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At WLWC Providence, R.I.: Lisa Pesanello,
local sales manager, promoted to national sales manager; Tina
Castano, general sales manager, WPRO(FM) Providence, named local
At Scripps Networks, Knoxville, Tenn.: Christopher
Powell, VP, organizational development and talent management, ING
Group, Atlanta, joins in the newly created position of executive VP, human
resources; Ron Feinbaum, general manager/senior VP,
Scripps Networks Interactive, promoted to executive VP, business
At Insight Communications: Kathy Douglass,
director, business operations, West region, promoted to district VP, Northeast
Indiana district; Jeanne Coleman, director of customer
care, Time Warner Cable, Buffalo, N.Y., returns as district VP, Northern
Liz Ryan, catering director, Tautogs
Restaurant, Virginia Beach, Va., named local account executive, Cox Media,
Hampton Roads, Va.
At Fox Cable Networks, Los Angeles: Bob
Thompson, president, Fox Sports Networks, Los Angeles, named
president, Fox National Cable Sports Networks; Randy
Freer, COO, Fox Sports Networks, named president, Fox Regional
Cable Sports Networks.
Bryan Postlethwait, consultant, Playboy
Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, named senior VP, programming.
Katherine Johnson, VP, promotions and
marketing, Turner Entertainment, promoted to senior VP.
Peter Farnsworth, VP, business development,
National Basketball Association, New York, promoted to senior VP, business
Christine Davis, head of animation, new
media, marketing and design, Sullivan Entertainment Inc., joins Cookie Jar
Entertainment, Toronto, as in-house producer.
Peter Bavaro, executive producer/director of
operations, JWTwo, J. Walter Thompson, New York, appointed executive director,
sales and marketing, Post Logic Studios, New York/Hollywood.
Dave Apostolico, senior counsel, QVC Inc.,
West Chester, Pa., named VP, affiliate sales and marketing.
Larry Most, general sales manager, CBS Corp.,
West Palm Beach, Fla., named director, advertising sales, Sun Sports/FSN
Florida, Sunrise, Fla.
At Playboy Entertainment Group, Los Angeles: Todd
Schwartz, senior VP, strategic development, Branded Media Corp.,
joins as VP, programming, Playboy TV; Michael Spierer,
director, programming, promoted to VP, programming and acquisitions, adult
Sree Sreenivasan, professor and dean of
students, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will also serve as
technology reporter, WNBC New York.
Christopher King, freelance reporter, CNN and
CBS Newspath, joins WGCL Atlanta, as general
Corrina Sullivan, weekend anchor/reporter,
KTVI St. Louis, joins WOFL Orlando, Fla., as co-anchor,
Fox 35 News at 10 p.m.
J.C. Corcoran, host of
J.C. & the U-Man Morning Showgram,
KIHT(FM) St. Louis, joins news team, Fox 2 News at 5
p.m. and Fox 2 News at 9 p.m.,
KTVI St. Louis.
At Enversa, New York: Naomi Bradford,
formerly with BBC World, joins as business development manager; Jon
Cooke, account executive, Yahoo! Hot Jobs, joins as account
manager; Felicia Robinson, business development/sales
administrator, 0260, Inc, joins as business development coordinator.
At Front Porch Digital, Boulder, Colo.: Tim
Weir, formerly with Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek), named
director of Americas partner management, based in Louisville, Colo.;
Greg A. Voss, director of finance, Cornice Inc.,
appointed chief financial officer.
At RF Central, Carlisle, Pa.: Norman Stein,
director of operations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, named VP, media and
government programs; Keith Blaisdell, news director,
WHTM Harrisburg, Pa., joins as director of engineering and production.
Mikael Wänelöf, head of business
development and product management, Bewator AB, appointed director of corporate
communications, Net Insight, Stockholm.
Jack Higham, CIO, AccuWeather Inc., named VP,
information technology, C-COR Inc., State College, Pa.
Rob Abeyta Jr., art director, Nike, joins
72andSunny, Los Angeles, as art director.
At D S Simon Productions, New York: Michael
McLaughlin, media relations specialist, named manager, earned
media strategy; Brian Devenny, account manager, RLM
Public Relations, named media relations manager.
Kenny Marks, general sales manager, sports,
Clear Channel Communications, Denver, named general sales manager, FSN Rocky
Cindy Wallis, director of program
acquisitions and scheduling, USA Network, NBC Universal, joins CableU, Norwalk,
Conn., as consultant and managing editor.
At CTAM Educational Foundation, 2007 officers: Chair Andy
Heller, president, domestic distribution, Turner Broadcasting
System Inc.; Vice Chair Dinesh Jain, president/COO,
Insight Communications; Secretary/Treasurer Char
Beales, president/CEO, CTAM.
At BMI: Richard A. Garza, associate attorney,
Performing Rights group, promoted to director, legal & business affairs,
New York; Beth Mason, catalogue/creative manager,
Windswept Pacific, joins BMI, Nashville, as associate director,
Eric Newton, director of journalism
initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, named VP,
Mark Pedowitz, president, Touchstone
Television/executive VP, ABC Entertainment Television Group, elected to a
four-year term on the BMI Board of Directors.
At BMI: Delia Orjuela, senior director of
Latin music, Los Angeles, promoted to assistant VP, writer/publisher relations,
Latin music; Wardell Malloy, associate director,
writer/publisher relations, New York, promoted to director,
Ian Gilmour, manager of engineering, research
and conservation, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, joins Media
Matters LLC, New York, as chief media preservation consultant.