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Advertising & Agencies
Mary Ram to VP and director of account and media services, The Direct Network, Hoboken, N.J., from senior VP, client services, Media Director Partners/ID Media.
Broadcasting
Ron Tarasoff to VP of broadcast technology and engineering, Turner Entertainment Group Operations, from director of engineering.
Joe Siegel to VP, creative director, East Coast, Paxson Communications Corp., from creative director, East Coast.
Jennifer Bucheit to creative services director, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, from director, on-air promotions.
Peter Walker, senior VP, expands his coverage to the East Coast, Southern region, WGN-TV, Chicago, and WGN Superstation, Tribune Television. Also, Joe Young to regional VP, from VP and general manager, KDAF-TV, Denver; and Steve Carver to regional VP and general manager, KDAF, WBZL-TV, Miami, KHWB-TV, Houston, and WGNO-TV and WNOL-TV, New Orleans, from VP and general manager, WGN-AM, Chicago.
Sarah White to director of member services, KUHT-TV, Houston, from president and general manager, KOZK-TV and KOZJ-TV, Springfield, Mo.
Frank Biancuzzo to president and general manager, WISN-TV, Milwaukee, from VP, marketing and promotion, Hearst-Argyle Television.
Dee Noonan to national sales manager, WGBA-TV and WACY-TV, Green Bay, Wis., from national sales manager, WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Bryn Burns to VP of research, Meredith Broadcasting Group, from director of research, CNN/U.S.
Susan Lucas to VP and general manager, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, from general manager, WLFL-TV and WRDC-TV, Raleigh, N.C.
Cable
Joe Schlosser to VP, communications and publicity, Crown Media U.S., from bureau chief, Los Angeles, Broadcasting & Cable. Also, Elizabeth Hillman to executive director, communications and publicity, Hallmark Channel, from director.
Cynthia Carpenter to VP of affiliate marketing, AMC Networks, from VP, sales and marketing, High Speed Access, Littleton, Colo.
Todd Green to VP, national accounts, affiliate marketing, Bravo Networks, from senior director, category sales planning and marketing, Maxwell House Coffee, Kraft Foods.
Cathy Weeden to VP and general manager, Sunshine Network, from VP and general manager, Fox Sports Net Arizona.
Susan Panisch to VP of programming, Outdoor Life Network, from director of program development and new media.
Debbie Kirsch to VP, operations, Comedy Central, from director, operations.
Bradford Race to senior adviser to Chairman and CEO Leo Hindery, YES Network, from secretary and chief of staff to New York Gov. George Pataki.
Doug Reisinger to director, affiliate marketing for EchoStar, Starz Encore Group, from manager, affiliate marketing. Also, Megan Reeder-Holman to director, affiliate marketing, Cox Communications, from manager, affiliate marketing; Amy Needham to director, affiliate marketing for DirecTV, from director, sales, for EchoStar; Nigel Sonariwo to group director, DirecTV, EchoStar and Broadband/TVRO, from director of international marketing, Hallmark Entertainment Network; and Keith Tyrrell to group director of affiliate marketing, AT&T, Comcast, Cox and national division accounts, from corporate director of marketing and communications, WINfirst, Denver.
Leslie Read to cable center ambassador, The Cable Center, from VP, HBO.
Philip D’Ambrosio to senior VP, tax, Cablevision Systems Corp., from partner, tax, and national tax director of media and entertainment, Ernst & Young, New York.
Sergei Kuharsky to senior VP of marketing, iN Demand, from senior VP of marketing, Now Showing Entertainment.
Theresa Edy to VP, series programming, Lifetime Television, from head of creative affairs, Tony Jonas Productions.
David Sternberg to senior VP of network operations and business development and general manager, Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Espa ‘ol, from VP and general manager, Fox Sports International.
Convergence
Tom Meredith to VP, research, E-Poll, from VP, research, Intertainer.
William Corbin to VP, interactive production, A&E Television Networks, from executive VP, Restau rantRow.com. Also, Fran Mersel to VP, research, from director, marketing research.
Jason Revzon to executive producer, broadcast division, Tribune Interactive, from senior executive producer, Chicago, Web operations.
Distribution
Joseph Tafuri to senior VP, DirecTV advertiser sales, Columbia TriStar Television Advertiser Sales, from VP, DirecTV sports advertiser sales. Dick Roberts to VP, marketing, off-network programming, from director, advertising and promotion.
