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Mar 31, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Chuck Fleming to manager, sales marketing, WNYW-TV, New York, from director of sales, McGraven Guild Radio.
Kendle Priestley to local sales manager, WFOR-TV, Miami, from sales executive.
Kristen Hollinga to local sales manager, WTVX-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from account executive.
Brad Nimmons to director, broadcast research, Media General Broadcasting Group, from research director, WFLA-TV, Tampa, Fla.
Mellynda Hartel to general sales manager, KSAZ-TV and KUTP-TV, Phoenix, from manager, sales, and director, sports, WFXT-TV, Boston.
Adam Ochs to account executive, team C, MMT, from Internet sales specialist, AutoTrader.
Cable
John Faratzis to executive producer, Slamball, TNN, from producer, Sarah Hughes: A Life in Balance, NBC.
Nancy Silverstone to VP, program acquisitions, Starz Encore Group, from executive director, program acquisitions. Also, Andrew Nigolian to VP, Comcast Corp. division, from head, Adelphia Communications account team.
Kareem Lowe to director of program scheduling and acquisitions, G4, from scheduling and current programming executive, The WB.
David Bittler to VP, corporate communications, Nickelodeon, TV Land and The New TNN, from senior director, communications. Also, Rosemary O’Brien to VP, communications, Nick at Nite and TV Land, from VP, TNN; David Schwartz to director, communications, The New TNN, from VP, director of communications, Nick at Nite and TV Land.
Mark Gall to senior VP, Eastern region, Time Warner Cable Media Solutions, from senior VP and general sales manager, WGN Superstation.
Kerry Sheldon-Hughes to VP, kids advertising sales and marketing, ABC Family and ABC Cable Networks Group, from senior account executive, UPN.
Brigitte McCray to senior VP, programming, Oxygen Media, from VP, programming and scheduling. Also, Jennifer Cotter to senior VP, development, from VP, development.
Mary Ellen DiPrisco to VP, original programming, SoapNet, from executive director, original programming.
Brian Stone to VP, information technology, Adcom, from VP, client software, Arbitron.
Bo Coughlin to division VP, commercial business development, Raleigh, N.C., Time Warner Cable, from VP, corporate development, Stamford, Conn., TWC.
Scott Garner to VP, scheduling and planning, Disney Channel, from executive director, scheduling and planning. Also, Chris Lacroix to VP, marketing, from director, marketing.
Linda Gallo to VP, Midwest sales for AMC and WE: Women’s Entertainment, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corp., from VP, Midwest sales, Bravo Networks.
International
Wallace Macmillan to VP, financial, and chief financial officer, Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., from VP, finance, recorded music, EMI. Also, Mark Wylie to VP, tax and planning, from chief financial officer.
Journalism
Katherine Creag to general assignment reporter, KDFW-TV, Dallas, from reporter, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, N.C.
Antwan Lewis to reporter, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, from reporter, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va. Also, Olivia Fierro to reporter, Flagstaff, Ariz., from weekday morning anchor, KVII-TV, Amarillo, Texas.
Bill Seitzler to news director, KJRH-TV, Tulsa, Okla., from news director, WHEC-TV, Rochester, N.Y.
Julie Bandaras to weekend evening reporter, WNYW-TV, New York, from reporter.
Justin Berk to weekend evening meteorologist, WMAR-TV, Baltimore, from noon meteorologist, WBAL-TV, Baltimore.
Dan Shadwell to weekday morning and noon anchor, KFMB-TV, San Diego, from weekend anchor.
Jason Hill to weekday morning and noon anchor, KVUE-TV, Austin, Texas, from general assignment reporter, WDIV-TV, Detroit.
Erik Liljegren to reporter, WGHP-TV, Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, N.C., from reporter, Fox News Channel.
Christopher Berg to news director, KSTP-TV, St. Paul, Minn., from news director, KOB-TV, Albuquerque, N.M.
Derrin Horton to sideline reporter, NCAA Basketball Tournament, CBS Sports, in addition to sports anchor and reporter, KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV, Los Angeles.
Samantha Harris to host, Test Drive, TNN Network, from host, AMC Access.
Production
Willy Rivera to account executive, Latin broadcast, Megatrax Production Music, from Spanish tutor.
Regis Brown to VP, international sales, Mike Young Productions, from VP, international television and video, Film Roman. Also, Joshua Fisher to executive director, development, from director, development and current programming, Fox Family Channel.
Laura Gelles to executive producer, Divorce Court, Twentieth Television, from supervising producer.
Michael Winter to series producer, Date Squad, TLC, from supervising producer, A Night With, VH1.
Peter Steen to producer, Extreme Makeover, ABC, from writer-producer, Three Stooges Special, NBC.