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Jun 10, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Jessica Lightman to senior media buyer, Mayo Seitz Media, from media buyer. Also, Mary Tyrrell to media planner, from media assistant.
Broadcasting
Scott McGohan to account executive, WMTV, Madison, Wis., from senior account executive, WREX-TV, Rockford, Ill. Also, Don Vesely to account executive, from sales assistant, WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Sharon Brooks-Buchanan to national sales manager, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, from local account manager. Also, Tara Carroll to local sales manager, from national sales manager.
David Bell to VP, group sales manager, Eagle Television Sales, from group sales manager, Miami. Also, Nancy Davis to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, Seattle; Elsie Erneston to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, Charlotte, N.C.; John Kaufman to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, Apollo team, New York; Joe Napolitano to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, Atlas team, New York; Christina Terrone to VP, groups sales manager, from group sales manager, Hercules team, New York; Larry Weng to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, San Francisco; and Nicole Zittman to VP, group sales manager, from group sales manager, Titans team, New York.
Ian Byrne to VP, sales manager, Boston, Continental Television Sales, from sales manager, Kansas City, Mo. Also, Patty Dietz to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, Charlotte, N.C.; and Patricia Lee to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, St. Louis, Mo.
Adrianne Anderson to VP, creative services, KTTV and KCOP-TV, Los Angeles, from director of creative services, KYW-TV, Philadelphia.
Steven Mandala to executive VP, sales, Telemundo, from senior VP, sales.
Ron Speck to corporate development manager, sports and special projects, WFOR-TV, Miami, from sales manager, Houston, Blair Television.
Brian Nyemchek to local sales manager, WNYW-TV, New York, from national sales manager. Also, Rob Schu to national sales manager, from account executive and political specialist.
J.R. Jackson to local sales manager, KOVR-TV, Sacramento, Calif., from sales team leader.
Don Brownstein to VP, group sales manager, Millennium Sales & Marketing, Katz Television Group, from group sales manager, San Francisco. Also, Jim Bryne to VP, group sales manager, from sales manager, New York; Jim Chittick to VP, general manager, from general manager, Detroit; David Elliot to VP, general manager, from general manager, Charlotte, N.C.; John Lasiter to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, Atlanta; Scott Levy to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, New York; Jennifer Richards to VP, sales manager, sales manager, Dallas; Charles Robinson to VP, general manager, from general manager, Philadelphia; Bob Tacher to VP, general manager, from general manager, Seattle; Allyson White to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, Atlanta; and Dana Wilson to VP, sales manager, from sales manager, Atlanta.
David Gray to chief engineer, KPSP-TV Palm Springs, Calif., from senior design engineer, TV Magic, San Diego.
Eric Stracener to national sales executive, The AfterMarket Co., from senior account manager.
Kelli Kolter to sales manager, KAME-TV and KRXI-TV, Reno, Nevada, from account executive, KIRO-TV, Seattle.
John White to general sales manager, KTVL-TV, Medford, Ore., from regional sales director, AOL-Time Warner, Dallas. Also, Lila Hampton to traffic manager, in addition to assisant sales and marketing manager.
Lawrence Delia to VP and general manager, WNOL-TV and WGNO-TV, New Orleans, from general manager, WVNY-TV, Burlington, Vt.
Cable
Terry Kalagian to VP, programming, Cartoon Network, from VP, research.
Hank Ratner to vice chairman, Rainbow Media Holdings, from chief operating officer.
Cathy Ubben to VP of financial analysis, St. Louis, Charter Communications, from senior director of financial analysis. Also, Timothy Sims to VP, tax department, from tax senior manager, Arthur Andersen.
Dea Perez to VP, programming operations, Discovery Kids, from VP, programming, Cartoon Network. Also, Alexis Brunner to director, on-air promotions, from independent Eastern Europe marketing and production consultant.
Adrianna de Souza to director of promotional licensing and events, Cartoon Network and Boomerang for Latin America, from senior manager, promotional licensing and events Cartoon Network Latin America.
Lee Freund to account executive, West Coast ad sales, Comedy Central, from national account manager, DoubleClick Media. Also Ray Giacopelli to VP, research, from senior VP, research, USA Cable, USA Networks.
Donna Strosser to director, customer service operations, Comcast Cable Communications, from project manager, customer service development.
