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Advertising & Agencies
Donna Wald to senior VP and account director, InterMedia Advertising, from executive VP, group account director, Initiative Media. Also, Anita Paul to planning supervisor, from media supervisor, Ground Zero Advertising; and Mar Kanayama to media planner, from account manager.
Ed Rosenthal to partner, MediaAnalysisPlus, from managing partner, New York, Mediaedge:CIA.
Kristie Barry to media buyer, Backchannelmedia Inc., from network and spot media buyer, Pro Media. Also, Colleen Marinelli to media buyer, from media planner, Carat North America, Newton, Mass.
Paula Montanaro to senior VP, Marketing & Media Services Inc., Warwick, R.I., from VP.
Broadcasting
Janet Goodin to local sales manager, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, from national sales manager.
Cheryl Kerns McDonald to VP and general manager, WDAF-TV, Kansas City, Mo., from VP.
Erin Russell to account executive, WMTV, Madison, Wis., from marketing consultant, Sturgis Falls Broadcasting, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Louise Sams to executive VP, Turner Broadcasting System, from general counsel. Also, Kelly Regal to executive VP, corporate human resources, from senior VP, corporate human resources.
Wendy Kaiser to creative services director, WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, from creative services director, WPIX-TV, New York.
Diane Alvarez to national sales manager, WFOR-TV, Miami, from senior account executive. Also, Ron Speck to corporate development, sports and special projects, from sales manager, Blair Television.
Eric Kern to national sales manager, KTTV and KCOP-TV, Los Angeles, from local account manager.
Jill Saarela to general sales manager, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, from general sales manager, WPBN-TV and WTOM-TV, Traverse City, Mich.
Kent Aschenbrenner to director of engineering, Milwaukee, Journal Broadcast Group, from assistant chief engineer.
Jami Downing to account executive, Belo Interactive, from sales assistant, KING-TV, Seattle.
Sharilyn Kerr to marketing consultant, Belo Marketing Solutions, from senior marketing specialist, Arthur Andersen, Seattle. Also, Laurel Yamaguchi to marketing consultant, from account manager, PRR, Seattle.
Greg Karlik to local sales manager, WXTV, New York, from account executive. Also, Matt Boxer to local sales manager, from national sales manager, WLTV, Miami.
Alina Falcon to senior VP and operating manager, Univision Communications, from senior VP and director, news division, Univision Television Network.
Cable
Kevin Kidd to president, San Antonio, Time Warner Cable, from president and CEO, Make-a-Wish Foundation of Oregon.
Jeannie Kedas to senior VP, communications, MTV, from VP, communications. Also, Rod Aissa to VP, talent development, MTV and MTV2, from director, talent development; and Fernando Hernandez to VP, music development, from director, development, MTV.
Dennis Farrell to VP, finance and operations, The National Geographic Channel, from senior VP, finance, Fox Cable Networks Group.
Joseph DiBacco to general manager, Summerville, S.C., Time Warner Cable, from senior VP, Kinetic Communications, Northridge, Calif.
Shannon McGovern to director, ad sales service, muchmusic usa, from senior manager, sales pricing and planning, Lifetime Television. Also, Karen Zollman Gauci to VP, ad sales services, Bravo Networks and muchmusic usa, from director, ad sales services, Bravo Networks.
Paulette Song to director of communications and publicity, Hallmark Channel, from manager of corporate communications, MTV Networks. Also, Francisco Ochoa to photo manager, from manager of photography, UPN; and Pam Slay to executive director, communications and publicity, from director, communications and publicity.
Barry Nugent to VP, talent and on-air casting, E! Networks, from director of talent.
Michael Oesterlin to director, international sales, Hallmark Entertainment, from sales executive, Warner Bros. International.
Rick Holzman to senior VP, Strategic Research Group, Universal Television Group, from VP, research and planning, USA Network.
Matthew Leger to sales manager, New York, National Cable Communications, from account executive. Also, Stacey Gross to manager, sales promotions, from promotions specialist; Ryan Mahoney to account executive, from account executive, Petry Media Corp.; and Karen Cavit to account executive, from director of sales, Allied Radio Partners.
