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Broadcasting
David Lougee to president and general manager, KING-TV, KONG-TV and Northwest Cable News, Seattle, from VP and general manager, KING and KONG. Also, Deborah Wilson to VP and assistant general manager, KING, KONG and NWCN, from president, sales and marketing, KING.
Therese Gamba to creative services director, KGO-TV, San Francisco, from VP, marketing, TNN, The National Network.
Marti Hazel to general sales manager, WDRB-TV and WFTE-TV, Louisville, Ky., from local sales manager.
James Ellis to VP, brand management, Tribune Co., from VP, group operations, Tribune Broadcasting.
Jonathan Lawhead to president and general manager, WTVH-TV, Syracuse, N.Y., from VP and general manager, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati.
Joe Cohen to local sales manager, WNBC-TV, New York, from sales manager, WPXN-TV, New York. Also, Bruce Erik Bauer to design director, from designer.
Cliff Paulson to account executive, WNTW-TV, New York, from national sales manager, WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Rick Thompson to group sales manager, Dallas, Eagle Television Sales, from account manager.
James Guerra to outside counsel, PBS, and partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Los Angeles, from senior VP, program business affairs, PBS.
Steve Hammel to station manager, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, from VP, news, WJLA-TV, Washington.
Scott McDuffy to director of creative services, WFXG-TV, Augusta, Ga., from championship manager, 2002 Georgia Games Championships.
Jeffrey Whitson to VP and general manager, WXXA-TV, Albany, N.Y., director of sales, WXXA and WEDG-TV, Albany.
Fernando Acosta to general manager, KAZA-TV, Los Angeles, chief operating officer, KTNC-TV, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, and KAZH-TV, Houston, from general sales manager, Northern California, Telemundo.
David Bauman to director of marketing, KSTP-TV, Minnesota, from creative services director.
Scott Chorski to VP and general manager, WKBT-TV, Lacrosse, Wis., from general manager.
Shelly Bohr to national sales manager, WXMI-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., from account executive.
Roger Megroz to national sales manager, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Conn., from group sales manager, New York, Fox Station Sales.
Rena Salzman to research director, WCVB-TV, Boston, from sales marketing director.
Cable
Joe DeMaio to senior director, production, MTV, from staff director. Also, Tony DiBari to VP, production, from executive producer; and Tommy Cody to editorial director, from senior writer, “MTV Video Music Awards.”
Abbey Greensfelder to VP, programming and development, Discovery Channel, from director of programming and strategy.
Melinda Jeffries to corporate VP, marketing services, Charter Communications, from VP, marketing, Central region.
Wayne Lynch to general manager, Milwaukee, Time Warner Cable, from VP, news and programming, News Channel 8, Washington-Maryland-Virginia.
Mark O’Connell to VP, affiliate sales, G4, from director, affiliate relations, NBC Cable Networks. Also, Gloria Jolley to director, affiliate sales, from manager, Western region, E! Entertainment; Susan Davis to account executive, from account manager, Fox Family Channel; and Hubert Smith to VP, business and legal affairs, from director, accounting, Walt Disney Internet Group.
The New York chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications has announced the following officers for 2003: president, Jeannine Sommer, senior VP, Search Management, Carlsen Resources; Co-VP’s, Cheryl Marks, assistant VP, treasury, Sesame Workshop, and Marie Svet, director, sales support and planning, WWE; treasurer, Lori Greenwood, director, sales promotions, National Cable Communications; secretary, Kelly Boyd, executive assistant, Sci-Fi Channel; immediate past president, Sue Panzer, VP, Eastern region, Lifetime Television; membership co-chairs: Ilise Benun, marketing director, Guarino Woodman Advertising, and Melani Griffith, senior VP, AMC Networks.
Mike Taylor to VP, operations, Sothern New Jersey, Comcast Cable, from VP and general manager, New Castle, Dela., system.
