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Oct 13, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Michelle Bella to senior VP, marketing and promotions, Telemundo, from VP, affiliate marketing, Univision.
Michael Mitchell to VP, research, Viacom Television Stations Group, from director, programming and research, WCBS-TV, New York. Also, Brett Larson, to technology reporter, from on-air anchor, Tech TV.
Ross Kramer to research director, WSBK-TV, Boston, and WLWC-TV, Providence, R.I., from VP research, Viacom Television Stations Group.
Alexander Von Licktenberg to general manager, WUNI-TV and WUTF-TV, Boston, and WUVN-TV and WUTH-TV, Hartford, Conn., from general sales manager.
Adam Weyne to general sales manager, KOLD-TV, Tucson, Ariz., from local sales manager, WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C.
Peter Chrisanthopoulos to president and chief operating officer, Pappas Television Cos., from president and COO, sales and marketing, Azteca America Television Station Group.
John Amara to account executive, WTXX-TV, Hartford, Conn., from sales assistant, WLVI-TV, Boston.
Cable
Nikki Gonzalez to VP, human resources, MSNBC, from manager, organizational development and staffing, GE Vendor Financial Services.
Tom Ramsey to division VP, EchoStar Communications Corp., Starz! Encore, from director, point of sale. Also, John Rein to director, affiliate marketing, from director, affiliate marketing, Comcast/AT&T Broadband account team.
Alvin Patrick to VP, production, College Television Network, New York, from executive producer, sports events and specials, MTV.
Claudine Lilien to VP and manager, Eastern sales, The WB, New York, from VP, Western sales, Los Angeles. Also, Brian Doherty to VP and manager, Eastern sales, from manager; and Michael Guariglia to VP and manager, Eastern Sales, from manager.
John Ford to executive VP, programming, National Geographic Channel, Washington, from president, new media, Discovery Networks.
Mark Boxer to director, national film sales, Independent Film Channel, from district manager, Eastern and Central regions, Artisan Entertainment.
Tad Yo to VP and general manager, Time Warner Cable, Southern region, from VP, business operations and development.
Stacey DiLorenzo to VP, marketing, TLC, from executive creative director, marketing.
Patricia Bodet to director, diversity and outreach, Clear Channel Television, San Antonio, from director, production and outreach, WOAI-TV and CC-TV, San Antonio.
Dusty Schmidt to senior VP, creative affairs, Home & Garden Television, from VP.
Neil Lawi to VP, publicity, World Wrestling Entertainment, from VP, media, Columbia Records. Also, Dan Levi to VP, brand marketing, from VP, college media division, YouthStream Media Networks.
Nicole Watson to executive producer “Reel Reviews” and “Sports Lifestyles,” MBC, in addition to co-host.
Distribution
Susan Akens to executive VP, business affairs, Paramount International Television, from senior VP, business affairs. Also, Mina Patel to senior VP, sales strategy and operations, from VP, sales planning and administration.
Journalism
Ann Stephens to weekday morning anchor and reporter, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, from anchor and reporter, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas. Also, Kaley O’Malley to weekday morning weathercaster, from KEYT-TV, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Paul Horton to meteorologist, “Morning News,” WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, from morning and afternoon meteorologist and reporter, KAYU-TV, Spokane, Wash.
Pam Schoen to on-air senior producer, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, from on-air writer and producer.
Casey Clark to executive producer, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, from senior producer, KOMO-TV, Seattle.
Terri Gruca to consumer reporter and weekend anchor, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, from anchor and consumer reporter, WPSA-TV, Spartanburg, S.C.
Production
Boyd McDonnell to director, sales, Western region, Sony Pictures Television, from account executive, Southeast region, Atlanta.
Simon Jones to newly created role of senior VP talent management worldwide entertainment department, FremantleMedia, in addition to current duties as managing director, FMusicTV.
Nina Adelson to director, domestic philanthropic development, Sesame Workshop, from development director, comprehensive development. Also, Shagorica Basu to manager, international philanthropic development, from program officer, National Center for the Performing Arts, Bombay, India; and Carol Leister to director, annual giving, from director, individual giving, WNYC-TV.
Troy Searer to VP development, 3 Ball Productions, from development executive, NBC Studios.
Victor Neufeld to executive producer, “The Early Show,” from senior executive producer, ABC News Newsmagazines.
Brian Donlon to named coordinating producer, “Cold Pizza,” ESPN2, in addition to president, Willoughby Productions.
Other
Johnathan Meath to executive producer, broadcast and licensing, Fable Vision, Boston, from executive producer, “Ready, Set, Learn,” Discovery Kids.
Rob Tartre to senior VP, sales, Broadband Services, Highlands Ranch, Colo., from global account executive, Dallas, i2 Technologies.