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Fates & Fortunes

11/30/2007 07:00:00 PM Eastern

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GAYLE KIGER, VP and GM, KTAB Abilene, Texas, has joined KARK Little Rock as VP and GM.

ERIC THOMAS, director of sales, KLBK and KAMC Lubbock, has joined KTAB Abilene as VP and GM.

MIKE LEWIS, VP and general sales manager, WKMG Orlando, has joined WTTG and WDCA Washington, D.C., as VP and general sales manager.

JOURNALISM

BRITTNEY GILBERT, blogger, WKRN Nashville, has joined KPIX San Francisco as a blogger.

SHANNON BREAM, weekend anchor, WRC Washington, D.C., has joined Fox News as a Supreme Court reporter.

DAVID WADE, anchor, WFXT Boston, has joined WBZ Boston as anchor.

KENNY MAYNE, anchor, ESPN, has joined ESPN The Magazine as “outtakes” editor.

BRAD COMO, executive producer, MSNBC, has joined SportsNet New York as news director.

CABLE

BRIAN WEICK, account manager, The Weather Channel, has been promoted to Southeast ad sales director.

STACEY KAUFMAN, senior director of interactive and electronics, Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, has been named VP of digital marketing, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group.

TONY ZITO, director of online production and product development, The N.com, has been promoted to VP, The N Online.

FERNANDO RAMOS, account executive, Discovery Networks, joins Mexicanal as advertising sales manager.

JENNIFER GNAS, public relations assistant, The Sportsman Channel, has been promoted to senior coordinator of public relations and event planning. Also at The Sportsman Channel, TRACY MARTIN, coordinator of affiliate marketing, has been promoted to coordinator of affiliate relations.

ZAKEE RASHID, area VP, Comcast of Southern Massachusetts, has been named VP of government relations, Comcast of Houston. Also at Comcast of Houston, ROBERT GYORI, senior director of IP networks, Charter Communications, has been named VP of engineering; KIM MATTHEWS has joined as VP of human resources.

ROB MARCUS, senior executive VP, Time Warner Cable, has been promoted to CFO.

JAIME ESCANADON, president, Renata Productions, has joined CaribeVision as CEO. Also at CaribeVision, JORGE ROJAS BUSCAGLIA, partner and senior VP of creative and production services, Mediatek, has joined as VP of promotions and entertainment; ALEJANDRO CARNEVALI, international trader, Euroam GPO, has joined as VP of administration; PEDRO GONZALEZ has joined as station manager, CaribeVision Miami; LILIAN TARTAGLIA PULCINI has joined as director of programming; and MIGUEL BANOJIAN, director of operations, Lieberman Broadcasting, has joined as director of operations.

JESUS LÁRA, VP of music marketing and talent/artist relations, MTV International, has joined MTV/VH1 Latin America as senior VP of music and talent.

EDWARD PRINCE, VP of business development, National Geographic Ventures, has been named executive VP of operations, National Geographic Global Media.

KATHERINE NELSON, president, Voicebox Communications, has joined the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel as VP of communications.

PROGRAMMING

TUCKER SNEDEKER, mobile business developer, Bluestreak Technology, has joined Gemstar-TV Guide as executive director of the mobile entertainment group.

JOSE RAMON FERNANDEZ, sports reporter, TVAzteca, has joined ESPN as a Spanish language commentator.

JULIO MUNIZ, manager of music programming and talent, MTV/VH1 Latin America, has been promoted to VP of music programming and content services. In addition at MTV/VH1 Latin America, MICHAEL DAGNERY, VP of production, MTV Networks Latin America, has joined as VP of ad-sponsored development and special projects; SEAN SAYLOR, creative director, has been promoted to VP of creative; and DEAN BROADHURST, senior director of programming, VH1 Latin America, has been promoted to senior director of acquisitions and programming.

CRAIG ERWICH, executive VP of programming, Fox Studios, has joined Warner Horizon Television as executive VP.

JILL GOLDFARB, consultant, has joined the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel as VP of programming.

MARKETING

At Horizon Media: KATIE GALLAGHER, account executive, has been promoted to account supervisor; ABEL SANTIBANEZ, assistant media planner, has been promoted to junior media planner; ANITA PAUL, brand group director, has been promoted to VP and brand group director; STACI KMIOTEK, associate broadcast group manager, has been promoted to broadcast group manager; ANGELA MAILLOUX, broadcast group manager, has been promoted to VP and broadcast group manager; ERIKA ALTMAN, assistant account executive, is now account executive; BRAD BEAL, assistant account executive, has been promoted to junior account executive; KIMBERLY JONES, assistant account executive, has been promoted to junior account executive; LIGIA SANCHEZ, assistant account executive, has been promoted to junior account executive; STACY BRICK, human resources coordinator, has been promoted to human resources analyst; SHAUNA SOLOMON, assistant media buyer, becomes associate media buyer; ERIC LURIE, assistant media buyer, has been promoted to media planner; GRACE KIM, associate media buyer, has been promoted to media buyer; and ESTE MLYNOWSKI, group associate, has been promoted to associate broadcast group manager.

TECHNOLOGY

BOB DUNBAR, VP of operations, Ascent Media Systems and Technology Services, has been promoted to VP and GM, Palm Bay office.

VICTOR SIEGEL, president and CEO, Blue Frog Media Services, has been named chairman of the board of directors.

JON ULFSRUD, regional sales manager, Harris Corp., has joined Quantel as sales manager, Midwest region.

STEVE WEINSTEIN, president and CEO, Movielabs, has joined Emdigo as an advisory board member. Also at Emdigo, ADAM HILES, president, INgrooves, has joined as an advisory board member.

CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM, VP of sales for broadcast service providers, Ditech Networks, has joined Vyyo as VP of sales.

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