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Jan 5, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Advertising & Agencies
Courtenay Cronin to account executive, Huey/ Paprocki Advertising, from assistant account executive. Also, Tom Sobotta to account supervisor, from account supervisor, Fitzgerald & Co.; Danielle Bryson to senior account executive, from senior account executive, BBDO Atlanta; Aaron Thorton to senior art director, from art director, Wray Ward Laseter; and Andrea Eifrid to account coordinator, from student, Georgia Southern University.
Broadcasting
Stacie Gottsegen to entertainment booking producer, “Dateline NBC,” from talent executive, E! Entertainment.
Tom Kane to president, spot sales, Viacom Television Stations, from president and general manager, WABC-TV, New York.
Debbie Johnson to regional national sales manager, WIS-TV, Columbia, S.C., and WWAY-TV, Wilmington, N.C., from national sales manager, WIS.
Shawn Moreland to writer-producer, creative services, KTVU-TV, Oakland, Calif., from associate producer and promotion assistant.
Dave Wertheimer to news director, KIMT-TV, Mason City, Iowa, from photojournalism manager, KSTP-TV, St. Paul, Minn.
Rebecca Campbell to president and general manager, WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, from VP, programming.
Julie Montes to senior designer, KPIX-TV and KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from graphic designer. Also, Manuel Rojas to account executive, business development, from account manager, KSTS-TV, San Jose, Calif.
Robin Kiser to account executive, WBZL-TV, Miami, from account executive, WTTG-TV, Washington.
Mark Fredo to director, creative services, KCPQ-TV and KTWB-TV, Seattle, from manager, creative services, WGN-TV, Chicago.
Cable
Jerome Espy to regional director of communications, Comcast, from account supervisor, Marx Layne and Co. Also, David Weiss to director, project analysis, Midwest division, from manager, financial planning and analysis, Midwest division.
Jason Hirschhorn to senior VP, digital music and media, MTV Networks Music and Comedy Group, from VP, product development, Sonicnet, MTV Networks.
Geoff Suddleson to director of development, Fox Sports Net, from director of development, MTV Networks.
Emilio Pardo to senior VP, special projects, Discovery Networks, U.S., from chief executive officer and director, CityNet Telecommunications.
Gretchen Beidl to senior VP, affiliate sales, Oxygen, from sales and marketing. Also, Sydney McQuoid to senior VP, affiliate sales, from sales and marketing.
Brian Walsh to senior VP, financial operations, Mediacom Communications, from VP, finance, and assistant to the chairman and CEO. Also, Mark Stephan to executive VP, chief financial officer and treasurer, from senior VP, CFO and treasurer; and John Pascarelli to executive VP, operations, from senior VP, marketing and consumer services.
Jim Weiss to senior VP, marketing and communications, Rainbow Media Holdings, from senior VP, corporate communications and media relations, Turner Broadcasting System.
Michael Squadron to supervising producer, “American Morning,” CNN, from senior producer.
Journalism
Ryan Andrews to weeknight co-anchor, WOIO-TV and WUAB-TV, Cleveland, from weekday morning and noon co-anchor, WOIO.
Katrina Hancock to weekend sports anchor and reporter, WTVG-TV, Toledo, Ohio, from sports anchor and reporter, KSNT-TV, Topeka, Kan.
Diane McInerney to New York correspondent, “Inside Edition,” from reporter, WNYW-TV, New York.
Brian Barker to reporter, KATU-TV, Portland, Ore., from reporter, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, N.M.
Laurie Davison to reporter, Bay News 9, Florida, WHBQ-TV, Memphis, Tenn. Also, Jason Bishop to assistant news director, from assignment manager; Tina Karagiannis to assignment manager, from assignment editor; Joel Poiley to evening desk assignment editor, from assignment editor; and Ketura Walker to Web desk, from feature reporter, Nashville Tennessean.
Chuck Fisher to sports reporter and fill-in anchor, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, from sports reporter, WOI-TV, Des Moines, Iowa. Also, Ross Shimabuku to weeknight sports anchor, from weekend sports anchor; and Beverly Kidd to 10 p.m. weeknight anchor, from weekend morning anchor and host.
Angel An to weekend morning anchor, WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio, from general assignment reporter.
Mike Warren to reporter and fill-in anchor, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, from reporter and anchor, KTVK-TV, Phoenix. Also, Ernie Zuniga to weekend sports anchor and reporter, from sports reporter, KABB-TV, San Antonio.
Ama Daetz to weekday morning and noon co-anchor, WWMT-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., from weekday morning anchor, KFDA-TV, Amarillo, Texas.
Production
Jeff Ross to executive VP, Eden FX, from executive VP and chief operating officer, Pacific Ocean Post.
Jim Gaston to VP, production, Touchstone Television, from director, production. Also, Brenda Kyle to VP, production, from director, production; Victoria LaFortune to VP, production, from director, production; Michael Villegas to VP, post production, from director, post production; Paula Warner-Schlenker to VP, post production, from director, post production; Mark Greenberg to director, production, from production executive; and Jean Hester to director, production operations, from free-lance employee.
Danixa Diaz to executive producer, 3 Ring Circus, from director of business development, FreestyleCollective.
Andrew Temple to executive VP, domestic television distribution, CF Entertainment, from VP, Southeastern marketing.
Dominic Burns to VP, sponsorship and advertiser relationships, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide, from head of commercial strategy and marketing, Eurosport.
Bill Burke to assistant VP, marketing, Sesame Workshop, from director of marketing. Also, Natasha Fishman to director of retail business development, from director of merchandising for online stores, Scholastic.
Simon Bexon to VP, commercial division, Western region, DMX Music, in addition to national sales manager, major account executive team.
Talent
Stephanie Siemiller to co-host, “Fresh Gear,” TechTV, from Web designer and developer, All Access.
Technology
Ken Carroll to president and chief operating officer, WildBlue Communications, from president and chief financial officer, Liberty Satellite & Technology.
Kevin Mullican to chief technology officer, iO Film, from founder, The Mullican Group.
Other
Anne Marie Dumais to VP, marketing, Nielsen Ventures, VNU Media Measurement and Information, from NVU Media Measurement and Information team, Nielsen// NetRatings and Nielsen Entertainment.
Catt Sadler to arena master of ceremonies, Canseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, in addition to entertainment reporter, WXIN-TV, Indianapolis, and host, “Hoosier Millionaire,” Hoosier Lottery, Indianapolis.
Hank Ratner to vice chairman, Madison Square Garden, in addition to vice chairman, Cablevision.