Dick Block to director of international TV services, Tournament of Roses, from consultant.
Stephen Rockabrand to executive VP, Premiere Marketing & Distribution, from senior VP, programming, new business development and distribution, TVN Entertainment Corp.
Maria Escalante to senior VP and general manager, ECM The Americas, from international media director, global accounts, Omnicom Agencies.
Journalism
Kathryn Kross to VP and Washington bureau chief, CNN, from deputy bureau chief and executive editor.
Caryn Brooks to executive producer, “WGN Morning News,” WGN-TV, Chicago, from managing editor, WFLD-TV, Chicago.
Otis Livingston to sports anchor, WNBC-TV, New York, from weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter, WWOR-TV, New York.
Adam Housley to correspondent, Los Angeles, Fox News Channel, from reporter and anchor, KTXL-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
Jake Tapper to on-camera reporter, VH1, from Washington correspondent, Salon.com.
Kathy Baugh to news director, WKJG-TV, Fort Wayne, Ind., from executive producer, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis.
Orlando Ruiz to senior photographer, “CNN Newsource Live,” from photographer.
Regent Ducas to news director, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., from assistant news director, WDIV-TV, Detroit.
Ross Becker to anchor, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, from anchor, MSNBC. Also, Veronica Sanchez to reporter, from reporter, KMPH-TV, Fresno, Calif.
Philip Palmer to weekday morning anchor, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, from weekend anchor.
Stephanie Guadian to weekend anchor, KTRK-TV, Houston, from reporter, KNTV, San Jose, Calif. Also, Sherri Ly to free-lance reporter, from weekend anchor/reporter, Orange County News Channel.
Inga Hammond to national anchor, Fox Sports Net, Los Angeles, from anchor, CNN/SI.
Allison Alexander to anchor/reporter, KGUN-TV, Tucson, Ariz., from anchor/reporter, KTAL-TV, Shreveport, La.
Jim Hanchett to 10 p.m. weeknight co-anchor, WECT-TV, Wilmington, N.C., from senior political correspondent, NBC Newschannel.
Joie Chen to correspondent, Washington, CBS News, from anchor, CNN.
Production
Doug Miller to sales director, Henninger Media Services, from director of sales, Qwest Digital Media. Also, Scott Witthaus to VP and general manager, D.C. operations, from VP and general manager, Henninger Capitol, and facility manager, Henninger Richmond; and Dave Leonard to executive producer, Henninger Productions, from general manager, Henninger Post; Meg Page to manager, program sales and co-productions, Henninger Productions, from sales executive; and Fred Elliott to director of facilities operations, Henninger Capitol, from operations manager.
Laurette Hayden to senior VP, long-form programming, USA Network, from VP, original movies, Lifetime Television. Also, Christopher Bove to VP, development, long-form programming, from manager of development; Michael Slucan to director of development, long-form programming, from creative executive; Gary Shapiro to director of series development, reality programming and specials, from manager, prime-time hour-long series; and Bill McGoldrick to director of development, original series, from executive assistant.
Steve Lange to executive producer, Weller/Grossman Productions, from general manager.
Mary Donahue to executive producer, “A Wedding Story,” Banyan Productions, from producer, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Harpo Productions.
Mashawn Nix to director, unscripted and reality programming and development, Tribune Entertainment, from supervising producer, “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” Columbia TriS
tar Television and Merv Griffin Productions.
Technology
Allen Preece to chief financial officer, Sigma Systems, from CFO, Norigen Communications.
Bernard Schotter, consultant to, private equity investor in and member of Telecom Partners, Denver, has been named to the board of directors of Liberty Livewire Corp.
Stan Sands to VP, corporate sales, NDS, from VP, cable sales, Micromuse, Atlanta.
Radio
Bonnie Press to president, Katz Dimensions, from senior VP and general manager, KRG sales.
Gary Mincer to regional director of sales, Northeast Ohio radio division, Clear Channel Radio, from director of sales, Cleveland cluster.
Clay Steely to VP of engineering, radio division, ABC Radio, from director of engineering, ABC Radio Group, Dallas.
Other
Jack Gault, formerly executive VP of Time Warner Cable, has joined the board of directors of Gotuit Video.