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Mar 15, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Broadcasting
John Rafferty to general sales manager, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., from local sales manager, KPRC-TV, Houston. Also, Susan Hagaman to local sales manager, from general manager, advertising sales, Comcast.
Ken Samuel to VP, program standards, NBC, from VP, compliance and standards.
Katie Hayes to account executive, sales, KBHK-TV, San Francisco, from account executive, sales, KPLN-TV, San Diego.
Anita Helt to VP, marketing and programming, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, from VP, marketing.
Audrey Pass to director of communications, WCBS-TV, New York, from senior VP, entertainment marketing, Edelman.
Cable
Charlie Collier to executive VP and general manager, advertising sales, Court TV, from executive VP, advertising sales. Also, Savannah Guthrie to correspondent, from litigation associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld.
Timothy Dempsey to VP, research, Outdoor Life Network, from VP, audience research, Fox Broadcasting Co.
John Berry to design director, Fine Living Network, from senior designer.
Matt Besterman to executive producer, NY1 News, New York, from producer.
Julie Insogna to senior VP, talent relations and music programming, Oxygen Media, from VP, talent relations and music programming.
Evan Shapiro to senior VP, network marketing, Independent Film Channel, from senior VP, marketing, Court TV.
Nathalie Lubensky to VP, affiliate marketing, ABC Cable Networks Group, from consultant, UNICEF.
Distribution
Richard Cusick to senior VP, business development and strategic planning, Gemstar-TV Guide International, from VP, business development and strategic planning.
Journalism
Anna Duckworth to reporter, KPIX-TV, San Francisco, from traffic reporter, KRON-TV, San Francisco.
Patricia Lopez to reporter, KCNC-TV, Denver, from reporter, KOKI-TV, Tulsa, Okla.
Lisa McRee to host, “California Connected,” PBS, from co-anchor, “Good Morning America.”
Farnoosh Torabi to business producer, NY1 News, New York, from business reporter, Money Magazine.
Ryan Bell to sports reporter, WWTV-TV and WWUP-TV, Cadillac, Mich., from reporter. Also, Mike Crispino to weekday reporter, from weekend reporter; and Leah Beno to general assignment reporter, from student, Michigan State University.
Andy Gobeil to Washington correspondent, Meredith Broadcasting Group, from co-anchor, 10 p.m. news, WHNS-TV, Greenville, S.C.
Laura Main to reporter, WGHP-TV, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, N.C., from reporter and weekend anchor, WBNS-TV, Columbus, Ohio.
Fred Shropshire to general assignment reporter, WGN-TV, Chicago, from general assignment reporter, WXII-TV, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, N.C.
Rob Heverling to news director, KPOM-TV and KFAA-TV, Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Ark., from assistant news director, KARK-TV, Little Rock, Ark.
Del Walters to weeknight anchor and managing editor of investigative unit, WMAR-TV, Baltimore, from anchor and reporter, WJLA-TV, Washington.
Production
Rob Clark to senior VP, production, worldwide entertainment, FremantleMedia, London, from independent producer.
Other
Liane Ramirez Swierk to account director, Hispanic market specialist, Goodman Media International. Also, Deborah Sternberg to account director, from senior account executive; and Gretchen Zimmerman to senior account executive, from assistant manager.
Andrew Hoeveler to designer, 3 Ring Circus, from free-lance designer.
Greg Jacobsen to president, Telecom Media Networks, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S., from executive VP, Wireless Facilities.
Jeffrey Fleishman to director of business operations, Sesame Workshop, from VP, business development, Outercurve Technologies.
Katherine Deacon to account executive, Goodman Media International, from assistant account executive.
Seth Chasin to senior VP, business planning and analysis, Playboy Entertainment Group, from VP, business planning and analysis.
J.W. Johnson to senior director, writer/publisher relations, BMI, from director.
Caitlin Hill to director, client services, MusicBox, from licensing director, Megatrax Production Music.