Deidra Didion to account manager, New York, Hotelvision, from sales associate, Discovery Communications.
Mindy Herman, president and CEO, E! Networks, has been elected to the board of directors of the CTAM Education Foundation.
Norby Williamson to senior VP, studio production, ESPN, from VP and assistant managing editor. Also, Kelly Laferriere to VP, programming and acquisitions, from director, programming and acquisitions.
Lelia True to VP and general manager, Prince George’s County, Md., Comcast, from VP and general manager, Alexandria and Arlington, Md.
Brad Nau to executive producer, special projects, Comcast SportsNet, from director of photography, WTXF-TV, Philadelphia.
Steve Armstrong to executive VP and general counsel, Home Shopping Network, from senior VP and general counsel, Agilera, Denver.
Dave Noguerol to senior director, Mid-Eastern region, network distribution and service, Hallmark Channel, from director.
Ginny Nagle to director of marketing, The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, from manager, marketing communications.
Bronagh Hanley to director, communications, TLC, from director, communications, Animal Planet.
Distribution
John Bryan to executive VP, sales, Buena Vista Television, from senior VP and general sales manager, East.
Jose Echegaray to VP, Carsey-Werner International, from director, network development, USA Network Latin America and Brazil.
Journalism
Saint Bryan to reporter, “Evening Magazine,” KING-TV, Seattle, from segment producer.
Rebecca Stevenson to weather anchor, Northwest Cable News, Seattle, from free-lance weather anchor.
Marti Skold to primary weeknight co-anchor, WNCT-TV, Greenville, N.C., from chief meteorologist, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles.
Bertha Coombs to correspondent, CNBC, from market reports contributor, CNN and CNNfn.
Lis Wiehl to legal analyst, New York, Fox News, from contributing legal analyst, Seattle, Fox News.
Mike Fitzsimmons to assistant news director, WNBC-TV, New York, from executive producer, weekday evening news.
Ronni Rothbart to investigative producer, WCBS-TV, New York, from investigative producer, WNBC-TV, New York.
Charlie Whiteman to 6 p.m. producer, WQAD-TV, Molina, Ill., from assignment editor, WMBD-TV, Peoria, Ill. Also, Kelly Rice to weekend producer, from producer, WREX-TV, Rockford, Ill.; Shawna Price to producer, “Good Morning Quad Cities,” from writer WMAQ-TV, Chicago; and Chris Goble to photographer, from instructor, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Natalie Tysdal to morning anchor and reporter, KWGN-TV, Denver, from free-lance reporter, KTVT-TV, Dallas.
Noelle Walker to morning co-anchor, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, from reporter.
Heather Pick to morning anchor, WBNS-TV, Rockford, Ill., from main anchor, WREX-TV, Rockford.
Scott Wickersham to morning anchor, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, N.Y., from main anchor, WSYM-TV, Lansing, Mich.
Kristin Hill to investigative reporter, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, from investigative reporter, WBTV, Charlotte, N.C.
Craig Fiegener to reporter, KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, from consumer reporter, KFSN-TV, Fresno, Calif.
Heather Van Nest to morning and noon anchor, WTSP-TV, Tampa, Fla., from consumer reporter and main fill-in anchor, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
Mark Armstrong to weekend sportscaster, Sinclair Centralized News, Baltimore, from sports director, KFNZ-AM, Salt Lake City.
Steve Chamraz to lead investigative reporter, KCTV, Kansas City, Mo., from morning reporter, KGO-TV, San Francisco. Also, Dana Wright to weekday anchor and reporter, from weekend anchor and reporter; Marianne Krist to investigative producer, from investigative producer, WINK-TV, Fort Myers, Fla.
Paige Kelton to main female anchor, WTEV, Jacksonville, Fla., from main anchor, WAWS-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.
Gregg Jarrett to news anchor, Fox News Channel, from anchor and correspondent, MSNBC.
