoerfer, director, operations , information technology, promoted to VP of that function.
Kevin Granger, VP, strategic planning, Bravo Networks, Jericho, N.Y., promoted to VP, sales strategy, national accounts.
John Luginbill, account executive, ESPN/ABC Sports, Detroit, joins Fox News Channel, Detroit, as VP, Detroit advertising sales.
Andy Karofsky, director, marketing, Hallmark Channel, Denver, promoted to VP, international marketing.
Jacqueline Ortiz, reporter/fill-in anchor, KMOL-TV San Antonio, will be honored with a Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.
Ken Schreiner, news director, WVNY(TV) Burlington, Vt., joins WCIA(TV) Champaign, Ill., as news director.
Heather Unruh, evening anchor/medical reporter, KFOR-TV Oklahoma City, joins WCVB-TV Boston, as co-anchor/medical reporter.
Barbara-Lee Edwards, anchor, CKY-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba, joins KFMB-TV San Diego, as co-anchor.
Michelle Leigh, meteorologist, KARK-TV Little Rock, Ark., joins WFLD(TV) Chicago, as meteorologist.
Dee Griffin, weekend anchor, WFSB(TV) Hartford, Conn., joins KCTV(TV) Kansas City, Mo., as weeknight anchor.
Erika Ruiz, weekend anchor, KDFW(TV) Dallas, joins KRQE(TV) Albuquerque, N.M., as co-anchor.
Rich Sanchez, anchor, WSVN(TV) Miami, joins MSNBC, New York, as weekday anchor and host.
Sharon Tay, co-anchor, KTLA(TV) Los Angeles, joins National Geographic Network, Los Angeles, as host, The Human Edge.
Kent Shocknek, anchor, Today in L.A., KNBC(TV) Los Angeles, becomes morning newscast anchor, KCBS-TV Los Angeles.
Pam Giganti, morning anchor, WSVN, Miami, joins WTVJ Miami, as weekday anchor and reporter.
Brent Stover, sports director, KSNT(TV) Topeka, Kan., joins Fox Sports Midwest, St. Louis, as reporter.
Appointments at WFLS-FM/ WYSK-FM and -AM, Fredericksburg, Va.: Dierdre Blake,customer-relations manager, Capitol One, Fredericksburg, Va., joins as anchor and reporter; Tabitha "LaRue" Pierce, information specialist associate, NCI Inc., Dahlgren, Va., joins as anchor and reporter; Kerrie "Miller" Chorzempa, graduate, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., joins as reporter/videographer.
Appointments at BBDO North America: Andrew Robertson, CEO, AMV BBDO, London, named president/CEO, BBDO North America, New York; Ted Sann, chief creative officer, BBDO New York, adds vice chairman/chief creative officer to his duties at BBDO North America, New York; Bill Katz, president, BBDO New York, becomes sole CEO.
Appointments at Stein Rogan & Partners, New York: Patricia Calderon, senior VP/ managing director, account services, and Marianne Rivello, senior VP/group creative director, have been made partners.
Tony DeGregorio, president/chief creative officer, Publicis, New York, joins Tierney Communications, Chicago, as chairman/chief creative officer.
Karla Teal, local sales manager, CableRep Advertising, New Orleans, promoted to general sales manager.
Appointments at Media Station Inc.: Josette Bonte, senior consultant, IP content strategies, New Media Strategies, Los Angeles, joins as senior VP, business development, Los Angeles; Jeneane Harter, VP, neoBRANDS, San Francisco, joins as VP, content licensing, San Francisco; Scott Morrison, director, product marketing, Epicor, Irvine, Calif., joins the Ann Arbor, Mich., office as VP, marketing.
Promotions at Worldgate, Trevose, Pa.: Joe Augenbraun, VP, engineering, promoted to senior VP; Rich Westerfer, VP, engineering, promoted to senior VP, operations.
Chuck Heuer, chief technical officer, Click 3x/Illusion Fusion, New York, joins VCA, New York, as VP, engineering and project management.
Timothy A. Yokote, development manager, TRW, Carson, Calif., joins Picture PipeLine, LLC, Los Angeles, as VP, technology.
Bob Cohen, general manager, San Antonio radio cluster, Clear Channel Communications, San Antonio, Texas, is resigning his post in May to pursue possible opportunities within Clear Channel Communications and other industry organizations.
Jack Haley Jr., award-winning son of the legendary "Tin Man" in The Wizard of Oz, died on April 21 in Santa Monica, Calif., at 67.
He was a director, producer and a creator of documentaries, who was long associated with David L. Wolper Productions. He worked on the original Biography series and was the director of National Geographic Specials, which won Peabody Awards. He won an Emmy for directing Movin' With Nancy, starring Nancy Sinatra (1967-68) and for producing the Oscarcast (1978-79). His most successful movie—regularly replayed during PBS Pledge Week is That's Entertainment.
He is survived by a sister, Gloria Parnasses, and his former wife, Liza Minnelli.
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