Fates Round Up, Thursday June 13, 2013


Here is a compilation of the latest executive moves in the industry.

  • Rosa Flores was hired as a correspondent and substitute anchor for CNN on June 13, from WBRZ, the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, where she anchored the late afternoon news.
  • Brian McCann, formerly of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, joined Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell June 13 as a producer and writer.
  • Paul Kosac was named VP, strategic accounts and channel partners for the Americas, ATEME on June 13, reporting to Mike Antonovich, senior VP and GM for the Americas.
  • Andrea Smith was appointed on June 13 to VP, global sales, Archimedia Technology, from VP, sales, Media Services, a division of Technicolor.
  • Fox News announced June 12 that Sarah Palin will return to the network on Monday, June 17, with an appearance on Fox & Friends. She will contribute to Fox Business Network as well.
  • Bravo Media has promoted Ellen Stone June 12 to executive VP of marketing from senior VP of marketing. She will continue to oversee marketing initiatives and brand identity and will report to Frances Berwick, president, Bravo and Style Media.
  • Actress Maxine Stuart died June 6 at her home in Beverly Hills. Her TV credits included Playhouse 90, Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and soap operas The Edge of Night, Young and the Restless and General Hospital.
  • Larry Strumwasser was hired June 11 as executive VP, broadcast sales and business development, WordLink, from sales president at MMT,  a subsidiary of Cox Communications. He will report to Dan Casey, executive VP, sales, and GM, WorldLink, and will oversee WorldLink’s broadcast and digital divisions.
  • Ed Delaney was named on June 11 executive VP, operations, Fox Sports Media Group, from senior VP, broadcast operations and engineering, YES. He will be responsible for all technical aspects of remote and studio operations and report to Fox Sports co-presidents and COOs Randy Freer and Eric Shanks.
  • Kelly Wallace is returning to CNN this July as a digital correspondent and editor-at-large for CNN Digital, the network announced on June 11. She was previously a CNN correspodnent from 1999-2006. She will cover issues and interests of the modern woman.
  • Hamid Qayyum was named VP, North America Operations, Intraway Corp. on June 11, from VP, sales, Metaswitch. He will report to COO Ricardo Simpson.
  • Richard Turner was named VP, digital media, UP, on June 11 from VP, digital activation, TNT and TBS. In his new role, Turner will report to Philip Manwaring, senior VP, strategic planning, research and technology, and will be responsible for overseeing UP’s digital presence and engaging viewers through web sites, social media, mobile apps and other online platforms,
  • Kimberly Davis was named VP, human resources at LIN Media on June 11, from director, human resources business partner for Advanced Micro Devices. Davis will be responsible for “developing and executing strategic employee initiatives that support the company’s overall business plan and strategy,” said LIN, among her other managerial duties, and will report to Vincent Sadusky, president and CEO.
  • The Paley Center announced three new executive appointments June 10. Maureen Reidy was named chief marketing officer from CEO of marketing agency The Argus Group. She will oversee marketing, communications and digital and social media. Maxim Thorne was named executive VP of development. Thorne was previously VP and general counsel of BOS Development and senior VP and chief development and communications officer for the NAACP. He will oversee development and fundraising. Diane Lewis was promoted to executive VP of programming from VP of public affairs and programs.
  • Bryan Castellani joined ABC News June 10 as senior VP, production, operations, business planning and strategy, from VP and CFO of The Walt Disney Company’s operations in Japan.
  • Josh Bernstein was named Al Jazeera’s on-air investigative reporter in Washington, D.C. on June 10, from senior investigative reporter for KDVR FOX 31 in Denver. He will be responsible for breaking news and uncovering official wrongdoing.
  • George Stromeyer was appointed to senior VP, worldwide sales, Harmonic, on June 10, from Cisco, where he led the company’s European cable, digital medi, and IPTV service provider sales division. He will be responsible for driving revenue in broadcast, cable, satellite, telecommunications, media and post-production markets.
  • Michel Pratte was promoted June 10 to VP, media ventures, Temple Street Productions, from director, strategy and business development. He will lead the company’s expansion in the original digital content space.