Tom Touchet to executive producer, “Today,” from senior producer, “Good Morning America,” and executive producer, special projects, ABC News.
Andrea Canning to 5:30 p.m. anchor
, WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, from weekend anchor.
Drew Levinson to correspondent, New York bureau, CBS Newspath, from correspondent, Chicago bureau. Also, Jim Acosta to correspondent, Chicago bureau, from correspondent, Dallas bureau.
Wendy McMachon to creative services director, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, from creative services director, KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas.
Carol Fowler to VP, news director, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from news director, WGN-TV, Chicago. Also, Jim Williams to general assignment reporter, from free-lance reporter, WGN-TV, Chicago.
Monty Webb to chief meteorologist, KCPQ-TV, Seattle, from morning weathercaster, WBBM-TV, Chicago.
Scott Swan to weeknight 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. co-anchor, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, from weekday morning anchor, KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City.
Whitney Casey to correspondent, New York, CNN, from general assignment reporter, WCBS-TV, New York. Also, Jamie Colby to correspondent, New York, from fill-in anchor, “Up to the Minute,” CBS News.
Elizabeth Sanchez to correspondent, CBS Newspath, from weekend anchor, KPHO-TV, Phoenix.
Geraud Moncure to sports director, main sports anchor and host, “Sunday Sports Extra,” WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, from weekend sports anchor, KCOP-TV, Los Angeles. Also, Tim Furlong to general assignment reporter, from general assignment reporter and anchor, WLNE-TV, Providence, R.I.
Amy Murphy Brooke to weekday morning weathercaster, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, from weekend weathercaster.
John Gilbert to anchor, KCEN-TV, Waco-Temple, Texas, from anchor, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas.
Nydia Han to consumer/investigative reporter, WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, from consumer/investigative reporter, KTRK-TV, Houston.
Trenni Kusinierek to sports reporter, Fox Sports, Pittsburgh, from fill-in anchor, WDJT-TV, Milwaukee.
Henry Wofford to sports director and weeknight sports anchor, KOLO-TV, Reno, Nev., from weeknight sports anchor.
Kari Alexander to morning anchor/reporter, KMAX-TV, Sacramento, Calif., from morning anchor, WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C. Also, Kandice Kelly to morning reporter, from weekend anchor, KWTX-TV, Waco, Texas; and Wendy Fortes to managing editor, from content editor, KCPQ-TV, Seattle.
Susan Carlson to 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. traffic reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from news reporter and fill-in anchor, WLS-AM and WLS-TV, Chicago.
Traci Grant to general assignment reporter, KNTV, San Jose, Calif., from free-lance reporter.
Bill Dobilas to news director, WDSI-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., from assistant news director.
Bryan Garner to reporter, WPTV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from reporter, WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach. Also, Orly Greenberg to reporter, from reporter, WSJV-TV, South Bend, Ind.
Production
Alice Smith to head of news business development, Stephen Arnold Music, from director of new media and entertainment, SabreMark, Los Angeles.
Mickey McGovern to executive producer, GVFX, Los Angeles, from executive producer, Millfilm, London. Also, John Gelwicks to head of business development, from executive producer. Sony Pictures Studio.
Ellen Weston to head writer, “Guiding Light,” from writer.
Rick Marker to director, Eastern region sales, Tribune Entertainment Co., from manager.
Ronit Koren to director of marketing, Fox Television Studios, from manager of marketing.
Talent
Nancy O’Dell to co-host, “Blockbuster Hollywood Spectacular,” in addition to host, “Access Hollywood.”
Claudio Difolco to co-host, “Anything for Love,” Fox and Endemol, from entertainment reporter, KTVK-TV, Phoenix.
Radio
Dave Kaufman to VP, affiliate relations, ABC Radio Networks, from VP and general manager, New York Shadow/Metro Traffic Service, Metro One.
Other
Jennifer Handshew to senior account executive, Allison & Partners, from independent public relations consultant.#
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