Fates & Fortunes
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
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
William Keating, general partner at Nekei
LLC, Menlo Park, Calif., appointed chief executive officer, Xtend Networks,
Palo Alto, Calif.