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Jan 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
Vincent Giannini to VP and general manager, WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, from station manager, WPIX-TV, New York.
James Joyella to managing director, national program sponsorship, WNET-TV, New York, from president, Joyella Media Partners.
Linda Simensky to senior director of children’s programming, PBS, from senior VP, original animation, Cartoon Network.
Al Prieto to executive director, news services, ABC News, from executive director, NewsOne.
Kristiina Autio to programme chief, international programming, Channel Four, United Kingdom, from managing director, MoonTV Oy.
Janell Harris to designer, KPIX-TV and KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from Chyron operator.
Mark Lieber to VP, managing director West Coast, Infinity Solutions & Beyond, from president, Lieber Entertainment.
David Carwile to director, planning and business initiatives, WOSU-TV, Columbus, Ohio, from radio station manager. Also, Sheri Walker to assistant to general manager, from executive; Mary Alice Akins to director, financial and organizational development, from business manager; and Eric Fisher to manager, organizational development, from manager, human resources.
Patricia Hamilton to VP and general manager, WXMI-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., from VP and general manager, WFFT-TV, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tom Fraticelli to national sales manager, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, Va., from local sales manager.
Sandy Hooper to VP, operations, human resources, ABC, New York, from executive, Media Networks.
Keith Smith to general sales manager, KBTV-TV, Beaumont, Texas, from general sales manager, KTEN-TV, Denison, Texas.
Brian Lawson to sports director, WWTV-TV and WWUP-TV, Cadillac, Mich., from host, weekday and weekend sports.
Michael Hayes to president and general manager, WYFF-TV, Greenville, S.C., from general sales manager, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati.
Pam Pearson to general manager, KCPQ-TV and KTWB-TV, Seattle, from director, creative services, WGN-TV, Chicago.
Don Davis to VP, national spot sales, WB 100+ Station Group, from regional sales manager. Also, Kim Wilcox to director, national spot sales, from executive VP and general manager, WVLT-TV, Knoxville, Tenn.
Cable
Marvin Dorson to senior VP, creative services, Hallmark Channel, from creative director, Showtime Networks. Also, David Snapp to senior VP, design, from VP and art director, design; and Jennifer Lee Temple to VP, design, from VP and art director, design.
Rob Ranieri to VP, human resources, Fox Sports, from VP, human resources, Universal Music Group.
Ziba Kaboli to VP, affiliate relations and national accounts, Western region, Court TV, from director.
Doug Yates to senior VP, marketing, TV Guide Television Group, from senior VP, marketing and creative services, ABC Family Channel.
Kate Winn to VP, video sales and marketing, A&E Home Video, from director of marketing.
Damon Williams to senior director, programming, Music Choice, from lead programmer, urban music channels, Music Choice.
Stefanie Ziev to VP, East Coast development, Oxygen Media, from director of development.
Bill Stratton to VP, business development, Turner Network Sales, from director of business development. Also, Matt Tolleson to regional VP, Canadian sales, from regional VP, Southeast region; Kathy Kane Hatala to VP, Southeast region, from VP, affiliate marketing, Nickelodeon.
Jon Diament to senior VP and general sales manager, advertising sales, CNN, from senior VP, sales, CNN.
Susan Banks to VP, marketing and creative services, TV One, from director, on-air promotion, CBS.
Gregg Graff to senior VP, video services, Insight Communications, from senior VP, operations, Southern region. Also, Doug Giesen to senior VP, operations, Southern region, from chief operating officer, managing director and interim CEO, Iesy.
Jeffrey Keyton to senior VP, on-air design and off-air creative, MTV and MTV2, from VP.
Robert Ecker to VP, programming, Speed Channel, from director of programming.
Lynn Shuter to director of ad sales marketing, Hallmark Channel, from founder, PeaPod Promotions.
David Cleary to director of software development, digital engineering, Comcast, from project manager, digital engineering. Also, Sean Looney to director of government affairs, from director of government affairs, Verizon; Brad Paul to director of engineering, Midwest, from headend manager, Midwest; Earl Hershey to VP, technical operations, from VP, technical operations, Midwest; Johnny Brasell to VP, customer service, Comcast University, from VP, customer service development, national customer service team; Rusty Robertson to regional VP, Indiana/Kansas City, from area VP, Indiana; and Bonnie Cleaver to senior director, business solutions, Comcast Media Center, from senior director, new product development.
