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Jul 14, 2003  •  Post A Comment

CABLE
Mindy Brown to director, ad sales, West Coast accounts, G4, from senior managing director, client services, Adlink. Also, Eric Nathanson to director, West Coast ad sales, from senior manager.
Nora O’Brian to director, original scripted programming, Sci Fi Channel, from VP, television, Trilogy Entertainment Group.
Art Bell to president and chief operating officer, Court TV, from executive VP, programming and marketing. Also, Galen Jones to executive VP, chief corporate strategist, from executive VP, strategy and planning, and general manager, Court TV Online.
Michelle Treiber to VP, pricing and planning, Hallmark Channel, from director. Also, Terri Corcoran to VP, advertising sales and alliance marketing, from director; Lori Esposito to VP, traffic services, from traffic director; Lorranne Sabatino to VP, direct response and paid programming, from director; and Michelle Castle to VP, regional sales, Detroit, from director.
Stephen Friedman to general manager, College Television Network, New York, from manager, MTV.
Dan Murphy to VP, engineering, Great Lakes division, Charter Communications, Madison, Wis., from VP, technical operations, Comcast Cable, Chicago.
Nat Fuchs to VP, human resources, Universal Television Networks, Universal City, Calif., from manager, human resources, Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Sandy Heinz to director, affiliate sales, Eastern division, Weather Channel Networks, from account manager, Central region. Also, Susan Shragg to director, affiliate sales, Western division, from regional manager, Southwest region; Brent Brackin to manager, affiliate ad sales, Atlanta, from regional coordinator, Turner Network Sales; Jaime Pena to regional manager, affiliate sales, Southwest region, Los Angeles; Susie Riordan to manager, Southwest region/Caribbean, from manager, North Central region; Ginger Shorrock to manager, affiliate sales, North Central region, from account manager, Turner Network Sales; and Jennifer Ching to regional manager, Northwest region, from account executive, affiliate sales.
Robin Feller to division VP, account team, Adelphia Communications, from division VP, sales account team, AT&T Broadband.
John Wood to director, TV Talent, E! Networks, from talent manager. Also, Eliza Cost to director, film talent, from manager; and Jennifer Lupiloff to manager, talent, fashion programming, from talent executive.
Evan Sayet to senior producer, “Unscrewed With Martin Sargent,” TechTV, from free-lance performer and producer.
Kiera Hynninen to senior VP, marketing, The National Geographic Channel, from senior VP, strategic marketing, The Weather Channel.
Sean O’Donnell to VP, information technology, Charter Communications, St. Louis, from director. Also, Forrest Murphy to VP, information technology, from senior director.
Heather Baladino to VP, networks marketing and operations, Turner Network Sales, in addition to VP, news networks marketing. Also, Lisa Richardson to VP, partnership marketing, from VP, entertainment networks marketing; Jennifer Iras to regional VP, Central region, from director, national accounts and marketing; and Shannon Ponsell to VP, operations, from director, sales operations.
Todd Sokolov to director, marketing, Hallmark Entertainment, New York, from manager, trade advertising.
Tom Furr to VP, on-air promotions, Playboy TV Networks, Los Angeles, from president, Furr Communications.
JOURNALISM
Dave Roberts to 10 p.m. meteorologist, WFTX-TV, Fort Myers, Fla., from meteorologist, WINK-TV, Fort Myers. Also, Patrick Nolan to main anchor, from reporter, KTRK-TV, Houston.
Shon Gables to weekday morning co-anchor, WCBS-TV, New York, from morning anchor and reporter, WDIV-TV, Detroit.
Joe Allbaugh to contributor, Fox News Channel, from director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Keith Jones to primary anchor, WOWK-TV, Huntington, W.Va., from weekend anchor, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh.
Mike Gautreau to news director, Bay News 9, Tampa, Fla., from executive producer, KTVT-TV, Dallas. Also, Tammy Robiconti to reporter, from free-lance anchor/reporter; Shawn Sherlock to video journalist, from reporter, WCTV-TV, Tallahassee, Fla.; Chris Hawes to reporter, from reporter, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati; Paola Stefan to video journalist, Bay News 9 en espanol, from New York 1 News; and Dick Crippen to host, “Extra on Senior Living,” in addition to executive director, community development for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Paul Brown to anchor/VJ, WMTW-TV, Austin, Texas, from news director/anchor, KTXS-TV, Abilene, Texas. Also, Rich Segal to meteorologist, from weathercaster, KXAN-TV, Austin; Crestina Chavez to reporter/VJ, from reporter, KNDU-TV, Richland, Wash.; James Keith to reporter/VJ, from reporter, KAVU-TV, Victoria, Texas; Tanya Martinez to VJ/reporter, from reporter, KJTV-TV and KXTQ-TV, Lubbock, Texas; Benjamin Pollchik to chief photographer, from photographer and satellite truck operator, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Barbara Zavala to senior producer, from producer, KVUE-TV, Austin.
Samantha Ryan to sideline reporter, ESPN and ABC, in addition to free-lance reporter and anchor, WABC-TV, New York, from anchor, weekend sports.
Angie Sheets to writer, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, from 10 p.m. producer, KOVR-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
James Miller to senior executive producer, “American Evening With Paula Zahn,” CNN, from consultant, “Good Morning America.”
Mark Lukasiewicz to executive producer, NBC News, specials and special events, from coordinating NBC News and MSNBC cable coverage of the Iraq War.
Ross Mclaughlin to head, “7 On Your Side” investigative unit, WJLA-TV, Washington, from correspondent, “Celebrity Justice,” Los Angeles.
Tasha Jamerson to weekday morning co-anchor and reporter, WLKY-TV, Louisville, Ky., from weekday morning live reporter, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn.
Vince Sims to reporter and Saturday morning anchor, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, from consumer reporter and weekend anchor, KTUL-TV, Tulsa, Okla.
Bonnie Schneider to 10 p.m. weekend meteorologist/special assignment reporter, WLVI-TV, Boston, from weekend meteorologist, WFOR-TV, Miami.
Trey Wingo to host, “NFL Live,” from host, “Sports Center,” ESPN.
Mickey York to primary co-anchor, regional Fox sports network, from reporter, Fox Sports Net, Detroit.
John Barr to staff correspondent, ESPN, Atlanta, from reporter, KSTP-TV, St. Paul, Minn.
Virg Jacques to reporter/ anchor, WTTG-TV, Washington, from anchor/reporter, WUSA-TV.
Sally Schulze to 10 p.m. weekend anchor, KSTW-TV, Seattle, in addition to weekend anchor, KIRO-TV, Seattle.
Susan Harding to weekend morning anchor, WSMV-TV, Nashville, Tenn., from general assignment reporter.
Larry Mendte to anchor, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from anchor, evening news, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia.
Matt Ellis to assistant news director, “Good Morning America,” ABC, from overnight senior producer.
PRODUCTION
David Tetreault to VP, advertising and promotion, Twentieth Television, Los Angeles, from executive director.
OTHER
Michael Stack to lead Southeast region, Marketron International, Burlingame, Calif., from regional manager, Southeast division, Nielson. Also, Kristin Staskowski to lead Eastern Midwest region, from director, research and sales marketing, WVTM-TV, Birmingham, Ala.
William Morris to marketing director, Reed MIDEM, Paris, from VP, marketing and brand, Disneyland Resort, Paris.