Fates & Fortunes
By Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/25/2007 8:00:00 PM
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Lena Sullivan and James Reid, senior producers, Eye on the Bay, KPIX San Francisco, promoted to co-executive producers.
Steve Cummings, director, sales, KRXI/KAME Reno, promoted to VP/general manager.
Linda Danna, senior VP/general manager, CBS Televisions O&O affiliates, Detroit, joins WOAI San Antonio as director of sales.
James Nuzzo, senior VP, business planning, Cablevision, promoted to executive VP, business planning.
Charles Korabek, VP, technical operations, Charter Communications, St. Louis, named VP, engineering and operations, Comcast Spotlight Northcentral Division, Wellesley, Mass.
Betsy Scolnik, VP, content operations, National Geographic Digital Media, named president.
Amit Arora, senior consultant, Telecom, Media and Entertainment Transformation Consulting Group, Capgemini, named director of business development, Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Atlanta.
At NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution: Brian Hunt, VP, local ad sales, affiliate field marketing and national accounts, promoted to senior VP, marketing and sales strategy; Melissa Tolchin, director, marketing, promoted to VP, marketing; Marcella Milliet Sciorra, director, marketing, promoted to senior director, marketing; Michelle Vanna, senior manager, marketing, promoted to director, marketing; Peter Schneider, senior manager, promoted to director, marketing.
David McKillop, VP, factual programming, Discovery Network U.S. Production, named to the newly created position of senior VP, development and programming, series, The History Channel, New York.
Glenn Oakley, senior VP, corporate strategy and international operations, Showtime Networks, joins VOOM HD as senior VP, global operations and business development.
At Discovery Communications, Silver Spring, Md.: Doug Coblens, executive VP, legal and business affairs, named COO, Discovery Channel and The Science Channel; Lori McFarling, senior VP, distribution and marketing strategy, named COO, Animal Planet and Discovery Kids Media.
Jeff Krolik, senior VP/general manager, FSN Bay Area, named executive VP, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Los Angeles.
David Blair Epstein, director of interactive, Access Hollywood, named VP, digital strategy, NBCU Domestic Television Distribution.
Ryan McDermott, director, affiliate sales and marketing, TV Guide, joins Music Choice as regional director, sales and affiliate relations.
Miguel Penella, president, Acorn Direct, named CEO, Acorn Media Group, Silver Spring, Md., effective April 1.
Michael Murphy, account supervisor, Ketchum Public Relations, Washington, joins Fox News Channel as senior manager, media relations, Washington bureau.
Rachael McLean, director, content development, Infospace, joins GoTV Networks, Sherman Oaks, Calif., as VP, music.
Zach Wells, sports reporter, WLUK Green Bay, Wis., joins WXIX Cincinnati as sports anchor/reporter.
NICK SMITH, anchor/|reporter, WTXF |Philadelphia, named host, American Inventor, ABC.
JASON ALLEN, reporter, WBAY Green Bay, Wis., named reporter, WFTV Orlando, Fla.
ANGIE MOCK, sports anchor/reporter, KECI Missoula, Mont., joins KOKH Oklahoma City as morning news anchor.
John Duggin, VP, sales, broadcast television systems division, Philips Electronics N.V., appointed VP, sales, DNF Controls, Sylmar, Calif.
Dave Polyard, broadcast-industry vet, named senior VP of sales for the Americas, Front Porch Digital, Louisville, Colo.
David Noble, East Coast regional manager/sales director, Non Stop Music, joins MusicBox as director, client services, New York.
Riyad Abu-Sharr, senior VP/chief financial officer, MMG Inc., Rockville, Md., joins Star Marketing, New York, as chief financial officer.
Keith Gibson, freelance art director, DGWB, named art director, DZP Marketing Communications, New York.
At ID Media: New York: John Finnerty, senior account executive, promoted to account supervisor; Francine Dugan, broadcast buyer, promoted to senior broadcast buyer; Tim Ward, senior broadcast buyer, promoted to broadcast supervisor; Chicago: Fiona Lam, account director, promoted to VP/account director; Kirk Pratt, account supervisor, promoted to account director; Megan Majchrowicz, senior broadcast buyer, promoted to broadcast supervisor; Edward Graft, assistant broadcast buyer, promoted to broadcast buyer; Los Angeles: Lisa Martin, production specialist, promoted to senior production specialist; Theodore Nadell, account executive, promoted to senior account executive; Farah Nabi, broadcast buyer, promoted to senior broadcast buyer; Mark Rosefield, account supervisor, New York, promoted to account director, Los Angeles.
At Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Foundation, newly elected officers: Chairman Gary Reid, director of undergraduate studies, Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University/general manager, WDBM(FM) East Lansing; Vice Chairman/Chairman-Elect Bruce Goldsen, president/general manager, WKHM(AM/FM)/WIBM(AM)/Jackson Radio Works, Jackson; Secretary/Treasurer Charles F. Ganzert PhD, associate professor, Northern Michigan University/faculty advisor, WUPX(FM) Marquette; Immediate Past Chairman Bill Keith, station manager, WSP(FM) Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Newly elected board members: Steve Marks, president/owner, WBKB Alpena/WBKP Calumet-Houghton-Hancock/WBUP(TV) Marquette; Jennifer Mefford, general sales manager, WCSX(FM) Detroit; Sarah Norat Phillips, president/general manager, WMYD(TV) Detroit.
At NXTcomm, Arlington, Va.: Jim Forlenza, partner/CEO, Agile Events, joins as director, public relations and business development; Bill Herman, partner/COO, Agile Events, joins as director, administration and operations.
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