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Nov 10, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Dennis Dunphy to Midwest sales manager, Telemundo, from senior VP, Central and Western regions, Sony Pictures Television.
Ralph Dauria to account executive, KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from VP, media sales, Skytron Mall Television Network.
Justin Lee to account executive, KING-TV, Seattle, from account executive, Northwest Cable News, Seattle.
Cinde Ennis to marketing consultant, Belo Marketing Solutions, from account executive, KING-TV, Seattle. Also, Diane Wilson to marketing consultant, from national sales manager, KOMO-TV, Seattle.
Mike Clements to co-executive VP, comedy development, The WB, from senior VP. Also, Tracey Pakosta to co-executive VP, comedy development, from senior VP; and Carolyn Bernstein to executive VP, drama development, from senior VP.
Toby Byrne to VP, sales, Fox Broadcasting Co., from account executive. Also, Nancy Croston to VP, sales, from account executive; Keith Schreiber to VP, sales, from VP, Fox Interactive Sales; Michael Bish to VP, Midwest sales, from account executive; Samie Kim to VP, comedy development, from director, current programming; Quan Phung to VP, drama development, from VP comedy development; Jonathan Wax to director, current programming, from manager; and Suzanna Makkos to manager, current programming, from coordinator, comedy development.
J. David Davis to president and general manager, WABC-TV, New York, from president and general manager, WPVI-TV, Philadelphia.
Art Lopez to VP, media planning and production, The NBC Agency, from senior director, media planning and production. Also, Brad Gensurowsky to VP, on-air graphic design, from creative director; and Bill Hartnett to VP, East Coast, from senior director.
Paul Smedley to general sales manager, WTVX-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from local sales manager, WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Giuliani Gillette to account executive, KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from sales associate, TechTV.
Steve Hammel to VP and general manager, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, from station manager.

Isidro Gonzalez to local sales manager, WFOR-TV, Miami, from director, advertising sales for Latin America, Sony Pictures International.
Cable
Peter Green to VP, programming, G4 Network, from president/producer, Fountain Productions. Also, Soheila Ataei to VP, human resources, from VP, human resources, Studios USA.
Cindy Jones to director, brand development, The Weather Channel Cos., from consultant, Zyman Marketing Group. Also, Kathleen Lane to VP, public relations, from director, public relations.
Kevin Weist to VP, daypart promotions, Nickelodeon, from executive producer.
Hector Reyes to director, staffing and human resources, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from director, human resources, NYI News and NYI Noticias, New York.
Nancy Alpert to senior VP, business and legal affairs, Court TV, from senior VP, corporate development, iVillage.
Marvin Rappaport to VP, government relations, Mediacom Communications, from VP, public policy, Charter Communications.
Jesse Ignjatovic to VP, music and development, MTV, from creator, music and talent department.
Leslie Glenn-Chesloff to senior VP, planning, scheduling and acquisitions, Lifetime, from VP and general manager, WPHL-TV, Philadelphia.
Carla Princi to senior VP, publicity, Lifetime Entertainment Services, from VP, publicity.
Tammy Haddad to executive in charge, “Buchanan and Press,” MSNBC, Secaucus, N.J., from consultant, television and story development, People magazine.
Jim Rapsas to VP, program development, Discovery Kids, Silver Spring, Md., from executive producer.
Matthew Bunting to VP and executive producer, TNT On-Air Creative, from director, entertainment promotion.
Liz Gateley to VP, production development, MTV, from VP development, prime-time and daytime scripted and reality original series and specials, Lifetime. Also, Lisi Harrison to senior director, production development, from head writer, MTV Productions; and Maggie Malina to senior VP, original movies for television, from VP.
Rick Monihan to director, pricing and inventory, The Weather Channel Media Solutions, from senior manager, ad sales, Web-based properties/messaging, Time Warner.
Journalism
Emmett Russell to main weeknight meteorologist, KSWB-TV, San Diego, from weekend meteorologist and reporter.
Jessica Yellin to correspondent, ABC News, from correspondent, MSNBC.
Catherine Garcia to weekend evening co-anchor, KNSD-TV, San Diego, from weekend evening co-anchor and reporter, WFAA-TV, Dallas.
Denise Nakano to weekend morning co-anchor and reporter, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, from reporter and fill-in anchor, KCPQ-TV, Seattle.
Mitch Truswell to weekday morning and noon co-anchor, KVBC-TV, Las Vegas, from anchor/reporter, KPNX-TV, Phoenix.
Carolina Buia to correspondent, “Celebrity Justice,” from correspondent, “Al Rojo Vivo,” New York.
Paul Horton to weekday morning meteorologist, WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, from meteorologist, KXLY-TV, Spokane, Wash.
Megan Henderson to co-host, “Good Day,” KDFW-TV, Dallas, from anchor/reporter, KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City.
Leon Collins to reporter WTNH-TV, Hartford, Conn., from reporter, WFSB-TV, Hartford.
Michelle Butt to news director, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, from news director, WXII-TV, Winston-Salem-Greensboro, N.C.
Cesar Aldama to assistant news director, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from managing editor, WFOR-TV, Miami. Also, Alycia Lane to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weeknight co-anchor, from weekend anchor, WTVJ-TV, Miami.
T.J. Holmes to 5 p.m. anchor and reporter, KNTV-TV, San Francisco, from weekend anchor and reporter, KTHV-TV, Little Rock, Ark.
Eric Dodd to general assignment reporter, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, from free-lance reporter, WMAR-TV, Baltimore.
Naamula Delaney to entertainment/lifestyles reporter, WNYW-TV, New York, from entertainment/lifestyles reporter, WFXT-TV, Boston.
Scott Light to weekend anchor, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, from weekend anchor, WTVD-TV, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Ellen Chang to general assignment reporter, KMOV-TV, St. Louis, from weekend anchor and reporter, KRNV-TV, Reno, Nev.
Production
Carlos Williams to VP, business affairs, Touchstone Television, from director, business affairs.
Other
Rick Schwartz to general manager, RepPlus Television, New York, from VP, continental television sales, Katz Media Group.
Cole Hartman to VP, director, West Coast operations, Carat Affiliates, New York, from director, marketing, Woo Agency, Los Angeles.
John Rourke to executive VP and chief operating officer, HTN Communications, from VP, sports.
Rob Starace to VP director, corporate trade, Carat N.A., from associate director, national broadcast, Active International.