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Advertising & Agencies
Thomas Hallgren to creative director, Nostrum Advertising, Long Beach, Calif., from free-lance creative director.
Broadcasting
Don Vesely to local sales manager, WMTV, Madison, Wis., from account executive.
Andrea Cautela to director of sales and marketing, Syndicated Network Television Association, from managing director, marketing services, The New York Times.
Jason Naft to account executive, WBZL-TV, Miami, from account executive, Harrington, Righter & Parsons, New York.
John Boland to chief content officer, KQED-TV, San Francisco, in addition to executive VP and chief operating officer.
Carole Nelson to general sales manager, WFTX-TV, Fort Myers, Fla., from national sales manager.
Thomas Rieland to general manager, WOSU-TV News, Columbus, Ohio, from director and general manager, Center for Public Television and Radio, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Aileen Parrinello to account executive, WHEC-TV, Rochester, N.Y., from account executive, WHAM-FM, Rochester.
Martin Moran to director of news operations, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, from news director, WDTN-TV, Dayton, Ohio.
Duane Lammers to executive VP and chief operating officer, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, from VP, sales and marketing. Also, Timothy Busch to senior VP and regional manager, from VP and general manager, WROC-TV, Rochester, N.Y.
Lily Ray to account executive, WNYW-TV, New York, from account executive, New York, Fox Television Sales.
Jeff Shaw to local sales manager, WGN-TV, Chicago, from national sales manager.
Marie Fuhrken to VP, finance, KDFW-TV, KDFI-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Fox Sports Net Southwest, from controller, KUTV, Salt Lake City. Also, Linda Hamilton to design director, KDFW and KDFI, from design director, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
John Niquette to local sales manager, WGBA-TV and WACY-TV, Green Bay, Wis., from account executive, WIXX-TV, Green Bay.
Joel Goldberg to director, station operations, WCBS-TV, New York, from assistant news director, WNBC-TV, New York.
V.J. McAleer to senior VP, production, WTTW-TV, Chicago, from executive producer, “Chicago Tonight,” and “Chicago Week in Review.”
David Feinblatt to president, WLNY, New York, from senior VP and general manager.
Mark Lund to VP, sales, WNBC-TV, New York, from sales manager, WBZ-TV, Boston, and WSBK-TV, Boston.
Todd Murphy to national sales manager, KSAS-TV and KSCC-TV, Wichita, Kan., from local sales representative.
Cable
Mark Allen to senior director, call center development, Comcast Cable Communications, from principal and client team leader, Katalyst Venture Partners.
Randy Fraser to executive VP of government affairs, North Carolina, Time Warner Cable, from division president, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Jon Cohen to local sales manager Fox Sports Net South, from account executive.
Hawley Chester to director of Canadian affiliate sales and marketing, Speed Channel, from VP of Canadian sales and marketing.
Robert Zimmerman to VP, media relations, Fox News Channel, from director of media relations. Also, Irena Steffen to senior director, public relations, from director.
Michael Kelly to president, global marketing solutions, AOL Time Warner, from founder and CEO, American Town Network.
Sandi Padnos to VP, communications, Fine Living, from president, Padnos Ink.
Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association announced its 2002-03 board of directors. Sam Bush, chief financial officer, Saga Communications, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Stephen Gibson, CFO, Allbritton Communications; John Gordon, VP and controller finance, BET; Susan Kaiser, VP and treasurer, Citadel Communications Corp.; Peggy Milner, controller, Belo Corp. and KMOV-TV, St. Louis; and John Poelking, VP and controller, Tribune Broadcasting Co.
Mindy Tucker to VP, corporate development, Crown Media Holdings, from corporate VP, strategic planning, Loews Cineplex Entertainment.
William Weil to senior VP, marketing and business development, National Geographic Television & Film, from senior VP, marketing, AmericanGreetings.com.
Eileen Diskin to director of communications, Comcast Cable Communications, from director, affiliate marketing, E! Entertainment Television.
Patrick Nevin to VP and director of sales, KSAZ-TV and KUTP-TV, Phoenix, from VP and executive director, Fox Sports Net Northwest.
Eric Ludgood to VP, CNN International, from executive producer.
David Bernath to VP, programming, BBC America, from VP, program planning, E! and Style.
