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Advertising & agencies
Geoff Calnan to VP of broadcast, The Cimarron Group, from executive VP of marketing, UPN.
Deborah Donovan to retail development sales manager, Charter Advertising, St. Louis, from management and training consultant, Breakthrough Marketing.
Broadcasting
Craig Allison to station manager, KSHB-TV, Kansas City, Mo., from director of sales.
Paulette Harris to program coordinator, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, N.Y., from technical director.
Lourdes Hudson-Yorlano to director of sales, Eastern region, Tribune Media Net, from regional sales manager, Advo.
Debbie James to general manager, KWBM-TV, Springfield, Mo., from general sales manager.
Andy Kazen to general manager, Metro Networks/Shadow Services, St. Louis, Mo., from general sales manager, KYKY-FM, St. Louis.
Ronald Rowe to chief engineer, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from assistant chief engineer.
Will Davis to VP and general manager, WJZY-TV, Charlotte, N.C., from general manager, WXLV-TV and WUPN-TV, Greensboro-Winston-Salem, N.C.
Charlie Mandala to general manager, KDRX-TV, Phoenix, from national sales manager.
Greg Oars to national sales manager, WSVN-TV, Miami, from account executive, Atlanta, CBS Spot Sales.
Jim McKernan to VP and general manager, KMTV, Omaha, Neb., from general sales manager.
Kat Brumback to sales account executive, WTVZ-TV, Norfolk, Va., from account executive, WGNT-TV, Portsmouth, Va.
William Evans to VP and general manager, KPSP-TV, Palm Springs, Calif., from general manager, WVLA-TV, WGMB-TV, WBBR-TV and WZUP-TV, Baton Rouge, La.
Ryan Craig to director of research, KING-TV, Seattle, from research director, KUSA-TV, Denver. Also, Jeff Parry to account executive, from account executive, Stevenson Advertising, Seattle.
Angie Konstantinopoulos to sales manager, Chicago, Adam Young, from account executive.
Karen Koch to promotion manager, KTXH-TV, Houston, from creative services director, KPRC-TV, Houston.
Cable
Joan Blanski to VP, marketing, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from owner, JMB Marketing Consulting.
Marc Leonard to VP, program and promotions scheduling, Comedy Central, from director. Also, Renee Presser to VP, standards and practices, from director.
Jared Romanski to director, customer service technology, Comcast Cable Communications, from project manager, customer service technology. Also, Gerard Lewis to senior counsel and chief privacy officer, from general counsel, Half.com., eBay.
Mark Harrad to VP, corporate communications, Time Warner Cable, from VP, public relations, Turner Broadcasting Sales.
Jim Bandera to local sales manager, New England Cable News, from lead account executive.
Brenda Hurner to account executive, National Cable Communications, from account manager, KARE-TV, Minneapolis. Also, Bob LeBlanc to account executive, from account executive, Harrington, Righter & Parsons, New York; also, Jennifer Mamaril to account executive, from account executive, United Television Sales, Los Angeles; and Lori Seger-Ludington to account executive, from marketing manager, WJBK-TV, Detroit.
Jon Marks to senior VP of entertainment research, TNT, from VP of research.
Constantino Schwartz to sales manager, Mexico and Central America, Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, from account executive, Caribbean and special markets. Also, Debora Coutinho to account executive, Caribbean and special markets, from senior account executive, Turner International Brazil.
Alexa Verveer to VP, government relations and public policy, Discovery Communications, from deputy assistant attorney, U.S. department of Justice.
Paul Fry to president and general manager, NorthWest Cable News, Seattle, from VP and general manager. Also, Sandra Palmer to national account executive, from affiliate marketing manager, Chicago, Bravo and the Independent Film Channel; Linda Hartley to account executive, from account executive, New England Cable News, Newton, Mass.; and Justin Lee to account executive, from sales assistant.
Convergence
Charles Chappell to Internet account executive, Belo Interactive, from sales executive, RealNetworks, Seattle.
Tim Kennedy to director of sales, E-Poll, from national account manager, Captivate Network.
Erik Semmelhack to VP, business development, Gotham Broadband, from senior director of business development, Red Sky Interactive.
Joe Franzetta to senior VP, corporate development and strategic partnerships, GoldPocket Interactive, from VP, corporate legal department, Sony Entertainment.
Distribution
Jamie Rockman to VP, distribution and operations, Viacom Video Services, from director, domestic distribution, King World Productions.
Bob Jacobs to director of syndication, ECM, from president of sales, King World Productions.
Rosemary Churns to VP, worldwide pay-per-view and video-on-demand sales, Universal Studios Television Distribution, from VP, program acquisitions and special projects, Myriad International Programming Services.
International
Chris Turner to portfolio director, Zone Vision Enterprises, from VP, marketing, Discovery Networks Europe.
Beth Axelrod to chief talent officer, WPP Group, London, from principal, McKinsey & Co.
Journalism
Tom Negovan to early morning co-anchor, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from co-anchor, A-Channel News, Alberta, Calgary, Canada.
Susan Friedman to co-anchor, “CNN Student News,” from writer, CNN.
Pat McReynolds to news reporter, KING-TV, Seattle, from free-lance reporter.
Kevin Hull to weekend sports anchor, WECT-TV, Wilmington, N.C., from general news reporter.
Walter Perez to weekend morning co-anchor/reporter, WNBC-TV, New York, from reporter.
Anietra Hamper to weekday morning co-anchor and reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, Ohio, from reporter.
Vivian Tamayo to reporter, WBRC-TV, Birmingham, Ala., from free-lance reporter, KVEA-TV, Los Angeles.
Production
Mark Guzman to writer/producer/director, ViewPoint Studios, from senior writer/producer, on-air promotion, FX.
Janet Annino to senior producer, “Entertainment Tonight,” from supervising producer, in addition to co-executive producer, “Hot Ticket.” Also, Ron Vandor to supervising producer, from executive producer, “Aphrodite Jones Project,” Buena Vista Productions.
Faye Hollander to executive producer, “Birth Day,” Banyan Productions, from producer, “epicurious” and “Home Matters.”
David Swartz to producer, Varsity Entertainment, New York, from producer, Olympics features, NBC.
Jill Schuck to broadcast production manager/executive producer, Sundhound, from creative director, Beantown Productions.
Radio
Clay Steely to VP of engineering, ABC Radio Division, from director of engineering, Dallas.
Matthew Finch to interim public affairs director, WBAI-FM, New York, from director of arts. Also, Mark Laiosa to acting director of arts programming, from arts producer.
Technology
Gordon Bechtel to chief technical officer, Spyglass Integration, from director of architecture, Acadia Application Integration Center.
Jon Baisley to president, Panasonic Broadcast, from general manager, planning, Panasonic System Sales Co.
Joseph Stovcsik to senior VP of operations, Sportvision, from director of remote operations, NASCAR Digital entertainment.
Other
Barry Smith to director of new business development/executive producer, mOcean, from sales and marketing executive, Autonomy of Hollywood.
Win Peniston to senior director, business development, The Sloan Group, from VP, television, [[kpe]].
Jack Oken to general manager, local services, Nielsen Media Research, from president, MMT Sales. Also, Robert Luff to executive VP and chief technology officer, from chief technology officer, broadcast and network operations, NBC.
Eric Gould to chief financial officer, The Intermedia Advertising Group, from director of business development, Credit Suisse First Boston.