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Posted Thursday, July 25

Remiszewski joins Viacom Stations Group

The Viacom Television Stations Group raid on NBC-owned stations continues. Tom Remiszewski, NBC stations’ former VP of creative services and programming, has been hired as VP of creative services and marketing for the Viacom Stations Group, where former WNBC-TV general manager Dennis Swanson was named chief operating officer July 15, bringing a small contingent of longtime colleagues with him.

While at NBC, Mr. Remiszewski, whose career path parallels Mr. Swanson’s through ABC Sports and ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago, helped Mr. Swanson capitalize on major New York City-area community events such as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the New York City Marathon and Christmas in Rockefeller Center.

Burke to head merged AT&T-Comcast: Steve Burke will become president of the combined AT&T-Comcast cable operations after the merger closes later this year, Comcast Corp. President Brian Roberts announced today. Mr. Burke, currently president of Comcast Cable Communications, said the merged company will be organized into six regional divisions and 26 cable clusters.

As reported earlier this month by ELECTRONIC MEDIA, AT&T Broadband’s interim management, headed by cable president Bill Schleyer, will not remain with the merged entity.

Swindler elevated at NBC: NBC has promoted Edward Swindler to senior VP of Network sales strategy, planning and pricing, responsible for revenue analysis in relation to sales, program acquisition and lineup changes at NBC and MSNBC. He had been VP of daypart forecasting since 1992 and joined NBC in 1984 as part of its associates program. Mr. Swindler will report to both NBC TV Network President Randy Falco and NBC chief financial officer Mark Vachon.

Pineda exits New York’s WJNU: Ramon Pineda, general manager of Telemundo’s WNJU-TV in the New York market, has resigned after more than two years in the position. No successor has been named, but it is expected that that person will report to Frank Comerford, the newly named general manager of WNBC-TV.#