Who Is News

Nov 19, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Daniel Paterna to design director, Crossroads Television, from staff designer, ABC TV.
Maggie Simpson to senior counsel, Washington, Goodman Media International, from VP, public relations, CNN. Also, Scott Richardson to senior counsel, Midwest, from VP, public affairs and communications, A&E Networks; Abbie Joseph to senior counsel, Chicago, from director of marketing and business publicity, VH1; and Sybil MacDonald to senior counsel, Los Angeles, from director of communications, Nickelodeon/MTV Networks.
Jason Chappelle to senior writer/producer, Studio City, from writer.
Robert Kain to president and chief operating officer, IMG Americas, from senior executive VP. Also, Alastair Johnston to president and chief operating officer, IMG International, from senior executive VP; Arthur Lafave to vice chairman, from senior group VP and chief financial officer; William Sinrich to president and chief operating officer, TWI, from managing director, Europe, Africa and Middle East, TWI; Barry Frank to vice chairman, TWI, from president, and director, U.S. operations, TWI; and Peter Kuhn to chief financial officer, IMG and TWI, from senior staff VP and deputy CFO.
Sara McCormack to general sales manager, WMTV, Madison, Wis., from national sales manager. Also, Annie Somermeyer to local sales manager, from visual marketing manager.
Sonya McNair to VP of publicity and corporate communications, Fox Broadcasting Co., from VP of communications, Channel One Network.
Dene Stratton to senior VP, planning and control, ABC, from VP, planning and control.
Vince Nelson to VP of media sales, Kavouras/Meteorlogix, from VP and general manager, WYTV, Youngstown, Ohio. Also, Robert Gordon to CEO, DTN Weather Services/Meteorlogix, from VP, Carleton operations, Oracle Corp.
Bill Peterson to VP and general manager, WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from VP and general manager, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, N.C.
Robert Gilbert to general manager, WBPX-TV, Boston, from general sales manager.
Tammy Heinen to general manager, WHOT-TV, Atlanta, from manager, national spot sales office, Atlanta, Univision.
Larry Strumwasser to president, MMT Sales, from VP and director of sales, Post Newsweek Group, MMT.
John Thorne to VP and director of sales, West Station Group, Continental Television Sales, from VP and sales manager.
Chris Friedrichs to creative director, broadcast division, Media General, from marketing director, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Amy Warren to director of sales, KREM-TV and KSKN-TV, Spokane, Wash., from local sales manager, KOTV, Tulsa, Okla.
Beth Wagner to VP and director of sales, Chicago, Continental Television Sales, from VP and sales manager.
Shela Thompson to general sales manager, WGNO-TV, New Orleans, from local sales manager.
Deborah Popkin Schuster to general manager and executive VP, Closed Captioning Services, West, from executive VP of sales, Vital Access.
Richard Adams to regional VP, Texas, Gray Communication Systems, and general manager, KWTX-TV, Waco, Texas, from regional VP, Texas.
Betty Jo Cugini to VP of news, WJAR-TV, Providence, R.I., from director of special projects for news.
Paul Claeys to VP and sales manager, Seattle, Continental Television Sales, from manager.
Shawn Harris to general sales manager, WTVQ-TV, Lexington, Ky., from director of sales, WLFL-TV and WRDC-TV, Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, N.C.
Tom Marciano to local sales manager, KMAX-TV, Sacramento, Calif., from local sales manager, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas. Also, Gavin Joe to national sales manager, from national sales manager, KUVS-TV, Sacramento; and John Mansker to account executive, from local sales manager, KOVR-TV, Sacramento.
Susan Kelly to general sales manager, WIAT-TV, Birmingham, Ala., from local sales manager.
Teresa Maroon to regional account executive, KPTM-TV and KXVO-TV, Omaha, Neb., from account executive, KKCD-TV, Omaha. Also, Sherri Noland-Igo to local account executive, from account executive, KQKQ-FM, Omaha, Neb.
Chris Friedrichs to creative director, broadcast division, Media General, from marketing director, WDEF-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kurt Kiehnle to account executive, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from sales manager, Blair Television. Also, Christine Dubin to account executive, from local sales manager, Fox Sports Net Florida.
Karen Fritz to VP of program development and syndication, WETA-TV, Washington, from VP of television. Also, Michael Dietz to VP and manager, from director of programming, WTVS-TV, Detroit.
Meg LaVigne to VP and general manager, WUPA-TV, Atlanta, in addition to VP and general manager, WGNT-TV, Norfolk-Portsmouth, Va.
Michael O’Brien to VP of regional sales, Blair Television, from VP, Philadelphia.
Annie Howell to senior VP, communications, Discovery Networks, from VP of communications.
Jim Hashman to senior training director, affiliate marketing, Starz Encore Group, from training director, affiliate marketing.
Sherri York to VP, marketing, SoapNet, from national director, marketing and communications, MTV Networks. Also, Ellen DiPrisco to executive director, original programming, from producer, “Beyond With James Van Praagh,” Tribune Entertainment.
Steve Webster to VP of corporate communications and marketing planning, Game Show Network, from VP of publicity, West Coast, FX Networks.
Paul Fitzpatrick to executive VP and chief operating officer, Crown Media Holdings, from COO, Crown Media United States.
