Fates & Fortunes
By Melanie M. Clarke -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/4/2005 8:00:00 PM
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Matt Aaron, general sales manager, KMAX Sacramento, Calif., joins KOVR Sacramento in the same capacity.
Ken Bauer, director, creative services, KCTV Kansas City, Mo., named director, creative services, WGCL Atlanta.
Jamie Jimenez, local sales manager, KVEA Los Angeles, named general sales manager, KXTX Dallas.
Shaun McDonald, VP/general manager, WKBD Detroit, now also serves as VP/general manager, WWJ Detroit.
Kevin James, national sales manager, WLFL Raleigh, N.C., named local sales manager, KPHO Phoenix.
Bob Rodriguez, general sales manager, Entravision Communications Inc., named local sales manager, KBLR Las Vegas.
Amy Villarreal, general manager, KVEO Brownsville/McAllen/Harlingen, Texas, named station manager, KEYE Austin, Texas.
Kathleen Waynick, director, human resources, Midwest division, Comcast, Southfield, Mich., promoted to senior director.
Greg Downey, director, business affairs, NBC Entertainment, Burbank, Calif., promoted to VP, network and branded entertainment business affairs.
At Fox Cable Networks, affiliate sales and marketing, Los Angeles: Jamia Bigalow, director, affiliate marketing, NFL Network, joins as VP, affiliate marketing; Eric Schmidt, formerly with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, joins as manager, advanced services.
At Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia: Allan Singer, senior VP, programming investments, named senior VP, sports business development; Michael Sheehey, partner, law firm of White and Steele, P.C., Denver, named senior VP, sports content.
At News Broadcast Network, New York:Laura Pair, director, editorial operations, named VP, media relations and production services; Matthew Smith, New York City sales manager, named VP, client services and business development; Mary del Castillo, Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager/account supervisor, also named VP, client services.
Kevin Goldman, VP, corporate communications, Book­span, New York, named VP, CNBC public relations.
At Pie Town Productions, North Hollywood, Calif.: Eric Black, creative director, elevated to VP, programming; Samantha Leonard, production supervisor, named executive in charge of production; Betsy Allman, supervising producer, appointed co-executive producer, House Hunters and House Hunters International; Jake Gibson, show producer, named lead field producer.
Roger Cooper, news anchor/reporter, Orange County News Channel, Irvine, Calif., named full-time correspondent,Life & Times, KCET Los Angeles.
Named anchor for News 8 Daybreak, Good Morning Texas and News 8 Midday at WFAA Dallas: Justin Farmer, anchor, morning and evening news broadcasts, KDVR Denver; Jackie Hyland, news reporter/anchor, WPIX New York.
Named VP at Starcom USA, Chicago: Jackie Kulesza, lead investment media director, Best Buy, Nintendo, U.S. Army, Heinz and LEGO accounts; Christine Olson, media director, lead cable negotiator, Court TV.
Jennifer Jolly, reporter, KTVU, Oakland, Calif., named senior media specialist, Allison & Partners, San Francisco.
Greg Willis, executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, WheelsTV, Acton, Mass., to Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services, Northvale, N.J., as senior VP, sales.
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