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Dean Waters to national sales manager, Adlink, from senior account executive. Also, Lynn Bolton to VP, director of client and strategic service, from local sales manager.
Russ Popick to senior VP, marketing, The WB, from owner, Juice Box Productions.
Tom Remiszewski to VP, creative services and marketing, Viacom Television stations Group, from VP, creative services and programming, WNBC-TV, New York.
David Lippoff to VP and general manager, KOIN-TV, Portland, Ore., from VP and general manager, WFTV and WRDQ-TV, Orlando, Fla.
Verdell Christopherson to creative services director, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from creative director, Androvett Media and Marketing, Dallas.
Lori Wellington to senior VP, clear Channel Advantage, from senior VP and general manager, Local Marketing Corp., Grey Global Group.
Fran Preston to VP, station manager and program director, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from director of programming, WLS-TV, Chicago.
Lily Chavez Dickinson to director of sales, planning, finance and administration, The Telemundo Network, from sales manager, Southeast region. Also, Diana Sousa to VP, corporate communications, Telemundo Network and mun2, from manager, corporate communications, GE Corp.
Reid Davis to VP and general manager, KDOC-TV, Los Angeles, from president and CEO, Entertainment Concepts International.
Steven Sohmer to executive VP, marketing, ABC, from president, marketing, Paxson Communications.
Louis Supowitz to director of sales, WOFL-TV and WRBW-TV, Orlando, Fla., from regional brand manager, AOL Time Warner.
Traci Gergory to director of local sales, Northwest Cable News and KONG-TV, Seattle, from local sales manager. Also, Jim Rose to local sales manager, KONG, from national sales manager.
Joanne Lynch to senior VP and general manager, Galavision, from VP and national sales manager, Univision Communications. Also, Maria Lopez-Alvarez to VP, from director, news/entertainment programs; and Sylvia Rosabal-Levy to co-news director, from VP and director of news coverage.
John Derus to president and CEO, The Minnesota Broadcasters Association, from president, St. Anthony Falls Group, Minneapolis.
Scott Dorval to chief meteorologist, KIVI-TV, Boise, Idaho, from meteorologist, KBCI-TV, Boise.
Scott Cote to local sales manager, WWJ-TV, Detroit, from local account executive, WPSG-TV, Philadelphia.
Chris Simko to senior VP, CBS Sports Sales and Marketing, from VP, sports sales. Also, Bob Malmgren to VP, CBS Sports Sales, from account executive.
Bonnie Optekman to VP, NBC News Production Systems, from director.
Tim Ermish to VP and general manager, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, from VP and director, KSAZ-TV, KUTP-TV and Fox Sports Net Arizona, Phoenix.
Rick Snyder to VP, creative services, WOFL-TV and WRBW-TV, Orlando, Fla., from VP, creative services, WBRC-TV, Birmingham, Ala.
Ronald Doerfler, senior VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, The Hearst Corp., has been named to the company’s board of directors.
Abel Sanchez to director of design, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from design director. Also, Neal Weisenberg to art director, from senior designer; and Jay Foot to executive producer of programming, from executive producer, “190 North.”
Sandra Guthman, president and CEO, Polk Bros., has been elected chairman of the board, Window to the World Communications.
Jerry Giesler to president and general manager, KSEE-TV, Fresno, Calif., from president and general manager, WPTA-TV, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jill Underhill to VP of current series program, NBC, from VP of comedy movies and miniseries.
Barry Stagg to VP, marketing communications, Liberty Livewire Corp., from general manager and senior VP, Smith Public Relations. Also, Bill Humphrey to president, from president and chief operating officer, NextLeft.
Fred Medina to executive VP and general manager, A&E Mundo and the History Channel, from VP, business development, HBO Latin America Group.
Rick Erbach to VP, affiliate relations, CNN Newsource Sales, from television consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates.
Mireya Mayor to field specialist, National Geographic Explorer, from independent primatologist.
Ned Tate to executive producer, Sunshine Network, from production manager and executive producer/ director, WKTC-TV, Cleveland.
Dave Scallan to Houston bureau chief and reporter, “Southwest Sports Report,” Fox Sports Net, from sports reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
Tedd Rosenfeld to senior VP, network operations, Turner Entertainment Group, from VP of broadcast operations, Fox Network.
David Underhill to CEO, CLTV, Chicago, in addition to VP, intergroup development, Tribune. Also, Barbara Weeks to director, intergroup development, from VP, operations, Tribune Interactive.
Tanya Coventry-Strader to VP, marketing, TCM, from director. Also, Laura Galietta to VP, strategic partnerships and promotions, from director of interactive marketing.
