Advertising & Agencies
Neil Viserto to VP, Adlink sports, Adlink, from VP, broadcasting and marketing, Washington Redskins.
John Viall to VP, engineering and operations, LIN TV Corp., from corporate director, digital television operations, Viacom.
Lisa Melching to VP, scheduling and strategic analysis, NBC Entertainment, from director of programming, G4.
Larry Maloney to local sales manager, WHTM-TV, Harrisburg, Pa., from group sales manager, Washington, United Television Sales.
Anna Shreeve to director of sales and marketing, KING-TV, Seattle, from VP, sales and marketing, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. Also, Aaron Moore to account executive, KONG-TV, Seattle, from account executive, HouseValues, Bellevue, Wash.
Michael Colleran to VP and general manager, WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV, Miami, and WTVX-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from general sales manager, KABC-TV, Los Angeles.
Scott Blumenthal to regional VP, LIN Television Corp., from president and general manager, WISH-TV, Indianapolis. Also, Edward Munson to regional VP, from VP and general manager, WAVY-TV, Norfolk, Va.; and Jeff White to station manager, WISH, from general sales manager, WISH.
Dana Layman account executive, Transit Television Network, from account executive, Clear Channel Communications.
Cynthia Verchota to VP, sales manager, Minneapolis, Petry Television, from sales manager. Also, Timothy Bennett to senior VP, general manager, Atlanta, from VP, general manager, South region; and Jo-Ann Blazarini to group sales manager, New York, from account executive.
Patricia Liguori to VP, research, ABC Owned Television Stations, from director of research, WABC-TV, New York.
Robert Simone to VP and general manager, WTXF-TV, Philadelphia, from VP and general manager, KDVR-TV, Denver.
Paul Wasserman to account executive, WBZL-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from senior account executive, WBFS-TV, Miami.
Craig Hickox to VP, Blair Television, in addition to group sales manager, Los Angeles. Also, Roy Howie to VP, in addition to group sales manager, New York; Sabrina Zamardino to VP, Blair Television, in addition to group sales manager, Dallas; Terri Travis to VP, in addition to group sales manager, Chicago; Rick Rollins to VP, in addition to group sales manager, Chicago; Michael O’Brien to senior VP, from VP/regional sales manager, Philadelphia; and Richard Quigley to VP, in addition to sales manager, St. Louis.
Barbara Banda to group manager, Cleveland, Eagle Television Sales, from account executive. Also, Cathy Leibowitz to group manager, from sales manager; and Mary Tricoli to group manager, from account executive.
Angela Moncayo to local sales manager, WXTV, WFUT-TV and WFTY-TV, New York, from local sales manager, WNJU-TV, New York.
John Overmyer to national sales manager, KOLD-TV, Tucson, Ariz., from account executive, Philadelphia, Petry Television.
Michael Garofolo to director of sales, Atlanta, Jefferson Pilot Sports, from manager, sports group, Atlanta, Zenith Media. Also, G. David Brown to director of sales, Charlotte, N.C., from manager, sponsorship and sports marketing, Ericsson.
Georgia Franklin to VP, public affairs, MTV Networks International, from head of public affairs.
James Maiella to VP, communications, New York, Cablevision Systems Corp., from senior VP, Robinson Lerer & Montgomery.
Michael O’Grady to national sales manager, New England Sports Network, from national sales manager, The Boston Interconnect.
Corey Walker to director of MapVantage, GIS Operations, from VP and general manager of engineering, AM Broadband Services.
Alison Bourke to director of programming, The Independent Film Channel, from executive producer. Also, Elektra Gray to director, consumer public relations, IFC television, from manager, consumer public relations.
Shannon Ritko to regional marketing executive, St. Louis, Fox Cable Networks, from regional marketing coordinator, Midwest.
Elizabeth Missan Yost to head of original programming and development, Hallmark Channel, from director of development. Also, Marcey Mascote to manager, original programming, from assistant manager, programming; and Stephanie Aaronson to director, corporate communications, from director, corporate communications and program publicity, Lifetime Television.
Paul Jacobson to deputy communications director for Sen. Bill Frist, VP, corporate communications, Starz Encore Group.
