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May 19, 2003  •  Post A Comment

BROADCASTING
Cheryl Young to director, human resources, WNBC-TV, New York, from human resources director, NBC Television Stations Division.
Blanca Razo to news business manager, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from finance and operations manager, ABC Network News Bureau, Chicago. Also, Tom Schnecke to director of broadcast operations and engineering, from manager of news operations.
Barbara Kalosieh to account director, affiliate sales northeast region, Scripps Networks, from regional manager, affiliate sales Northeast.
Rob Wussler to VP, Midwest sales, NBC Enterprises, from VP, Western regional manager, Paramount Domestic Television.
Mike Brown to local sales manager, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, from national sales manager.
Rebecca Lynn Meyer to VP, sales manager, Chicago, Continental Television Sales, from local sales manager, WAOW-TV and WYOW-TV, Wausau, Wis.
Warren Fiihr to general sales manager, WKRG-TV, Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., from local and national sales manager, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, Va.
Shari Telvick to regional business manager, Gray Television, from business manager, WMTV, Madison, Wis.
Richard Lahti to director of engineering, KNBC-TV and Telemundo, Los Angeles, from director of engineering, KVEA-TV and KWHY-TV, Los Angeles.
Darnell Washington to VP, sales, KWBT-TV, Oklahoma City, from local sales manager, KOCB-TV, Oklahoma City. Also, Derek Criss to VP, sales, from local sales manager.
Jim McClintock to senior VP, network media, ABC Television Network, from VP, network media.
Andrew Stansfield to local account executive, WJWB-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., from local account executive, WCJB-TV, Gainesville, Fla.
CABLE
Adrienne Gary to senior VP, human resources, Fox Networks Group, from principal, AJG Consulting, and chief administrative office, Global Apparel Network.
James Bolosh to director, programming, Home & Garden Television, from supervising producer and director, Hit Trip, CMT.
Elana Sofko to licensing sales director, consumer products division, A&E Television Networks, from director, talk/ sales partners, Sirius Satellite Radio.
Mary Ellen Iwata to VP, development, Home & Garden Television, from VP, development and special projects, The Learning Channel.
Meredith Yahne to director, custom solutions marketing, client solutions group, The Weather Channel Media Solutions, from sponsorship manager, The Weather Channel.
Kai Sawatzki to senior VP and executive creative director, HSN, from senior VP and European creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi, London. Also, Otis Howard to VP, set design and lighting, from light director, The Light Design Group, New York; and Bethany Bunnell to VP, on-air promotion and graphics, from founder, SunSafe, Miami.
Thomas Southwick to VP, corporate communications, Starz Encore Group, from VP, new business development, Cowles Business Media.
Tricia Melton to VP, marketing, Lifetime Television, from VP, marketing, Oxygen Media.
Bill Shaw to president, Birmingham, Ala., Bright House Networks, from VP, field operations, Miramar, Fla., AT&T Broadband.
Ellen Filipiak to senior VP, customer care, Adelphia Communications Corp., from senior VP, Florida, AT&T Broadband.
Lisa Black to VP, business and marketing development, Lifetime Online, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from director, business marketing and development. Also Kris Soumas to VP, content development, new media, from director, content development, new media.
Convergence
Randy Stearns to executive producer, ABCNews.com, from media director.
DISTRIBUTION
Laura Lee to director, Central region, network distribution and service, Hallmark Channel, from regional manager, network distribution and service, South Central Region.
Carla Cortis to VP, Western region, distribution, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from director, distribution and field marketing, Southwest.
Kim Hatamiya to senior VP, sales and marketing, Sony Pictures Television International, from senior VP and general manager, television and film, Mindrocket Media/JP Kids.
Sonja Visser to regional director, Eastern region, distribution and field marketing, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from regional account manager, southeast territory. Also, Lillian Martin to regional director, Western region, from regional marketing director, affiliate sales and marketing, Western and Midwest regions, Scripps.
Mike Wald to senior VP, Worldwide Pay Television, Sony Pictures Television International, in addition to VP.
JOURNALISM
Dave Spahr to morning and noon forecaster, KESQ-TV, Palm Springs, Calif., from weekend weathercaster, WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C.
Jessica Schambach to weekday morning news anchor and reporter, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, from reporter.
Cathy Ballou to co-anchor, Your Morning on CN8, from host, Calling All Cooks, Food Network. Also, Cyndi Edwards to co-anchor, Your Morning on CN8, from co-anchor, Breakfast at the New RO, and The New RO at Noon, CHRO-TV, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
John Morales to chief meteorologist, WSCV-TV, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, from chief meteorologist, WLTV, Miami.
Bonnie Schneider to entertainment and lifestyle reporter and weekend meteorologist, WLVI-TV, Boston, from weekend meteorologist, WFOR-TV, Miami.
Darren Miller to weekend weathercaster, WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, from weekend weathercaster, WNCN-TV, Raleigh, N.C.
Alina Cho to main online anchor, ABCNews.com, from reporter and overnight anchor, ABC News.
George Smith to correspondent, ESPN, from news anchor, KHOU-TV, Houston.
ORGANIZATION
Rich Cronin, president and CEO, Game Show Network, has been elected to the board of directors of CTAM.
Production
Eric Black to creative director, Pie Town Productions, from post-production producer, Life Moments. Also, Sean Fitzgibbons to executive in charge of production, from line producer, Life Moments; and Dana Besnoy to director of post production, from post-production supervisor, Life Moments.
Mike Stornello to senior VP, development, King World Productions, from senior VP, sales, domestic television distribution.
Talent
Keith Olbermann to host and anchor, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, in addition to primary fill-in anchor for Paul Harvey, ABC Radio Network.
Technology
Jim Kuhns to director of network engineering, Optinel Systems, from director of field support, Terayon Communications Systems.