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7/04/2008 08:00:00 PM Eastern

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MARK MCGEARY, local sales manager, KFSM Fort Smith, has joined WHO Des Moines as general sales manager.

RON PARODI, national sales manager for Fox Sports Net Arizona, has been named national sales manager of KSAZ and KUTP Phoenix.

STEVE SCHWAID, senior VP of strategic growth and content initiatives, NBC Universal, has joined WGCL Atlanta as director of news and digital content. Also at WGCL, JENNIFER VALDEZ, meteorologist, WYFF Greenville, S.C., has joined as meteorologist for Better Mornings.

MIKE MONTANO, account executive, CBS Television Stations national sales team, has been named national sales manager for WWJ-TV Detroit.

JOSEPH DENK, general manager, KFXA Cedar Rapids, has been named VP/general manager of WQRF-TV Rockford, Ill.


JENNIFER ANDERSON GRAGG, director of property development, marketing and programming, Turner Sports, has been promoted to VP of property development for marketing and programming.

JULIAN HOBBS, senior director of development and production, Discovery Channel, has been named executive producer of programming, History Channel. Also at History Channel: RUSS MCCARROLL, documentary film and television producer, has been named executive producer of programming; PAUL CABANA, director of No Reservations, Travel Channel, has been named executive producer of programming.


NATASHA EVANS, manager of advanced media, Comcast, has been promoted to director of advanced media, Twin Cities region.

NANCY KANTER, senior VP of programming, Playhouse Disney U.S., has been promoted to senior VP of programming, Playhouse Disney Worldwide.


PATRICK CRUMB, senior VP and general manager, Scout Media/Fox Interactive Media, has joined Liberty Sports Group as executive VP of business affairs and general counsel.

RICK EISERMAN, North American managing partner, Young & Rubicam Brands, has joined Trailer Park as CEO.

NATALIE JAMISON, account supervisor, BBDO, has joined Barker/DZP as account director.

DAVID PUGLIESE, VP of product marketing, Cox Communications, has been promoted to senior VP of product marketing.

KIM ROSENBLUM, creative director, TV Land, has been promoted senior VP of marketing and creative.

BEN SPITALNICK, marketing manager,, has been named senior marketing manager for NBA Digital.

DAMIAN TORRES-BOHL, sales and marketing manager, Castalia Communications, has been promoted to marketing and new-media director.


MIKE MURAD, anchor, KREM Spokane, has joined KBCI Boise as anchor.


JEFF OGAN, talent services manager, Turner Sports, has been promoted to VP of talent relations for production and new media.

PAUL WOIDKE has joined OpenTV Corp. as senior VP and GM of advanced advertising.

JAY DIGIOVANNI, VP of product design and development, PVI, has been promoted to senior VP and general manager of PVI Virtual Media Services.

JOSETTE BONTE, VP of content and IPTV, Ovum, has been named chief digital media strategist at Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group.

JOHN NAJARIAN, senior VP of new media and business development, Comcast, has been promoted to executive VP of digital media and business development.


MIKE JELLINE has been named head of television talent, International Creative Management.

EVIE SILVERS, senior account executive, HP Expo, has joined NATPE as manager of technology and business development.

LAURIE ROOT, director of education and program development, WICT, has been promoted to VP of education.

LOREN MAYOR, senior project officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has been named senior VP of PBS Ventures.

DAN KOLSRUD, executive producer of Cirque du Freak, has been named executive VP of worldwide theatrical physical production, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

KIM JOHNSON, founding sales leader, Clear Channel Radio, has been named senior VP of local sales, Tribune Co.

KIMBERLY SMITH, VP of product development, Discovery Communications, has been named senior VP of education, PBS.

KAY MADATI, VP of marketing, Community Connect, has been named VP of member services, CNN Worldwide.


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