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Feb 19, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Yolanda Thomas to traffic manager, WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV, Charlotte, N.C., from assistant traffic manager. Also, Deborah Rapa to research/marketing director, WJZY and WFVT, from research director, WWMT-TV, Kalamazoo, Mich.; L’Tonya Hopkins to local sales manager, WFVT-TV, Charlotte, from sales consultant, WHNS-TV, Greenville, S.C.; Matt Livoti to national sales manager, WJZY, from account executive; and Angela Roper to national sales assistant, WJZY, from media buyer, Griffin Pools and Spas.
Mike Smythe to vice president and general manager, KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, Mo., from general sales manager.
Mark Hotchkiss to general sales manager, KSPR-TV, Springfield, Mo., from national sales manager.
Renee Williams to vice president, membership marketing, KCET-TV, Los Angeles, from director of marketing communications, Toptutors.com. Also, Rosemarie Bianco to executive producer of marketing production, from production manager and senior producer, L.A. City View Channel 35.
Lori Motley to manager of national sales and marketing, Univision, from local sales manager, KUVS-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
Tad O’Rourke to national sales manager, WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV, Buffalo, N.Y., from local sales manager, 97 Rock, The Edge, and WHTT-FM, Buffalo.
Jonathan Killian to on-air promotion manager, WTTG-TV, Washington, from senior writer/producer.
Paulette Carpenter to vice president, community relations, CBS Television, from director, community relations.
Cable
Len Marino to senior vice president, creative services and on-air promotion, Odyssey Network, from vice president.
Andrew Nigolian to division vice president, Adelphia division sales, Starz Encore Group, from vice president of marketing, Binghamton, N.Y., division, Time Warner Cable.
Steve Barker to account manager, The Golf Channel, from account manager, WWJ-TV, Detroit. Also, Michelle Jones to account manager of infomercials, direct response and international sales, from media director, DeFalco Advertising, Orlando, Fla.; and Lisa Mesloh to account manager, from director of tour relations.
Jodi Rabitz to account executive, Cable Television Services, from marketing manager, Vencomm.net, Denver.
Steve Sherman to vice president of research, CNBC, from director of research, CNBC.com.
Michael Beller to vice president for business and legal affairs, National Geographic Channel, from director of business affairs, Discovery Communications.
Neil Hoffman to senior vice president, planning, scheduling and acquisitions, Lifetime Television, from vice president of programming, WGN Cable.
Simon Pollock to managing director, Europe, A&E Television Networks, from vice president, content development, Europe, OpenTV. Also, John Hartinger to vice president, marketing and new business development, AETN interactive, from vice president, new media distribution.
Sharri Berg to vice president of news operations, Fox News Channel, from director, news gathering and operations. Also, Bill Shine to network executive producer, from executive producer, prime time.
Brad Samuels to executive vice president, affiliate relations, Comedy Central, from senior vice president.
Timothy Sylvester to director of customer service, Delmarva area systems, Comcast Cablevision, from chief financial officer, Clientlogic, Dover, Del. Also, Richard Palmer to senior vice president of finance and administration, Eastern division, from vice president of finance.
Kelly Abugov to senior vice president, programming, Lifetime Television, from vice president, East Coast programming and creative affairs. Also, Marian Effinger to vice president, reality programming, from director, reality programming; and Paul Noble to vice president, film acquisitions and scheduling, from director, feature films.
Oma Karasa to vice president of development and design, MSNBC.com, from strategic planning and training consultant.
Steve Greene to general manager, Internet Broadcasting Systems, from vice president of sales and marketing, Granite Broadcasting.
Bill Bolster to chairman and CEO, CNBC, from president and CEO. Also, Pamela Thomas-Graham to president and chief operating officer, from president and CEO, CNBC.com.
Donna Rothman to senior vice president, emerging networks, USA Cable, from vice president, Eastern sales, USA Network. Liz Kolman to senior vice president, USA Network advertising sales, from senior vice president of ad sales, Tribune Entertainment.
