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Apr 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

BROADCASTING
Roland Adeszko to VP and general manager, WLNE-TV, Providence, R.I., from VP and general manager, WKBN-TV and WYFX-TV, Youngstown, Ohio.
Tom Long to VP and general manager, WWMT-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., from VP and general manager, WRGB-TV, Albany, N.Y.
Deborah McDermott to president, Young Broadcasting, and member of the Young board of directors, from executive VP, operations.
Jose Antonio Hidalgo to director of business development, Telemundo, Mexico City, from director of affiliate sales, VISAT.
Robert Furlong to VP and general manager, WRGB-TV, Albany, N.Y., from VP and general manager, KPHO-TV, Phoenix.
Guy Gordon to morning news anchor, WDIV-TV, Detroit, from 6 p.m. news anchor, WXYZ-TV, Detroit.
Karen Scullin to general assignment reporter, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from crime reporter, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City.
Greg Bilte to general sales manager, KTVU-TV, San Francisco, from general sales manager, KICU-TV, San Francisco.
Francesca Cugliari to general sales manager, WNJU-TV, New York, from director of sales, television stations division, NBC. Also, Bibiana Grau to local sales manager, from buying supervisor, Bravo Group.
Candace Crandall to producer, “Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg,” PBS, from associate producer.
Derek Medina to VP, news planning and business affairs, ABC News, from executive director of business development.
CABLE
Michael Magnotta to VP and creative director, Outdoor Life Network, from creative director, on-air promotion and marketing, Bravo Network.
Liz Miceli to senior VP, human resources, Susquehanna Communications, from VP, human resources and administration. Also, Dan Templin to senior VP, marketing and product management, from VP, marketing and programming.
Steve Mulderrig to executive VP, domestic and cable sales, Tribune Entertainment Co., from senior VP, domestic and cable sales. Also, Rob Corona to VP, cable and ancillary sales, from senior VP, domestic distribution, Hearst Entertainment.
Steve Ronson to senior VP, AETN Enterprises, A&E Television Networks, from VP and general manager, AETN Consumer Products.
John Harran to director, new business, Turner Network Sales, from director, business development, N2 Broadband.
Timothy Dodd to VP, technology policy, Time Warner Cable, from senior associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Shannon Davis to senior VP, on-air promotions, Turner Classic Movies, from VP.
Sarah Eaton to senior VP, public relations, Sundance Channel, from VP, public relations.
Deric Bomar to VP, labor and employment, Midwest division, Comcast, from senior director, labor and employment. Also, Alan Dannenbaum to senior VP, programming, from VP, programming; and Richard Rogers to VP and general manager, San Francisco Bay and Monterey-Salinas, Calif., markets, Comcast Spotlight, from sports sales manager, KTVU-TV, San Francisco.
Kenneth Hershman to senior VP and general manager, Showtime sports and event programming, from senior VP, corporate strategy, Showtime sports and event programming.
Distribution
Marielle Zuccarelli to VP, international distribution, GRB Entertainment, from director, international sales.
Stan Justice to senior VP, distribution, Litton Entertainment, from Western manager, Paramount Pictures.
Lisa Holmes to VP, sales, New Video, from director, sales.
JOURNALISM
Joyce Thorne to freelance field producer, reporter and writer, KFMB-TV, San Diego, from field producer, assignment editor and writer.
Roz Abrams to anchor, WCBS-TV, New York, from anchor, WABC-TV, New York.
Eric White to reporter, WGHP-TV Piedmont, N.C., from reporter, WZVN-TV, Fort Myers, Fla.
Martin Soong to anchor, Asia Pacific newsroom, CNN International, from anchor and news editor, CNBC Asia. Also, Guy Raz to correspondent, Jerusalem, from foreign correspondent, London, NPR; and Octavia Nasr to senior editor for Arab affairs, in addition to anchor, “World Report,” CNN.
Natalie Morales to primary anchor, “Early Today,” NBC, in addition to weekday anchor, MSNBC, and fill-in anchor, weekend “Today” show.
Megan Mawicke to sports reporter, WBBM-TV, Chicago, from freelance sports reporter, WMAQ-TV, Chicago.
Kris Sanchez to weekend morning anchor, KNTV-TV, San Jose, Calif., from weekday morning anchor, KGPE-TV, Fresno, Calif.
Inga Hammond to PGA tour on-site reporter, USA Sports, in addition to anchor, Fox Sports, Los Angeles.
Jamie Smith to general assignment reporter, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, from reporter and back-up anchor, WICU-TV, Erie, Pa.
David Kerley to Washington correspondent, ABC News, from primary anchor and correspondent, WBBM-TV, Chicago. Also, Hari Sreenivasan to anchor and correspondent, ABC News Live, from founder, OMpower Media.
Production
Jason Hall to senior VP, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, from co-founder and chief executive officer, Monolith Productions.
Michael Lombardi to executive VP and chief financial officer, Sesame Workshop, from senior VP, programming finance, Showtime Networks.
John Sterneman to director, HD post production, iO Film, from freelance HD post-production specialist.
Alex D’Andrea to manager, Edmonds Management, from manager and producer, ADA Entertainment.
Elyse Schiller to co-president, Fruit/Shake Music, from founder and composer, Shake-a-Leg Productions. Also, Kathryn Korniloff to co-president, from founder and composer, SonicFruit.
Technology
Claudio Marcus to executive VP, market development, Visible World, from VP, research, Gartner.
Other
Kate Carr to VP, marketing, World Picks, from head of marketing, BBC America. Also, Thomas Free to VP, programming and scheduling, from managing director, Playboy TV, Latin America and Iberia.
Tom Alison to senior VP, marketing, SendTec, from VP, direct response channels, infoUSA. Also, Angela McCloskey to senior VP, business development, from senior account manager, MyPoints; and Arnie Socher to VP, business development, from business development consultant, Cendant Corp.
Gary Steinman to editor in chief, Newtype USA, from managing editor, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.
Laura Schooler to associate director of marketing, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Entertainment & Media Practice, from public relations consultant, national sales and marketing division, Clear Channel Entertainment.
Paul Iaffaldano to senior VP, national sales and advertising product development, TWC Media Solutions Group, from chief revenue officer, Weather.com.
Michael Garin to CEO, Central European Media Enterprises, in addition to member of the board of directors.
Bill McDowell to VP, research, Raycom Media, from VP, research, television stations division, NBC.
Steven Justman to VP, global media and NBA TV, NBA, from VP, corporate consulting, International Management Group.