Fates & Fortunes3/16/2003 07:00:00 PM Eastern
Carlos Fernandez, consultant/VP, Frank N. Magid Associates, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, joins KXAN-TV/ KNVA(TV) Austin, Texas, as GM.
Dan Jackson, general sales manager, KCBD-TV Lubbock, Texas, promoted to GM.
At television sales company MMT Sales, New York: Marta Salazar-Perren, manager, promoted to VP/ director, sales; Joe Capobianco, account executive, promoted to manager; Adam Ochs, Internet sales specialist, AutoTrader, Dallas, joins as account executive.
At Comcast Cable, Chicago: Marc LeSage, VP/general sales manager, Fox Sports Chicago, joins as director, sales; Jim McDonough, account executive/local sales manager, WBBM-TV Chicago, joins as regional sales manager.
Jonathan Birkhahn, general counsel, Wire One Technologies Inc., Hillside, N.J., rejoins King World Productions, New York, as senior VP, business affairs.
Marc Zand, senior VP, business affairs and development, Playboy TV International, Los Angeles, joins ABC Family Channel, Burbank, Calif., as senior VP, business affairs.
David Sternberg, GM, Fox Sports World, Los Angeles, named senior VP, Fox Cable Network Group's Emerging Networks, and GM, for a yet-to-be-named Fox action sports network, Los Angeles.
At Oxygen Media, New York: Brigitte McCray, VP, programming and scheduling, promoted to senior VP; Jennifer Cotter, VP, development, promoted to senior VP.
Karen Tobin, national director, marketing, Westwood One/Metro Networks, Los Angeles, joins Fox Broadcasting Co., Los Angeles, as VP, national promotion.
At Disney Channel, Burbank, Calif.: Scott Garner, executive director, scheduling and planning, promoted to VP; Chris Lacroix, director, marketing, promoted to VP.
Linda Gallo, VP, Midwest sales, Bravo Networks, Chicago, joins AMC and WE: Women's Entertainment, Chicago, in the same capacity.
Melody Hazen, senior marketing manager, Hallmark Channel, Los Angeles, promoted to director, marketing.
Mary Ellen DiPrisco, executive director, original programming, SoapNet, Burbank, Calif., promoted to VP.
At Scripps Networks: Sandi Resendi
ad sales manager, western region, Los Angeles, promoted to director, affiliate ad sales; Vanessa West, ad sales manager, eastern region, New York, promoted to director, affiliate ad sales.
John Faratzis, producer, Sarah Hughes: A Life in Balance, Orlando, Fla., named executive producer, Slamball, TNN, Burbank, Calif.
Jacque Gonzales, former promotion manager, Universal Records, New York, named program host, QVC, West Chester, Pa.
Nicola Chang, syndication consultant, Canwest Global Communications, Manitoba, Ontario, joins Transit Television Network, Orlando, Fla., as national sales executive.
Casey Clark, executive producer, KYW-TV Philadelphia, promoted to assistant news director.
Sasha Johnson, DC line producer, Inside Politics, CNN, Washington, promoted to senior producer.
Julie Banderas, reporter, WNYW(TV) New York, promoted to weekend evening anchor.
Dan Shadwell, weekend anchor, KFMB(TV) San Diego, promoted to weekday morning and noon anchor.
Jason Hill, general assignment editor, WDIV-TV Detroit, joins KVUE-TV as weekday morning and noon anchor.