Brian Dietz to senior director, communications, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, from executive director of communications, Central California region, AT&T Broadband (now Comcast).
Linda Yaccarino to general manager of entertainment sales, Turner Network Television, in addition to senior VP, general sales manager, TBS Superstation.
Alan Winnikoff to VP, communications, MSNBC, from free-lance public relations consultant.
Bruce Abbott to VP and general manager, Chesapeake Bay group, Comcast, from director of business operations.
George Rentz to VP, customer care, Denver, Time Warner Cable, from director of operations.
Peter Weil to senior VP and general manager, London, Animal Planet International, from VP, content, Discovery U.K.
CTAM announced the newly elected members to its board of directors for 2003: Gregg Graff, senior VP, operations, Insight Communications; Diane Schneiderjohn, senior VP, marketing and programming, Charter Communications; and Gemma Toner, senior VP, high-speed data products, Cablevision Systems Corp.
Helios Alvarez to director of sales, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, Sony Pictures Television International, from sales director, 20th Century Fox Sales. Also, Maika Bernard to head of production, from chief operating officer, Argos Communications.
Joel Zaremby to VP, client services, The Summit Media group, from advertising director, Reader’s Digest New Choices.
Pat Mullen to president, Tribune Broadcasting, from president, Tribune Television.
Pamela Johnston to news director, WLVI-TV, Boston, from assistant news director. Also, Chris Roach to assistant news director, from special projects producer.
Jason Wheeler to reporter and fill-in anchor, WFOR-TV, Miami, from reporter and anchor, KENS-TV, San Antonio.
Lyn Tolan to news director, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn., from news director, WFTV, Orlando, Fla.
Marc Weiner to news director, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, from news director, WLFL-TV, Raleigh, N.C.
Rebecca Stewart to reporter/ weekend anchor, WTIC-TV, Hartford, Conn., from anchor, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Va.
Gloria Borger to co-anchor, “Capitol Report, CNBC, and special correspondent, NBC News, from panelist, “Face the Nation,” CBS News. Also, Martha MacCallum to anchor, “CheckPoint,” in addition to anchor, “Morning Call”; and Diana Olick to Capitol Hill correspondent, Washington bureau, from correspondent, CBS News.
Tom Terry to chief meteorologist, WFTV, Orlando, Fla., from meteorologist.
Harry Martin to weekend anchor, WNYW-TV, New York, from weeknight 10 p.m. co-anchor, WWOR-TV, New York.
Michel Horowicz to executive producer, “The Abrams Report, MSNBC, from executive consultant, “Moral Court.”
Carl Quintanilla to correspondent, NBC News, from co-anchor, “Morning Call,” CNBC.
Gulstan Dart to anchor, KIRO-TV, Seattle, from 5 p.m. co-anchor, WSB-TV, Atlanta.
Arnold Diaz to host, “Shame on You,” WCBS-TV, New York, from consumer reporter, “20/20.”
Sheila Hall Aguirre to VP, sales and development for Latin America and Spanish-speaking USA, FremantleMedia, from VP, Carsey-Werner International. Also, Indriena Basarah to general manager, FremantleMedia Productions Asia, from director, business development, Asia.
Steve Barfield to senior VP, technology, Sony Pictures Digital, from VP, strategic relations, Real Networks.
Jennifer Weingroff to VP, marketing and media relations, Paramount Television Production, from executive director, marketing and media relations.
Celia Williams to executive producer, Endless Noise, from head of broadcast production, DDB New York.
Steve Bucholz to VP, sales,
ICTV, from director of national accounts, WorldGate Communications. Also, Mike Kropf to VP, sales, from VP, strategic partners, Aerocast.
Jayson Whitmore to lead motion graphics artist, Troika Design Group, from motion graphics artist, Pittard Sullivan.
Suzanne Moser to VP, human resources, Henninger Media Services, from VP, human resources, Mediance Research. Also, Eric Hansen to chief operating officer, from owner and managing director, Reach Consulting Group.
Lisa Donohue to executive VP, Starcom USA, from senior VP/ media director. Also, Karen Jacobs to executive VP, from senior VP/media director, print investment group.
Edie Emery to senior account director, Goodman Media International, from account executive.