Distribution
Taryn Weiss to national marketing coordinator, Buzztime Entertainment, from area marketing coordinator, Carlsbad, Calif., Adelphia Communications.
Journalism
Andrew Kirtzman to political reporter, WCBS-TV, New York, from political reporter, NY1, New York.
Suzanne Rico to weekday morning anchor, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, from weekend anchor, KNSD-TV, San Diego.
Denise Valdez to weekend evening anchor, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles, from anchor/reporter, KXAS-TV, Dallas.
Jeff Hullinger to play-by-play announcer, ESPN, in addition to voice of the Atlanta Falcons.
Kevin Garcia to news at 10 sports director, KSWB-TV, San Diego, from sports anchor, Fox Sports.
Jim Fordyce to news director, WLAJ-TV, Lansing, Mich., from executive producer.
Andy Wappler to chief meteorologist, KIRO-TV, Seattle, from weather anchor.
Jay Dow to general assignment reporter, WCBS-TV, New York, from reporter, NY1. Also, Philip O’Brien to assistant news director, WCBS-TV, New York, from managing editor, WNBC-TV, New York.
Francesca Maxime to free-lance reporter, WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, from free-lance reporter, WFXT-TV, Boston.
Lisa Sigell to free-lance reporter, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, from reporter/anchor, WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C.
Stacey Frey to general assignment reporter, WJW-TV, Cleveland, from reporter, WKBW-TV, Buffalo, N.Y. Also, Sean Hollern to account executive, from account executive, KASW-TV, Phoenix; and Gary Liberatore to general assignment reporter, from reporter, WHED-TV, Rochester, N.Y.
Raphael Eli to chief operating officer and senior VP of client services, Schramm Sports & Entertainment, from VP of client services.
David Gonzalez to executive producer, KVIA-TV, El Paso, Texas, from 10 p.m. producer. Also, Bob Harp to sports anchor and reporter, from news producer and reporter; and Brian Heap to 6 p.m. producer and nightside reporter, from reporter and sports anchor, KTVZ-TV, Bend, Ore.
Stacia Dubin to 5 a.m.-to-7 a.m. co-anchor, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from fill-in anchor. Also, Alita Guillen to general assignment reporter, from morning news anchor and general assignment reporter, WFOR-TV, Miami; and Jim Tilmon to weather forecaster, from retirement.
Dave Erickson to weekday morning and noon anchor, KOIN-TV, Portland, Ore., from main anchor, KPLR-TV, St. Louis.
Zoraida Sambolin to 11 a.m. co-anchor, WMAQ-TV, Chicago, from creator and host, “Small Talk for Parents,” WYCC-TV, Chicago, and “Nuestros Ninos,” WSNS-TV, Chicago.
David Wright to correspondent, London, ABC News, from correspondent, Los Angeles. Also, John Yang to correspondent, Jerusalem, from correspondent, Washington; and Barbara Pinot to correspondent, Chicago, from correspondent, Washington.
Lynda Martin to main weekend anchor, KSWB-TV, San Diego, from main weekend anchor, XETV, San Diego.
Brian Bolter to principal weeknight anchor, WTTG-TV, Washington, from free-lance reporter. Also, Sherri Ly to reporter and fill-in anchor, from free-lance reporter, KNTV, San Francisco.
Production
Greg Baldwin to VP, marketing and talent relations, Sony Pictures Television International, from director, music marketing, MTV. Andy Kaplan to senior executive VP, international networks, from independent entertainment and media consultant.
Carl Stubner to partner and president, music management, Immortal Entertainment, from founder, Deluxe Entertainment.
Talent
Sean Elliott to NBA analyst, ESPN, from color commentator, San Antonio Spurs TV.
Technical
Patricia Prozzi to president, VITAC, Pittsburgh, from founder, ProVision Management Partners. Also, Joseph Karlovits to CEO
, from founder, VITAC.
Other
Kelly Smith to director, creative development, Fyock and Associates, from associate creative director, The Woodbine Agency, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Joseph DiMona to VP, legal affairs, BMI Relations, from VP, legal and regulatory affairs.
Lisa Cleff to VP of sales and marketing, Goodspot Design and Goodspot Editorial, from director of sales and marketing, R!ot Design.