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Broadcast TV

Robert J. Ramsey,
station manager, WGN-TV Chicago, named VP/GM, KSWB-TV San Diego.

Robert Furlong,
VP/GM, KUTP(TV) Phoenix, joins KPHO-TV Phoenix in the same capacity.

Rick Henry,
president/GM, WISN-TV Milwaukee, joins WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, in the same capacity.

Tracey L. Beeker,
director, licensing and marketing, PBS, Alexandria, Va., promoted to VP, strategic partnerships and licensing.

Appointments at News 14 Carolina, Charlotte, N.C.: Jim Newman,
assistant news director, WBTV(TV) Charlotte, named news director; Sherri Blankenship,
accountant, WSOC-TV Charlotte, N.C./ WAXN(TV) Kannapolis, N.C., named business manager; Shay Merritt,
director, TV33's programming and productions, AT&T Broadband, Atlanta, named marketing manager; Cathy Lockhart Cloud,
recruiting manager, human resources, Jefferson Pilot Communications, Charlotte, joins as human-resources manager; Susan Brami,
director, sales, Cable Adcast, Fayetteville, N.C., named sales manager; Bronwyn Poplin, producer, News This Morning, WBTV(TV), named newsroom coordinator; Phillis Shoemaker,
assignment editor, WBTV(TV), named assignment supervisor; Jim Travers,
chief photographer, WBTV(TV), joins as operations manager; Shari Evans-Buford,
executive producer, Central Florida News 13, Orlando, Fla., joins as assistant news director.

Appointments at Viacom Boston Television, Boston: Don Lowry
,VP, player development and community affairs, New England Patriots, Boston, joins as director, communications; Al Turner,
director, sales, WBZ-TV Boston, adds to his duties executive director, sales; Craig Carlson,
director, corporate development, North America, Arthur D. Little Corp., Boston, joins as director, corporate marketing.

Mark Walker,
director, affiliate marketing, Englewood, Colo., joins KWHD-TV Castle Rock, Colo., and KWHS-TV Colorado Springs, Colo., as director, sales and marketing.

Lisa Whitlock,
community affairs director, KRIV(TV) Houston, adds KTXH(TV) Houston to her duties.

Debbie Brizendine,
general sales manager, KVDA(TV) San Antonio, joins KHWB(TV) Houston, as local sales manager.

Cable TV

Appointments at Comcast Cable: Stephen Rabbitt,
president/COO, Digital Access Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., joins as VP, Eastern division, Bucks County, Pa.; Thomas Jefferson ,
regional director, human resources, Washington/Virginia region, promoted to regional senior director.


Sam Schroeder,
senior VP, programming and operations, Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia, named executive VP/GM, Comcast SportsNet, Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore/ Washington.

Appointments at Hallmark Channel: Andy Karofsky,
international VP, marketing, Los Angeles, named VP, marketing; Shira Kalish,
VP, marketing, Maxmanager.com, New York, joins as VP, advertising sales and alliance marketing, New York.

Drew Shearer,
VP, finance, Columbia TriStar Television, Culver City, Calif., named in the same capacity, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television.

Promotions at Fox Cable Networks Group: Jeff Lutzky,
director, affiliate sales strategy, Los Angeles, named, VP; Ryan Smith,
manager, sales strategy, Los Angeles, named director; Sandi Byars,
regional marketing coordinator, Irving, Texas, named regional marketing executive, Southwest region.

Erin Harvego,
marketing director, Fox Sports Northwest, Seattle, joins Rainbow Sports Networks, Jericho, New York, as corporate marketing manager.

Appointments at VH1: Melissa Cobb,
senior VP, production, Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Los Angeles, joins as VP, motion pictures, television, Los Angeles; Kim Rozenfeld, president, Half Full Entertainment, Los Angeles, joins as VP, West Coast programming and development, Los Angeles.

Alex Coletti,
producer, Unplugged, MTV Networks, New York, named executive in charge, programming and production, MTV2, New York.

Bill Shaw,
president/CEO, Fox Television sales, New York, named VP/GM, WGN Superstation, New York.

Susan Carden,
senior director, original programming and promotion, CN8 The Comcast Network, Philadelphia, promoted to VP, network programming.

Appointments at In Demand: Sean Henry,
senior director, program planning and scheduling, Los Angeles, promoted to VP; Richard Wellerstein,
senior director, movie programming, Los Angeles, promoted to VP, theatrical programming and acquisitions; Jennifer Boudreaux,
senior director, financial planning and analysis, New York, promoted to VP.

Sean Gallagher,
senior director, business and legal affairs, Granada Entertainment, Los Angeles, promoted to VP.

Lauren Mazzuca,
manager, ad sales marketing, Westwood One, New York, promoted to director.


Jack Hobbs,
VP/GM, HBC Radio Network, Dallas, promoted to senior VP/GM/director, new-business development, HBCsi, Dallas.


Alan Murray,
bureau chief, Washington, The Wall Street Journal, joins CNBC, Atlanta, in the same capacity.


Laura Molen,
senior VP/national sales manager, Paramount Advertiser Services, Hollywood, Calif., promoted to senior VP/general sales manager.

Richard Tunkle,
account executive, radio sales, Interep, New York, named manager, new-business development, Arbitron, New York.

Changes at CBS Media Relations, New York: Johanna Fuentes,
junior publicist, promoted to senior publicist; Kim Sartori,
press assistant, promoted to junior publicist.