Robin Paxton to managing director, Europe, Africa and Middle East, Discovery Networks, from managing director, television business, Hong Kong, The Walt Disney Co.
John Smelzer to VP, business development, Fox Sports.com, from director of business development, NBC/ Quokka Ventures, San Francisco.
Therese Corcoran to director, advertising sales and alliance marketing, Hallmark Channel, from assistant director, advertising and promotion, America Movie Classics.
Robert Voltaggio to VP, pricing and planning, AMC Networks, from VP, sales planning, ABC Family Network.
Convergence
Sean Redlitz to director, interactive media, Bravo Networks, from executive director of convergent program development, Sci-Fi Channel. Also, Kathleen Williams to content manager, Bravo interactive media, from site manager, A&E Television Networks; and David Bartin to producer, IFC interactive media, from animation manager, online, Cartoon Network.
Lucy Scott to executive VP, programming, Business.Access.com, from senior producer, Yahoo! Broadcast.
Journalism
Joe Kolina to senior executive producer, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, from senior editor, CNBC. Also, Matt Piacente to executive producer, 10 p.m. news, from executive producer, morning news.
Morris Jones to anchor/host, Hunt Valley Central News Center/Maryland, Sinclair Broadcasting, from news anchor, WTTG-TV, Washington.
Lara Logan to contributing correspondent, London, “60 Minutes II” and CBS News, from correspondent, GMTV, ITV, and CBS Radio.
Myriam Wright to weekend morning anchor, New England Cable News, Boston, from weeknight anchor, KMOV-TV, St. Louis.
Don Lemon to correspondent, “NBC Nightly News,” “Dateline” and MSNBC, from reporter/anchor, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia.
Tiffany Eddy to weeknight 11 p.m. co-anchor/reporter, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., from weekday morning and noon anchor.
Steve Jefferson to reporter, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, from reporter, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore.
George Kiriyama to reporter, KSHB-TV, Kansas City, Mo., from reporter, WMMT-TV, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sheree Paolello to reporter, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio, from reporter, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
Chris Licht to executive producer, KNTV, San Francisco, from producer, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles.
Candi Joyner to Web journalist, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, N.C., from associate producer.
Megan Pringle to reporter, WSYX-TV, Columbus, Ohio, from live reporter and fill-in anchor, WUPW-TV, Toledo, Ohio.
Chris Danielle to news director, KVEW-TV, Kennewick, Wash., from producer, KREM-TV, Spokane, Wash., and Northwest Cable News, Seattle.
Production
Dan Morris to director of photography, Dan M Productions, Chicago, from chief photographer, Orbis Broadcast Group.
Jim Murphy to VP, integrated country media, Jones Media Networks, from director, integrated country media.
Bill Pittard to president, SupplyMan.com, from president and CEO, Pittard Sullivan.
Radio
Richard Ferguson, VP and chief operating officer, Cox Radio; John Dickey, executive VP, Cumulus Radio; Clarke Brown, president, Jefferson Pilot Radio; and Jim Russell, senior VP, Minnesota Public Radio have been chosen to serve on the broadcast advisory board of The Associated Press Broadcast.
Patrick McMurtry to host, “The Morning Sports Page,” WNSR-AM, from president, Sports Publishing.
Russell Schaehrer to general sales manager, AAA Entert
ainment, Long Island, N.Y., from president, R.K.S. and Associates.
Barbara Grosiak to senior VP, general sales manager, network dimensions, Katz Dimensions, from VP, general sales manager. Also, David Moss to VP, manager, sports marketing dimensions, from manager, sports marketing dimensions; and Mike Donnelly to VP, regional account manager, network dimensions, from regional account manager.
Technology
William Pizii to VP of operations, Optinel Systems, from VP of operations, Ocular Networks, Reston, Va.
Dennis Byron to senior systems test engineer, Packet Cable Technologies, from visiting lab testing engineer, Cable Television Laboratories, Sonus Networks.
Other
Jim Rose to CEO, Media Planning Group, from CEO, QXL Ricardo. Also, John Gaffney to chief operating officer, from president, arnoldMPG.
Duane Bruner to regional director, Latin America, MediaCom, from regional director, Europe.
Susan Brophy, senior VP, domestic public policy, AOL Time Warner, and Regina Sullivan, VP, public affairs, Belo Corp., have been elected to the board of trustees of The Media Institute.