Jim Mittal to sales manager, National Cable Communications, from general sales manager, AT&T Media Services/Chicago Interconnect. Also, Alan Weintraub to marketing manager, from group director of market development, Clear Channel Communications; and John Dortch to account executive, Chicago, from senior account executive, Chicago, Katz Radio network.’
Tony DiSanto to senior VP, production, MTV, from VP.
Alan Klein to director, ad sales promotions, Bravo Networks, from director, advertising sales promotions, Court TV. Also, Leslie Tseng to director, ad sales marketing, from director of marketing, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment; and Ted Leuci to manager, ad sales marketing, from manager, event marketing, Cablevision.
David Alworth to VP, operations, Rainbow Sports Network, from executive VP, ACTV Inc.
Nancy Reardon to executive VP, human resources, Comcast Cable Communications, from executive VP, human resources and corporate affairs, Borden Companies. Also, Mary Pennington to director, recruiting and career development, from manager of recruitment; and Greg Arnold to regional VP, New Jersey, from area VP, Northern New Jersey.
Matthew Cleary to account manager, advertising sales, G4, from assistant director, MediaVest Worldwide.
Steven Schiffman to executive VP, marketing and new media, The National Geographic Channel, from executive VP of marketing, The Weather Channel.
John Loughlin to president, TV Guide Publishing Group, Gemstar-TV Guide International, from president and CEO, Primedia Consumer Media and Magazine Group, and executive VP, Primedia.
Maury McIntyre to director of licensing, TokyoPop, from director of marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.
Deborah Bradley to VP, Western regional sales manager, Paramount Domestic Television, from Southwest regional manager.
Nina Louise to VP, distribution operations, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television, from director, distribution operations.
Eric Hansen to senior VP and head of SBS radio division, SBS Broadcasting SA, Luxembourg, from general manager, Scandinavian radio operations.
Dick Johnson to weekday morning news anchor, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, anchor and general assignment reporter, WLS-TV, Chicago.
Noel Tucker to weekend anchor/reporter, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, from free-lance reporter.
Chris Murphy to daybreak morning anchor and reporter, KRON-TV, San Francisco, from weekend anchor, KPTV, Portland, Ore.
Alita Haytayan to reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from weekday morning anchor, WFOR-TV, Miami. Also, Jill Martin to sports reporter/ anchor, from free-lance reporter.
Jacque Smith to morning co-anchor, WJW-TV, Cleveland, from weekend anchor.
Chris Trenkmann to general assignment reporter, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., from free-lance reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Jeff Vaughn to morning anchor and reporter, WDIV-TV, Detroit, from lead evening reporter.
Teri Barr to reporter, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, from reporter, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati.
Jonas Schwartz to sports director, Sinclair Centralized News, Baltimore, from weekend sports anchor, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City.
Tom Jone
s to reporter, WSB-TV, Atlanta, from reporter, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas.
Victoria Reca ‘o to correspondent, “Inside Edition,” from anchor, Tech TV News.
Ross McLaughlin to correspondent, “Celebrity Justice,” from consumer/investigative reporter, KIRO-TV, Seattle. Also, Dan Simon to correspondent, from investigative reporter, KSAZ-TV, Phoenix.
Paul Aker to investigative reporter, KAKE-TV, Wichita, Kan., from reporter, KYTV, Springfield, Mo.
Pam Schoen to on-air writer/producer, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, from on-air senior producer, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis.
Rupert Macnee to executive producer, national and international production, KCTS-TV, Seattle, from manager, video productions, Kawasaki Disease Research Program.
Mark Ross to sports reporter/ photographer, KOKH-TV, Oklahoma City, from weekend sports anchor, KMID-TV, Midland, Texas. Also, Brooke Osburn to weekend co-anchor/reporter, from reporter, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City.
Karen Griffith to senior producer, “Wheel of Fortune,” from producer. Also, Steve Schwartz to senior producer, “Wheel of Fortune,” from producer; Lisa Broffman to senior producer, “Jeopardy!” from producer; Rocky Schmidt to senior producer, “Jeopardy!” from producer; and Gary Johnson to senior producer, “Jeopardy!” from producer.
Barry Jossen to senior VP, production, Touchstone Television, from executive consultant, Imagine Television.
Susumu Hotta to president and CEO, FOR-A Corp. of America, from general manager, overseas operations.
Bill Cummings to Western regional sales manager, Autocue, from Southeast sales manager, Weather Central.
Rick Ramage to VP, Ken Lindner & Associates, from director, news and sports.
Dan Washington to senior VP and chief operating officer, Carlsen Resources, from director of finance.
Henry Miller to chief operating officer, Goodman Media International, from executive VP.