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Mar 19, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Tara Phillips to associate media director, TBWA/Chiat/Day, from interactive media supervisor, Digitas NY.
Broadcasting
Jim McKernan to director of sales, KMTV, Omaha, Neb., from vice president and general manager, Journal Broadcast Group’s eight Omaha radio stations.
Mychal Grenawalt to regional sales manager, The WB 100+ Station Group, from sales manager, WBL-TV, Lansing, Mich.
Ben Oldham to director of sales, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from local sales manager.
Michelle Corbit to account executive, KRON-TV, San Francisco, from business development manager, EnReach Technology. Also, Ben Holland to national sales manager, from vice president and sales manager, Petry Television, New York; Craig Keppler to electronic graphics manager, from lead chyron operator/still store operator, WAMI-TV, Miami; Tiffany Michael to graphics producer, from graphics producer, KPIX-TV, San Francisco; Tess Phelan to account executive, project sales development, from vice president of marketing and sales, Vergies Corp.; Susan Seghetti to account executive, new business development, from territory sales manager, Coca-Cola Co.; Fred Yung to graphic artist, from graphic artist, Diva Sytems; and Jeffrey Weinstock to creative services director, from manager of affiliate marketing, The WB Network, Los Angeles.
Val Napolitano to president and CEO, Petry Television, Atlanta, from senior vice president, director of regional operations.
James Berman to general manager, WETM-TV, Elmira, N.Y., from director of programming and research, WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Hollis Boardman to general sales manager, WKFT-TV, Raleigh, N.C., from general sales manager, WXII-TV, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Cable
Kathy Quattrone to executive vice president and general manager, Discovery Health Channel, from senior vice president, programming.
Tom Gombas to regional director of sales, Western region, Adelphia Media Services, from regional sales manager. Also Nancy Harrington to regional director of sales, Southeast region, from regional sales manager; Ken Klein to regional director of sales, Northeast region, from regional sales manager, Rick Pettyford to regional director of sales, Central region, from regional sales manager; Nancy Fry to director of advertising, Cleveland, Ohio, and Erie, Pa., markets, from regional sales manager, Great Lakes region; Steve Castle to regional director of operations, Western region, from regional operation manager; Chris Kerney to regional director of operations, Northeast region, from regional operation manager; Tammi Koch to regional director of operations, Great Lakes region, from regional operations manager; Carlos Pulido to regional director of operations, Southeast region, from regional operations manager; and John Artley to regional director of operations, Central region, from senior information specialist, Electronic Data Systems.
Alan Perris to senior vice president of programming, Odyssey Network, from senior vice president of programming, Telepictures Productions. Also Ron Stark to vice president, affiliate marketing, from founder and president of Star Kreative Services.
Tracy Rainaldi to manager, marketing and promotions, BayTV, San Francisco, from corporate account executive, Golden State Warriors.
Ray Giacopelli to senior vice president, research, USA Cable, from vice president, research.
Lois Richerson to director, public affairs, education, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, from director of government relations.
Wendy Conrad to account director, Bravo Networks, from regional sales manager. Also, Brittany Griffin to account director, Eastern region, from regional sales manager, Southern region.
John Silvestri to general sales manager, executive vice president, USA Cable, from executive vice president, advertising sales.
Convergence
Rick Mischel to chief operating officer, Digital Creative Development, from president, The Mischel Co.
B. Jeff Craig, chief technology officer, E.W. Scripps Co., has been elected to the board of directors of Kobalt Interactive.
Terrence Higham to director of advertising sales, Live365, from national sales manager, SurfNetwork. Also, Ron Denman to vice president of new business sales, from executive vice president, Spot Magic; and Garrett Jamison to director, new business sales, from director of business development, OnAir Streaming Networks.
Distribution
David Berman to CEO, Airia Ltd., from senior vice president, North American region, PanAmSat.
Journalism
Hilary Clarke to senior editor, FBCInvestor, from Europe editor, TheStreet.co.uk. Also, Mary Motta to deputy managing editor, FBCInvestor, from senior business correspondent, Space.com; and Oliver Wagg, managing editor, FactBased Communications UK, from associate editor, TheStreet.co.uk.
James Doughty to anchor, KTRE-TV, Tyler-Longview, Texas, from reporter, KIII-TV, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mike Archer to executive producer, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from media consultant, various clients.
Robert Yuna to news director, WKBW-TV, Buffalo, N.Y., from news director, WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV, Charleston, S.C.
Production
Ken Bowser to co-director, documentary division, Fremantle Corp., from director and producer, “Hollywood D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities.” Also Rachel Talbot to co-director, documentary division, from producer, “Hollywood D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities.”
Michael Solomon has been appointed chairman of the board, Victory Entertainment Group. Mr. Soloman is also chairman and CEO of MAXX International and Team Communications.
Manfred Westphal to vice president of media relations, Paramount Television Group, from senior managing director, Showcase Communications Marketing/Public Relations.
Stephanie Hartog to controller of light entertainment, acquisitions and resources, worldwide production, Pearson Television Worldwide Production, from managing director, ECM Production.
Doug Butler to director of engineering, A.F. Associates, Northvale, N.J., from director of engineering, Post Perfect.
Radio
Farid Suleman to president and CEO, Infinity division of Viacom, from executive vice president/chief financial officer and treasurer/director, Infinity Broadcasting Corp.
Erik Hellum to executive vice president of group sales, Clear Channel Radio Sales, from regional sales vice president, corporate division, AMFM, and senior vice president of sales, AMFM/Clear Channel Chicago Cluster.
Other
Susan Packard has been elected to the Scripps Howard Foundation board of trustees. She is president of Scripps Networks New Ventures.