April Carty-Sipp to director, creative services, Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia, from director, on-air promotions.
Nazanin Parvizi to VP, legal and business affairs, Crown Media Holdings, from director, legal and business affairs.
Laura Nelson to senior VP, communications, VH1, from VP, communications, Oxygen Media.
Ken Warun to VP, creative director, Game Show Network, from VP, on-air promotions and short-form programming.
Jennifer Lee-Temple to art director, Worldwide Video Design Group, Hallmark Channel, from acting design director, Picture Mill.
Convergence
Richard Costello, president, universal strategic marketing group, and president, new business initatives, Universal Studios, and Geoffrey Handler, managing partner, McLaughlin & Stern, have been appointed to the board of directors of MaxWorldwide.
Lila Everett to executive VP, marketing, Oxygen Media, from senior VP, Scripps Network.
Journalism
James Kenneally to weekend sports anchor and reporter, WLVI-TV, Boston, from sports anchor and reporter, WPXT-TV, Portland, Maine.
Christy Musumeci to anchor, MSNBC, from anchor and news director, “Imus in the Morning,” WFAN-FM and MSNBC.
Jane Velez-Mitchell to correspondent, “Celebrity Justice,” from reporter and substitute anchor, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles.
Ellen Leyva to weeknight 5 p.m. anchor, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, from weekday morning anchor.
Suchita Vadlamani to weekday morning anchor, WAGA-TV, Atlanta, from business anchor, CNBC Asia.
Ann Stephens to weeknight anchor, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, from weekend anchor, WPDE-TV, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Allison Alexander to weekend anchor, KGUN-TV, Tucson, Ariz., from reporter.
Doug Fernandez to weekday morning anchor, KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, N.M., from reporter, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles.
Kristin Mitchell to weekday morning anchor, KMOV-TV, St. Louis, from anchor/reporter, WOLO-TV, Columbia, S.C.
Ed Trauschke to news director, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., from assistant news director.
Melissa Riopka to weekday anchor, WDSI-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., from lead weekend anchor.
Molly Hughes to morning primary female anchor, KCNC-TV, Denver, from morning anchor.
Taslin Alfonzo to morning show co-anchor, KRIV-TV, Houston, from weekend anchor. KJTV, Lubbock, Texas.
Production
Chris Monteferrante to VP, DirecTV advertiser sales, Columbia TriStar Television Advertiser Sales, from account executive, advertiser sales. Also, Joseph Tafuri to senior VP, advertiser sales, Columbia TriStar Television Advertiser Sales, from senior VP, DirecTV Advertiser Sales; Richard Barrus to senior VP, advertising sales strategy, from senior VP, advertising sales; Stuart Zimmerman to VP, advertising sales, from VP, sales, the Game Show Network; and Stacy Nicholas to account executive, Western region, from account executive, A&E Television Networks.
Loris Kramer to senior VP, creative affairs, RCN Entertainment, from independent film and television development consultant.
Megan Wolpert to senior VP, Spyglass Entertainment Television, from VP, production.
Jonathan Grossman to staff composer, Wow and Flutter, from composer. Also, Jason Barnes to staff composer, from composer.
Paul Grimshaw to VP and executive producer, commercial and music video division, The Orphanage, from executive producer, Industrial Light & Magic.
Caspar Klaus Berntzen to managing director, Fremantle Entertainment: Oy, from managing director, Swedish Oy Boxer.
Radio
Eddie Melendez to VP, new business development, Entravision, from director of sales, KVEA-TV and KWHY-TV, Los Angeles.
Talent
Glenn Parker to analyst, University of Arizona football, Fox Sports Net, from retired professional football player.
Bill Parcells to studio analyst,
“Sunday NFL Countdown,” ESPN, from retired NFL coach.
Technology
Kenneth Williams to chief operating officer, Liberty Livewire Corp., from president, Technicolor Digital Cinema.
Kent Walker to chief financial officer, Liberate Technologies, from general counsel.
Hilton Nicholson to president, IP cable business unit, ADC, from VP and general manager, core switching and routing, Lucent.
Mark Dzuban to executive VP, cable telephony deployment, Cedar Point Communications, from founder and president, Hatteras House Consulting.