Fates & Fortunes
GM, WDCA(TV) Washington, named VP/GM, WXIX-TV Newport, Ky.
program manager, KDVR(TV) Denver, named research and program director.
GM/ general sales manager, KPTH(TV) Sioux City, Iowa, named general sales manager, WHPN-TV Janesville, Wis.
chairman/ interim CEO, Adelphia Communications, named to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association board.
,director, new product development, Charter Communications Inc., St. Louis, promoted to VP, product development.
At Rainbow Network Communications, Jericho, New York: Steven J. Pontillo,
VP, engineering and technical services, promoted to senior VP/GM; Thomas Greco,
senior director, business development, promoted to VP.
consultant, Harbor Light Consulting Group, Atlanta, joins Cox Communications, Atlanta, as director, talent management and development.
At The Walt Disney Co., Burbank, Calif.: Gary Foster,
media manager, Dow Jones, New York, joins as VP, corporate communications; John Spelich,
director, investor communications, Gateway Inc., San Diego, joins as VP, corporate communications.
Wonya Y. Lucas,
senior VP, strategic marketing, CNN News Group, Atlanta, joins The Weather Channel, Atlanta, as executive VP, marketing.
At Bravo: Ned Sands,
West Coast director, advertising sales, Los Angeles, promoted to VP, Western region; Linda Fint Gallo,
director, advertising sales, Chicago, named VP, Midwest region; Timothy Quane,
editor, film, Baseline.Hollywood.com, New York, joins as scheduling administrator, Jericho, N.Y.
VP/creative director, Rare Medium, Los Angeles, joins FX, Los Angeles, as VP, on-air promotion.
At Discovery Networks: Harold Morganstern,
director, ad sales, New York, named VP, ad sales, Eastern region; Amy Baker,
VP/national sales manager, TLC, The Travel Channel and BBC America, New York, named VP, Discovery Solutions, New York.
affiliate relations manager, Western region, Game Show Network, promoted to director, affiliate marketing.
Washington correspondent, Tribune Broadcasting, joins NBC News, Washington, as correspondent.
correspondent, Fox News Channel, Washington, joins MSNBC, Washington, as correspondent, Hardball With Chris Matthews.
anchor/ reporter, Fox News Channel, New York, adds correspondent, The Pulse, to her duties.
weekend anchor/reporter, KFMB-TV San Diego, joins NBC News, Atlanta, as network correspondent.
contributing correspondent, ABC NewsOne, Miami, joins ABC News Radio, Miami, as correspondent.
senior producer, Catherine Crier Live, Court TV, New York, joins Donahue, MSNBC, New York, in the same capacity.
co-anchor, morning newscast, News 12 Long Island, New York, named weekend co-anchor, Inside Edition
, New York.
director, operations, WRQX(FM) Washington/WJZW(FM) Woodbridge, Va., named president/GM WDRQ(FM)/ WDVD-FM Detroit.
station manager, KMEO-FM Flower Mound, Texas, and KESN-FM Arlington, Texas, named operations manager, KRLD(AM) Dallas.
J. Kim Fennell,
president/ CEO, StorageWay, Fremont, Calif., joins Pinnacle Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif., in the same capacity.
chairman/ CEO/president, Venture, Los Angeles, appointed director, business development, entertainment and media, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Los Angeles.
director, brand marketing, Hallmark Channel, Greenwood Village, Colo., joins Archipelago, Denver, as client partner.
VP/GM, CableRep, Omaha, Neb., joins CableRep, San Diego, in the same capacity.
Axel Petersen, a former director in CBS's entertainment department, died of cancer in Blaine, Wash., on June 24. He was 70.
Petersen joined CBS in 1957, climbing from typist to media relations director in his 34 years with the network. He was responsible for organizing CBS's semi-annual press tours. He retired in 1991.
Petersen is survived by a brother and two nieces.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.