Carolanne Dolan to vice president of documentary series, A&E, from executive producer “Biography.”
Alicin Reidy to vice president of public responsibility, MTV Networks, from director of public responsibility, MTV.
Helen Feinbloom to senior vice president of advertising sales, the national Geographic Channels International, from chief operations officer for BATV. Also, David Morton to vice president, global interactive development, from creative director WorldSport Networks.
Eric Fischer to vice president of advertising sales, Fox Family Worldwide, from director of advertising sales, National Basketball Association.
Krissie Verbic to vice president of national accounts and affiliate marketing, Bravo Networks, from director, national accounts.
Convergence
Michael Berman to vice president, business affairs and senior counsel, iN Demand, from director of legal affairs, Scripps Television Networks. Also, Susan Scott to senior vice president, distribution, from vice president of sales, The FeedRoom.com.
Jan Constantine to executive vice president, News America, News Corp., in addition to senior vice president, News Corp., senior deputy general counsel, News America, and general counsel, marketing and publishing groups, News America.
Jeff Henry to CEO, Crown Interactive, from managing director, Hallmark Entertainment Network, United Kingdom.
Distribution
Jane Small to director of international television sales, Eagle Vision, from independent media consultant, Small World.
Mark Halperin to vice president, operations, Universal Studios Home Video, from director of operations.
Journalism
Joy Purdy to noon and 5:30 p.m. co-anchor, WFOR-TV, Miami, from reporter and fill-in anchor, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
Joe Haynes to primary meteorologist, KTBS-TV, Shreveport, La., from morning meteorologist, KMGH-TV, Denver.
Pete Wilson to night executive producer, WBZ-TV, Boston, from producer, 11 p.m. newscast.
Deidra White to assignment desk manager, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from planning manager.
Steven Kerch to real estate editor, CBS MarketWatch.com, from real estate group editor, Chicago Tribune.

Chris Selfridge to executive producer, early morning news, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from 10 p.m. news and special assignment producer, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo.
Matt King to sports director, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., from sports reporter and anchor.
Production
Darcy Antonellis to senior vice president, distribution technologies and operations, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, from senior vice president, operations/technical operations.
Kobi Jaeger to president and CEO, Victory Entertainment Corp., Orlando, Fla., from chief operating officer.
Mort Marcus to chairman, Miramax Television and Video, from executive vice president, sales and development, Walt Disney Internet Group, Buena Vista Television.
Lisa Tomei to artist, R!ot, from free-lance artist for post-production facilities, including Area 52, Los Angeles.
Radio
Michael Blauner to sales manager, Christal Radio, New York, from suburban sales manager, New York. Also, Steve Sarantos to vice president/director of sales, Western region, from sales manager, Los Angeles.
James McConnell to senior vice president of programming, ABC Radio Networks, from vice president, corporate program director, News/Talk and ESPN Radio and ABC-owned stations.
Other
Nydia Bonnin to deputy staff director, House Energy and Commerce Committee, from senior finance adviser to the National Republican Congressional Committee. Also, Jessica Wallace to telecommunications counsel, from chief telecommunications specialist for the office of Rep. Billy Ta
uzin, R-La.
Chris Bowick, senior vice president of engineering and chief technical officer, Cox Communications, and Dana Evans, chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and administration, VeriSign, have joined the board of directors of Liberate Technologies.
Bret Lukezic to vice president, Radamec, from general manager.
Gina Bellegante to national transition manager, Best Consulting, from account manager, Seattle.
George Middlemas, a managing partner of Apex Venture Partners, has been elected to the board of directors of Digital Goods.
Sarah Foss to director of marketing, Harris Broadcast Communications Division, Harris Corp., from strategic marketing consultant to various firms in Washington. Also, Brian Lay to director of product marketing, Harris Automation.
Elzbieta Pruszynska to vice president of strategic planning, Bianco-Lorenz, Coconut Grove, Fla., from director, advertising sales, E! Entertainment Television Latin America.
Kim Roberts to associate national executive director, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, from vice president, human resources, Safe Horizon.