Derek Chang to executive VP, finance and strategy, Charter Communications, from executive VP, YES Network.
Karen Miller to executive VP, programming and marketing, Reality Central, from VP, original programming, Warner Bros. Online. Also, Bill Zaccheo to executive VP, sales, from president and chief operating officer, Space Media; and Brooke Carey to director, programming development and marketing strategies, from director of media development, On the Scene Productions.
Samantha Maltin to VP, business development, promotions marketing, Nickelodeon, from director, new business development, Nickelodeon Consumer Products.
Teri Weiss to VP, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, from executive, production.
Stephanie Yoshimura to director, station marketing, Tribune Entertainment Co., from director, marketing and promotion, KCAL-TV, Los Angeles.
Alan Duke to senior VP, legal affairs, G4, from executive VP, business affairs in television, home video and music, Miramax Film Corp.
Freddy James to director of programming, DIY-Do It Yourself Network, from producer, Scripps Productions.
Gretchen Beidl to senior VP, affiliate sales, Oxygen Media, from VP, affiliate sales. Also, Sydney McQuoid to senior VP, affiliate sales, from VP, affiliate sales; Mary Jeanne Cavanagh to senior VP, advertising sales, from VP, Eastern region sales; and Kristen Connolly to senior director, development, from production executive, Nickelodeon.
Convergence
Michael Pickrum to senior VP and chief operating officer, BET Interactive, from VP, business development.
Distribution
Ross Pollack to senior VP, business development, Asia, Sony Pictures Television International, from senior VP, sales planning. Also, John Fukunaga to senior VP, sales planning, from senior VP and associate general counsel, corporate/international legal department.
Journalism
Allison Hunter-Williams to executive producer, morning news, WGN-TV, Chicago, from senior supervising producer.
Francesca Maxime to anchor, WBNG-TV, Binghamton, N.Y., from morning reporter, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn.
Whit Watson to primary host, Sunshine Network, Orlando, Fla., from anchor, “SportsCenter” and “ESPNews,” and host, “RPM 2 Nite,” ESPN.
Dina Falco to sports director and weeknight sports anchor, WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn., from weekend sports anchor, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla.
Stacy Thorne to executive producer, WISH-TV, Indianapolis, from producer, 6 p.m. news.
Tom Bell to news director, KPHO-TV, Phoenix, from assistant news director, KMOV-TV, St. Louis.
Kip Lewis to weekend sports anchor, WPIX-TV, New York, from sports reporter, WHDH-TV, Boston.
Scott Engler to weeknight main anchor, WPHL-TV, Philadelphia, from host, “Business Week-Money Talks.”
Darryl Carver to general assignment reporter, CN8, from reporter, WJLA-TV, Washington. Also, Kyle Schmoyer to general assignment reporter, from reporter, WNEP-TV, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pa.; and Tara Faccenda to assignment desk manager, from planning editor, WTXF-TV, Philadelphia.
Brian Hall to videographer and editor, sales production, marketing and creative services, KPIX-TV and KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from promotions producer, KICU-TV, Oakland, Calif.
Arthur Chi’en to general assignment reporter, WCBS-TV, New York, from general assignment reporter, WFXT-TV, Boston. Also, Audrey Puen
te to meteorologist, from weekend meteorologist, WNBC-TV, New York.
Bora Kim to reporter, WHBQ-TV, Memphis, Tenn., from general assignment reporter, KFDX-TV, Wichita, Kan.
Eric James to reporter, WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio, from reporter, KAKE-TV, Wichita, Kan.
Jeff Pegues to reporter and anchor, WABC-TV, New York, from anchor and reporter, WBAL-TV, Baltimore.
Kimberly Hunt to 10 p.m. weeknight anchor, KUSI-TV, San Diego, in addition to co-anchor, 6 p.m. news.
Susan Roesgen to 10 p.m. weeknight anchor, WGNO-TV, New Orleans, from co-host, “National Geographic Today,” National Geographic Channel.
Mike Cuevas to chief meteorologist, WLOS-TV, Asheville, N.C., from meteorologist, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va.
Byron Webre to chief meteorologist, KEYE-TV, Austin, Texas, from chief meteorologist, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati.