Kary McHoul to VP of development, E! Networks, from VP, alternative and late-night development, Fox Broadcasting Co. Also, Jeff Shore to VP of development, E! Entertainment Television, from executive producer, “The E! True Hollywood Story.”
Carol Lustenader to chief financial officer, Terayon Communication Systems, from VP of finance.
Klayton Fennell to director of government affairs, Comcast Cable Communications, from executive director of planning and administration. Also, Tom Wise to general sales manager, Comcast MarketLink Philadelphia, from national sales manager.
Scott Silverstein to senior VP and general sales manager, advertising sales, USA Network, USA Cable, from senior VP and general sales manager, advertising sales, Sci-Fi Channel.
Mark Depretis, technical operations manager, Pittsburgh, AT&T Broadband, Robert Wieand, CPA and controller, Service Electric Cablevision, Dale Albright, general manager, Altoona, Charter Communications, and Larry Kissinger, public affairs manager, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, have been elected to the Pennsylvania Cable & Telecommunications Associations board of directors.
Drew Goodman to play-by-play announcer, Colorado Rockies, Fox Sports Net and KWGN-TV, Denver, from sports director, FSN.
Kevin Brown to VP of Eastern advertising sales, Fox News Channel, from VP of sales, King World Productions.
Andy Hoffman to senior producer, CNBC, from producer.
Ben Zurier to senior VP of programming strategy, VH1, from senior VP of programming services, Sterling Digital.
Miranda Curtis to senior VP, Liberty Media Corp., from president, Liberty Media International. Also, Donne Fisher, president, Fisher Capital Partners, has been appointed to the Liberty Media board of directors.
Elizabeth Bohannon to VP of marketing, Toon Disney, from VP of marketing, Disney Consumer Products.
Gary Morgenstern to executive director, ESPN Outdoors, from manager, programming, ESPN.
Peter Schamel to senior VP and chief information officer, iN Demand, from director, e-business strategy consulting, high-tech practice, KPMG. Also, Michele Sinisi to regional senior manager, affiliate marketing, from regional marketing manager, affiliate marketing; and Lisa Shab to director, affiliate relations operations, customer care center, from associate director, affiliate sales and sales operations.
Nancy Leung to director, affiliate news gathering, CNN, from affiliate manager.
Jim Hunn to VP of marketing, Animal Planet, Discovery Networks, from partner and chief creative officer, Earle Palmer Brown, Washington.
Howard Homonoff to VP, bus
iness affairs, Rainbow Media Holdings, from VP and general manager, CNBC Strategic Ventures and CNBC/Dow Jones Business Video.
Rick Ehrman to director of business development, ShopNBC, from director of corporate development.
Rockey Flintermann to executive VP, sports and media business development, Veil Interactive Technologies, from director of sales and media business development, Gamut Interactive, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ross Hair to VP, international networks, Columbia TriStar International Television, from director, strategic planning, Singapore, ESPN/ Star Sports.
Michael McManus to co-anchor, “CNN Newsroom,” CNN, from Washington correspondent.
Ron Harig to news director, KOTV, Tulsa, Okla., from station strategist, Audience Research & Development, Dallas.
Sophia Choi to anchor, CNN Headline News, from anchor, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles. Also, Kent Shocknek to midday co-anchor, in addition to weekday morning anchor; Steve Overmyer to sports anchor, from weekend sportscaster, KPNX-TV, Phoenix; Carol Costello to anchor, CNN, from anchor and investigative reporter, WJLA-TV, Washington; and Davida Plummer to executive producer, Headline News, from assistant news director, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles.
Danielle Knox to weekday anchor, WFOR-TV, Miami, from host, Tech TV.
Rob Nikoleski to weekend sportscaster, WFXT-TV, Boston, from weekend sportscaster, Fox Sports Midwest.
Michelle Kosinski to reporter, WTVJ-TV, Miami, from reporter, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
Cara Liu to reporter, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, from reporter, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas.
Paul Deanno to meteorologist, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from meteorologist, KENS-TV, San Antonio.
Ben Becker to weekend sportscaster, WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from weekend sportscaster, WINK-TV, Fort Myers, Fla.
Shelley Harr to weekday 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. co-anchor, KSBW-TV, Salinas, Calif., from Monterey reporter.
Steve Noviello to consumer and investigative reporter, WGHP-TV, Winston-Salem, N.C., from consumer and investigative reporter, WVNY-TV, Burlington, Vt.
Natalie Pujo to reporter, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, from weekend anchor, KCOP-TV, Los Angeles.
Rob Malcolm to sports reporter and anchor, WDIV-TV, Detroit, from weekend sports anchor, CKVR-TV, Barrie, Ontario.
James Doughty-Munoz to news director, KACB-TV, San Angelo, Texas, from weekend anchor and reporter, KTRE-TV, Lufkin, Texas.
David Karnes to senior VP and general counsel, USA Television Production Group, from VP, legal affairs.
Mary Duffy to VP, production and development, East Coast, King World Productions, from senior executive producer, “The Ananda Lewis Show.”
Brad Bessey to supervising producer, “Entertainment Tonight,” Paramount Domestic Television, from coordinating producer. Also Sharlette Hambrick to supervising producer, “Hot Ticket,” in addition to coordinating producer, “ET.”