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Nov 3, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Carrie Colligan to account executive, WSYM-TV, Lansing, Mich., from marketing services manager, Coca-Cola North America.
Jon Steinlauf to senior VP, ad sales, The Scripps Networks Advertising Sales Group, from VP, ad sales. Also, Donna Stephens to senior VP, advertising sales for HGTV, from VP, ad sales; Susan Bravman to VP, Southeast region, Food Network, from sales manager; Greg Regis to VP, ad sales, Eastern region, HGTV, from sales manager; John Dailey to VP, Eastern region, Food Network, from sales manager, Eastern region; Steve Gabelmann to VP, Mid-Central region, HGTV, from sales manager; Amy Jo Wayne to senior sales manager, HGTV, from sales manager; and Amy Court, sales manager, Southeast region, HGTV, from ad sales manager.
Rob Donner to regional sales manager, WTIC-TV and WTXX-TV, Hartford, Conn., from account executive, MMT Sales. Also, Bruce Fox to account executive, from general sales manager and general manager, WHPX-TV, Conn.
John Prizer to VP, television program development, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, from consultant to television programming department, CPB.
Mark Strachota to VP and general manager, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, from acting general manager.
Keith Betts to director of engineering, WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from engineering supervisor.
Cable
Shannon Davis to senior VP, on-air promotions, Turner Classic Movies, from VP/creative director.
Keith Brown to VP, news and documentaries, Spike TV, from on-air correspondent, “Now With Bill Moyers,” PBS.
Joshua LeBus to account executive, Northwest Cable News, from event sales and coordinating, Inspired Adventure. Also, Shavette McGhee to account executive, from sales assistant; and Ryan Moore to account executive, from account executive, KSKN-TV, Spokane, Wash.
Brian Rolapp to director of distribution, finance and strategy, NFL Network, from director of business development, NBC.
Chad Youngblood to director, on-air promotion, HGTV, from manager of on-air.
Brian Simmermon to senior VP, enterprise applications, QVC, from VP and chief information officer.
Andy Morris to VP, advertising research, TV Guide Television Group, from independent consultant, Morris Media Research. Also, Laura Kroll to director, sales, from VP, group supervisor, national broadcast; Lisette Costa to account executive, Western region, from national accounts manager, Clear Channel Communications; and Amy Taykan to account executive, Eastern region, from multiplatform marketing manager.
Anne Ragsdale to group president, advertising, Bright House Networks, from regional VP, advertising sales, Southeast region, Time Warner Cable. Also, Steve Stiger to group VP, marketing and business development, from VP, marketing and business development, Florida division; and Elliot Wiser to group VP, news programming, from VP, news programming, Time Warner Cable.
Dinesh Jain to executive VP and chief operating officer, Insight, from senior VP and chief financial officer.
Justin Pettigrew to VP, public relations, Turner Classic Movies, from director, public relations.
Tracy McGraw to VP, VH1 Communications, from director. Also, Brett Henne to director, corporate communications, from independent communications consultant.
Bronagh Hanley to VP, communications, TLC, from director, communications.
Misty Skedgall to VP, corporate communications, TBS, from VP, public relations.
John Friend to senior VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises, from senior VP, business development and strategy for Latin America.
Lisa Delligatti to senior VP, affiliate sales and marketing, Discovery Networks, from VP, sales strategy and distribution, Southern region, Comedy Central. Also, Matt Kochan to VP, marketing strategy, affiliate sales and marketing, from director, retention and partnership marketing, AT&T Broadband; and Kelly Picciotta to director, marketing, national accounts, affiliate sales and marketing, from account director and team leader, affiliate sales and marketing.
Keith Grzegorek to account executive, Fox Sports Net, from director, marketing services, Waldbillig & Besteman. Also, Zig Gauthier to VP, development, from co-head and VP, alternative programming, Sci Fi Channel.
Convergence
Chris McAndrews to senior VP, advertising sales and general manager, Nationalgeographic.com, from senior VP, leisure travel and partner marketing, and general manager, Travelocity.
Distribution
Ben Cohen to account executive, advertiser sales, Tribune Entertainment, from group supervisor, MindShare.
Journalism
Joe Moreno to weekend meteorologist, WNBC-TV, New York, from KPNX-TV, Phoenix.
Jennifer London to correspondent, MSNBC, from free-lance reporter, KRON-TV, San Francisco.
Anthony Amey to anchor, ESPN, from weekend sports anchor, KTXL-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
Heather Moore to weekend morning anchor, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, from morning reporter, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, Calif.
Joy Lepola to investigative reporter, WBFF-TV, Baltimore, from weekend anchor, WUPW-TV, Toledo, Ohio.
Rachel Smith to principal weeknight anchor, KVWB-TV, Las Vegas, from weeknight anchor, KCOY-TV and KKFX-TV, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Shannon O’Brien to consumer advocate, WLVI-TV, Boston, Mass., from state treasurer, Massachusetts.
Heather Martin to reporter, KCEN-TV, Waco-Temple, Texas, from KXMC-TV, Minot, N.D. Also, Matt Pene to reporter, from KWYB-TV, Bozeman, Mont.
Lynda Loveland to weekday morning anchor, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, N.C., from weekend anchor, WRAZ-TV, Raleigh.
Production
Todd Kemmer to producer, “Classmates,” 20th Television, from producer, “The Maury Povich Show.”
David Shall to executive VP, business and legal affairs, FremantleMedia North America, from executive VP, business and legal and new business development, Twentieth Television.
Nina Howie to executive director, comedy series, from director, Touchstone Television. Also, Jodie Platt to executive director, comedy series, from director.
Christian McLaughlin to supervising producer, “Super Secret TV Formulas,” VH1, from producer, “The Caroline Rhea Show.”
Tom Barreca to senior VP, WWE Enterprises, from senior VP, AMC Digital Ventures.
Talent
Jeff Ross to host, “Designer Finals,” HGTV, from host, “Hit Trips,” Country Music Channel.
TECHNOLOGY
Bob Danielle to director of programming, Interaction Television, from director, CRM/ Business Operations, RealNetworks.
Joshua Ewing to Western regional sales, Fujinon, from broadcast account manager, Sony Electronics.
Other
Carrie Pryor to senior client partner, media and technology, Korn/Ferry International, from partner and co-manager, media and entertainment practice, Christian & Timbers.