Serena Altschul to contributing correspondent, CBS News, from correspondent, CNN, New York.
Liz Weaver to reporter, WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach, Fla., from reporter, WWSB-TV, Sarasota, Fla. Also, Ron Glen to photojournalist, from photojournalist, WJBF-TV, Augusta, Ga.; Christian Tamte to photojournalist, from photojournalist, WBRZ-TV, Baton Rouge, La.; and Randy Brown to photojournalist, from photojournalist, KTVN-TV, Reno, Nev.
Meredith Land to weekend morning anchor, KXAS-TV, Fort Worth, Texas, from weekday morning anchor, WCBD-TV, Charleston, S.C.
Marissa Tejada to staff reporter, WOFL-TV, Orlando, Fla., from reporter, KEPR-TV, Tri Cities, Washington.
Joanie Lum to general assignment reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from reporter, WGN-TV, Chicago.
Allan Frank to investigative journalist, Bloomberg Television, from investigative correspondent, CNN Business News.
Beatrice Myers to news director, CNBC, from executive producer, Bloomberg News; Dylan Ratigan to anchor, from global managing editor.
Bruce Perlmutter to senior executive producer, MSNBC, from senior executive producer, CNN. Also, Alison Stewart to co-anchor, from contributor.
Joe Klein to political commentator, CNN, in addition to columnist, Time Magazine.
Stephanie Sy to London correspondent, ABC NewsOne, from military reporter, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va.
Angela Jacobs to staff sports reporter, WTSP-TV, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., from free-lance sports reporter, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla.
Chris Dunn to chief meteorologist, KDVR-TV, Denver, from chief meteorologist, KYW-TV, Philadelphia.
Byron Harmon to executive producer, “News This Morning,” WCBS-TV, New York, from 6 p.m. producer. Also, Ducis Rodgers to weekend sports anchor, from sports anchor, WSVN-TV, Miami.
Kris Olsen to assistant news director, KCPQ-TV, Seattle, from senior executive producer, NorthWest Cable News. Also, Lisa Papas to reporter, from KING-TV, Seattle; and Bill Wixey to anchor-reporter from anchor-reporter, Fox Sports Northwest.
Adrian Baschuk to correspondent, Denver bureau, CNN Newsource, from general assignment reporter, WPLG-TV, Miami.
Michelle Valles to anchor, KXAN-TV, San Angelo, Texas, from evening anchor, KTSM-TV, El Paso, Texas.
Megan Henderson to co-anchor, “Good Day,” KDFW-TV, Dallas, from co-anchor, “Good Day Utah,” KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City.
Catherine Garcia to anchor and reporter, KNSD-TV, San Diego, from morning and weekend anchor, WFAA-TV, Dallas. Also, Anne State to 4:30 p.m. weekday anchor, from weekend anchor.
Organizations
Marsha MacBride to executive VP, legal and regulatory affairs, National Association of Broadcasters, from chief of staff to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell.
Production
Jeannie Koenigsberg to director of development, The Gurin Co., from development, Santa Monica Studios.
Technology
Jeff Ross to executive VP, Eden FX, from executive VP and chief operating officer, Sunset Digital.
Other
Dennis Fitzsimmons to chairman of the board of directors, in addition to president and CEO, Tribune Co.
Dave Ferrara to executive director, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, from event producer and marketing manager.
Ken Pike to general manager of operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, nCUBE, from chief financial officer.
Denise Cooper to VP, business and legal affairs, Chum Ltd., from VP, business and legal affairs, Chum Television.
Leah Gross to VP, corporate communications, Initiative, from founder, KLG Communications.
Julie Bruzzone to VP, marketing, TV Guide Television Group, from VP, marketing and artist development, RCA Records. Also, Mark Mintz to director, network advertising sales, Western region, from director, advertising sales, Game Show Network.
Christopher Beutler to VP, production, Renegade, from co-owner and president, Beutler & Howard. Also, Mark Griesbauer to Avid editor, from motion graphics artist, Unifour Productions; Brian Stetson to night editor, from Renegade intern; and Beth Williams to copywriter, from student, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
Thomas Fuelling to senior VP, chief financial officer, Ascent Media Group, from executive VP, finance and operations, ARTISTdirect.