VP/GM, WRAL-TV Raleigh, N.C., joins WPTV(TV) West Palm Beach, Fla., in the same capacity.
executive director, development, School of Engineering, University of Southern California, joins KCET(TV) Los Angeles, as executive VP, institutional advancement.
Appointments at Time Warner Cable, Dayton, Ohio: Kim Cannon,
VP, marketing and public affairs, Portland, Maine, named VP, marketing, Western Ohio Division; Rick Beiswenger,
VP, marketing, customer service and training, Syracuse, N.Y., named VP, customer service and field operations, Western Division.
COO, Artisan Entertainment, Los Angeles, named president and appointed to Artisan's board of directors.
VP, on-air promotion, creative and media services, The WB Television Network, Burbank, Calif., promoted to senior VP, marketing.
senior VP, international channels, Paramount Pictures Television Group, Hollywood, Calif., promoted to executive VP.
Appointments at Warner Bros.: Jack Wakshlag,
senior VP, research, Burbank, Calif., promoted to executive VP; Jen O'Dea,
director, ad sales research, Fox Family Channel, New York, joins VP, advertising sales research, New York.
senior VP, programming services, Sterling Digital, New York, joins VH1, New York, as senior VP, programming strategy.
director, programming, MSNBC, Secaucus, N.J., appointed VP, program planning, TNN: The National Network, New York.
producer/creative executive, Porchlight Entertainment, Los Angeles, joins Hearst Entertainment Productions, Los Angeles, as VP, movies and miniseries.
VP, sales, King World, New York, named VP, Eastern advertising sales, Fox News Channel, New York.
Appointments at Varsity Entertainment, New York: Matt Morchower,
special assistant to Alex Wallau, ABC Television Network, New York, named CEO; Dave Kaufman,
manager, operations, human resources and training, Xando Cosi, New York, named COO.
executive consultant, Moral Court, Los Angeles, joins VH1, Los Angeles, as co-executive producer, Jump the Shark.
general sales manager, Clear Channel Hawaii station cluster, promoted to director, sales.
news director, KYMA(TV) Yuma, Ariz., joins WSET-TV Lynchburg, Va., in the same capacity.
correspondent, Washington, CNN Newsroom, Atlanta, named co-anchor.
producer, CNBC, Secaucus, N.J., promoted to senior producer.
legal reporter/ analyst, KIRO-TV Seattle, adds to her duties legal analyst, Fox News Channel, Seattle.
morning anchor, KMTV(TV) Omaha, Neb., joins KPTM(TV) Omaha, as prime time anchor.
co-anchor, KTLA(TV), Los Angeles, joins WPEC(TV) West Palm Beach, Fla., as weekday anchor/reporter.
morning anchor, KTRK-TV Houston, joins KEYE-TV Austin, as evening anchor.
reporter, WINK-TV Fort Myers, Fla., joins WFOR-TV Miami, in the same capacity.
Monterey Newsroom reporter, KSBW(TV) Salinas, Calif., named morning co-anchor at the station.
Appointments at Continental Television Sales: John Thorne,
VP/sales manager, Los Angeles, promoted to VP/director of sales, west station group;Beth Wagner,
VP/sales manager, Chicago, promoted to VP/director of sales; Paul Claeys,
manager, Seattle, promoted to VP/sales manager.
Al Ham, 76, died in Spring Hill, Fla., on Oct. 6. He created and syndicated The Music of Your Life
radio format, which kept a uniquely American art form, the popular song, before the public. The Music of Your Life, heard on more than 150 stations nationwide, has a nostalgic bent featuring singers such as Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Ham, whose wife, big-band singer Mary Mayo, predeceased him, was a producer of the Mitch Miller Sing Along TV series. He won several Clios for TV commercials.—Beatrice Williams-Rude